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Postby richardkchapman » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:03 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Fellbarrow

Date walked: 21/08/2021

Time taken: 1.7

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 316m

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The weather forecast for today was pretty dreadful (though it turned out to be not nearly as bad as claimed), and anyway we needed to go shopping for new boots (and various other items of equipment that had proved sub-optimal over the past few days) before we could do any walking. So by the time we were ready to hit the fells it was already well past lunchtime.

We had been eyeing up Fellbarrow as a potential "wet weather filler" for a while - it needed ticking off and was not too far away.

Parking is limited in Thackthwaite but we were able to squeeze in, Then a short walk to the village and a nice path that sets off under trees but quickly emerges at the side of a field.

ImageSetting off through the fields

Very easy gradients and soft underfoot, just what tired limbs and new boots wanted. And the views into Buttermere were an
added bonus.

ImagePanorama view

It looked as though the weather was a lot better than predicted even over where we had been walking the past few days (in clouds!).

ImageGreat Gable clear of cloud

The summit was soon in sight.


And easily reached. Views all around from Scotland to Morecambe Bay.

ImageView from summit

ImageView from summit

ImageSummit post and view

We crossed the fence before descending - there's a stile right at the summit. And surveyed the options for a path down that wouldn't go through quite as much wet bracken as the path we had used to ascend.

ImageLots of paths down

ImageLooking back at the summit

Walking down with the views ahead was very pleasant - and again the easy gradients and soft ground underfoot were most welcome.

ImageView up Buttermere valley

ImageView up Buttermere valley

A great way to spend a couple of hours between showers on a wet afternoon.
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