Sour Howes and Sallows

Sun 30 Apr 2006

Route: Troutbeck Church - Garburn Road - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Nook - Garburn Pass - Garburn Road - Troutbeck Church

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 1,400ft

Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

With: On Own


Sunshine, blue sky and scattered clouds.

I bumped into David and Jennifer Hall on Sour Howes summit.

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Low down on the Garburn Road. I ascended Sour Howes by the ridge in the centre of the photo

Troutbeck Tongue with Caudale Moor on the left and the Ill Bell ridge (Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke) on the right


The village of Troutbeck on the slopes of Wansfell

Looking back down the Garburn Road

Caudale Moor, Troutbeck Tongue and the Ill Bell ridge from the ascent of Sour Howes

Wansfell from Applethwaite Common

Skyline: Red Screes, St Raven's Edge, Caudale Moor, Thresthwaite Mouth, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke

Windermere from Sour Howes

The Coniston and Langdale fells from Sour Howes

Looking over Wansfell Pike to the Langdale fells

The top of Sour Howes

Windermere from Sour Howes summit

Northerly panorama from Sour Howes summit

Sallows from Sour Howes

Yoke, Harter Fell and Kentmere Pike from Sallows summit

Red Screes and Caudale Moor

The Garburn Road

The Garburn Road

A locked gate and motorbike traps to stop the 4x4s and scramblers using the Garburn Road without a permit

Wansfell Pike from the Garburn Road

Previous Walk: The spine of the central fells (Sat 29 Apr 2006)

Next Walk: Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell (Mon 1 May 2006)

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