Height: 318 metres / 1043 feet Grid reference: NY 18878 28344
Start point: Brumston Bridge (NY 185 293)
Brumston Bridge – Ling Fell (469) – Burthwaite Heights (470) – Old Scales – Chapel Wood – Lothwaite(471) – Rivings (472) – Sale Fell (473) – Brumston Bridge
Distance: 4.8 miles Total Ascent: 521 metres Time Taken: 2 hours
Weather: Generally cloudy turning to rain. 12oC.
It was teeming down with rain in almost the whole of the Lake District this morning, but miraculously I managed to drive through it all and find a dry and (for a while) bright spot at the northern end of the National Park, where I had a walk around the Wythop Valley to Ling Fell and Sale Fell. There were some views from here today, but the Skiddaw massif and in fact all the higher fells were cloaked in damp clouds. At least I managed to stay dry until the very end when the weather finally caught up with me as I descended back to Brumston Bridge.