21st December 2008

A short walk on the shortest day - Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 12.20 to 13.40
Duration 1 hr 20 min
Distance 2.6 mile
Ascent 700 ft
Walking with On my own
Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick - Brumston Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Brumston Bridge, Wythop

The two fells of Ling Fell and Sale Fell are quite often walked as a pair and although they can be done from a few different places. This spot offers a convenient starting point whichever one you decide to walk first. The other good side to starting here is that you're never too far away from the car. If the weather was to take a turn for the worse, you could easily abandon the walk and get back to the car in no time at all.


Route Map

I didn't intend to get out at all today. The forecast wasn't great so I used this as an excuse to do a few things at home. However, after only a couple of hours of "doing a few things" I'd had enough and I headed out for a quick walk on Sale Fell. To say the very least, the first half of the walk was wet !

Kelswick Farm.

This picture doesn't really show it, but it was bucketing down here, and even though I wasn't very high at all, the wind was really picking up.

Blowing a gale on Sale Fell summit. I'm glad I wasn't on one of the higher fells today.

Where to go now?
Turning right would take me back the way I'd just came.
Turning left would take me down to the path above Routenbeck.
The option I ended up taking was to go straight through the gate, across to Rivings and then to drop down into Chapel Wood.


That's better; the rain had stopped and I now had a view down to Bassenthwaite Lake. No views of the Skiddaw fells though.

Looking down into the somewhat secretive Wythop Valley.

And again, from the path leading into Chapel Wood.

Walking through a winter wooded land.




Almost back at Kelswick Farm.

I was going to ask "who lives in a house like this". Then I noticed the name.

Brumston Bridge.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks