This is the upper valley of the Dryfe Water. Here the river has eroded the bank, and I suspect the old path is soon to disappear.
High above the Dryfe valley, this is where Macmaw farm would have been. Little trace remains. I was on top of the hill in the distance looking over to here on May 2, 2009. How do I know? The evidence is here on the Geograph website! Where have these five years gone!
Up and down to go forward, into an area of clear fell.
Tigercat working away, making short work of taking these trees down, stripping the branches and chopping the trunks to the required length. Fascinating to watch. Lots of other activity too, with two timber lorries being loaded nearby.
here, and in the comments there was a a note that the derelict building might have a new life ahead of it. I heard recently that the Mountain Bothies Association had taken an interest, and I see that Dryfehead is now on their list, here. That's just brilliant news, and I look forward to walking in soon to see what the volunteers have done.
Photos © Skip Cottage