A short circular walk up the most northerly 2000ft peak in the Pennines
Distance: 9km; Ascent: 430m; Dry, sunny and windy; Solo
I had booked the day off work today, with the intention of going out hill-walking so I was quite pleased to discover that the weather wasn't forecast to be too bad :-) I therefore decided to return to the North Pennines for the day to climb another couple of my outstanding 2000ft peaks in that area. This entailed a drive north up the M6, stopping at Tebay for coffee and a Cumberland sausage roll, to reach the RSPB's Geltsdale car park at Clesketts, from where I set off walking at around quarter to midday.
|The track up through the bracken above Howgill Beck|
|Ruined building above the Howgill Beck valley|
The track became fainter and wetter as I ascended further, and soon I reached a broad col to the north of Cold Fell itself. From here I headed up the slopes to the south, whilst trying to avoid the worst of the peat hags! At 1pm I reached the the trigpoint on summit of Cold Fell (Nuttall, Marilyn), where it was lovely and sunny but quite cold in the biting wind.
|Summit of Cold Fell|
|Currick on Tindale Fell|
|Looking down to Tindale Tarn|
|Tindale Tarn from the northern slopes of Tindale Fell|