Sunday, 23rd October 2016

Walk: Barbon Low Fell, Crag Hill & Great Coum
Start Point: Barbon Grid Reference: SD 628 823
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,800 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Cold, clear sunny day

Seven set off on what was a wonderful October day and whilst there was a bitterly cold wind this hadn’t deterred the Fylde contingent turning up in shorts!

Our first challenge was to find a way up to the cairn on Barbon Low Fell which was visible from the village. As we left the road at the foot of the fell we followed a farmer’s track which skirted round the back of the fell but climbed steadily enough for us to come out clear of the bracken. From here we were able to cut across to the cairn at the highest point.  We then set off for the trig point which could be clearly seen on the horizon again making best use of any farmer’s and sheep tracks to cross this rugged section.

From the trig point we headed for Bullpot Farm where we joined the track climbing up to Crag Hill and then on to Great Coum.  There were great views all day

Setting off on or first climb up Barbon Low Fell

Crag Hill comes into view in the distance

The cairn on Barbon Low Fell

Making our way across the fell to the trig point

Looking across to Calf Top

Group shot at the trig point

Looking down to Bullpot farm with Crag Hill in the distance

Looking back to Barbon Low Fell

Climbing steadily to the summit

The summit comes into view

The trig point on Crag Hill

From where there were clear views of the Howgill Fells . . .

and Calf Top

and Calf Top

Looking across to the Howgill fells

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