Walking in the Howgill Fells

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Walking in the Howgills

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8 thoughts on “Walking in the Howgill Fells”

  1. A good read & I’ve accessed it for car parks. Thanks for the tips & it will make a change for me forever tramping Lakeland.

  2. Really good piece, i recently returned from walking in the Howgills, and despite the cold weather the scenery was breathtaking. There are such a variety of walks to choose from too. We used Sedbergh as a base for the walks, its a lovely quiet little town. We spent a couple of nights in the Bull hotel which was ideal for in terms of comfort and affordability. Will definatly retuen to the area and do a few more of the walks listed on here!!

    1. Paul

      They are something of a hidden gem aren’t they! Although mostly green and rolling from a distance there is a diversity of landscape that makes them well worth exploring.

      If you do walk some of ‘my’ routes, please let me know how you got on πŸ™‚


  3. The Howgills are real gems and often seem overlooked. Thanks!

    One small addition in terms of long distance walking. The last day of the 90-mile A Dales High Way finishes in grand style with a glorious ridge walk on the Fells. For those who can afford the 6/7 days lead-up to the Howgills on the Dales High Way, I can think of no better way to experience them. Simply sublime.

    1. Hi Tim, great to hear from you.
      I love the Howgills because of their emptiness and vast expanses of open space.
      I’ve not done the DHW yet, but its on my list, also on my list is a 2-day wander around the tops and valleys, backpacking for maximum flexibility.
      But first I have to finish the bloody Wainwrights πŸ™‚
      Pennine Way again next year for me I think

      1. Stuart, Always terrific to read what Lonewalker has been up to and what plans are in the making. Must say the wild camping idea on the Fells sounds brilliant (and a great way to prepare for the NW of Scotland on your End to End?).

        PW eh. It always beckons and remains our backup for a 2-3 weak walk in April/early May of 2013. Currently leaning towards a Scotland coast-to-coast walk, roughly based on Hamish Brown’s walk of a few decades ago. Have posted a message on the Walking Places forum to see what others think.

  4. Thanks For This Piece. I Recently Visited The Howgill Fells To Reach The Calf Summit & Winder Hill For Its Trig Pillar & Have Visited Areas Around Sedbergh Half A Dozen Times Lately… Its Nice To See A Tick List Of Summits & Trigs And You Have Posted Some Lovely Photos. I Will Visit Again Of Course…

    1. Thanks Mark, only four trigs make this area a bit thin pickings for you I guess πŸ™‚
      You could probably do Middleton and Green Bell in one long day.
      If you fancy a wander there let me know – I may be persuaded to leave the Wainwrights for a day πŸ™‚

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