|Monday 7th June 2004
Start point: Staveley-in-Cartmel (SD 379 862)
Staveley Fell (OF)
Weather: Overcast turning to sunny and warm.
A short walk this afternoon to the little
frequented AW Outlying Fell, Staveley Fell, located at the southern end of
Windermere close to Staveley-in-Cartmel. This fell is un-named on the O.S map
and is the high ground between Astley's Plantation and Chapel House Plantation.
Staveley Fell from Staveley-in-Cartmel. It is
interesting to note AW called it incorrectly Staveley-in-Furness.
A steam train across Windermere on the Lakeside
and Haverthwaite railway.
Things have changed since AW's days. The young
plantation is now mature and going is extremely tough in places. The bracken and
heather are dense; there are no paths to speak of to the summit and the ascent
is through deep forestation. There were a couple of buzzards soaring high above
The first cairn looking to the highest summit,
now screened by trees.
Windermere and Gummer's How from Staveley Fell
summit. Fairfield is in the centre distance.
The Coniston fells across Windermere from the
summit of Staveley Fell.
St.Mary's Church, Staveley-in-Cartmel.
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