Sale Fell - Lake District Walk

Friday 30th September 2011

The sudden heat wave meant we grabbed the opportunity for a late camping holiday and so after pitching the tent we headed to Sale Fell for a late afternoon stroll.

Start: Brumston Bridge (NY 1863 2936)

Route: Brumston Bridge - Sale Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - Chapel Wood - Brumston Bridge

Distance: 3 miles     Ascent: 239 metres      Time Taken: 1 hour 50 mins

Terrain: Clear paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: Middle Ruddings Hotel, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Keswick Brewery, Thirst Quencher

Route Map >>


Lord's Seat

Lord's Seat comes into view as we start the ascent of Sale Fell.

Sale Fell

The first section of the ascent is short and steep.

Sale Fell

Once it's done the rest of the ascent is a gentle wander through the many bumps that make up Sale Fell.

Sale Fell's summit

Looking from Sale Fell's summit to Rivings and Lothwaite.

Rivings' summit

Rivings' summit cairn.

Sale Fell

Looking back to Sale Fell.


We take the time to admire the view across to Skiddaw.


The route to Lothwaite is easy to follow.


Bassenthwaite comes into view as we reach Lothwaite.

Lord's Seat

This bench is the ideal spot for a quick snack as the light begins to fade.


A hazy view along Bassenthwaite towards the Dodds.

Lothwaite summit

Lothwaite's summit.

Lord's Seat

A final look at the Lord's Seat group of fells before we start our descent.

Burthwaite Heights

Following the path around the bottom of Sale Fell, with the Birkett summit of Burthwaite Heights centre.

Wythop Church

We soon reach the site of the old Wythop Church.

Wythop Church

The remains of Wythop Church.

Ling Fell

Ling Fell as we head back to the car.


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