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Southern Uplands: Hart Fell and the Blackhope Burn Round

Southern Uplands: Hart Fell and the Blackhope Burn Round


Postby jonathan - norfolk » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:24 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Hart Fell

Donalds included on this walk: Hart Fell, Swatte Fell, Under Saddle Yoke

Date walked: 08/07/2021

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 995m

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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.


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Mini waterfall on the way up Nether Coomb Craig.

web_0039 Wild Goats with Saddle Yoke beyond.jpg
Wild goats on Falcon Craig, with the Saddle Yokes in the background.

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The Black Hope Round as seen from Hart Fell

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Looking back towards Under Saddle Yoke from Saddle Yoke.



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Length: 9.25 miles /15.0 km Ascent: +995m /3,306' Naismith: 4h 38m (4 hours 45 mins moving time).
jonathan - norfolk
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