Holme Fell

Start point: Hodge Close (NY 315 016)

Holme Fell from Hodge Close

Distance: 1.8 miles     Total Ascent: 203 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Overcast but warm. 18ºC.

This morning’s walk was up to Holme Fell at the head of Coniston Water and I swear I saw the only blue sky in the Lake District this morning up there, although admittedly the skies were clearing throughout the day. We also paid a visit to Ivy Crag, often mistaken for the summit as it is marked by a large cairn a couple of hundred meters from the main summit knoll. We took this at a leisurely pace today which allowed lots of swimming time – for some of us anyway!

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