High Pen

Height: 476 metres / 1558 feet Grid reference: NY 10996 18881

High Pen

High Pen

Gavel Fell

Start point: On the Croasdale – Lamplugh road, at the Rowrah junction (NY 087 182)

Croasdale – Kelton Fell (431)Godworth (432) Banna Fell (433) Floutern Cop (434) – White OakGavel Fell (435) High Nook on Gavel Fell (436) – Fothergill HeadHigh Pen (437) Low Pen (438) Knock Murton (439) – Croasdale

Distance: 8.4 miles     Total Ascent: 1405 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Grey, overcast, windy with some showers. 14oC.

Today’s walk was over some of those less often visited fells between Loweswater and Ennerdale. What should have been a fairly easy walk was made harder by the weather, with strong winds and rain, and also by the terrain which is quite boggy and tussocky in places. The climb to Knock Murton at the end of the walk is a tough one as it is straight up and very unforgiving to say the least!