Ponsonby Fell and Swainson Knott

Fri 28 Nov 2003

Route: Gosforth - Blengdale - Ponsonby Fell - Swainson Knott - Stakes Bridge

Distance: 7.00 miles

Ascent: 1,150ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: Roger & Ann Hiley


Rain showers and low cloud.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Ponsonby Fell' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 192] as far as the summit and then followed the FRCC route up Swainson Knott and down to Stakes Bridge.

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Gosforth Cross (14 feet high)

Path beside the River Bleng

Crossing the River Bleng

In Blengdale Forest

Ponsonby Fell from the edge of Blengdale Forest

Scalderskew with high fells lost in cloud

The view east with Buckbarrow just out of the cloud

Ponsonby Fell summit

Sellafield from Ponsonby Fell's summit

Swainson Knott from Ponsonby Fell

Swainson Knott summit

Descending into the valley of the River Calder

Previous Walk: Rannerdale Knotts (Thu 27 Nov 2003)

Next Walk: Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge (Fri 5 Dec 2003)

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