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placename:- Goat Scar
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
rocks
coordinates:- NY476069
10Km square:- NY40

1Km square NY4706

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Goat Scar -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 19.7.2009
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Goat Scar -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- From the track from Sadgill to Gatescarth above Buckbarrow. -- 7.9.2004

descriptive text:- Wilson 1912

Book, Longsleddale, by F M Wilson, published by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1912.
Towards the head of the valley the dale grows more narrow, rocky, and abrupt, till you think you can penetrate no further. As we leave the church, it assumes a wild, lonely and most solemn aspect, dividing Longsleddale from Mardale, with the grim and ghastly 'Goat Scar' on the left ...
...
The names of the hills round about Longsleddale still speak of a race of animals which lived in these dales at no distant date, Goat Scar, Ravens Crag, Buckbarrow, Buck Crags, and Catbarrow. It is only a few years since the last of the large vulture tribe was shot somewhere about Grey Crag.
date:- 1912
period:- 1910s

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 2)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Goat Scar

book:- Watson 1894

Country Parson, A & Watson, John (ed)
date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- OS 1881-82 New Series (outline edition)

Maps, parts of Westmorland, Cumberland, etc now Cumbria, New Series 1 inch maps of England, published by the Ordnance Survey, London, 1881-82; sheets 7, 11, 12, 16..19, 22..25, 28..31, 37..40, 47..50, 58.
Goat Scar

placename:- Goat Scar
date:- 1881=1882
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 178:-
ELEVATION OF THE MOUNTAINS,
ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Goat Scar
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- EPNS Westmorland 1967

cf nearby Goatcove

descriptive text:- see:- Clapham, Richard: 1920: Foxhunting on the Lakeland Fells: Longmans, Green and Co (London)

In December, 1919, the Coniston Hounds had a very fast hunt from a covert above Staveley village. Hounds finally drove their fox to the head of the Longsleddale valley, where it 'benked' on a ledge on Goatscar. It had been a late find, and when the huntsmen arrived on the scene, darkness was fast drawing in. The fox was at last made to vacate his dangerous resting-place, and he scrambled down a precipitous chimney on the face of the towering crag. Then ensued a wild and exciting scene, such as can only be experienced on the fells. The chimney was a dangerous place for hounds, with a fox dodging his way through them. Twice they had hold of him, but he wrenched free, and got clear at the chimney's foot, where he soon outdistanced them across the rough scree-bed. One of the hounds fell a matter of fifty feet, but beyond being temporarily shaken appeared little the worse, and quickly resumed the chase. Snow was lying thickly on the tops, and it was sufficiently light to see the fox climbing out for the summit of the crag again, where he ran through the roughest of the ground near the fell head, and finally disappeared on the wide top of Harter Fell. Hounds followed him, and we saw them no mor that night.

placename:- Goatscar
date:- 1920
period:- 1920s

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
thumbnail Hdg1_38, button to large image
Goatka[] or Goat Crag

placename:- Goatka
other name:- Goat Crag
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Prior 1865

thumbnail PI0107, button to large image
Print, uncoloured engraving, Gatescarth Pass and Longsleddale, Westmorland, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1865.
Included on page 51 of the guide book, Ascents and Passes in the Lake District of England, by Herman Prior.
printed at bottom:-
BRANSTREET. / GATESCARTH PASS AND LONG SLEDDALE. / HARTER FELL.
date:- 1865
period:- 19th century, late

descriptive text:- Ffinch 1983

Book, Kendal and the Kent Valley, by Michael Ffinch, published by Robert Hale, London, 1983.
The River Sprint rises high on the fells about a mile south of Haweswater. From the slope of Adam Seat it begins as Wren Gill flowing south between Raven Crag and Goat Scar on its western side, and Buckbarrow on the east. ...

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Goat Scar -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Postcard, photograph in the Si-Ko series, 1920s-30s?

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Goat Scar -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- One of series taken for a cardboard cutout Christmas card. -- 21.12.2004

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