|Name of walk
|Longlands Fell, Little Sca Fell and Brae Fell
|Date of walk
|Distance walked (miles)
|Duration of walk
|3 hours 40 minutes
|Dull and overcast
|Peaks on walk
|Longlands Fell, Lowthwaite Fell. Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell
|Ged and blind Kas
On Friday Ged and I drove to Longlands, via the Orthwaite road, to do a circular walk over a few of the Uldale Fells. The weather was a bit dull, but the northern fells would see the best of the weather. We parked near the small United Utilities building, which is just next to the track up to Longlands Fell.
Just beyond the sheep is a ford, and the track up, it was a bit too deep today to risk getting wet feet right at the very start of a walk, so I headed a bit further up the path by the farm and crossed where the beck was narrow. Ged risked it and crossed.
I meet up with Ged on the grass, my track up is on the right. The sheep and the road are bottom left.
Great views over to Skiddaw on our walk up to Longlands Fell summit. The walking is very easy all the way around, a combination of grass and soft moss, very gentle on the knees.
Looking over to Great Cockup with Skiddaw beyond.
Overwater with Binsey on the right.
I think it would be a bit nippy on Skiddaw today.
Kas on the summit of Longlands Fell. To the left is Brae Fell ahead is Little Sca Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup.
Bassenthwaite Lake is now in view too.
Brae Fell on the left, but we are heading over Lowthwaite Fell out of picture to the right.
View from the walk up Lowthwaite Fell back to Longlands Fell.
From the summit of Lowthwaite Fell there is a bit of a descent, then we have to cross the beck below in the dip, and then head up to Little Sca Fell.
Snow on the route up to Little Sca Fell.
Not much snow left on the summit, but plenty in the shelter! It was very cold, I even put gloves on.
Mist was starting to come down. I have walked all seven of these Uldale hills in hill fog, being able to see nothing at all except the ground 10m around me, but armed with a map and compass I could find my way. These days I try to avoid anxiety and come armed with GPS mapping too!
Three people on the summit of Great Sca Fell. These were the only people we saw on our walk. Beyond Great Sca Fell is Knott.
Lonscale Fell to the left of Skiddaw, now in sight.
Heading for Brae Fell.
Brae Fell summit.
The lower slopes of High Pike
We head down. Longlands Fell on the left.
Cloud now settling on Skiddaw .
The deep ravine of Charleton Gill on the left.
We make our way to the track that skirts around the bottom of Longlands Fell.
The track can be seen heading uphill on the left.
There is a ford to cross. It is ankle deep, but with less than half a mile to go to the car I just walk through it. Ged tries it at full speed!
An easy stroll until near the farm when it gets a little muddy.
Snowdrops at the side of the road near Orthwaite.
The fella at the back looks like he's got ears!
The walk was 5.8 miles. Very easy. It took us three hours and forty minutes.