Wythop Round

Fri 21 Mar 2008

Route: Brumston Bridge, Wythop Mill - Ling Fell - Burthwaite Heights - Broom Fell - Lord's Seat - Barf - Ladies Table - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Brumston Bridge

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Very windy throughout, overcast with a couple of hail showers and some sunny intervals.

On leaving Barf we tried to cut down through the forest plantation but hit new trees and windblown which stopped our progress, we ended having to climb back up and out of the forest about 100m from were we had started, this 'extra loop' is shown in purple on the route map!

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Sale Fell from our direct route up Ling Fell

Looking up the Wythop valley to the wooded Ladies Table with the Skiddaw fells beyond

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head in the distance from Ling Fell's summit

Zooming in on Embleton

Criffel in Scotland

Burthwaite Heights (centre) with Broom Fell the high point on the skyline on the right

Graystones from Wythop Moss

Ladies Table, Ullock Pike, Long Side and Skiddaw from Burthwaite Heights summit

Broom Fell from Burthwaite Heights

Looking back to Ling Fell (left) and Burthwaite Heights (right) from our ascent of Broom Fell

Broom Fell summit cairn, looking towards Lord's Seat

Whinlatter with the Grasmoor Fells beyond from Broom Fell's summit

Looking back to Broom Fell from Lord's Seat with Graystones beyond on the left

Lord's Seat summit with snow on the top part of Grisedale Pike

The boggy route to Barf from Lord's Seat

The valley of Hagg Beck below, the wooded Ladies Table (centre) and Binsey on the far side of Bassenthwaite Lake

Looking back to Lord's Seat from Barf's summit

Looking over Bassenthwaite Lake to the Skiddaw fells from Barf's summit

The Vale of Keswick and some snow on the Helvellyn ridge

Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey from Barf's summit

Over the stile to gain access to paths and tracks to get to Ladies Table

Ladies Table summit

A hail / sleet shower passes over Keswick

The Skiddaw fells from below Lothwaite

Sale Fell from Rivings

The Skiddaw fells from Sale Fell's summit

Ling Fell from our descent to Brumston Bridge from Sale Fell

Previous Walk: Harter Fell and Wallowbarrow Crag (Sun 16 Mar 2008)

Next Walk: Snowy Blencathra (Sun 23 Mar 2008)

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