NY4520 : Stone pillars at Bonscale Tower (2)

taken 4 years ago, near to Howtown, Cumbria, Great Britain

Stone pillars at Bonscale Tower (2)
Stone pillars at Bonscale Tower (2)
Two finely crafted cairns perch above the steep front of Bonscale Pike offering a much grander view of Ullswater than the nearby summit. The name 'Bonscale Tower' presumably refers to one of these pillars - OS maps seem to suggest that this may be applicable to the fell itself. In Wainwright's 'Far Eastern Fells' (published in 1957) the descriptions suggest that there was just the one pillar here, possibly the lower one. AW refers disparagingly to another 'higher pillar' ('the effort of amateurs') but his sketch plan places this south of the actual summit. Far below, one of the Ullswater steamers is heading towards Pooley Bridge.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Lake (from Tags)
Ullswater 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4539 2015 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.4161N 2:50.7759W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4539 2015
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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