11th September 2010

After the rain, we went onto Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 15.15 to 17.15
Duration 2 hr
Distance 3.9 mile
Ascent 900 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Brumston Bridge - Kelswick - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - Wythop church - Wythop Mill - 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

I'm assuming it was more or less the same everywhere, but certainly at home, we'd had a morning of very heavy showers; too heavy to want to walk in if I'm honest. Once we got into the afternoon however, it began to clear up surprisingly quickly, so we headed out for a short walk on Sale Fell.

This is a great little fell where you really are spoilt for choice as far as routes go. Today we opted for the path behind Kelswick farm to take us to the summit..

Looking across to Lord's Seat.


Almost at the top of Sale Fell and it was amazing how the day had improved. It looks like sitting in the house all morning had turned out to be the best thing after all. A short walk with views as clear as this definitely wins over a whole day walking in cloud and rain.


Sale Fell summit.

"If I could just get at that itch"

Looking back to Sale Fell from Rivings.

A close up of Dodd.
The fells behind on the right are Clough Head, Great Dodd and Latrigg.

Sunshine and shadows.

A big view from a small fell.


Time to make our way off the fell now and this route takes you down to Wythop church.

Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey.

A close up of Dubwath and the busy A66.

Wythop Church.

From the church we followed the road back to the little village of Wythop Mill. On route I took this picture looking across to Binsey.


The red leaves on this old building really show up against the green of the trees, which themselves will soon begin to start turning as Autumn sets in.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks