Height: 256 metres / 840 feet Grid reference: SD 46232 99413 Category: The Outlying Fells
Today I chased the weather really and headed east as a great sheet of grey cloud was working its way from the west over the Lake District. At least I managed to set off in the sunshine but that was soon obliterated as general dullness set in. It was warm work today though and the views from these fells are a little too distant at the best of times, so that wasn’t helped by the conditions.
We were over Kendal way today and decided on a short walk up to Hugill Fell above Staveley. The weather wasn’t the best, it being quite dull but this is a pleasant enough walk. The treat for later was lunch at Wilf’s in Staveley followed by watching the Tour of Britain cycle race at Blease Hill outside Kendal en-route to the stage finish in Kendal town centre.
I was in Kendal at lunchtime, the sun was shining so I took the opportunity to try and dry out after yesterdays damp affair and headed up to the Wainwright Outlying fell, Hugill Fell from Staveley. A nice and easy one this with some great views, especially when the sun shines.
Today’s short walk follows Wainwright’s Hugill Fell chapters in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 22.
Today’s two short walks follow Wainwright’s Hugill Fell and Reston Scar chapters in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, pages 22 and 24. They both start from different places in Staveley and it was almost like two different days with the Hugill Fell walk done in the rain and the Reston Scar walk done under blue skies and sunshine.