16th June 2009

A spur of the moment decision for a late walk on Setmurthy


Walk Overview
Time 19.00 to 20.30
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Nr Cockermouth School - Allerdale Ramble - Watch Hill (Setmurthy), and back
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, near Cockermouth school

Not quite in the thick of it as far as Lake District walking opportunities go. And while I'm sure there are lots of nice walks to be had in the area, the most realistic option is a walk through the farmland to Setmurthy.


Route Map

Perhaps it was a bit late, but it was about half past six before we decided to go for a walk this evening, which didn't give us much time at all. In light of this we headed to Cockermouth for a walk up Setmurthy. Despite being somewhat separate from the rest of the Lake District, this still makes for a lovely short walk.

The route up to the high point on Setmurthy is basically just a track through farmland.



The view across to the Lakeland fells.


As we looked back towards Cockermouth it was pretty obvious that we weren't going to complete the walk in the same sunshine we had at the start. It was forecast so I suppose I can't really complain, but the cloud was steadily moving across from the coast.


Do you ever feel like you just don't fit in with everyone else?



Doctor, doctor, all I can see it white spots.
Should've gone to Specsavers.


A close up shot looking towards Lorton Vale.


This was as far as we went tonight. Time was moving on and the clouds were moving in, so it was time to head back. From here it was a simple case of following the same path back to the car.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks