Tuesday 11th June 2013
A grey day that soon turned into a wet day meant that our planned walk was amended as we went along.
Start: Rowrah junction on Croasdale to Lamplaugh road (NY 0871 1820)
Route: Croasdale - Kelton Fell (369) - Godworth (370) - Gavel Fell - Banna Fell (371) - Whins - Croasdale
Distance: 6.75 miles Ascent: 530 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 15 minutes
Terrain: Predominantly on tracks.
Weather: Overcast and windy with one period of heavy rain.
Pub visited: Royal Oak, Braithwaite Ale Drunk: Jennings Bitter
We set off along the clear track from the road junction.
Godworth, our second summit of the day soon came into view.
After following the track too far we
backtracked a short distance to gain the unmarked summit of Kelton Fell.
Looking towards Godworth from Kelton Fell.
Kelton Fell from the track to Godworth.
Godworth's summit looking towards High and Low Pen.
For a brief while the rain stopped so I could get a raindrop free shot of Knock Murton.
Banna Fell should have been our next fell
but the steep drop down and the equally steep
We soon picked up a path running just below High and Low Pen which we followed onto Gavel Fell.
Our third visit in three years to Gavel
Fell's summit. Any more visits and it
We stopped for lunch in the hollow between
Gavel and Banna Fells using the wall as protection from the rain,
We made the mistake of heading down to the
fence at the bottom of Banna Fell which, with two rows of barbed wire,
proved impossible to cross. Clearly others had encountered the same
problem as we had to climb back up the fell to cross at the point where
someone had cut the fence.
As we followed the track down towards the
road Bowness Knott came into view. It appears to
As our descent continued the views appeared
to be improving as we could now see across Ennerdale to Anglers Crag.
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