Long distance walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, guide book author & fair-weather cyclist, with a love of Skye, the Pennine Way, malt whisky, & Man City.

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  1. Ray Greenhow says:

    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. Paul says:

    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!!

    • lonewalker says:


      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. canukwalker says:

    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.

    • lonewalker says:

      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

      • canukwalker says:

        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. MARK TUZYLAK says:

    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…

    • lonewalker says:

      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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