4th July 2004

Lank Rigg, Latter Barrow, River Calder and a forgotten bridge.


Walk Overview
Time 13:00 to 16:00
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5.9 mile
Ascent 1526 ft
Walking with on my own
Friar Gill - River Calder - Tongue How - Boat How - Lank Rigg - Poukes Moss - Latter Barrow - River Calder - Monks Bridge - Friar Gill
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Cold Fell, junction for Wilton and Hale

This is another out of the way spot, in this case found on the far western edge of the Lake District. Some of the most secluded and peaceful walking in the Lake District can be had from this spot. The most well known fell in this area is Lank Rigg, although those of an adventurous disposition could make their way up to the Caw Fell ridge.


Route Map

Friar Gill. Just after the start of the walk.

Looking back up the path next to Friar Gill.

The River Calder. This picture is taken from the wooden bridge over the river. Monks Bridge is a little further along the river just past the big tree.

Looking back along the path this is just about the place where the path splits up to Tongue How.

Worm Gill from the "Settlement" on Tongue How. The biggest of the fells in the back ground is Seatallan.

A little further up the route looking towards Black Combe and the Whitfell Fells.

Seatallan on the far right and Caw Fell on the left of the photo from Boat How.

Lank Rigg Summit.

The un-named tarn next to Lank Rigg summit (i think its un-named, if it has a name please let me know)

This was my descent from Latter Barrow.

Latter Barrow Beck and River Calder joining forces.

Looking back up the River Calder.

Monks Bridge, or Matty Bens Bridge as we call it locally.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks