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Getting Back to it on Wild Boar Fell

Getting Back to it on Wild Boar Fell


Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:07 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell

Date walked: 17/09/2020

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 14.9 km

Ascent: 590m

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It had been late July when I last ventured out onto the fells with the reason of my absence being preparing for Grace going away to St Andrews Uni (yes I'm very proud of her! :D ). It seemed far more important to spend a bit of time with her rather than galivanting off into the hills but with her safely ensconced north of the border I figured a return was well overdue. One thing about this time off is my old knees don't like the lack of use very much, the less I walk, the the associated muscles become weaker and I start getting Jip. I figured the more forgiving slopes of the Dales would be a good place to start to build hill fitness and where better than my old friend Wild Boar Fell on a glorious Autumnal Morning.

There have been quite a few reports over the years featuring Wild Boar Fell and friends and I'm really not sure I have much to add in terms of route descriptions. I'll let the photos I took on the day and my GPS track do the talking for me for what was a fairly blissful wander in perfect walking conditions.

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Cotegill Bridge in morning light

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Wild Boar Fell from Cotegill Bridge

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Across Mallerstang to High Seat

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Colourful Lichens

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Small fall by the path

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Looking across to the mist draped upon High Seat

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looking back to Swarth Fell and Pike

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Ever get the feeling you're being watched?

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Last of the mist leaving High Seat

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Limestone Pavement at Angerholme

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Looking up Malerstang over the Pavement

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...more pavement

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...and again

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On the way to Little Fell from High Dolphinsty

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Little Fell, Little Stone Men

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Little Fell summit, looks like an inversion in the lower Eden Valley

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The Nab

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Looking back to Little Fell

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The Northern Fells of the Lake District - click to zoom

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....and a gloriously clear view of the Southern Fells - click to zoom

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Looking down past Scriddles to the valley floor

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Back along the Escarpment

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Wild Boar Fell with some swirling mist over three peaks country

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Tumulus on The Nab

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Hughie on The Nab

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Re-built shelter and trig point at Wild Boar Fell summit

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Epic Hughie Pose

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Colours of the fells with the Howgills beyond

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Wide Open Landscape of the Dales

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Wild Boar Fell and High Seat

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Over the Wall to the Howgills

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...and again this time featuring Cautley Crag

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The only other human I saw in the fells today

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Swarth Fell summit

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Looking down to Flute Scarth Nick

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WBF from Swarth Fell Pike

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Cairn on Swarth Fell Pike

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First or last house in Cumbria taken from over the border in Yorkshire

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Hell Gill Force

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...and a wider view


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johnkaysleftleg
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Re: Getting Back to it on Wild Boar Fell

Postby trailmasher » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:08 pm

Who needs written words with images like this JK :clap: Pictures speak louder than words at times, and this is one of those times 8). Welcome back to the hills, loosen up the old knees and steady as she goes :wink:
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Re: Getting Back to it on Wild Boar Fell

Postby dav2930 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:49 pm

The perfect leg-loosener JK, and looked to be perfect weather for it too. Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang is one of my favourite areas of the Pennines - makes a worthy alternative to the Lakes when seeking gentler gradients and wilder solitudes. Congrats to Grace for getting into St. Andrew's - one of the UK's top uni's :clap:
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Re: Getting Back to it on Wild Boar Fell

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 pm

Great contribution to your ever-expanding portfolio of Wild Boar Fell pics - I detect that you rather like this hill!
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