Black Fell

Start point: Knipe Fold (SD 391 994)

Black Fell from Knipe Fold

Distance: 3.4 miles     Total Ascent: 215 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Strong wind, frequent heavy showers. 6C

There has been lots of ‘weather’ around all week – rain, wind, hail – you name it. This morning didn’t seem so different when I set off in full waterproofs but I thought it didn’t turn out so bad in the end really…

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Black Fell

Start point: Knipe Fold (SD 391 994)

Black Fell from Knipe Fold

Distance: 3.4 miles     Total Ascent: 215 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes     Start Time: 12:45

Weather: Sunny with a cold, strong wind. 5°C

I didn’t think we would see any clear skies today, it was blowing a gale all night and most of the morning with frequent heavy showers. Everywhere was wet underfoot as you might imagine and once out of shelter the wind was still quite strong but thankfully it blew all the rain clouds far away.

Black Fell

Start point: Knipe Fold (SD 391 994)

Black Fell from Knipe Fold

Distance: 3.4 miles     Total Ascent: 215 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes

Weather: Very dull with showers. 15C.

Today was a complete contrast to last week with the weather being really dull and threatening throughout the walk. It was a big day for young Dougal though as he completed a walk to his first Wainwright summit, something he managed with aplomb and he got a taste of the changeable Lake District weather for good measure!

Black Fell

Start point: Knipe Fold (SD 391 994)

Black Fell from Knipe Fold

Distance: 3.4 miles     Total Ascent: 215 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes

Weather: Very windy with showers. 9°C

This morning it was as windy as yesterday, similar to conditions all over the country I expect. Today’s walk was relatively low to try and keep out of the worst of the weather. The track we used to get to Black Fell is relatively sheltered so that was not so bad; once out onto the open fellside, however, it was a different story as we were battered by the constant wind and returned in driving rain.

Holme Fell

Start point: Glen Mary Bridge (NY 321 999)Glen Mary Bridge – Holme Fell – Hodge Close – Oxen Fell – Black Fell – Tarn Hows – Glen Mary Bridge

Distance: 7.3 miles     Total Ascent: 660 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours30 minutesWeather: Dull and overcast, turning to rain. 5°C

More grey skies this morning and it was quite cold – the higher tops all had a dusting of snow on them. At lower level, that turned to rain – at least the rivers and falls were looking good!