Walk : Sallows from Church Bridge Troutbeck

Date : 2nd October 2014

Weather : Brilliant sunshine, cloudless around 21C

Route Details : Church Bridge, Garburn Road, Sallows and return

Distance : @ 6 miles

 

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Overview

The weather forecast promised to be a fine sunny day, the last before a definite change spread west across the country from the

Atlantic signifying more or less the end of the fine weather we had been experiencing all through September. It certainly lived up

to its promise and was an ideal day to visit the neighbouring peak from Sour Howes (climbed a few days previous). The track starting

from Church Bridge in Troutbeck followed exactly the same route as the climb the other day except that it carried straight on to the

top of the Garburn Road from which easy access could be gained to the summit

 

 

Yep the 2nd of October 2014 and not a cloud in sight, and with a freshening breeze it was perfect conditions for a climb

 

 

Through the woods at the start

 

 

We headed off up the Garburn Road here looking up the Troutbeck valley

 

 

Across to the Wansfell ridge

 

 

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

 

 

Ste waits for us at the first barred gate. The path continues around past the old disused quarry

 

 

The remnants / scars of Applethwaite quarry

 

 

Looking back to the start of the climb

 

 

Upper centre of the shot the lofty height of Red Screes. The Kirkstone Pass weaves its way between that and the fell range in front (Caudale Moor)

 

 

Looking back to the quarry as we gain a little more height

 

 

The Coniston Fells

 

 

Down on the valley floor Troutbeck Tongue

 

 

Sod off Im just about to have dinner !!

 

 

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

 

 

Across to Crinkle Crags as we approach the high point of the road

 

 

We reach the top of the road and just past the small conifer plantation a gap in the wall on the right gives access to the open fell

 

 

Over the stile and immediately turn back on yourself and keep close to the wall to gain access to the summit ridge path

 

 

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

 

 

A distinct track can be followed towards the summit. No problems today but I guess that this ground could get really boggy in winter

 

 

Ste seems pretty chuffed to have reached the summit, which itself is just a 30 foot long mound of grass !!

 

 

Sue and Ste on the summit. At this point the freshening breeze became a fairly strong gale !!

 

 

It was absolutely fantastic to be on the peak, we stayed up there for at least an hour or so, but you did need more layers on despite the sun it was cold

 

 

A view across to Sour Howes from the summit

 

 

And over across to Windermere with Morecambe Bay in the distance

 

Here is a 360 degree panoramic clip from the summit of Sallows .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDX2-Th6uyk it may give an idea on the strength of the wind

 

 

 

 

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