Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hardly AC - Low Fell and Fellbarrow

Alastair, Howard, me and Pete on Low Fell

Pete took the reigns for last weeks Hardly AC run, taking us up Low Fell and on to Fellbarrow.  I would normally go up from Loweswater so it was really cool to come a different, and much better way.  I neglected to take any photos on the way around so thanks to David Barker for letting me use his snaps.

We parked up at Thackthwaite and followed the footpath onto the fell.  A nice grassy pull up after the initially rocky path.  The track contours around and is really nice running ground.  A few cheeky but short climbs on the top and then we headed over looking for the summit.  There is a bit of confusion about which of the two possible points is the summit.  I think Wainwright considered the southern most point the summit but the highest point is before that, both marked by cairns.  We visited both on this run.

From the top, we started back the same way and then headed off up the fence line to Fellbarrow.  From here, back down the hill and a variety of choices to regain the start path.

Beautiful views from Low Fell (usually)

Pete and Howard looking over Loweswater

Pete leading the train up Fellbarrow

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