Black Combe

Sat 10 Aug 2002

Route: Beckside - White Combe - Stoupdale Head - Whitecombe Head - Black Combe - Whitecombe Head - Whitecombe Beck - Whicham Mill - Beckside

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 1,900ft

Time: 3 hours

With: Anne


Humid again.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Ascent of White Combe from Beckside' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 172] and extended it by climbing Black Combe as well.

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Looking back down the groove which is followed for the early part of the climb up White Combe

White Combe summit cairn

Black Combe from White Combe

Buck Barrow with Whitfell behind right in cloud

Black Combe from Whitecombe Head

Looking back to Stoupdale Head

Walney Island from the large cairn on Black Combe's south top

The west coast of Cumbria with Sellafield just north of the mouth of the River Esk

Black Combe summit

Looking down on White Combe from the descent off Black Combe

Panorama south from Whitecombe Head with White Combe left and Black Combe right

Descent to Whitecombe Beck

Whicham Mill

Previous Walk: Seat Robert and High Wether Howe (Thu 8 Aug 2002)

Next Walk: Ennerdale (Sun 11 Aug 2002)

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