4th July 2006

An evening walk past an old chapel and onto Sale Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 18.00 to 20.00
Duration 2 hr
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 1030 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Wythop church - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Sale Fell - Wythop church
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

Binsey and Bassenthwaite taken from the gateway above Wythop Church.
It was a perfect summers evening and this short walk around Sale Fell was just right in these conditions. We actually said just how uncomfortable it would have been doing a full days walk in this heat.

And again from further along the path.

Broom Fell and Lord's Seat.

"If you think you're hot, you should try wearing a jacket like mine in this weather"

The footpath behind Kelswick. Our route took us to the right and onto the road next to Kelswick farm.

Evening sunlight coming through the trees and onto the remains of Wythop Old Church.
The church is said to date back to the 14th century, but the earliest evidence of its existence dates it to the reign of Queen Mary (1553 - 58). The church was demolished in 1865 when the new church was built, although every year during August an open air service is held by the remains of the old church.

Looking across to the Skiddaw fells.

These cows seemed very interested in what we were up to as we had something to eat.

A find old tree next to the path around Sale Fell.

Skiddaw, the Ullock Pike ridge and Dodd on the left of the picture. The hazy fells in the far distance are the Dodds and the Helvellyn ridge.

Sale Fell summit.

A close up of the boats on Bassenthwaite Lake.

The church of St Margaret Wythop.

A view of Sale Fell seen from the roadside on the way home.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks