11th July 2007

An evening walk on Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 18.50 to 20.00
Duration 1 hr 10 min
Distance 2.8 Mile
Ascent 833 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Wythop Mill Road - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Wythop Mill Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, near Wythop Church

This litterally is parking alongside the road, with more of the car being on than off the road. There are some wider spaces in front of the church, but for instant access to the fellside below Sale Fell this is the beat spot.

Obviously parking is free along here.


Route Map

Although we hadn't intended to get out for a walk, it turned out to be a lovely evening and far too nice to sit in the house. In fact it wasn't until after 6 o'clock when I asked what we were going to have for tea that Jennifer suggested that we go for a walk instead. So it was a case of grabbing a quick sandwich, getting our walking gear on and then heading out.
That's one way to get out of cooking a meal I suppose !

Bassenthwaite village in shade with some of the northern fells behind.

Looking down on some of the houses found between the Pheasant Inn and Wythop Church.

Taken from the little fell of Lothwaite and showing, Bassenthwaite Lake, Ullock Pike, Dodd and the Eastern Fells in the distance.

A close up of the sunshine on Ullock Pike.

Dodd, Latrigg, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, High Rigg and Raise.
Considering just how much cloud there was, we were lucky to enough enjoy sunshine for almost the whole walk. It wasn't warm at all and there was quite a breeze, but as long as the sun shines I can live with the rest of it.

Dark looking clouds on the Skiddaw fells.

And again taken from the gate found a couple of minutes walk from Sale Fell summit.


Jennifer approaching Sale Fell summit with Lord's Seat and Broom Fell behind.

A wider view of the Skiddaw fells.

The fellside below Sale Fell, taken from the path back to the car.

Ever lengthening shadows and late evening sunlight.
Nice while it lasted I should add; because looking in the opposite direction we could see the cloud moving across from the West. The last ten minutes of the drive home was done in rain.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks