A bike and hike snow patch recce on Hart Fell.
Two smaller snow patches
The Saddle Yokes are the other side of Blackhope Glen towards the middle of this shot
Hart Fell summit
The hill's summit is a dull, flat and usually very windy spot, but the steep landscape around it is lovely.
In some local Arthurian legend, despite Arthur and Merlin not being known to Scotland, Merlin and Arthur were supposed to have hung out at this unassuming spot. Perhaps that's just a retrospective explanation for its presence on the OS mapping !
A wee scramble through the rocks
Behind the rocks to left of picture is normally a fabulous mossy waterfall, but it's all but dried up just now.
The bigger of the snow patches I found
The photo doesn't show the scale and depth of this patch, probably 10 metres by 30 metres at a pitch of 30 degrees, and 3 metres depth in places.