|Although taken from a different aspect, you can make out the spoil heaps, layered up the fell.|
|The relationship of the marker with the Gilbert's Stage|
|The Sheperd marker with the pool, the higher Wad Stages just beyond the boulder and Dale Head in snow.|
Above is a sample I picked up off the spoil heaps.
NOTE OF CAUTION - These mines are open and marked with 'deep excavation' yellow warning markers.
From the Sheperd marker stone it is easy to swing round to the right and find a safe route onto Grey Knotts, leading to Brandeth and then Green Gable. At the summit look out for the Avro Anson crash site near here. You can see the impact scar in the rough direction of Styhead Tarn (though more information about this again, I intend another write-up). Now it is simply a question of deciding if you head for Base Brown/Gillercomb, or onto Great Gable. Whatever you choose, all the best, I hope the weather remains fine and you have a little more knowledge on a very important historical industry that helped shape Keswick's name as the manufacturing centre of the world famous Keswick Pencil.