Ling Fell - Lake District Walk

Saturday 8th March 2008

The original plan had been to go to Keswick and then to do the walk as the forecast suggested that the rain would clear during the afternoon. As we drove towards Keswick the rain stopped and there was even one or two patches of blue sky visible so we headed straight to the start of the walk. As we set off up Ling Fell, intending to also do Sale Fell later, it started to drizzle but by the time we reached the summit the wind was making it difficult to stand still and it felt like buckets of rain were being thrown at us. We made a hasty retreat and retired to Keswick. Now if we had stuck to the original plan we would not only have enjoyed a dry walk but also have bumped into fellow O.F.C members, Ann and Roger Hiley, on Sale Fell.

Start: Brumston Bridge (NY 1853 2932)

Route: Brumston Bridge - Ling Fell (228) - Brumston Bridge

Distance: 1.5 miles     Ascent: 230 metres      Time Taken: 1 hour 20 mins

Terrain: Easy grassy terrain.

Weather: Rain and strong winds.

Pub Visited: Bank Tavern, Keswick    Ale Drunk: Jenning's Best Bitter

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Sale Fell

Looking across to Sale Fell as we head up the slopes of Ling Fell.

Ling Fell's trig point

The trig point on Ling Fell's summit with the summit cairn behind.


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