Ode to Duty. On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic.
Ruth: Or The Influences of Nature. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways.
She Was a Phantom of Delight. Simon Lee, The Old Huntsman. Surprised By Joy. The Affliction of Margaret.
The Ancient Mariner. The Complaint. The Dungeon. The Female Vagrant. The Foster Mother's Tale.
The Fountain. The Green Linnet. The Idiot Boy. The Last of the Flock.
The Leech-Gatherer. The Lesser Celandine. The Mad Mother. The Nightingale. The Reaper.
The Reverie of Poor Susan. The Tables Turned. The Thorn. The Two April Mornings. Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland. To a Skylark. To the Cuckoo. To the Daisy. To Toussaint L'Ouverture. Two of the trees sit close to one another, the third is a few metres away with a clear path between them. Go back over the stile and back down the steep path towards the stream, returning to the main path.
Continue to follow the path along the river. The summits of Base Brown and Seathwaite fells loom in the distance.
Go through a gate in a farm wall and just beyond this there is a stream to cross. Beyond the stream you will see two footbridges ahead of you with fabulous views of the surrounding fells. Cross over the two bridges and now follow the track through the farm and campsite. The track ends at an arch through a farm building with a gate on the end.
Go through the gate. If you wish to end the walk here you can turn left to return to the road where you parked. Alternatively, turn right. Follow the farm track through the buildings and you will see a signpost ahead. At the signpost, take the right hand fork, signposted for Styhead.
Go through two farm gates in quick succession to one another. You will now once again be on a path that follows the stream. There may be grazing livestock in this area, so do take care to keep dogs under control as required. You will see in the distance the steep Taylorgill Force as it plummets down the rocks that lie between the summits of Base Brown fell and Seathwaite Fell.
Cross over another stream and go through another gate. The track now undulates along the valley, and eventually Stockley Bridge will come into view. The bridge is part of an ancient packhorse route and is thought to date back to the early 18th century. It was widened in in response to the increase in tourists that were drawn to the area with the emergence of fell walking as a pastime.
On the other side of the bridge, there is a pretty waterfall and some large boulders that make for delightful picnic spots. The return back to your car simply requires you to retrace your steps back to the farm, and then take the road back to the layby.
However, those with older children who are perhaps a little more adventurous may wish to continue up to Styhead Tarn. It just over a mile from the bridge, up a fairly steep section. Go over the bridge and go through the gate directly ahead of you. Follow the path up the fell.
It takes you to the top of Taylorgill Force and then along to the tarn, crossing a footbridge on the way. The section of the path above the waterfall does attract the wind and low cloud, so do take care in poor weather.