5th June 2004

Sale fell and Ling Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 10:00 to 13:30
Duration 3.hr 30 min
Distance 7.1 mile
Ascent 2382
Walking with On my own
Phesant Inn Road - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Kelswick - Wythop Beck - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Burthwaite - Eskin - Kelswick - Lothwaite - Phesant Inn Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, near Wythop Church

This litterally is parking alongside the road, with more of the car being on than off the road. There are some wider spaces in front of the church, but for instant access to the fellside below Sale Fell this is the beat spot.

Obviously parking is free along here.


Route Map

Just above the start of the walk. I could tell already that this was going to be a very
hot and humid walk. I'm glad I didn't tackle any of the bigger fells today.

Looking over Routenbeck and the Pheasant Inn to the end of Bassenthwaite Lake

A little further along the path

Looking up the gill towards Lothwalte. This is the point where I turned right off the
path and started to follow the dry stone wall that runs across the next picture.

Looking over the top of the same gill to Lothwaite from the path leading to Sale
Fell summit. The dark line running through the path was made by me disturbing the
very wet grass. By this point my trousers were soaked half way up to my knees.

Sale Fall summit. The fell on the left just below the cloud is Dodd

Ling Fell from just past Sale Fell summit. The path just visible in the bottom right
of the picture is the path I followed from the summit.

Eskin from the path near Dodd Crag. I took the path that goes off to the left of where
I took this photo, but you can follow the path next to the wall for a short cut. (Very Steep)

A strange looking gate post near Kelswick Farm

Binsey on the left Bassenthwaite in the middle and Sale Fell on the right from just below Ling Fell summit

The same view from Ling Fell summit. The cloud at the top of the photo did decide to
empty its self on top of me but at least it only lasted a couple of minutes.

Sale Fell and Rivings from the path above Burthwaite

The Skiddaw fells from Rivings summit cairn. The cloud has started to lift, but
not not quite as high as Skiddaw summit.

From Lothwaite looking over Bassenthwaite. The fells in the distance are the Dodds.
You can just make out the end of Derwent Water past the end of Bassenthwaite

Who said that sheep can't climb trees ?

David Hall -
Lake District Walks