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Fountains Fell Day 2

Even better than the previous day if possible. A slow start as we warmed our bones gently in the rising sun and set off along the ridge, following the wall to Fountains Fell South Top. Cloud filled Ribblesdale below us and the views were spectacular as it swirled, rose and fell all morning. I managed to step off the path, into a snow-topped bog, where I splashed about, waist-deep, for a couple of minutes until I managed to scramble out - completely soaked! I spent the next hour warming up again, with boots filled with water. The descent from the trig point on Knowe Fell was interesting, as we crossed snow covered tussocks and pathless pasture to reach a small quad-bike track. We eventually descended into the mist and made it back to the car with ominous black clouds building on the horizon. An incident free journey back to the motorway thankfully, with none of the car balletics of the previous day!

Walk Details

Date: 2014-12-29

Start: Fountains Fell    Finish: Malham Tarn

Distance: 5.7 mls, 9.17 km

Height Gain: 300 ft, 91.4 m

Start Time: 09:20    End Time: 12:20

Duration: 03:00

Ave Speed: 1.9 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Fountains Fell, Fountains Fell South Top, Out Fell, Knowe Fell, Chapel Fell, Home Farm, Malham House, Malham Tarn

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Walking with: Chris Pilgrim

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Hills on this Walk

2789 - Fountains Fell South Top (2177 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP4295 - Knowe Fell (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Fountains Fell Day 1

Date: 2014-12-28
Distance: 6.2 mls, 9.98 km
Height Gain: 1300 ft, 396.2 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Plover Hill Day 1

Date: 2015-01-31
Distance: 4.7 mls, 7.56 km
Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m