14th June 2011

An evening on Souther Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.00 to 19.00
Duration 3 hr
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
A66 - Scales - Mousthwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Hazelhurst - Far Souther Fell - Scales - A66
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Scales, Threlkeld

I'm sure anyone who has driven along this stretch of the A66 will have noticed the line of cars along both sides of the road. To hazard a guess, I'd say almost all of the occupants had headed out for a walk up Blencathra; and probably via Sharp Edge.

There is actually space for quite a few cars along here, but thoughtless parking often reduces the number of cars that can manage to get a spot. Parking is free, but it does fill up pretty fast, at all times of year.


Route Map

It had been a lovely day today and sadly we couldn't get out until late afternoon; just as it began to cloud over.
This photo was taken after crossing the main A66 from our start point.

Scales Farm B&B.


It was lovely and warm walking up Mousthwaite Comb, it was just a shame the high level cloud was quickly heading this way.

This is a nice easy section of path that gets you up to about 1400ft asl without as much effort as you'd expect there to be. Of course it also helps because we were already over 700ft when we set off walking.

A look back to Blencathra.


Leaving Souther Fell summit.

There are a couple of different options to get off Souther Fell and onto the road we were aiming for. Today, we opted to carry on and walk off the end of the northeast end of the fell.

A close up of Mungrisdale Church.

And a not so close up showing most of the village.

Spot the walker.

Now for the walk along this narrow road back to Scales.
I know it's a road, but this is a lovely route through some nice countryside.

Far Southerfell Farm.

Further along the road and the view opens up to show 'the back of' Clough Head and Great Dodd.

Nice earring, , , shame about the green lipstick though.

Mosedale Viaduct.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks