Wether Hill

Height: 670 metres / 2198 feet Grid reference: NY 45570 16780 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

Wether Hill is part of the High Street ridge.

The summit of Wether Hill in 2011

The summit of Wether Hill in 2011

Wether Hill in 2003

Wether Hill in 2003

Fusedale Round

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa)Brownthwaite CragWether Hill Loadpot Hill Arthur’s Pike Bonscale Pike – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 8.7 miles     Total Ascent: 860 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Some bright spells but cool. 11ºC

It started off fairly bright this morning but that soon changed once I was up onto Steel Knotts. Looking up to the High Street ridge, the clouds came down on it and I thought I was in for a day in the clag – fortunately it lifted before I got there but the breeze made it surprisingly cold today.

Fusedale Round

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa)Brownthwaite CragWether Hill Loadpot Hill Arthur’s Pike Bonscale Pike – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 8.7 miles     Total Ascent: 860 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast with some drizzle. 19ºC.

It has been a long time since I was over this way – in fact it seems like a long time since I have been over any way! However, needs must and I was glad to get out today even though I would have preferred the sunshine of yesterday. Normally I find this sort of terrain easy going and I thought I managed to do the walk surprisingly quickly as I felt a little unfit and was puffing and panting a bit on the climb up to Wether Hill. I must get out more to keep my fitness levels up…

Cawdale Circuit

Start point: Moorahill Farm (NY 494 182)

Moorahill Farm – Low Kop (516) – High Kop – Red Crag (517) Wether Hill Loadpot Hill – Hart Hill – The Pen – Moorahill Farm

Distance: 8.5 miles     Total Ascent: 513 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Cloudy with drizzle. 7oC.

It was up into the clouds this morning with accompanying drizzle and a biting wind. There were no views of anything today (so not many photos) but the going was easy and I managed to complete this one in super quick time. I’m not sure there would be a lot going for this walk in good weather as the area is quite bleak, although the views from High Street Roman Road are usually pretty good.

Fusedale Circuit

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell (378) – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) (379)Brownthwaite Crag (380)Gowk Hill (381)Wether Hill (382)Loadpot Hill (383) Arthur’s Pike (384)Bonscale Pike (385)Swarth Fell (386) – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 9.1 miles     Total Ascent: 1002 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast, hazy and warm, 20°C.

Today’s walk was a round of remote Fusedale on the eastern side of Ullswater. It was a steep pull onto the High Street ridge from Steel Knotts, but once on the top, the going is easy and I followed the old Roman Road for part of the route. Although it was warm today, it remained overcast virtually throughout with the odd sunny moment and a heavy shower towards the end.