Monday 20th October 2008
A short walk into Keswick after breakfast to check the weather forecast out revealed that winds on the high fells were expected to gust up to 90 miles an hour so a low level walk was definitely called for. After much debate we opted for a drive round to the Coldfell Road to do two low and flat Birkett fells we had missed out on a previous walk, along with the appropriately named Flat Fell.
Start: Coldfell Road (NY 0664 1303)
Route: Coldfell Road - Burn Edge (278) - Swarth Fell (Kinniside) (279) - Nannycatch Gate - Flat Fell (W) - Coldfell Road
Distance: 4.75 miles Ascent: 368 metres Time Taken: 4 hours
Terrain: Easy going.
Weather: Strong winds.
Pub visited: Bank Tavern, Keswick Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland
Looking towards Swarth Fell from Burn Edge.
Grike and Whoap from Burn Edge's summit.
Looking down Calder Valley.
Blakeley Raise and Grike from the slopes of Swarth Fell.
Swarth Fell's summit cairn. The wind was
so strong, even at this relatively low level,
Flat Fell from Swarth Fell.
Dent from the 'diversion' we took in Lowther Park.
Looking back to Swarth Fell from the same place.
Following the correct but much muddier and narrower track through Lowther Park.
Looking along the valley with Nannycatch
Beckrunning through it,
Looking back down on the flooded
Nannycatch Gate and Raven Crag
Blakeley Raise from Flat Fell's summit.
Looking to the Loweswater fells from Flat Fell's summit.
Looking back to Dent and Flat Fell from the Coldfell Road.
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