Black Fell & Holme Fell

Black Fell & High Arnside trig point

Black Fell & High Arnside trig point

Two more Wainwrights have been dutifully ticked off this weekend. Two of the lower fells, as I didn’t think my legs or lungs were truly recovered from the Man Flu of the past few weeks. As it was I got a splendid walk in, with some fantastic views and the cloud was a joy to behold as it played all sorts of games on the nearby fells.

I parked in Coniston Sports & Social Centre, at a fraction of the cost of the car park in the village with its draconian signage and spy cameras! £3 all day in huge car park, closer to my route as well.

It started raining shortly after leaving the car and poured down hard for an hour or so, cleared slowly during the morning to come clear and warm towards the end of the walk. So much water underfoot though, very wet and soggy everywhere and very slippery in places. Tarn Howes is a special place, albeit too close to a large car park and not seen at its best because of the poor light and lingering mist. Another good day all told.

Route Description: Coniston (CS&SC), Low Yewdale, Tarn Howes, Iron Keld, Black Fell, Low Oxen Fell, Holme Fell, Uskdale Gap, Glen Mary Bridge, Far End, Coniston

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lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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2 Responses

  1. hillplodder says:

    Enjoyed this a lot as when I attempted Holme Fell last year, I couldn’t see much on the top of the fell, to the extent that i couldn’t find the path down and found myself descending in one of the steep gullies on the south side. So now I have an idea what it looks like, and also having not done Black Fell either – thanks for doing the recce for me.

    • lonewalker says:

      The path down isn’t all that obvious and I had to confirm I was right with the GPS before I reached the cairn at the head of Uskdale Gap.
      I think the swirling mist and broiling cloud made the day all the better if anything, great views when clear, and a great cloud show when it wasn’t.
      Maybe go when it’s frozen though 🙂

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