Watch Hill and Setmurthy Common

Thu 26 Apr 2007

Route: Cockermouth (East) - Watch Hill - Setmurthy Common - Watch Hill - Cockermouth (East)

Distance: 3.50 miles

Ascent: 600ft

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

With: Anne


A sunny after work walk.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Watch Hill' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 202].

© Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Licence number AL100038401

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

Previous Walk: Sheffield Pike and Hart Side (Sat 21 Apr 2007)

Next Walk: Patterdale to Scales (Sat 28 Apr 2007)

Back to Top