Start point: Wasdale Head (NY 186 084)
Wasdale Head – Gavel Neese -Beck Head – North Top of Kirk Fell – Kirk Fell – Wasdale Head
Distance: 4.4 miles Total Ascent: 747 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Sunny but hazy, warming nicely but cold on tops. 10C in valleys.
Today I ended up on a fell I hadn’t set out to climb – I had in mind to climb Great Gable but when I climbed to Beck Head I remembered that Kirk Fell was one of the ones that Dougal hasn’t yet done (there aren’t many!) so as it was so near I decided to go for it. The sun was quite warm at times but the views were hazy – can’t grumble though, I think winter is over now and we will soon be in shorts. I walked part of the way to the foot of Gavel Neese with StridingEdge fan John – a Lord no less!