30th April 2011

Not Souther Fell


Walk Overview
Time 11.50 to 14.10
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 6.1 mile
Ascent 500 ft
Walking with On my own
A66 Mungrisdale junction - High Beckside - Hazelhurst - Southerfell Farm - Scales - A66 - Lamb Bridge - Hutton Moor End - A66 Mungrisdale junction
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, A66, Mungrisdale junction

This isn't somewhere I'd normally begin a walk, but on the occasion it did set out from here, the road to Mungrisdale was simply too icy.


Route Map

My original plan today was to have a walk on Souther Fell from Mungrisdale and that was about it. On the drive through however, I decided it might be a good idea to park at the end of the Mungrisdale road to make the walk a little longer. Once I got going, the plan changed again and I didn't end up walking on Souther Fell at all.
It was only a short easy walk, but it was still a good couple of hours out and about in the countryside.

It's about a mile and a half to Mungrisdale from the end of the road, and surprisingly, only one car passed me in the thirty minutes it took to walk down the road.

Barrow Beck.

Low Beckside. It was just after passing the buildings that I crossed over the beck and onto the narrow road running along the eastern side of Souther Fell.



Looking ahead down the road

and again, taken a little further on.

Great Mell Fell in the distance.

Some of the cyclists that passed me at Southerfell Farm.


Great Mell Fell is never really out of view along this road.

More cyclists and Great Mell Fell again.
It was here that I decided to walk along the old road between Scales and Hutton Moor End instead of walking up Souther Fell. Last time I was along that road was when I did the coast to coast cycle ride so I thought it would be nice to take another look. Many fell walkers would be horrified at the thought of this, but there you go.

Company for lunch.


Mousethwaite Comb and Blencathra seen from the old road.

And again.

Looking across to Souther Fell.

A close up of Low Side.

Souther Fell and Blencathra.

This has to be a strong contender for Britain's most cared for garden shed compertition.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks