Distance: 3.50 miles
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
A sunny after work walk.
We followed A. Wainwright's 'Watch Hill' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 202].
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Start of the path up Watch Hill from the old A66 just outside Cockermouth
The path is also part of the Allerdale Ramble long distance path
Watch Hill is the high point of the skyline and the summit of Setmurthy Common is near the trees on the far right
Heading up Watch Hill
Looking south to the Grasmoor Fells from Watch Hill
Grasmoor, the Lorton valley with High Stile and Red Pike beyond, Mellbreak and the slopes of Fellbarrow with Slate fell in the foreground
Watch Hill summit
Mint sauce anyone?
Southerly panorama from Watch Hill's summit
The ridge to Setmurthy Common from Watch Hill with the Skiddaw fells in the distance
The view south up the Lorton Valley from between Watch Hill and Setmurthy Common
Looking across to Setmurthy Common summit
Setmurthy Common's summit
Looking across the Solway Firth into Scotland from Watch Hill
Cockermouth from our descent off Watch Hill
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