Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday, 20 July 2020

Monday 20 July 2020 - First Hill of the Year!

Well, who would have guessed that it would take me until today to enjoy my first full day walk involving a hill this year!
That's if you exclude our recent evening jaunt up Shutlingsloe.
That was simply an evening stroll over familiar ground, whereas today's exertions comprised 21 km over ground I'd mostly never been on before. It was a lovely hike in perfect walking weather. I'll report properly on it tomorrow.
Here I am on the summit, with (I think) Crag Hill in the background. I wonder whether anyone other than those I have told will work out where I'm pictured?


Sir Hugh said...

At a guess, Calf Top above Barbon - SD 664 856

Rattling around in the empty nest said...

My guess would be Aye Gill Pike looking south.

Phreerunner said...

Yes, 'Rattling', I'd never been up there before. Only two other people on the hill, in perfect walking weather. Calf Top may be the hill behind my left elbow, Conrad.

Gayle said...

Whilst you were writing your comment above, Martin, I was just flicking through my photos from April 2015 and had come to the same conclusion as Rattling. The paint finish on the Trig point has degraded somewhat in the last 5 years!

I'm glad we went up a couple of hills in Spain, otherwise my summit count for the year would also stand at 0.

Rattling around in the empty nest said...

I have some free time at the moment, and am working on a software mapping project with GPX, FIT and OS maps, but am easy prey to a distraction such as this.

Have you used this panorama generation site?

It draws the view from a specified location and is very useful for identifying peaks. I used it to see that the view from Aye Gill Pike matched up with your picture.

Anyway, thanks for the digression.


Phreerunner said...

Well done, Gayle. Believe it or not, I took 75 photos, hence delaying a more detailed 'report'. We would have gone up some hills before Lockdown, but I was vetting TGO routes and looking outside to wintry weather, then we were enjoying skiing in Canada, from which we returned just in time for Lockdown.

I was wondering whether Bertie will soon be back on his travels?

Sir Hugh said...

I was looking at Crag Hill from the other side so there was some slight logic to my guess. I should have researched my own photo of Calf Top which I'm pretty sure would have told me I was wrong.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Richard, and Conrad. I'll have to try that panorama generation.

Hopefully I'll be up in the Dales again soon.

AlanR said...

Tractors at last. So for your avid readers! The first tractor is a very nice Allis Chalmers Model B. They were made between 1939 and 1945. An interesting aside about the company is that they also made the pumps which were used in the Manhattan Project to separate uranium. Also they made the engines for the Liberty ships. I really like the shape of these tractors, they added a bit of flair rather than just practicality.

The next photo in order is the Fordson model N. Its amazing how many of these you still see knocking about. They made them in the 1930's until the end of WW2.
Then you have a red ZETOR 3545 4wheel drive model from around 1968.
The yellow masted fork lift I think is a Sanderson. When these arrived on the scent they all looked very much alike. The JCB and Browns for example.
The next tractor with the cab I think is a bit of a mongrel. I think its basically a Ford but I don't think the cab is off the tractor, its not ringing a bell with me right now anyway.
Then you have the mass of old Fergy35's and TE 20's. What a grand collection. I feel like I need to visit and pay homage.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks, Alan, that a comprehensive 'tractor report' (see next posting for the pictures). I'll try to find some more now I'm starting to break out of Lockdown!