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Black Fell - another post work delight

Black Fell - another post work delight


Postby Jaxter » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:45 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Black Fell

Date walked: 16/09/2020

Time taken: 0.45

Distance: 3.13 km

Ascent: 82m

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[urlhttps://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=100179&p=431753#p431753]Previous day - Holme Fell, a hidden gem[/url]

Cycle 15.17km, 303m ascent & 1 hour 30 minutes

Another wee bike-hike after another day's work. It was slightly less hot than the day before, but I was also not feeling so good. We thought we'd give it a go anyway. We took the same route out through Elterwater as I had the day before (still steep but I couldn't say it was a surprise any more :lol: )

At the top of the big hill we took the track in the opposite direction to the day before, initially towards Tarn Hows. It was delightful (uphill) tarmac to start with but soon turned to rubble and rocky slabs - curse these all-access tracks!! The views were good though!
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The track (one of the better sections)
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The track split after a while - we took the left hand fork which went steeply uphill and turned to a mixture of gravel and rubble that was largely impossible to cycle on :roll:
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We were gaining height quickly, but not easily!
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We were overtaken by mountainbikers, who seemed reluctant to trade their bikes for ours :lol: At long last we had reached the turn-off. I was exhausted and wasn't sure if I'd manage the hill or the cycle home! However, Malky locked up the bikes and tempted me along the path on foot
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We passed through a gate before picking up a smaller path onto the fell - we could see the summit ahead
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Black Fell with the bigger fells behind
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Looking back - Tarn Hows and Coniston Water in the distance
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The summit finally reached, we were able to see down to Windermere 8)
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Esthswaite
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As we climbed higher we could see down the glen to Lingmoor Fell with the Pikes and Crinkle Crags behind
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Jaxtering on Black Fell
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It was worth a short diversion beyond the summit to get the best views of the Helvellyn range
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Trig point
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From here we retraced our steps back to the bikes before continuing along the track back to the road (rough but not as bad as the previous section!) From there it was a short cycle back to Langdale where we made it back before dark 8)
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Next day - a really stupid cycle & a marilyn
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Jaxter
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