Thursday, January 5, 2012

Learning to Fell Run

In September last year I treated myself to a fell running course with Chris and Graham of Mountain Running. It was a two day course which covered all the basics of kit selection, route selection, safety, map reading, technique etc.  Chris and Graham were very friendly and knowledgeable and it was a great introduction to fell running and has given me the confidence to go out on my own.  I would highly recommend this course for anybody wanting to start fell running.

Included in the course were two guided fell runs.  The first was a run over Cat Bells and then around the end of Derwent Water and up over Walla Crag.  Route is below:

looking over Derwent Water over to Walla Crag from Cat Bells


taking a breather at Ashness Bridge

On the second day, the route selected was from Crummock Water up Whiteside then along to cross over at Hopegill Head and over to Grasmoor, followed by my favourite part of the run, a big long scree run down the side of Grasmoor.

view over to Melbreak, distinguishable by the M shape

running up to Hopegill Head

pointing out the sights at Coledale Hause

cloudy breather on top of Grasmoor

at the bottom of the scree run


  1. Katie in AustraliaFriday, January 06, 2012

    Pretty clever Paul being able to run & take such great photos at the same time!

  2. Thanks Katie but getting the camera out is a great excuse to stop for a rest