Category Archives: Outlying Fells

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Devoke Water & Seat How

27th October 2017

After weeks of rain and wind, Friday was a blue sky day. So I drove to the top of the Birker Fell Road to walk to Devoke Water and up to Seat How. I didn’t bother to leave home until after nine. By mid morning on Seat How, the sun would be behi…


Bellringers’ Walk up Hampsfell

14th January 2017

On Saturday the Barrow St. James’ bell ringers met up at the top of the Grange to Cartmel Road at 11.30am, to walk up Hampsfell. It was blue skies and sunshine, but still quite cold, and there was snow on the mountains. It was a short walk, jus…


Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar with Tom

22nd November 2016

Brendan had a meeting in Kendal on Tuesday afternoon, so Tom and I came along for the ride and walked up to Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar. A walk of 7.5 miles. It rained all the way on the drive to Kendal, but it was only drizzling when we started the…


A Gorgeous Day in the Snow on Blackcombe

14th January 2016

I wasn’t working today and had every intention of catching up on a few chores, until I looked out of the window. A blue sky day with snow on the hills. It is windy, but Blackcombe is safe enough. Ged was busy and Brendan was in Manchester, so I…


Hampsfell from Cartmel

22nd November 2015

On Sunday Brendan and I did a walk from Cartmel walking over Hampsfell following the Cistercian Way. We visited Hampsfell Hospice and continued down to Grange-Over-Sands for lunch. We then took the train to Cark and rejoined the Cistercian Way back t…


Bell Ringers’ Walk From Hawkshead To Bowness

11th July 2015

On Saturday we had a St. James’ bell ringers’ walk from Hawkshead to Bowness. We would ring the bells of St. Michael’s, Hawkshead for an hour, then walk via Latterbarrow, Claife Heights, Near Sawrey (for lunch) and Far Sawrey. Then…


Latterbarrow and Claife Heights from Hawkshead

3rd July 2015

Next Saturday I am leading a St. James’ bell ringers’ walk from Hawkshead to Bowness over Latterbarrow and Claife Heights. A walk of approximately seven miles. We will be ringing at both churches. I have never walked from Hawkshead, never…


Muncaster Fell and Stainton Tower

25th March 2015

I had to drop into school and visit Tesco in the morning so I would be starting out late. I had planned to walk over Grike and Crag Fell, but the Cold Fell Road was closed and I couldn’t be bothered to drive all the way around, and didn’t…


Latterbarrow Quickie

16th March 2015

I was in Ambleside this morning, shopping for seeds at Hayes Garden Centre. On the way back I decided to detour via Hawkshead for a quick walk up Latterbarrow. I parked on the road to Wray, about a mile past Colthouse, in a space just next to the foo…


Brock Barrow

16th December 2014

After a couple of weeks of never ending gales, Tuesday morning had a long awaited weather-window, so Ged and I decided to stretch our legs on Brock Barrow. It was sunny and mild with no wind, and most of the recent snow had gone. I parked in the lay-…


Great Stickle and Stickle Pike

30th November 2014

On Sunday Brendan and I drove to the top of Kiln Bank in Dunnerdale to have a walk up Great Stickle (990ft) and Stickle Pike (1231ft), two fells from Wainwright’s Outlying Fell Book that I haven’t visited since 2009. Today’s walk is…


A Circuit of Devoke Water via Six Outlying Fells

19th September 2014

Having had a cold and then a sinus infection I hadn’t felt much like walking up mountains since my return from Ireland, but today was the last of the recent good weather, so I thought I’d best get off my backside and go and walk up a few…


Blackcombe and Around

30th November 2013

On Saturday morning we drove to Whicham Church. On the journey there in the car the visibility of the mountains was superb. We had decided to climb up Blackcombe and then to head over the summit and down the other side before heading west towards Boo…


Blue Skies on Gummers How

10th November 2013

I had my knee arthroscopy on Monday. My consultant said that it is supposed to be about six weeks until I climb any fells. But I’m sure he ‘really’ meant six days! I think that ‘time’ for fell walkers works roughly along…


Muncaster Fell

21st May 2013

I now have a new camera a try out! Like my old one, it is a Canon Ixus, this time the 230, which is tiny. I have upgraded from 10mp to 12mp, a 5x zoom to an 8x, and from a 37mm lens to a 28mm, meaning it has a wider angle lens and so […]


Beacon Tarn and Fell

17th April 2013

On Monday Ged, Kas and I took another short walk from Blawith Common up to, and around Beacon Tarn, to Beacon Fell and back. The forecast was for gales and low cloud, so there was little point in venturing out too far. Another good walk for a unpredi…


Top o’ Selside via Low Parkamoor

10th April 2013

Yesterday, Ged, Kas and I drove to Dodgson Wood on the east side of Coniston for a short walk up to the Top o’Selside (1099ft), via a stop off at Low Parkamoor. Top o’Selside is the highest fell on Coniston’s east side. Basically it…


Brock Barrow and Arnsbarrow Hill in snow

26th March 2013

The wind is still very strong, so yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to High Nibthwaite on the east side of Coniston Water to wander around some of the lower outlying fells. The walk took less than three hours and was around 4 miles in distance. A very c…


Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar from Kendal 2013

23rd February 2013

Brendan had a meeting in Kendal yesterday that would last over four hours. So I went with him and walked the route over Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar. A walk of seven and a half miles, but very easy, and far less boring than yet another session in the…


High Dam and Finsthwaite

8th February 2013

Yesterday afternoon, to make the most of the sunshine, Ged, Kas and I drove to Finsthwaite to walk up to High Dam. Another good little walk. It took a couple of hours. …


An afternoon on Gummers How

7th February 2013

Last week I had my third Pulmonary Vein Isolation op at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and have been stuck indoors for a week with a DVD boxed set of 7 series of “Criminal Minds”. I`ve got to season six! I feel I’m now a fully trained…


Latterbarrow and Around

25th October 2012

On Tuesday the weather was cloudy but very warm so Ged and I decided to walk up Latterbarrow. A good little walk for an afternoon. Nothing strenuous, just an amble! The walk was just under five miles. The weather is due to change on Friday. There is…


High Dam, Finsthwaite and Lakeside

30th June 2012

My boots were leaking. They were only eight months old. So I took them back to the shop and they gave me a new pair! So I need a few short walks to walk the new ones in. On Sunday afternoon Brendan and I drove to Finsthwaite, parking at the High Dam…


Gummers How and Cartmel Fell with Tom

18th June 2012

I was back early from work on Monday and the weather was too good to waste. So I dragged Tom out of bed in order for us to walk up Gummers How then over to Cartmel Fell, down to St. Anthony’s in the valley then along the quiet county road to Th…


Far Sawrey, Claife Heights and Wray Castle

15th February 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Far Sawrey in order to visit Three Dubs Tarn and High Blind How (886ft), both of which we did not have time to explore on the last occasion we were at Claife Heights. We would then head up on the high forest track to…


Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar from Kendal 2011

1st December 2011

At gone 10pm last night Brendan mentioned that he was going to Kendal Town Hall for a meeting in the morning, so I decided to go with him and do the Scout Car Walk on page 2 of Wainwrights Outlying Fells Book which starts from the Town Hall. It is a…


Sunset on Gummers How

22nd November 2011

The weather this morning was poor so I spent the the morning at the gym and Tesco. The weather had improved significantly by lunchtime so I decided to do a walk up Gummers How and catch the sunset. I picked Brendan up from the Town Hall just before t…


Claife Heights and Latterbarrow

18th November 2011

I have only had one day off this week so on Tuesday Ged, Kas and I went to Near Sawrey, parking in a lay-by just down the road from Beatrix Potter`s house “Hill Top”. We walked back to the village and up the lane that leads on to Claiffe…


Orrest Head

10th November 2011

Brendan was having lunch with his former boss at the Watermill at Ings so I drove him there and then parked at Windermere Station in order to climb up Orrest Head, Wainwright`s first ever fell. First I nipped into Booths to buy my lunch………


Wet Sleddale, Seat Robert and Mosedale Cottage

3rd August 2011

On Wednesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Wet Sleddale Reservoir near Shap to climb Seat Robert (1675ft) and to visit Sleddale Hall and Mosedale Cottage and come back again, a walk of about nine miles. The walk had taken about six and a half hours. An int…


Top o’ Selside 2010

16th October 2010

On Saturday afternoon Brendan and I headed for High Nibthwaite parking in the lay-by outside Water Park. A walk of about four and a half miles which took us three hours and twenty minutes. A good little afternoon walk making the most of some good wea…


Beacon Fell 2010

8th August 2010

Neither of us has been walking for three weeks, me because I`ve been in Cuba and Ged because the weather had been so poor. It looked to be a reasonable afternoon so we met up in Ulverston at 2pm and headed for Beacon Fell and Tarn. We parked opposite…


Hampsfell and Kirkhead Tower

8th April 2010

Yesterday afternoon was warm and sunny so Ged, Kas and I went to Grange Over Sands to walk up Hampsfell (727ft). The circular walk is from Wainwright`s Outlying Fells book. It is very easy and only three and a half miles long, beginning and ending at…


New Year’s Day on Beacon Fell in Snow

1st January 2010

This afternoon Brendan and I went to the shores of Coniston Water to walk up over Beacon Fell to Beacon Tarn. All the usual car parking places were iced over so we parked by the lake and took the main path up opposite Brown Howe car park. A good litt…


Stickle Pike and Caw

12th September 2009

It just figures that as I went back to school this week we have had the best 4 days of sunshine since June and I have had to admire it from the inside of my laboratory! Typical! Thankfully the sunshine held out until today so Brendan and I went for a…


Gummers How in Snow

3rd December 2008

There are blizzards and a weather warning forecast for tonight and tomorrow so I thought I`d better take advantage of the sunshine and do a short walk up Gummers How in order to admire the hills. It would be too dangerous to attempt the higher fells…


A circuit of Devoke Water with Water Crag and Rough Crag

30th October 2007

Janet, me, Poppy and Miffy took a rather wet and muddy walk around Devoke Water….A walk I also did a few weeks ago, the weather had not improved! The dogs will need baths…..as will we! Jo…


Devoke water, Water Crag and Rough Crag

7th October 2007

I will be working full time at Cartmel Priory School until half term. So it was frustrating to drive to and back from work and see all the mountains surrounded by blue sky and good visibility all this week and not able to have a day off walking. I al…


Whitbarrow Scar and Lord’s Seat

7th November 2006

Today Ged, Kas and me went to Mill Side at Witherslack to climb up to Whitbarrow Scar for the walk to Lord’s Seat. A walk of about five miles. We parked on the roadside at Mill Side. Not much of a view today, a lot of low cloud. The walk is on…


Blackcombe

29th October 2006

Went up Blackcombe (1970ft) the big Fell you can see looking across from Walney Island. I last went up in the snow.Ged and Kas came too. We parked by the church. A good little walk.  …


Gummers How with Brendan, Tom and Alex

8th October 2006

We took a walk up to Gummers How with Tom’s friend Alex. A good little walk as always. Jo. …


Humphrey Head

23rd August 2006

Tom and me went to Humphrey Head. It looks out across Morecambe Bay. We climbed up to the top. Just a short walk. …


Blackcombe in Snow

4th March 2006

As the sun was shining and snow was on them there hills we decided to go up Black Combe (1970ft). The path up is simple and you can`t get lost. Thankfully it wasn`t slippy in the least but it did get cold and a bit windy towards the summit. We set ou…


Top o’ Selside 2006

28th January 2006

Parked just past High Nibthwaite and took a walk up the fell on the East side of Coniston. Great views today and warm weather. Nothing like the weather forecast said! Bit of snow on Helvellyn? We then went to Coniston village and had a drink at the B…