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Black Fell and Holme Fell

Black Fell and Holme Fell


Postby jonathan - norfolk » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:32 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Black Fell, Holme Fell

Date walked: 26/03/2015

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 610m

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Following a significant snowfall overnight, and high winds forecast, these two fells provided a good lower level alternative to my original plans. In the event the snow melted by the time I reached the second top, but the winds were so strong that standing up on the summit ridges was hard work and, at times, difficult.
Holme Fell, in particular, is a fell with plenty of interest. All, in all, these fells combine well to give a good, short, day's hill walking. :D
10 Kms (6 miles) 610 m (2000') for the two.
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Re: Black Fell and Holme Fell

Postby simon-b » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:08 pm

Two nice little hills. I wonder if that Ecuadorian artist has any plans to visit Holme Fell, the lowest of the Southern Fells, and add an inch to it?
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Re: Black Fell and Holme Fell

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:56 am

I walked black crag in October and found it to be a very enjoyable walk with good views from the summit. Off to the Lakes this weekend and was thinking of walking Holme Fell from Hodge Close as a quick walk, I have noticed on a few reports from this hill there is sometimes cows present. I am always very cautious around them, can you tell me if they were there last week?
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Re: Black Fell and Holme Fell

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:45 pm

That looks a nice round jonathan, when I saw 210m of ascent I thought wow, that doesn't seem like much....then I saw the main entry at the top...reckon you've robbed yourself in the typed bit mate :wink:
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Re: Black Fell and Holme Fell

Postby jonathan - norfolk » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:20 pm

Sarah86 wrote:I walked black crag in October and found it to be a very enjoyable walk with good views from the summit. Off to the Lakes this weekend and was thinking of walking Holme Fell from Hodge Close as a quick walk, I have noticed on a few reports from this hill there is sometimes cows present. I am always very cautious around them, can you tell me if they were there last week?

No cows last week. Several "cow pats" though, but if you are going straight up from the tarn I think you're less likely to see them than approaching the fell from the north.
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Re: Black Fell and Holme Fell

Postby jonathan - norfolk » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:24 pm

ChrisW wrote:That looks a nice round jonathan, when I saw 210m of ascent I thought wow, that doesn't seem like much....then I saw the main entry at the top...reckon you've robbed yourself in the typed bit mate :wink:

You're right, robbed myself quite a bit. They're about 300m each, but Holme was my favourite by far the way I walked it. Saw a lot of the fell that way. Straight up and down from the tarn would have been much quicker and simpler, but the "circular" route and the traverse of the ridge was worthy of much higher fells. I'll edit my entry a.s.a.p.
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