Dunsop Bridge 25-03-2018 – Leader Gill

Dunsop Bridge 25-03-2018 – Leader Gill

When Tom and I walked this on Friday, a pretty miserable day, I was regretting choosing this as the Sunday walk. I muttered all the way about it not being my idea of a wonderful spring walk. Even Dunsop Bridge was sad – with the cafe closed.

However, the weather gods were with us on Sunday as we moved into British Summer Time and we woke to a glorious spring day.

Only 6 turned up for this Top 10 Guardian Walk, but the 6 were treated to wonderful views of the Dunsop Valley, and true to the notes in the Guardian’s report, we saw dippers galore, wagtails, skylarks, oyster catchers, lapwings in their courtship dances, and heard curlews crying above us.  And apart from the bird life, monkeys in the tree at Whitendale, sheep with new lambs, and an odd (dead) rat, we were the only ones on the moors! What could be better!

Had I realised that we were only a short distance from the centre of Great Britain as we crossed from Whitendale to Brennand, I would have pushed on to Whitendale Hanging Stones…..another time maybe, although I suspect some of the group have already been there, and got the t shirt!

On our return to Dunsop Bridge, the village had woken up, and was displayed to all and sundry in all it’s glory.  We managed to get an outdoor table at Puddleducks, and 3 people enjoyed bakewell tart and ice cream – while the 3 good ones were content with a brew.

What a difference the weather makes!


Write up Gill pics  Tom


Slideshow below, but if you wish to see a static view of the pics all in one go, then click here

There is a link to the slideshow here. You may need to click within the black page that opens up to see the show – but at least it is full screen!




  1. Well done on persevering to upload Tom’s excellent pics, Gill. I presume the mouse was dead??

  2. Rosemary

    A lovely scenic walk in springtime.
    Thanks Gill & Tom.

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