Height: 341 metres / 1118 feet Grid reference: NY 07953 08352
Start point: Blengdale (NY 085 053)
Blengdale – Ponsonby Fell (405) (OF) – Stone Pike (406) – Swainson Knott (407) – Blengdale
Distance: 7.3 miles Total Ascent: 382 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Generally clear with sunny intervals. 15°C.
Today’s walk was from Blengdale on the very western edge of the Lake District at Gosforth up to Ponsonby Fell, a Wainwright Outlying fell and later we had another short walk to Cold Fell from Coldfell Gate. Wainwright said of Ponsonby Fell ‘There are no fells not worth climbing, but Ponsonby Fell is very nearly in this category…’. Personally I think he must have gone up there on a bad day because there are some good views with an interesting perspective of the Scafells. See what you think…