27th December 2016

A short walk over Sale Fell

Time pm
Duration not sure
Distance 2.7 mile
Ascent about 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 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.


This was twice in three days we've walked when we didn't expect to be doing so. The other being Christmas Day. For no particular reason we hadn't intended to go anywhere and then about dinner time I asked "do you fancy a walk over Sale Fell". And to point out what you already know, here we are.

Looking across to Binsey.


Looking around we see Sale Fell.

Bassenthwaite Lake seen from Lothwaite.

and also the Lord's Seat fells.

Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw fells, taken from 'the seat'.


Rivings in front of Sale Fell.

Sale Fell summit.
This year, I've been to the top of lots of fells a couple of times and I've also been to the top of a couple of fells lots of times. This one falls into the latter group. Sale Fell is no less enjoyable than anywhere else but it's very practical if you don't have a huge amount of time or if you don't particularly want to get out for a long walk.

Time to head back down.

Round the end of the fell and Binsey and Bassenthwaite come back into view.

And to finish, we walk through the church yard.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks