27th November 2010

Sale Fell and Ling Fell in the snow


Walk Overview
Time 10.10 to 13.40
Duration 3 hr 30 min
Distance 8.5 mile
Ascent 1990 ft
Walking with On my own
Pheasant Inn - Routenbeck - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge - Ling Fell - Corpse Road - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church - Routenbeck - Pheasant Inn
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Pheasant Inn, Wythop

This isn't somewhere I'd normally park. On this occasion however, there was too much snow and ice on the road so the prudent thing to do was park here and follow the road towards Wythop Church


Route Map

Well, it looks like winter has well and truly arrived. OK it actually arrived a week or so ago, but I missed the best of that lot so this was my first taste of it this season.

Through the gateway and onto the fellside.
The fell in the distance it Binsey.

Now I'm on the sunny side of the fell and looking across to Ling Fell.


A view back down Sale Fell all the way to the Solway Firth and the Scottish hills which you can't quite make out but they are there.

Sale Fell summit in front of a cloud topped Skiddaw fells.

and also looking towards Lord's Seat; the prominent fell below the sun.

Binsey in the distance.

Sale Fell, seen from Rivings.

Walking down the fellside near Lothwaite.

A view down the path leading to Chapel Wood.
The fell in the background is Ling Fell.

and a view back up the same path.

A bit of sunshine would have been nice as I walked through Chapel Wood, unfortunately the cloud had other ideas.

Fields next to Kelswick Farm.

I definitely looked a bit wintry as I walked around the base of Ling Fell. It was just a shame the cloud couldn't have waited for another hour or so before moving across here.

Sale Fell, taken from the edge of Wythop Moss.

Walking up the pathless side of Ling Fell was just a case of picking out a route which best avoided the heather. Ordinarily it wouldn't have mattered, but what I didn't want today, were boots full of snow.

Approaching Ling Fell summit. In the far distance you can see the Scottish hills.

Ling Fell summit.
To the left of the trig point is Sale Fell, to the left of that is Bassenthwaite Lake and behind that is Binsey.

Still at the summit, this time looking across to the Skiddaw fells on the left and Broom Fell on the right.

Rounding the end of Ling Fell now and heading down the Corpse Road.

What I could have done here was turn right at Brumston Bridge and walked over the end of Sale Fell to get back to the car. Instead, I decided to walk back the long way via the little village of Wythop Mill.

and here it is; Wythop Mill, well, part of it anyway.

Passing by the old Wythop Sunday School building.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks