Monday 10th June 2013
We set out to do a shorter walk than this but once we reached Swineside Knott we decided to amend the planned route and ended up enjoying a sunny walk back to Dockray.
Start: Old Quarry car park (NY 3971 2110)
Old Quarry car park - Bracken How (367) -
Round How (368) - Common Fell - Swineside Knott - Brown Hills
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 405 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 25 minutes
Terrain: Generally on clear tracks.
Weather: Overcast for most of the walk but turning warm and sunny towards the end.
Pub visited: Royal Hotel, Dockray Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland
Not a great start to the walk. My little legs struggled to get over this broken stile.
From the wall a short walk brought us to
the first summit of the day Bracken How.
Gowbarrow Fell from the summit.
Looking back to Bracken How as we start the short climb to the summit of Round How.
Nothing marks the summit of Round How.
Ullswater was in view for much of the first half of the walk.
The original plan was to follow the wall
to the summit of Common Fell but as this was also our planned return route
Round How from the 'gully'.
As we climb higher the first two summits of the day come into view.
As we approach the summit of Common Fell the balanced rock comes into view.
Looking back down Ullswater from the summit, no sign of the mirk clearing yet.
The final planned summit of the day was Swineside Knott.
The last time we were here we missed the
cairn on the summit. We actually found two cairns,
We sat eating our lunch looking across Ullswater and debating our route back.
Possible signs of the mirk starting to clear as we look across to Place Fell.
We decided to alter our route and headed
across Brown Hills
Looking back across Brown Hills to a distant Common Fell.
We followed a good track down to
Dowthwaitehead from where
As we reach the valley floor and cross the
bridge over Aira Beck the sky starts to turn blue.
Previous walk Rannerdale 9th June 2013<>Next walk Godworth 11th June 2013
<<Back to top>>
All pictures copyright © Peak Walker 2006 - 2013