Walk Report: Green Bell

Date: 7th Feb 2009
Stats: 11.0 miles, 1800 feet
Weather: Mostly bright, some cloud, windy on the tops, very cold
Trig Points: 1: TP3475 – Green Bell
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Free parking on the street in Newbiggin-on-Lune, no toilets
Summary: Newbiggin, Pinksey, Stwarth, Green Bell, Kensgriff, Little Randy Gill, Bowderdale, A685 back to Newbiggin


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

Plenty of deep snow in the Howgills today and some splendid views across the snow covered tops.

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Snowy street of Newbiggin-on-Lune

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Cattle have grown in their winter coats and some horns!

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Slipppery road up to the fellside

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Impressive cloud formations in the distance

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Pete with Newbiggin behind

Green Bell from Newbiggin
The path up to Green Bell, just picking our way across the fell in a lot of places

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Looking ahead to Green Bell

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Looking back to Newbiggin and the hills beyond

Green Bell from Newbiggin
More rolling Howgills to the east

Green Bell from Newbiggin
The snow deepens as we climb

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Green Bell summit and the wind is whipping across the top here

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Looking ahead to Yarlside and RandyGill Top

Green Bell from Newbiggin
The path in white cuts below the top of Randygill Top

Green Bell from Newbiggin
We shun the climb up Randygill Top and stick to the drifts on the side of the hill – many gulleys are completely filled

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Yarlside was going to be our next target – but it looks way too slippery without crampons

Green Bell from Newbiggin
We cut down Little Randy Gill to meet the path in Bowderdale

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Not cold enough to freeze the streams – not quite

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Looking back up Bowderdale with Yarlside in the centre

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Looking down Bowderdale towards our destination

Green Bell from Newbiggin
Sheep greet us pleadingly Bowderdale Foot

Green Bell from Newbiggin
We take the short-cut back to the car, along the busy road

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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3 Responses

  1. Adam says:

    I walked this yesterday, great day. Bit steep up Yarlside lol. Well done for sharing it mate.

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