26th June 2005

Four of the Back O'Skidda fells.


Walk Overview
Time 09.10 to 13.10
Duration 4 hr
Distance 7 mile
Ascent 1939 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Longlands - Longlands Fell - Great Sca Fell - Knott - Great Sca Fell - Brae Fell - Longlands
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Longlands

With some degree of sensible parking you could probably get ten cars parked here. Once these are gone then I'm afraid it's a case of going elswhere. The roads around here simply aren't wide enough to accommodate roadside parking.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Some of the cottages at Longlands.
This was taken a couple of minutes after the start of the walk. The start (and end) of this walk is along a short section of the Cumbria Way, which is a long distance walking route from Carlisle to Ulverston.

Overwater, Longlands and Binsey, from the path up to Longlands Fell.

Longlands Fell summit.

From the route between Longlands Fell and Little Sca Fell, looking across to Meal Fell, Great Cockup and the Skiddaw fells.

A little further along the path, this time facing the other way, with Binsey in the distance (left). Lowthwaite Fell and Longlands Fell are the two fells in the middle of the picture.
Almost all of the walk was done on the type of terrain seen in this picture. On a day like today with good visibility, navigation is no problem at all, but in low cloud and poor conditions this sort of place can be very confusing.

Overwater and Binsey seen from Little Sca Fell summit cairn.

From the path up to Knott, looking back along the open grassy fellside towards Great Sca Fell.

Knott summit with High Pike and Carrock Fell behind.

From Knott summit again. This time looking to the Skiddaw fells (still under cloud).
The dark fell on the left is Lonscale Fell with Great Calva in front of it.

Brae Fell summit with High Pike behind.

From the little shelter on Brae Fell looking towards a hazy Solway Firth.

This is a lovely little area which is marked on the map as Charleton Wath fords.

Almost at the end of the walk now with Longlands coming back into view.
It was shame the walk was over as we were walking in very warm unbroken sunshine now.

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