Blackcombe on a Blue Sky Day

Name of walk Blackcombe on a Blue Sky Day
Date of walk 2021-04-10

On Saturday Brendan and I drove to Whitcham to climb up Blackcombe, a Wainwright Outyling Fell. Even though I look out of my window at it, I’d not been up it for five years! Time to put that right! The walk is five miles and can be done in about three hours.

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I parked my car in the car park at St Mary's Church, Whicham.

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We pass throught the gap at the side of the old School House and head down the lane and then through the gate on to the fell.

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View back.

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And again from a little higher.

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The route ahead and the burnt heather from last week's moor fire.

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View back home to Walney Island, left, and a view to Blackpool Tower on the horizon.

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The moor fire stopped at the path. The smell of burning bonfires still remained.

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Hodbarrow on the left.

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Sellafield.

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Looking down on the sea, and Brendan.

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Blackcombe trig point and shelter.

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View north to the fells.

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And again.

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I head for the north edge and take a panorama. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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Eskmeals, Sellafield, St. Bees and Ravenglass.

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Kirk Fell, Skiddaw, Great Gable, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag.

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Esk Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Helvellyn range.

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Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man.

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A closer view of Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.

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A closer view of Skiddaw, Great Gable, Scafell, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag.

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View towards Kirkby Moor and the Duddon Estuary.

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Same view, wider angle.

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Barrow and Walney Island.

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Looking across the the Coniston Fells.

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Isle of Man.

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Summit selfie.

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We head down to the frozen summit tarn.

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Infinity pool.

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We then make for the South Top cairn.

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The large cairn on the South top.

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Sheep on our way down.

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Lambs in the field opposite the church.

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A good there and back walk in the sunshine!

Jo.

 

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