First addition to the blog is the pics and details of my ride yesterday lunchtime.

Dashed over to Apedale and parked up, was a windy afternoon and not too warm, about 5 degrees C. dropped down to the main routes and then back up and round to the big wheel and back to car as a warmup then headed of in search of fire mountain...

view over silverdale

the route took me over Silverdale park and down to the entrance on Hay round into haying Woods. after a big snotty climb up a very messy track that appears to be used by heavy 4x4's i finally found what i'd been looking for. the old slag heap that's now a hill covered by trees is on fire from the inside and has been for 10 years or so.

fire mountain sign

once at the top it was easy to see scorched earth with smoke pouring from cracks and lots of dry dead trees that had burnt down. very eerie place!!

fire mountain top