27th August 2014

An evening on Sale Fell


Walk Overview
Time 5:20 to 6:45pm
Duration 1 hr 25 min
Distance 2.7 mile
Ascent 800 ft
Walking with Jennifer
road near Wythop Church - Lothwaite - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - road near 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



It was a last minute discission to walk this evening. The day had been just about perfect and I assumed Jennifer would have been out on her own. As it turned out she hadn't, so I suggested I come home from work, 'quickly' get changed and we could head out for a short walk somewhere. Next, we had to answer the "where do we want to walk" question. And here we are on Sale Fell.

Binsey is seen here on the opposite side of Bassenthwaite.

A close up of the Dubwath end of Bassenthwaite Lake.


As the information notice tells us, they've been felling the trees.

Lothwaite is soon reached and once here, the views are brilliant to say the least.


Looking across to Sale Fell summit. To state the obvious, the forecasted high level cloud was working its way across from the coast.


Bakestall, Skiddaw, Ullock Pike, Longside and Dodd are in view behind Lothwaite.

We're on the last short up hill section of the walk leading to the top of Sale Fell. Over there are Lord's Seat and Broom Fell.

A view down the ridge of Sale Fell.


Well, I reckon this could be the last evening walk this year so it might as well have been a good one like this. Next week we're away on holiday and if we get a few weeks with rainy weather after that, the nights will have cut on a bit too much to head out after work. On the plus side this has been quite a good summer for 'nipping' out for a walk after a day at work.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks