Green Quarter Fell

Name of walk Green Quarter Fell
Date of walk 2020-03-05
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 4 hours 40 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Green Quarter Fell
Walked with Ged
Parking Kentmere, by village hall

On Thursday Ged and I drove to Kentmere to walk up Green Quarter Fell, one of Wainwright’s ‘Outlying Fells’. An easy six mile walk. The weather was excellent, blue skies and sunshine, and there was still snow on the high fells, but it was due to dull over in the afternoon. We arrived early enough to get one of the few parking places by the village hall, near the church. We followed the walk described in Wainwright’s ‘Outlying Fells’ book.

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St. Cuthbert's Church, Kentmere, dates from the 16th century. We will look in on our return.

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We head off down the road.

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Cross Low Bridge over the River Kent and take the first road on the left.

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Then the footpath.

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View back down to the church from the footpath.

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The footpath takes you through some houses and on to the road, head up for the next footpath.

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Once through the sign posted gate just follow the track.

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The path takes you between two walls. When the wall goes up left, go with it and cross the stream.

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Great views back to the Kentmere Horseshoe.

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We we now go up and through the gate.

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On the other side of the hill Skeggles Water now comes in to view, plus an old ruin. So we do a there and back detour.

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We stood on the grass above and looked into the ruin.

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Then discovered that below was a room.

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The roof was stone covered by turf... that we stood on ...o'er!

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Further on was another smaller ruin.

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Wainwright describes Skeggles Water as "an uninviting place", I have to disagree as I found it delightful.

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Marooned!

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Ged

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We return to the bridleway and continue on through the gate, then take a left and head up the fell side.

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Cute sheep!

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Hollow Moor, the summit of Green Quarter Fell. 1394ft.

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Great views of the Kentmere Horseshoe surround us.

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Ged has Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts behind him.

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We found the perfect lunch spot.

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Upper Kentmere: Yoke, ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell with Kentmere Reservoir below.

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Closer in.

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Fell ponies on the next fell, we are heading their way.

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Our route ahead. The fell ponies are on the far right.

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Another superb view of the Kentmere Horseshoe.

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We head down the fellside to meet a track that will return us to Kentmere.

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We now just follow the track.

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We go through a gate stile.

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We come out above Maggs Howe.

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Looking back up towards Maggs Howe as we cross the wall stile and head down via the footpath.

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Which comes out on the road below, where its just a short walk back to the car.

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No need for stained glass in the church with this view!

We took our time on the walk enjoying Skeggles Water and the views from the summit over lunch. We took four hours and forty minutes. An excellent walk on a nice day!

Jo.

 

 

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