Walk : Troutbeck Tongue (1,191ft), from Troutbeck

Date : 7th April 2015

Weather : Fine and Sunny @ 16C


Distance : 5 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1.5 hours to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview






First fell walk of the year and a little tiddler to start to break the fell legs in again. A charming little walk which was quite steep in parts given the overall height of the summit



The walk starts from the A592 just past Church Bridge heading north. There is room for around 6 or 7 cars on the roadside just before the Ings Lane turnoff that leads

down to the valley floor



After about a quarter of a mile the public footpath to take is sign posted



The path which is a tad boggy in places as it gently meanders its way down to the floor of the Troutbeck Valley



Clear blue skies as we look across the valley to the disused Applethwaite Quarry



Sue leads the wayb as we approach Troutbeck Park farm



Dinner time !!



Continuing down the path as we approach Ings Bridge over Trout Beck



The remarkably clear Trout Beck



The first clear view of Troutbeck Tongue



Crossing Hagg Bridge



Soon after the bridge an open stile and dismantled electric fence gives way to a faint grass path that crosses open pasture land



Through the stile at the intake wall that leads to an old cart track at which point you take a right turn



The track sweeps round to the south ridge of the Tongue leading up to Hagg Gill



Follow the track up to the first gate where a faint grass path on the left leads on to the start of the steep climb up the south ridge



Follow the grass path up to the stile that crosses the fence. Be prepared for some boggy ground



The start of the steep climb. The path improves as height is gained



Higher up and a series of foot holes assist the climb towards the rocky spine of the south ridge



Looking back down the Troutbeck valley



Higher up to the stile that leads to the summit approach



The summit cairn on the left hand side of the shot comes in to view



Sue approaching the summit



Looking towards Windermere from the summit cairn



Looking north towards Caudale Moor on the left. Thornthwaite Crag on the right with Gray Crag just peeping over Threshtwaite Mouth



Froswick from the summit



Looking south down the Troutbeck Valley



A full view of the steep ups and downs of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag



Looking west towards Red Screes over the Caudale Moor ridge


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