Hesk Fell

Start point: Woodend Bridge on the Birker Fell road. (SD 179 963)

Woodend Bridge, Birker Fell road Hesk Fell (OF) The Pike (OF) – Woodend Bridge, Birker Fell road

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!

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