Hart Fell and the Blackhope Burn Round
This proved to be a really good day's outing, despite some indifferent weather. With the notable exception of the visit to the summit of Swatte Fell (a pointless addition to the walk unless you are "bagging" Donalds, and a disappointing one if you are) this is a fine circular round. Our route pretty much followed that described in the SMC Guide to the Grahams and Donalds and the airy finish along the narrow ridge of Saddle Yoke gave a memorable finish at the end of the day.
Length: 9.25 miles /15.0 km Ascent: +995m /3,306' Naismith: 4h 38m (4 hours 45 mins moving time).
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