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Black Fell,Grey Nab and Melmerby Fell
by PauloUK77 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:16 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Black Fell, Grey Nag, Melmerby Fell
Date walked: 22/01/2011
Time taken: 6
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From here follow another boundary fence to Tom Smiths stone,this part was tough going having to negotiate bogs and peat hags.From Tom Smiths stone another fence takes you towards Grey Nags summit.
From here I retraced my route back to where my car was parked and headed in the direction of Melmerby Fell.A footpath sign and a gate lead the way into open country and my first objective this time was Fiends Fell.
After Fiends Fell is reached the going is reasonably easy all the way to Melmerby Fell although the weather had closed in by this time limiting visibility down to a few metres.Again I retraced my steps to take me back to the A686 and where my car was parked.
Overall I really enjoyed this walk as you get a feel of total isolation.I didn't see any other walkers whilst on these fells.The fells themselves are undistinguished but this is why you can have these to yourself.
by fedupofuserids » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:33 pm
PauloUK77 wrote:The fells themselves are undistinguished but this is why you can have these to yourself.
Thats the problem with hill-lists sometimes the hills missed off are far better whilst those included are complete dogs!
Again some I hope to do later this year, although judging by the peat hags may be best done when the ground is frozen.
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by PauloUK77 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:59 pm
I wonder how bad it can really get up there in warmer wetter months?
by colgregg » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:16 pm
by PauloUK77 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:47 pm
by colgregg » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:12 pm
A great day would be to park at Gunnerside do Gunnerside gill then head west towards Swinner Gill, detouring to bag Rogans seat before dropping down to Swinner then follow the swale back to Gunnerside. I've done both Gill's but not at the same time so I'm due a revisit shortly myself. It's a fascinating walk steeped in mining history AND you wont even touch a bog Some nice waterfalls in swinner too. As I once said elsewhere the area is Swaledale's Hadrians Wall, I just hope they preserve what they can in memory of the 100's who toiled there in days gone by.
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- Swinner Gill
- River Swale
- Top of Gunnerside Gill
by PauloUK77 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:25 am
by colgregg » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:32 am
by john923 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:05 pm
by PauloUK77 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:04 pm
This Hewitt dosn't like revealing itself.
by PauloUK77 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:21 pm
by colgregg » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:58 pm
by PauloUK77 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:05 pm
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