Walk : Sour Howes (1,568ft from Church Bridge Troutbeck

Date : 29th September 2014

Weather : Cloudy and warm around 19C


Distance : 3 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 10 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview






A nice gentle walk with fantastic views along the way and on top



Jesus Church in Troutbeck is situated just a few yards north of a free and suitable parking place for about half a dozen vehicles



Just over the road from the bridge is the start of the Garburn Road, an old Pack Horse route towards Kentmere



The path starts to rise gently through the woods



The path continues through a hand gate and passes a farm



The path swings round to the left under tree cover and from that point rarely deviates from straight, making navigation straight forward



On the road proper now and the views start to open up across the Troutbeck valley



The beautiful Troutbeck valley, to the right the Froswick / Ill Bell range to the left Caudale Moor and the bump in the centre on the valley floor

is Troutbeck Tongue



The path continues, this is good walking



The Wansfell / Wansfell Pike ridge



The Garburn track is followed until you reach a series of wall stiles on your right. The second one over the field crosses the Dubbs Road



Sue presses on to the second stile



Once across the Dubbs Road the third stile gives access to the open fell side



A clear grass pathway signifies the final push to the summit



Through the bracken and aim towards the left hand side of the rock outcrops



Looking across the Troutbeck Valley and above the Wansfell ridge line towards Crinkle Crags in the Langdale valley



And further round to Scafell and Scafell Pike



Past the crags and the path swings round towards the summit, her looking back towards Windermere with the Dubbs Reservoir in the foreground



Troutbeck Tongue



The stile in the wall leads on to the last part of the climb along the summit ridge



The ridge path winds its way around a number of grassy hillocks



Looking over to the Scafells



Made it !!!



There was no cairn to speak of so we made our own



The Troutbeck valley way down below



The Ill Bell ridge line


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