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Ettrick Horeshoe and Loch Fell added on for fun
by rdtoward21 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:05 pm
Route description: Ettrick Hills horseshoe
Grahams included on this walk: Capel Fell, Ettrick Pen
Donalds included on this walk: Bodesbeck Law, Capel Fell, Ettrick Pen, Loch Fell, Wind Fell
Date walked: 07/05/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 688m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The track takes a gentle meander through the forrest and winds slowly uphill to pop out near the top of the ridge with the reward of the first sight of Bodesbeck Law.
and turning round a great view of Ettrick Pen, the final hill of the day.
I continued on and within an hour reached the first summit of Bodesbeck Law and was rewarded with a stunning view towards Saddle Yoke.
The route is pretty well marked and follows a fence line for the entire duration of the walk, although it was pretty boggy in places.
After a short coffee stop and taking in the views I pushed on towards my next target of Capel Fell which I spotted as I descended Bodesbeck Law.
Along the way a great view of Croft Head
and a great view of Hart Fell and Saddle Yoke
I reached the summit of Capel Fell after roughly 2 1/2 hours of walking with only a stick to mark the highest point. I didnt linger long and after 4hours the summit of Loch Fell was reached.
Another short break followed and then on towards the summit of Ettrick Pen, which was reached
after 6 hours of pretty tough walking.
It was all downhill from here with a fine valley walk to top off a great days walking in stunning surroundings.
by laconic surf » Mon May 07, 2012 5:20 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon May 07, 2012 9:38 pm
by FestinaLente » Tue May 08, 2012 10:02 am
by rdtoward21 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:21 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Thu May 10, 2012 3:29 pm
by meangarry » Fri May 11, 2012 6:05 pm
Also, as afore mentioned, selcoth is a good alternative start for this walk. It has parking set aside for walkers and although it adds a little distance in the legs it shaves some off the wheels especially if travelling from the m74 side.