Barf rescue blackspot gets new sign

A new sign at the foot of Barf in Thornthwaite may help prevent callouts to one of the area’s blackspots:

Previously many people, whilst following Alfred Wainwright’s route up Barf, failed to cross the stream at the bottom of the scree to find the footpath through the forest. Over time this has led to a well-worn path leading up the Barf (wrong) side of the stream which, as you climb higher, takes you onto steeper ground and soon becomes steep and very tricky. Most years the Keswick team respond to a few callouts here to help people extricate themselves from this steep ground. The new sign is a welcome addition and will hopefully reduce rescues on Barf.