Dunnerdale Fells

Start Point: Kiln Bank Cross (SD 215 933)

Kiln Bank Cross – Stickle Tarn – Great Stickle (OF) – Tarn Hill (OF) – Stickle Pike (OF) – Kiln Bank Cross

Distance: 2.5 miles     Total Ascent: 235 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:00

Weather: Mild but very windy, 8°C

There isn’t much real winter weather around but I suppose that does have its own merits. Today was relatively mild but the wind was surprisingly strong once above valley level.

Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Stonestar (SD 202 912)

Stonestar Great Stickle (OF) Tarn Hill (OF) The Dunnerdale Fells – Stonestar

Distance: 3.1 miles     Total Ascent: 358 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 25 minutes

Weather: Hazy but warm. 17oC.

It was very hazy again today with the sun trying to burn through and making it quite warm. We stayed low on the quiet but lovely Dunnerdale fells followed by a cooling dip (for some of us anyway!) in the River Duddon.

Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Stonestar (SD 202 912)

Stonestar Great Stickle (OF) Tarn Hill (OF) The Dunnerdale Fells – Stonestar

Distance: 3.1 miles     Total Ascent: 358 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 25 minutes

Weather: Overcast and breezy. 17°C.

Back to nearer home today with a walk up to the group of small, rough fells known as The Dunnerdale Fells lying between the Duddon Valley and Lickle Valley . The clear weather of yesterday has disappeared again and the rain was threatening but thankfully it stayed off. The bracken is noticeably turning brown now – we should know, we waded through enough of it today!

 

The Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Stonestar (SD 202 912)

Stonestar Great Stickle (OF) Stickle Pike Tarn Hill   (OF)_- The Dunnerdale Fells – Stonestar

Distance: 4 miles     Total Ascent: 502 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 35 minutes

Weather: Warm, becoming sunny at the end of the walk, 13oC.

We had a walk around the Dunnerdale Fells starting from Stonestar on the Duddon Valley road this warm afternoon. This is a lovely and quiet area – hard to find on a Good Friday afternoon I think! It also took in Stickle Pike and Stickle Tarn, the area we walked on Wednesday from the Lickle Valley side.

The walk was a hybrid of two Wainwright Outlying Fell walks. Stickle Pike is described in Wainwright’s Stickle Pike chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 126 and The Dunnerdale Fells are described in the Dunnerdale Fells chapter on page 132.

Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Kiln Bank Cross (SD 215 933)

Kiln Bank Cross – Stickle Pike (OF) Tarn Hill (OF)The Dunnerdale Fells (OF)  Great Stickle (OF) – Kiln Bank Cross

Weather: Sunny and bright.

Today’s walk is a Wainwright/Birkett hybrid, taking in Stickle Pike – a personal favourite, the undulating Tarn Hill, a vague top named ‘Dunnerdale Fells’ (a separate ‘Outlying Fell’ walk chapter by Wainwright) and Great Stickle. The views to the north were superb, especially towards the end when the clouds lifted from the high fells.

Stickle Pike

Start point: Broughton Mills (SD 222 906)

Broughton Mills – Great Stickle (107) (OF) – The Dunnerdale FellsTarn Hill (108) (OF) – Stickle Pike (109) (OF) – The Knott (OF) – Broughton Mills

Weather: Sunny and bright.

A short walk in the sunshine today around Broughton Mills taking in a lovely round including Stickle Pike – well worth visiting for the views of the high fells, especially the Scafell and Bowfell ranges.

As well as taking in the Birkett tops, parts of this walk are described in Wainwright’s Stickle Pike chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 126.

From Broughton Mills, I crossed the River Lickle over the bridge and followed the tarmac up to Green Bank Farm where the road petered out into a track and then an overgrown path. Through the woods, the path changed into a walled green lane which skirts the base of Hovel Knott.

The Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Stonestar (SD 202 912)

The Dunnerdale Fells (OF) from Stonestar

Weather: Dull and overcast, some sunny spells.

A short walk this morning to the Dunnerdale Fells from Stonestar on the Duddon Bridge – Ulpha road. This walk follows Wainwright’s Dunnerdale Fells chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 132.

NOTE (added 13th July 2004) – The summit of The Dunnerdale Fells described in this walk is incorrect – see 13th July walk for an update.

The walk starts opposite Stonestar and follows a distinct path, almost like a terrace following a rocky ravine to the ridge.