30th March 2012

A short walk over Dent


Walk Overview
Time 14.30 to 16.30
Duration 2 hr
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with On my own
Wath Bridge - Nannycatch Road - Nannycatch Gate - Dent - Black How - Wath Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Wath Bridge, Cleator Moor

There isn't a huge selection of walks that can be done from here. In fact the only real option is Flat Fell and Dent. I know these can be walked by a few different routes, but that's about it.

One piece of useless information is that one of the fields next to the bridge is the western most point in the Lake District.


Route Map

After taking a none straightforward delivery of some bedroom furniture I just had a short walk near home this afternoon. This takes me back to the comments I made last Sunday about trying to by a camera lens.

"There's a guy over there taking our photo"
"He's probably waiting for me to stand in some more mud. Have you seen the state on my legs"


After a short walk up Nannycatch Road I headed out onto the open fell.

Walking along the path to Nannycatch Gate.

Nannycatch Gate.
I think the name is for the area rather than an actual gate, although there is one behind me.

Looking back to Nannycatch Gate area.


Dent might be a small fell but this steep route up from Uldale Bottom certainly gets the heart and lungs working.

Looking back for a view of the Loweswater fells in the distance.

Dent summit.

Into the woods I go as I make my way down to Black How Farm.


Looking over towards Cleator Moor from the roadside between Black How and Wath Bridge.

Back at Wath Bridge.
Now I have to arrange for two wardrobes to be taken to bits, carried up stairs and then put back together. Obviously the company we bought them from didn't think we meant it when we said they need to be flat packed because they wouldn't make it around a tight corner on the landing.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks