High Fell

Height: 428 metres / 1404 feet Grid reference: NY 30018 01707

Great Intake from High Fell, with Red Screes and Caudale Moor behind

Great Intake from High Fell, with Red Screes and Caudale Moor behind

Wetherlam

Start point: Tilberthwaite car park (NY 306 010)

Tilberthwaite – High Fell Blake Rigg – Wetherlam Edge – Wetherlam – Steel Edge – Tilberthwaite Gill – Tilberthwaite

Distance: 4.6 miles     Total Ascent: 918 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 5 minutes

Weather: Sunny with broken cloud. 12-14oC.

The sun was shining at times again this morning but many of the higher fells still had cloud lingering on their tops, fortunately for me Wetherlam remained relatively clear. This is a great little route from Tilberthwaite – it was almost reminiscent of a mini-Helvellyn ascent via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge – using Wetherlam Edge for the steep climb up and Steel Edge for the drop back down into Tilberthwaite.

Tilberthwaite Fells

Start point: Tilberthwaite car park (NY 306 010)

Tilberthwaite – Tilberthwaite Gill – Blake Rigg (261)Haystacks (Tilberthwaite) (262)Hawk Rigg (263)High Fell (264)Great Intake on Low Fell (265)Kitty Crag (266)Long Crag on Yewdale Fells (267)High Wythow (268)Low Wythow (269)Brackeny Crag (270) – Tilberthwaite

Weather: Cool and clear.

Today’s walk is a round of the Tilberthwaite Fells. Nestling between Coniston and Langdale and bearing the scars of an industrial past, this route with fells of small stature offers some excellent and surprising views.