Height: 472 metres / 1548 feet Grid reference: SD 15147 87374 Category: The Outlying Fells
It was a grey start to the day again today with plenty of rain and fast moving clouds around. I decided to stay relatively low and visit a pretty much unfrequented area to the south of the Corney Fell road, Swinside Fell. This was a really boggy route and quite hard going with only occasional, fleeting views of anything – and it felt so cold, almost (dare I say it?) Autumnal…
Black Combe lies in the extreme south-west of the Lake District and its remoteness from other fells means that it is rarely visited and its detachment from the main fells means that it is easily identifiable from a distance.
The sun shone more than could have been expected this morning with the thick covering of cloud over the top of Black Combe lifting by the time I reached the summit. Black Combe is described in Wainwright’s Black Combe chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 176.