Start point: Woodend Bridge on the Birker Fell road. (SD 179 963)
Distance: 4.5 miles Total Ascent: 392 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weather: Hazy and overcast, 11oC.
Now that is BST, I had a late evening walk up to Hesk Fell, which is a featureless pudding basin between the Duddon and Esk valleys, and then to The Pike which is more interesting due to the views of the Duddon Valley lying steeply below.
This walk is the one described in Wainwright’s Hesk Fell chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 140 with the addition of lots of electric fences!