Sale Fell

Details
Grid Ref NY 194 296
Height 1,177 ft

This has long been a favourite place of mine. Not because it takes you to any great height or because it offers any mountain excitement or challenging terrane; quite the contrary in fact. I've always viewed Sale Fell as somewhere to go for a nice countryside walk which just happens to have the added bonus of actually getting you to the top of somewhere.

The fell itself doesn't cover a huge area of ground but the easy going nature of the place opens up lots of different opportunities for routes, particularly if you care to include Ling Fell which is only a short walk away.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions
Route suggestion:
1.1 mile / approx 700 ft ascent
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Route suggestion:
0.8 mile / approx 700 ft ascent
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A short route which could be made a little longer by heading across to Lothwaite and Rivings.

 
Route suggestion:
2 mile / approx 700 ft ascent
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This is a lovely walk and to some extent it almost feels like a shame that you need to leave the lower level path and head up to Sale Fell summit, , , but, that's the nature of the game and needs must.
As you approach Chapel Wood you pass the ruins of the old Wythop Church. There isn't a huge amount to see but it does offer the walker something with a little bit of interest. If you happen to come here of a nice sunny day the path through the woods is a real treat; albeit short lived. If on the other hand you arrive after periods of rain, you'll find the path very muddy indeed.

 

Photo gallery



This is a photo of the old church. The church was pulled down in 1865 when St Margaret's church was built on the other side of the fell.

The remains of Wythop old Church

 
 

 

 

 

 

Sale Fell summit, we're not alone.
 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 41

27th December 2016
  A short walk over Sale Fell 2.7 mile about 800 ft
road near Wythop Church - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - road near Wythop church
 

23rd August 2016
  An evening on Sale Fell 3 mile about 800 ft
near Wythop Church - near Dodd Crag - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - near Wythop church
 

5th July 2016
  An evening on Sale Fell 3.5 mile less than 1000 ft
near Wythop Church - near Dodd Crag - Kelswick Farm - Wythop old church - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - near Wythop church
 

3rd May 2016
  An evening on Sale Fell 2.7 mile about 800 ft
road near Wythop Church - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - road near Wythop church
 

30th January 2016
  A wintry walk from Whinlatter to Sale Fell 11.2 mile 3200 ft
Darling How Farm - Aiken Plantation - Brown How - Whinlatter Top - Tarbarrel Moss - Barf - Lord's Seat - Broom Fell - Widow Hause - Graystones - Wythop Moss - Ling Fell - Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Sale Fell - Roadside near Wythop Church
 

22nd January 2016
  A short walk over Sale Fell 3.6 mile 900 ft
road near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Wythop old church (ruin) - Kelswick - below Dodd Crag - road near Wythop Church
 

10th September 2015
  Lots of sunshine on Sale Fell 3.5 mile 900 ft
road near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Wythop old church (ruin) - Kelswick - below Dodd Crag - road near Wythop Church
 

1st March 2015
  Ling Fell and Sale Fell 5.9 mile 1800 ft
Brumston Bridge - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - above Burthwaite - Eskin - Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Ling Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - above Wythop Church - west side of Sale Fell - Brumston Bridge
 

25th December 2014
  Christmas Day on Sale Fell 3.9 mile 800 ft
Road near Wythop Church - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - Wythop Church - road near Wythop Church
 

27th August 2014
  An evening on Sale Fell 2.7 mile 800 ft
road near Wythop Church - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - road near Wythop church
 

22nd July 2014
  An evening on Sale Fell 3.6 mile 900 ft
road near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Wythop old church (ruin) - Kelswick - below Dodd Crag - road near Wythop Church
 

7th February 2014
  A short walk over Sale Fell 2.8 mile 600 ft
Wythop Mill Road - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Wythop Mill Road
 

27th September 2013
  A short walk on Sale Fell 2.8 mile 700 ft
Wythop Road - Dodd Crag - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - Wythop Road
 

2nd August 2013
  A short walk over Sale Fell 4.4 mile 700 ft
Wythop Church - Wythop Mill - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - road near Wythop Church
 

1st May 2013
  An evening walk on Sale Fell 2.8 mile 600 ft
Wythop Mill Road - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Wythop Mill Road
 

26th January 2013
  Sale Fell and Ling Fell 6.7 mile 1500 ft
Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church
 

22nd August 2012
  A short walk over Sale Fell 3.6 mile 800 ft
Near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Nr Kelswick - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church
 

20th April 2012
  An afternoon on Sale Fell 4.7 mile 900 ft
Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Chapel Wood - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Wythop church - Wythop Mill - Brumston Bridge
 

21st December 2011
  A short walk over Sale Fell 1.9 mile 500 ft
Road near the church - over Sale Fell and back to the car
 

30th September 2011
  A warm walk on Sale Fell 4 mile 800 ft
Wythop road - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church
 

4th May 2011
  An evening on Sale Fell 4.1 mile 700 ft
Wythop Mill road - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill Wythop Mill road
 

27th November 2010
  Sale Fell and Ling Fell in the snow 8.5 mile 1990 ft
Pheasant Inn - Routenbeck - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge - Ling Fell - Corpse Road - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church - Routenbeck - Pheasant Inn
 

11th September 2010
  After the rain, we went onto Sale Fell 3.9 mile 900 ft
Brumston Bridge - Kelswick - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - Wythop church - Wythop Mill - Brumston Bridge
 

21st April 2010
  An evening walk on Sale Fell 3.6 mile 700 ft
Wythop Mill road - below Dodd Crag - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - Wythop Mill Road
 

6th March 2010
  A day on the Lord's Seat fells after quickly working out a plan "B" 11.6 mile 3400 ft
Roadside near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Brumston Bridge - Ling Fell - edge of Wythop Moss - near Broom Fell - Lord's Seat - Barf - below Lord's Seat - Broom Fell - Widow Hause - Graystones - Darling How Plantation - parking spaces near Darling How Farm
 

8th January 2010
  A splendid hour and a bit on Sale Fell 4.2 mile 1100 ft
Pheasant Inn - Routenbeck - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - north side of Sale Fell - Routenbeck - Pheasant Inn
 

13th November 2009
  A short walk on Sale Fell 3 mile 770 ft
Wythop Road - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill - Wythop Church
 

25th February 2009
  A short afternoon walk on Ling Fell and Sale Fell 4.2 mile 1400 ft
Brumston Bridge - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Eskin - Brumston Bridge - Kelswick - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Brumston Bridge
 

21st December 2008
  A short walk on the shortest day - Sale Fell 2.6 mile 700 ft
Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge
 

13th August 2008
  A short walk on Sale Fell 2.9 mile 800 ft
Wythop Road - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Wythop Road
 

30th May 2008
  A short asfternoon walk on Sale Fell 3.4 mil 900 ft
Wythop Mill Road - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - Wythop Mill Road
 

21st March 2008
  Ling Fell to Sale Fell via Lord's Seat 8.5 mile 2700 ft
Brumston Bridge - Ling Fell - Burthwaite Heights - Broom Fell - Lord's Seat - Barf - Hagg Beck - Ladies Table - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Brumston Bridge
 

21st October 2007
  A short walk on Sale Fell 3.6 mile 1222 ft
Nr Wythop Church - Lothwaite - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Sale Fell - Nr Wythop Church
 

11th July 2007
  An evening walk on Sale Fell 2.8 Mile 833 ft
Wythop Mill Road - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Wythop Mill Road
 

5th April 2007
  A short afternoon walk in the sun - Sale Fell 3.4 mile 920 ft
Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Dodd Crag (under) - Wythop Church
 

28th October 2006
  A short wet walk on sale Fell 2.1 mile 820 ft
Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Wythop church
 

4th July 2006
  An evening walk past an old chapel and onto Sale Fell. 3.7 mile 1030 ft
Wythop church - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Sale Fell - Wythop church
 

11th February 2006
  Sale Fell and Ling Fell 5.1 mile 1965 ft
St Margaret's Church - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Eskin - Ling Fell - Eskin - St Margaret's Church
 

8th October 2005
  1st walk of the day - Ling Fell and Sale Fell 5.1 mile 1864 ft
Nr Pheasant Inn - Eskin - Ling Fell - Eskin - Sale Fell - Nr Pheasant Inn
 

26th December 2004
  Walking in a winter wonderland. 6.5 mile 2231 ft
Pheasant Inn - Sale Fell - Kelswick - Ling Fell - Eskin - Pheasant Inn
 

5th June 2004
  Sale fell and Ling Fell. 7.1 mile 2382 ft
Phesant Inn Road - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Kelswick - Wythop Beck - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Burthwaite - Eskin - Kelswick - Lothwaite - Phesant Inn Road
 



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Lake District Walks