Wednesday 28th March 2012
The last day of our holiday was another hot and sunny day. We wanted for a shorter walk that was on our route home and so we headed for Kentmere. We has also hoped that as it was mid-week and not in the school holidays we wouldn't struggle to find a parking place. A previous attempt to do this walk had to be abandoned as we couldn't find a parking space.
Start: Kentmere (NY 4561 0410)
Kentmere - Green Quarter - Hollow Moor on Green Quarter Fell (349) -
Cocklaw Fell (350)
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent: 351 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 35 minutes
Terrain: A mixture of good paths and tussocks.
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Pub visited: The Duke William, Stavely Ale Drunk: Shepherd Neame, Spitfire
Having successfully found a parking space we head for the hamlet of Green Quarter.
Climbing above Green Quarter, Sallows and Yoke come into view.
As we climb higher the view of the Kentmere Horseshoe keeps improving.
As we leave the track and head towards a gate, to gain access to Green Quarter Fell, Shipman Knotts comes into view.
Having clambered over a locked gate we
eventually found the stile that gave us access
The summit of Hollow Moor appears to be marked by this old stone post.
The GPS and our eyes suggested it wasn't
actually the summit,
Looking into Upper Kentmere from the summit.
It was just about possible to pick out
Kentmere Reservoir with our eyes
Looking towards the ridge running from Shipman Knotts to Harter Fell.
After retracing our steps back to the
stile we headed round and across a rather damp patch of ground
Cocklaw Fell was another fell that seemed
to have several different possible summits.
This small mound is another contender for the summit, if the GPS is to be believed.
Whichever is the summit, they all offered a good view across Longsleddale to Bannisdale Fell.
Here looking up towards the head of Longsleddale and Branstree.
We decided to reverse our route to the
summit and headed back through the tussocks and marshy ground
Following the clear track back to Green
Quarter we passed this ruin. Looking at other people's walks in this area
Following the clear track we soon find
ourselves back into the Kentmere Valley with views across to Sour Howes
Kentmere seems a long way, especially as
our legs are starting to let us know they weren't
Never mind, the views are good and it is all downhill.
Back down on the valley floor and stopping to admire the reflections in the river.
All that remains is that incline back up to the car which is by the church and the drive home.
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