Great Walks: The Howgills

  |  Buy to Own: 10/10/2006
  |  52 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The Howgill Fells, east of the Lune Gorge and the M6 motorway, have been described as the forgotten quarter of Lakeland. Alfred Wainwright compared their gentle, rolling summits to a herd of sleeping elephants. But the Howgills also have thrilling ascents and spectacular mountain features. In this two-day exploration of them, Cameron McNeish introduces us to Carlin Gill and Black Force, The Calf and Cautley Spout. Meanwhile, Eric Robson fights with the weather and conjures up the life, legends and landscapes of the Howgills from the Iron Age to the Romans, the Vikings to the endangered farmed landscapes of the present day.