Souther Fell - Lake District Walk

Sunday 6th March 2011

We had been invited to Cumbria to help my niece celebrate her 18th birthday the night before and so, of course, we couldn't miss the opportunity to get a day's walking in as well. The original plan had been to include Bannerdale Crags but the climb up Souther Fell soon showed how unfit the enforced months away from the fells had made me, so we opted for a leisurely stroll along the top of Souther Fell and back along the Glenderamackin Valley instead.

Start: Mungrisdale (NY 3647 3004)

Route: Mungrisdale - Souther Fell (310) - White Horse Bent - Glenderamackin Valley - Mungrisdale

Distance: 5.5 miles     Ascent: 351 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 40 mins

Terrain: Good.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: The Sportsman Inn, Troutbeck    Ale Drunk: Jennings Bitter

Route Map >>


Eycott Hill

Looking back to Eycott Hill as we arrive at the start of the climb onto Souther Fell.

Souther Fell

It looks like it could be the summit of Souther Fell, but it's not.

The Tongue

Looking towards The Tongue, as we continue to climb towards the summit.

Souther Fell's summit

Looking towards Bannerdale Crags from Souther Fell's summit. Sadly any views in the opposite direction were lost in the haze.

Souther Fell

A damp but flat trip across Souther Fell.

Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra behind Bannerdale Crags.

Souther Fell

The cairn on the south western side of Souther Fell.

White Horse Bent

Heading towards Mousthwaite Col and then down to White Horse Bent.

Sharp Edge

A close up of Sharp Edge, not a place I'm ever likely to be found on.


Looking at the climb we would have had to do to get onto Bannerdale Crags confirms that it can wait for another day, when I'm a lot fitter.

Glenderamackin River

Glenderamackin River.

Glenderamackin Valley

All that remains now is for us to take a leisurely stroll back down the Glenderamackin Valley and to find a nice spot for some lunch, before we head home.


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