21st September 2005

Three fells, one pass and a lovely valley walk.


Walk Overview
Time 08.30 to 13.00
Duration 4 hr 30 min
Distance 9.9 mile
Ascent 2500 ft
Walking with On my own
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Lane - Troutbeck
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Church Bridge, Troutbeck

There isn't a great deal of room here; perhaps a few more than half a dozen spaces if you're lucky. Once these are taken however, people generally begin to park along the road near the church.

Parking is free

There are lots of walking on offer from this spot, but for myself, I find this an ideal place to head out onto the western arm of the Kentmere horseshoe.


Route Map

A rather grey morning, looking down to Windermere from a little way below Sour Howes.

From Sour Howes summit looking across to Yoke and the Ill Bell ridge.

20 minutes later on Sallows and the whole ridge has disappeared under the cloud.

Just below the highest point on Garburn Pass.

Troutbeck Park and Troutbeck Tongue from Garburn Pass.

Another picture taken from Garburn Pass, this time with Troutbeck and Town Head below.

Pony Trekking on the track above Limefitt Park.

Troutbeck Tongue seen at the head of the valley.

Long Green Head Farm.

The track between Hagg Beck and Troutbeck Tongue.
Threshthwaite Mouth is the lowest point on the skyline.

A closer look at the old farm building on the previous picture.

Just past Troutbeck Tongue summit you get this lovely view down the whole length of the valley to Windermere.

Troutbeck Tongue and the Ill Bell Ridge from Ing Lane.

The Autumn colours are really starting to show now. I can't believe yet another summer's over already. I must have blinked and missed this one !!

Troutbeck church.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks