Sale Fell

Date: 4 Sep 2017 Weather: 17’C, cloudy, windy
Height gain: 748 ft Distance: 2.1 miles
Time taken: 1 hours 25 mins Wainwrights: 44 of 214

Route:  From Brumston Bridge car park following path via Kelswick and Chapel Wood turning left up to the top of Sale Fell and returning on path under Dodd Crag and back to car park.

It’s stopped raining and the breeze feels quite warm so the waterproofs come off for this second ascent of the day.

We follow the track to Kelswick then pick up a well used path following a wall.  At the high point of the wall an obvious path leads us directly to the top of Sale Fell with views towards a still cloud shrouded Skiddaw:

5 summit 2

It’s another pleasant top with easy grassy paths but a little bit of a climb towards the top:


Lord’s Seat, where we were a few days ago, has mysterious looking cloud meandering over him:


We drop down just below the summit for some shelter and enjoy a flapjack.  Energy restored, we head west and pick up the path we had meant to take up here but missed.  It starts gently but then gets a bit steeper then becomes a gentle traverse under Dodd Crag and then zig zags down the steeper ground back to the road all on nice friendly grass.

We get back to the car and the rain starts again – we made good use of today’s weather window.

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