21st April 2010

An evening walk on Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 17.30 to 19.00
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 700 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Wythop Mill road - below Dodd Crag - Kelswick - Chapel Wood - Rivings - 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

With the current run of good weather lasting yet another day, it was far too nice to sit in the house this evening so we headed out for a walk up Sale Fell. This is another great little fell with so many different options for routes, and more to the point for us, nice and handy to nip across to for an evening walk.

Joke of the walk:
What do you get if you cross a Rabbit with a Sheep?
The answer is on one of the following pictures. I don't need to tell you which one.

Through the gate and onto the fell itself.

This evening we decided or rather Jennifer decided to head around the west side of the fell and into Chapel Wood before heading onto the summit.

As we rounded the end of the fell, Barf, Lord's Seat and Broom Fell come into view.

Looking through the lovely Wythop valley.

It's definitely a bird, it's definitely yellow, but there ends my knowledge on the subject.

Approaching Kelswick Farm.
Our route took us to the right of the picture, although you can actually get to the summit by following the wall on the left of the building.



"and after a thrilling contest so far, we're proud to announce that last place in the 2010 bonniest Lamb contest goes to. .. . . . ."


Walking through Chapel Wood.

and walking out of the woods.

Just before you head up onto Sale Fell the views really start to open up, in this case Skiddaw and the Ullock Pike ridge.

A close up of Dodd (front) and Great Dodd (back), although from this angle it's Dodd that looks like the great one.


We were both agreed this was a fantastic way to spend an evening. Much better than watching the telly, and thankfully Jennifer had already made the tea which just needed warmed up when we got home. I love it when a plan comes together!

Another close up of Dodd and Great Dodd, this time you also have part of Bassenthwaite Lake, part of Clough Head and Waston's Dodd in the picture.

Sale Fell summit with a view across to Binsey and the Uldale fells.

A big view from a small fell.

Walking back to the car along the same path we'd used at the beginning of the walk.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks