30th May 2010

Cross Fell and Wildboar Scar from Kirkland


Walk Overview
Time 09.30 to 14.30
Duration 5 hr
Distance 9 mile
Ascent 2300 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & Anne Leaney
Kirkland - High Cap - Cross Fell - Tees Head - Wildboar Scar - Wythwaite - Kirkland
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre

Kirkland Church, at the botom of Cross Fell

Route Map

Kirkland Church, taken as we set out on a walk onto Cross Fell in the Pennines.

Out of Kirkland and heading onto the open fellside.


Looking across to the more familiar Lakeland fells. Those ones I can point out what I'm looking at if I need to, but around here I'm not too sure at all.


"Don't look behind, but there's another heavy shower heading our way". Hopefully the hailstones won't be quite so big this time.


Jennifer at the summit and Andrew & Anne at the shelter on Cross Fell; the highest point in England outside the Lake District.
This was Jennifers' first walk on the Pennines, my second time on Cross Fell, my third walk on the Pennines and only my seventh ever walk outside the Lake District. I guess because the Lake District is on our doorstep we've rarely felt inclined to look further afield. It's a shame really, , , but there you go! I suppose there's always walking holidays in other areas, but that just doesn't appeal to us at all.

Leaving Cross Fell.



Well wrapped up against the passing showers.

There goes another one as we leave the ridge and head down to Wildboar Scar.

Looking up to Great Dun Fell.


A close up of Blencarn.

Almost down to the valley now and it was getting warmer all the time.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks