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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 619
 Date Entered 10/10/2012
 Updated on 11/10/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type Northern Britain
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 01/10/2012
 Location Sedbergh CP. Footpath to Cautley Spout Waterfall.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SD 683 975
 Altitude 310m
 Geology The Howgill Dome. Older Palaeozoic (Pre Old Red Sandstone). Glacial corrie and hanging valley (Cautley Crags). Stream cut ravine with continuous waterfalls (Cautley Spout).
 Record Name The Howgill Fells. Cautley Crags,Cautley Spout and Settlement of Romano British character.
 Record Description Relatively easy hill walk on made trackway to see the impressive glacial corrie and hanging valley at Cautley Crags, Cautley Spout waterfall and ravine (CARE needed here) and to search for and (with the assistance of an information panel), attempt to interpret the earthworks of a Late Iron Age/Native Roman Settlement located on a river terrace and crossed by the Public Footpath. Careful searching is required to identify the ancient trackway which runs through the settlement to the base of the waterfall. This trackway may or may not be contemporary with the Romano British Settlement.
 Dimensions See on site information panel.
 Additional Notes The settlement enclosure consists of a substantial curvilinear stone dump bank with some surviving facing stones. The round houses within the enclosure are defined by circular stone banks or small platforms and by changes of vegetation- but not very easy to interpret on the ground, but an interesting exercise of recently aquired archaeological fieldwork skills! This settlement is one of a number of similar settlements on the fringe of the Howgill Fells.
 Image 1 ID 3454         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cautley Crags from the bridge over the River Rawthey
 Image 2 ID 3455         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The approach to Cauldron Spout.
 Image 3 ID 3456         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The River Rawthey from the footbridge.
 Image 4 ID 3457         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Approach to the Falls.
 Image 5 ID 3475         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The on-site information panel.
 Image 6 ID 3473         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The on-site information panel.
 Image 7 ID 3474         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description The on-site information panel.
 Image 8 ID 3459         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Washfold.
 Image 9 ID 3460         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The lower ravine with native woodland,including ash, holly,hazel, rowan, and two junipers. Wych elm and Sallows are absent.
 Image 10 ID 3461         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description ASh coppard.
 Image 11 ID 3462
 Image 11 Description View downstream.
 Image 12 ID 3463
 Image 12 Description Holly.
 Image 13 ID 3464
 Image 13 Description Lower falls and ravine.
 Image 14 ID 3465
 Image 14 Description Two isolated juniper bushes.
 Image 15 ID 3466
 Image 15 Description The Falls. Have Care! Approach no closer to the edge than this!
 Image 16 ID 3467
 Image 16 Description Cautley Crags and the Corrie.
 Image 17 ID 3468
 Image 17 Description View downstream.
 Image 18 ID 3469
 Image 18 Description Cautley Crags and the Corrie.
 Image 19 ID 3470
 Image 19 Description 
 Image 20 ID 3471
 Image 20 Description The trackway at the settlement.
 Image 21 ID 3472
 Image 21 Description The settlement.
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