25th February 2009

A short afternoon walk on Ling Fell and Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 12.55 to 14.55
Duration 2 hr
Distance 4.2 mile
Ascent 1400 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Brumston Bridge - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Eskin - Brumston Bridge - Kelswick - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - 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

Brumston Bridge, found between Sale Fell and Ling Fell, just to the west of Bassenthwaite Lake. The small car park (around to the right) provides the ideal starting place for a walk which includes both of these fells.

Looking through the narrow entrance of Wythop Valley towards Embleton.

A close up of the little village of Wythop Mill. Notice the A66 crossing the top of the picture.

The view back along the corpse road which runs around the side of Ling Fell. The fell behind is Sale Fell.


Binsey, Bassenthwaite Lake and Sale Fell, seen just below Ling Fell summit.

Ling Fell summit with a cloud topped Skiddaw behind.

No sooner do you reach the top of Ling Fell and it's time to head back down again. In this case we were heading back down, past the car, and then onto Sale Fell.

There are lots of options to walk up Sale Fell, one of them would have been to continue into Chapel Wood and ascend via Lothwaite. Today however, we decided to follow the wall behind Kelswick farm; a shorter option, but still very nice.

Walking behind Kelswick farm, an easy route to follow to Sale Fell. Simply follow the wall until you reach the gate, turn left and head up hill to the top.

Lord's Seat; the highest point on the skyline.

Sale Fell summit with the Skiddaw fells; now free from cloud.

We were almost at the end of the walk now, and again we had more than one choice of route. Just before taking this picture we could have headed straight down to the car park, but we opted for this gentler path down to the road below Kelswick farm.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks