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Fountains Fell Day 1

A break in the miserable weather allowed for two excellent days in the Dales with a superb winter wildcamp in between. A bad start to the day saw me almost stick the car in a drystone wall as it slid out of control, backwards, down a hill it had not been able to climb in the snow beside Malham Cove. The addition of snow socks eventually made the trip to Malham Tarn possible and Chris and I had an excellent afternoon walk along a snow-covered Pennine Way, beneath beautiful blue skies, bright sunshine and almost no wind. In complete contrast to our last walk up to Kinder Scout. We found a reasonable spot to pitch beside a wall on the summit of Fountains Fell with great views across to Pen-y-Ghent. A fairly cold night followed, I really need a better winter bag!

Walk Details

Date: 2014-12-28

Start: Malham Tarn    Finish: Malham Tarn

Distance: 6.2 mls, 9.98 km

Height Gain: 1300 ft, 396.2 m

Start Time: 12:15    End Time: 15:15

Duration: 03:00

Ave Speed: 2.0 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Malham Tarn, Water Houses, Tennant Gill Farm, Fountains Fell

Parking Grid Ref: SD 89417 65811

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Walking with: Chris Pilgrim

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Hills on this Walk

2788 - Fountains Fell (2192 ft)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Kinder via Crowden Clough

Date: 2014-12-12
Distance: 9.2 mls, 14.81 km
Height Gain: 1800 ft, 548.6 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Fountains Fell Day 2

Date: 2014-12-29
Distance: 5.7 mls, 9.17 km
Height Gain: 300 ft, 91.4 m