Walk                           :  Sallows (1,691ft) from Church Bridge

Date                           :  2nd  October 2014

Weather                    :  Brilliant sunshine, cloudless around 21°C

 

Distance                   : 6 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 40 mins to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

The weather forecast for this late time of year promised a fine sunny day – it did not fail to deliver. This walk from Church Bridge in Troutbeck picks up the Garburn Road

and provides easy access to the summit just before the top of the Garburn Pass. Good walking throughout

 

 

 

Hard to believe but it’s the 2nd October 2014 – not a cloud in sight and a freshening breeze, perfect conditions for a climb

 

 

Starting out through the woods just opposite the Church

 

 

Almost immediately the views open up from the Garburn Road, here the Troutbeck valley with the Tongue prominent in the middle

 

 

Looking across to Wansfell

 

 

Past the stiles in the wall on the right hand side – the path continues upwards

 

 

The first barred gate, The path continues around past the old disused quarry

 

 

The remnants of Applethwaite quarry

 

 

Looking back to the start of the climb

 

 

Looking across to Red Screes over the Kirkstone Pass

 

 

Looking over to the Coniston Fells

 

 

Troutbeck Tongue on the valley floor

 

 

We continue to the second barred gate and the line of conifers ahead mark the upper reaches of the Garburn Road

 

 

Looking across to Crinkle Crags as we approach the high point of the road

 

 

Just at the conifer plantation – look out for a wall stile on the right

 

 

The wall stile leads on to the open fellside

 

 

Over the stile and double back on yourself and follow the line of the wall upwards

 

 

Just at the end of the wall veer left and head up towards the gap between the two rock outcrops

 

 

A distinct track can be followed leading to the summit

 

 

Ste on the summit – closely followed by Sue

 

 

Sallows summit

 

 

Me and Sue on the summit, the fresh breeze was far more apparent now in spite of the sum

 

 

Looking across to nearby Sour Howes

 

 

Looking south to Windermere

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