9th May 2009

Not the top of Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.00 to 17.45
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3.8 mile
Ascent 760 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Near Wythop Church - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Kelswick Farm - Brumston Bridge - Wythop Mill - Road back to Wythop Church
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

Well, just as it was forecast, the rain stopped and the sun finally put in an appearance towards the end of the afternoon. So at about 3.30 we decided to head out for a walk up Sale Fell. As it turned out we didn't end up walking to the top, instead, we walked straight over to the chapel Wood side of the fell and more or less ended up doing a walk around the base of the fell.

Looking over the valley to the well spread out village of Embleton.

Binsey and Bassenthwaite Lake. Even at this height it was blowing a gale, so it must have been great fun for all those sailing on the lake today.

The view back; taken just after we decided to head straight over to Chapel Wood.

It was clearing very nicely now to give us a fine view across to Dodd, the Ullock Pike ridge and Skiddaw.



Walking through Chapel Wood.

The remains of Wythop Old church.

"What do you mean that's a funny looking Rabbit"

A picture of Lord's Seat and Broom Fell taken from Kelswick Farm.

A nice de-tour from a normal route on Sale Fell and Ling Fell is to include a walk through the lovely village of Wythop Mill.


Heading back along the road to the car, with a view of Binsey and a glimpse of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Wythop Sunday School (1887). It must have been a bit dark inside; unless the windows are at the back of the building.

And a little further along the road is the church itself.


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Lake District Walks