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Cold Fell

Cold Fell


Postby PauloUK77 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:59 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Cold Fell

Date walked: 23/01/2011

Time taken: 3

Distance: 9.5 km

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I started this walk from the small car park just after Clesketts,from here I headed down the private road to Howgill where there is a choice of footpaths heading up Cold fell or the Gairs footpath.
I used the old mine track heading up Cold Fell before turning right at a boundary fence toward the summit of Cold Fell.On my ascent it dawned on me how much area on the northern flanks of Cold Fell had been planted with a mix of trees it was vast.Once these take hold, this Fell will look so different and I would imagine they will attract more wildlife to the area.
On reaching Cold Fells summit I took a bearing to head towards Brown Fell,there was a boundary fence heading exactly where I wanted to be.They love putting boundary fences on these North Pennine Fells.I descended down to the Gairs footpath turned right and followed this back to Howgill.

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Small car park near Howgill looking towards Cold Fell.

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Starting the ascent after Howgill.

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Vast areas of Cold Fell have been planted with mixed trees.

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Looking back towards Howgill.

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Reaching Cold Fells summit.

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Cold Fell summit.

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Heading towards Brown Fell.

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Gairs.

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Gairs footpath.

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Tindale Tarn.
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PauloUK77
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby fedupofuserids » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Looks a pleasant walk, hoping to do this in summer so its nice to see what the parking is like.

Theres quite a few new native woods being planted in the lakes, I presume its a global warming/carbon footprint thing.
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:40 pm

You will see the extent of the planting much easier in the summer,it must have cost a fortune for that many trees.Its a pleasant area and the forest will make it even more so.
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby tango » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:59 pm

Nice little report ive been looking at Cold fell for a while!! same route as your report. So thanks for the info,is that Gairs farmhouse lived in ?? do you know? just out of interest because it looked pretty bleak!!! :lol: cheers
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:04 pm

I didn't get close enough to Gairs farmhouse to tell if it was inhabited but your right it does look bleak and a hermits place to live.
Its a nice little fell to walk on giving great views (weather permitting) towards the Lake District,Eden Valley and into Scotland I had good views of Criffel and could see Galloway Forest Parks higher hills.
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby fedupofuserids » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:19 pm

tango wrote:is that Gairs farmhouse lived in ?? do you know? just out of interest because it looked pretty bleak!!!


Tango, Its deserted or was in 2005 according to here http://v-g.me.uk/Trips/T0730/T0730.htm.
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Re: Cold Fell

Postby tango » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:43 pm

Cheers Userids, good info as always!!! :D i was wondering because it didn't look to accessible..im surprised somebody hasnt made it into a bothy or something similar.!!!!!!seems a shame to let it go to rack & ruin.. :(
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