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Ravenstonedale is an old Westmorland village of solid grey stone houses, two lovely inns, an art gallery and endowed primary school. You can park by Ravenstonedale's school to start a circular walk up to the Howgill Fells. These photographs illustrate Walk 18 "Green Bell" in Paul Hannon's guide book "Howgill Fells" published by 'Walking Country'

 

St Oswald Church and graveyard in Ravenstonedale.

 

St Oswald's Church and the meagre, but excavated, ruins of the Gilbertine Priory

 

The King's Head pub, Ravenstonedale, on the banks of the ? beck or River ?

 

The walled green track that runs west from Ravenstonedale in the direction of Will Hill

 

The Howgills in sight, including Green Bell 2nd on left.

 

Limekiln by Greenside Beck

 

A track continues westwards for a short distance before turning left on a 'hard to follow' track south towards Pinksey hillock.

(compass or GPS very hand on this section of the walk)

 

Looking back down north over Pinksey.

 

Looking south to Green Bell on the right from below Hunthoof Pike (out of sight on right)

 

Looking north-west to the northern slopes of Ravenstonedale Common

 

 

From the trig point on the summit of Green Bell, looking north-west to Ravenstonedale Common on the left.

 

 

View southwest from summit of Green Bell towards the Calf of the Howgill Fells.

 

Looking east from the summit of Green Bell

 

Phil and Molly leaning on the trig point on the summit of Green Bell

 

View looking southeast from the summit of Green Bell.

 

Looking east from just below the top of Green Bell with the great cleft of Long Gill which continues into Wyegarth Gill stretching out from the right back down to Ravenstonedale.

 

Views looking southeast as we returned via Knoutberry and Knott

 

An old sheepfold north-east below the summit of Green Bell

 

Long Gill and Wyegarth Gill crack open the wild landscape of these northern Howgill Fells and hillocks.

 

Looking down on Town Head and beyond Ravenstonedale village.

 

Looking east down Townhead Lane, Town Head, Ravenstonedale

 

Quiet Town Head south of the main village of Ravenstonedale.

 

The Black Swan and its 'beer garden' in Ravenstonedale

 

Finally, back to the triangular car park by the school in Ravenstonedale.

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