5th July 2016

An evening on Sale Fell

Time eventide
Duration about 2 hours
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent not a huge amount - less than 1000 ft
Walking with Jennifer
near Wythop Church - near Dodd Crag - Kelswick Farm - Wythop old church - Chapel Wood - Rivings - Sale Fell - near Wythop church
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside parking, near Wythop Church

This literally 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.

Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


There's nowt wrong with Sale Fell so we decided on the spur of the moment to have a walk up here again this evening. It wasn't particularly sunny when we left home but once we got here the sky had quite a lot of blue in it and despite it being a bit windy, it was a real pleasure to be up here this evening.

As we reach the western side of Sale Fell we look across to Ling Fell (right) and the Broom Fell / Graystones ridge.

A small amount of height is now lost as we head into the lovely Wythop Valley. Ahead of us are the Lord's Seat fells and all the time it's getting sunnier. Yes, I'm pleased we decided to get out for a walk now.

Kelswick Farm is reached.



Wythop old church - or what's left of it.

Walking through Chapel Wood.


The Skiddaw fells come into view as we leave the wood behind. It's just along here that we leave this path and turn left up onto Rivings / Sale Fell.

Looking across to Barf, Lord's Seat and Broom Fell.

Conditions were very clear indeed this evening. Here's a close up of Walla Crag (in front covered in trees) and the high point in the distance is Helvellyn.

Looking across to Binsey and a very small section of Bassenthwaite.

Sale Fell summit, we're not alone.

A sort of close up of Keswick.

And to finish, another picture showing Binsey and Bassenthwaite. Now we need to get home before the online shop gets delivered.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks