Eight Uldale Fells

Name of walk Eight Uldale Fells
Date of walk 2010-05-12
Distance walked (miles) 8
Duration of walk 4 hours 0 minutes
Weather Some sunshine
Peaks on walk Great Cockup, Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Lowthwaite Fell, and Longlands Fell
Walked with Brendan
Parking By Longlands Bridge

Yesterday I chauffeured newly elected Labour Councillor Sweeney (formally known as Brendan) to Longlands and parked by the bridge, heading off along Longlands Beck towards Trusmadoor. We had planned to climb Great Cockup (1720ft), Meal Fell (1770ft), Great Sca Fell (2131ft), Knott (2329ft), Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell (1920ft), Lowthwaite Fell, and Longlands Fell (1580ft). So many fells he demanded a recount……..yep, that`s eight!

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The perfect fell for newly elected politicians......Great Cockup, is directly ahead.

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We head for the gap between Meal Fell and Great Cockup called Trusmadoor.

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Looking up to Great Sca Fell and Knott.

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Hoping that the blue skies will remain.

05

View to Over Water and Scotland from Trusmadoor.

06

Looking over Great Calva towards Bakestall with Skiddaw beyond.

07

Great Cockup summit. Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Now heading up Meal Fell. Frozen Gill on the left

09

Time for a spot of lunch.

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Great Sca Fell ahead.

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Looking back to Meal Fell with Great Cockup beyond.

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Now heading up to Knott.

13

Mungrisedale Common and Blencathra on the left. Lonscale Fell on the right. Top of Great Calva on the far right.

14

Criffel quite clear today.

15

Wearing-in my new boots.

16

Over Water and Binsey.

17

Heading for Brae Fell. Raining ahead!

18

Brae Fell summit cairn....so many black clouds!

19

We head back towards Little Sca Fell and skirt around Charleton Gill, heading for Lowthwaite Fell which is behind us.

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Lowthwaite Fell on the left of Charleton Gill.

21

We rebuild the scattered stones of the small cairn on Lowthwaite Fell then head for Longlands Fell.

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View from Longlands Fell.

We did the eight miles in four hours….not bad! The last time I did this was in mist and it took five and a half hours. So much time was spent with map and compass to navigate all eight fells. The rain held off until the car journey home.
Jo.
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