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I had a Fellbarrow

I had a Fellbarrow

Postby icemandan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:49 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Fellbarrow, Low Fell

Date walked: 05/03/2011

Time taken: 2

Distance: 7.18 km

Ascent: 447m

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More Wainwright mopping up operations this weekend. Headed up to Thackthwaite on beautiful narrow lane from Cockermouth (note the bridge at Lorton has now been re-opened). Parked at quiet spot in Thackthwaite;

Headed up pretty woodland path to the fellside. Lunch with a view of Crummock Water.
Crummock 1.jpg
A broad easy track headed round into a side valley and we took a last look at the view
Crummock 2.jpg

before zig-zagging up through the grass. Not much to see here but very relaxed easy path which topped out at the top of Low Fell with a fantastic view of more interesting hills further south.
Low Fell.jpg

Back to the grasslands and on towards Fellbarrow
Fellbarrow from Low Fell.jpg

Arrived at the summit feeling slightly smug at being on the only sunny spot in Cumbria;
Fellbarrow Summit.jpg

Low Fell from Fellbarrow.jpg

Dropped down into a boggy valley and back to Thackthwaite, a band of sunlight on the hills opposite;

A pleasant couple of hours. Stopped for a nice pint in the Wheatsheaf in Lorton. Good comfortable and untouristy pub.
Band of sunlight.jpg
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Re: I had a Fellbarrow

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:34 pm

We were in this area last october for our first visit to the area, a lovely place and look forward to returning, good report :D
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Re: I had a Fellbarrow

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:13 pm

Great light in your pics.
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