|Name of walk||Greystones, Ling Fell, Sale Fell and Broom Fell.|
|Date of walk||2009-10-07|
|Distance walked (miles)||8|
|Duration of walk||6 hours 30 minutes|
|Peaks on walk||Greystones, Ling Fell, Sale Fell, Broom Fell|
|Walked with||Ged and blind Kas|
|Parking||Spout Force Car park|
Yesterday we drove to the Spout Force car park on the Whinlatter Pass to climb up Graystones (1496ft), Ling Fell (1224ft), Sale Fell (1178ft) and Broom Fell (1675ft). They are all separate fells so it would mean four distinct ups and downs!
Looking over to Greystones.
The first "up" was Graystones. To say it was "up" was really an understatement and doesn`t describe its steepness! Before you could go up you had to climb down to the gill, locate the start of the wall and start climbing upwards. The wall can be seen in the photo.
Looking up the gill to Broom Fell in the distance, our final fell of the day.
The start of the wall with Scawgill Bridge in the distance
Looking across to Hopegill Head from the side of the forest.
View from well above the forest that also gives indications as to the steepness of the route up!
Looking over to Broom Fell and Lord`s Seat.
Graystones summit with Low Fell and Fellbarrow behind.
The wind turbines in the Solway Firth.
Criffel in Scotland.
Our route down and over to Ling Fell.
First we had to negotiate Wythop Moss.....a bit wet! Another steep climb up by the wall to reach the summit of Ling Fell.
Ling Fell summit cairn with Ullock Pike and Skiddaw beyond.
Binsey above the end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Sale Fell on the right our next destination
We headed down to the road and steeply climbed up beside another wall to reach the slopes of Sale Fell. Looking back over to Graystones Fell on the left and Ling Fell on the right.
Sale Fell summit.
Our route over to Broom Fell. We headed across fields to Scales Farm (below), up the steep, terraced field and then walked to the right of the pine wood before heading up the fell.
Not much to see from the summit, you have to move to the edges to get the views. Looking over Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey..
Assorted Toadstools all over the grassy top.
We headed over east to get this view over to Ullock Pike with Skiddaw behind and Dodd on the right. The photo is an optical Illusion! The line of trees hides the fact that there is a wide valley below that contains the very large Bassenthwaite Lake. It just appears that you can walk straight over to the base of Ullock Pike!
We headed down by the wall to get to Kelswick Farm, walked across the fields to Scales Farm and up the steep hill beyond. Looking back to Kelswick Farm and Sale Fell.
After a small rest at the pine woods we headed on up to the summit. Quite a large cairn!
The route down was steep, but just a case of following the wall. Looking over to Whinlatter with Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head behind.
Another look back to Sale Fell.
Route over to Lords Seat.
Looking back up Broom Fell from the Forest Road. Once we reached the bottom of the wall we had to climb over a barbed wire fence, cross the stream, find a way through the gap in the trees which was bracken filled, climb down the banking, cross another stream, climb over a wall and scramble up another banking and end up on the road! Not exactly the easiest way to end a walk!
The last mile was easy going though!