||Woodend Brow car park
||NY 218 276
||A fine day with excellent
visibility. A chilly breeze on exposed summits.
||A small, but select group of five
attended for this outing to the North Western fells. After a short
stretch of road walking, we paid a visit to the "clerk", before
crossing Beckstones Gill to join the steep forest trail to Barf.
From the summit cairn we enjoyed excellent views of Bassenthwaite,
and the Solway Firth, before continuing on to Lord's Seat, the
highest point of the day. Leaving Lord's Seat, we followed the
grassy ridge to Broom Fell and Graystones. To reach our next top,
Ling Fell, Wythop Moss had to be crossed. However, this proved to be
easier than expected, although Ian did manage to fill one boot with
water! Then, it was downhill all the way to Brumston Bridge, before
the final climb of the day to Sale Fell. After a short pause to
admire the views, and attempt some trick photography, a descent
through Wythop Woods took us back to the cars.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
We visited The Clerk . . .
before passing The Bishop where, according to
local legend, the Bishop of Derry was killed
falling from his horse in 1783 after drunkenly betting he could
ride up the hill
Ascending Beckstones Gill . . .
with views back down the Gill
Bassenthwaite from the climb to . . .
An iron pole marks the summit of Lord's Seat
with Skiddaw in the distance
One of the few stiles on this walk
Ray takes it easy on Broom Fell . . .
where there is a shelter and good views over
the North-western Fells
No guessing which way the wind blows as we
cross . . .
Wythop Moss and Ian finds . . .
the 'Boggy Bit'
Scotland can be seen from the climb to . . .
John checks out a memorial seat . . .
as we follow a pleasant green path on the
flanks of Sale Fell
Ian spots a couple of photo opportunities . . .
as we cross the ridge to . . .
What is Ian trying to get hold of?
It's the summit cairn!
Leaving Sale Fell on the final stretch back to the cars
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