Sallows

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Grid Ref NY 437 039
Height 1,691 ft

As far as the fells go, I think I have a tendency to back the underdog, and true to form, here I go again. Despite what many other people say about the place, I for one really enjoy walking on Sallows. Probably because the summit itself is never the main attraction on a fell for me, when I say I enjoy walking on a fell, that includes everything from bottom to top.

It makes total sense when you're up here, but Sallows is usually included on a walk with Sour Howes. The walk between the two of them takes you across a nice undulating grassy ridge which is about as close to 'spending time on the tops' as you're going to get up here.
The top section of the fell between Garburn Nook and the summit, is nothing more than a short grassy walk. If you do a quick out and back from the top of the pass, this is a summit easily reached.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Sallows
2.4 mile / approx 1300 ft ascent
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This is a route where I generally feel as though I haven't actually spent much time on the fell itself, because most of the route in done on Garburn Pass. I know I'm still walking 'on the fells', but this doesn't feel like a route specific to one of them. I suppose the routes that these passes follow were devised with that very reason in mind; to get from one valley to another by the easiest and lowest route possible. Consequently this route onto Sallows is extremely easy to follow and quite easy going.

The walk up Garburn Pass offers what are probably the best views through Troutbeck.


 

Route suggestion:
2 mile / approx 1100 ft ascent
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Just about everything I said for the route from Church Bridge could also be said of this route. Although this one is shorter and with less ascent, personally, I find this side of Garburn Pass the harder going of the two.

Parking in Kentmere can be a difficult task, particularly during the summer months and definitely in the second half of the day.


Photo gallery

Looking across from Sour Howes

 
and looking across from Troutbeck
 


Looking across to Sallows.
 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 12

2nd November 2016
  Sallows and Sour Howes from Kentmere 5.7 mile about 1300 ft
Kentmere - Crabtree Brow - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Sallows - Moor Head - Sour Howes - Capple How - Whiteside End - Kentmere Hall - Kentmere
 

24th September 2016
  Sallows and Sour Howes - and the bit between them 8.2 mile about 1700 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Sallows - Wardless - Sour Howes - Backstone Barrow - Dubbs Road - Dubbs Reservoir - Moorhowe Road - Longmire Road - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

19th September 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 67
  Kentmere Reservoir and Rainsborrow Tarn 12.7 mile 4000 ft
Church Bridge, Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Kentmere Scales - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Ill Bell East Ridge - Ill Bell - Rainsborrow Tarn - Yoke - top of Garburn Pass - Sallows - Sour Howes - Garburn Pass - Church Bridge, Troutbeck
 

16th May 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 45
  Dubbs Reservoir and Borrans Reservoir 10.1 mile 1900 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Sallows - Moor Head - Sour Howes - Applethwaite Common - Dubbs Road - Dubbs Reservoir - Borrans Lane - Borrans Reservoir - Moorhowe Road - Longmire Road - Garburn Pass - Church Bridge
 

24th November 2014
  Sallows and Sour Howes 5 mile 1400 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Sallows - Moor Head - Sour Howes - Backstone Barrow - Garburn Pass - Church Bridge
 

27th April 2013
  Sour Howes, Sallows, , , , , and Sour Howes 8.7 mile 2300 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Moor Head - Sallows - Kentmere Park - Long Crag - Capple Howe - Sour Howes - Backstone Barrow - Dubbs Road - Dubbs Reservior - Moorhowe Road - Longmire Road - Garburn Pass - Troutbeck church
 

6th March 2011
  A long walk from Troutbeck - Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue 12.3 mile 2500 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Nook - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head Farm - Hagg Gill - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Town Head - Troutbeck - Church Bridge
 

31st January 2010
  It turned into a lovely sunny day at Troutbeck 8 mile 2200 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Moor Head - Sallows - Garburn Nook - Sheepfold - track below Lowther Brow - Troutbeck Tongue - Hall Hill - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

1st March 2008
  Sunshine and showers at Troutbeck 7.6 mile 1670 ft
Church Bridge Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Sallows - Sour Howes - Dubbs Road - Dubbs Reservoir - Moorhowe Road - Longmire Road - Garburn Pass - Church Bridge Troutbeck
 

30th April 2006
  A walk from Troutbeck, an unexpected meeting, a jumping sheep and no ice cream. 5.2 mile 1470 ft
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Sallows - Sour Howes - Garburn Pass - Limefitt Park - Troutbeck
 

21st September 2005
  Three fells, one pass and a lovely valley walk. 9.9 mile 2500 ft
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Lane - Troutbeck
 

2nd April 2005
  Sour Howes to Troutbeck Tongue via the Ill Bell ridge. 11.5 mile 3776 ft
Troutbeck Church - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Troutbeck Tongue - Troutbeck Church
 



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