Walk                           :  Sale Fell (1,170 feet) from St Margaret’s Church just past the Pheasant Inn

Date                           :  5th October 2017

Weather                    :  Dry with sunny periods @ 16°C


Distance                   :  2.5miles round trip

Time Taken              :  55  mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




Not many dry days during a week long stay in Ambleside. Today was Sue`s birthday and thankfully a dry day and perfect conditions

for a gentle yomp up Sale Fell in the North West region near Bassenthwaite Lake



Follow the A66 towards Workington and just at the Northern edge of Bassenthwaite Lake follow the signs on the left towards the Pheasant Inn. A single

track from behind the Pub leads on to the start of this walk just a quarter of a mile before St Margaret’s Church. There is ample free parking at the road side



The five bar wooden gate leads to the start of the track



Initially the track leads through a thick area of gorse bushes



Within minutes of climbing the track leads out to an area of grass and a conveniently placed bench



Just follow the grass path towards and old gate post



Passing St Margaret’s Church



Keep on the track which heads towards the west ridge



The stone wall indicates that shortly its time to take a left turn to climb the west ridge



Take the path to the left to start the climb



Take the right fork just shortly after you have started out on the path




Looking back towards Ling Fell



There are no navigational problems at all – just follow the grass path. Slightly further up and the Skiddaw range of fells start to come into view



Higher still and the path weaves it’s way between several small out crops



Looking across to Dodd in front of Ullock Pike and Skiddaw



Close up on Ullock Pike and Skiddaw



Looking East towards the Helvellyn range



The birthday girl on the summit of Sale Fell


Click here for a 360 degree panoramic view of the summit … https://youtu.be/hgG7KbneVZ8



Looking out West and the rainbow before we had the inevitable rain





Looking to the Northern end of Bassenthwaite and in the distance – Binsey



We journeyed down the South East side of the fell for a variation – and from this aspect the slopes are much steeper and would be a different

prospect to climb



Just before we get back to the car and a brief rest at the bench .. it would be rude not to !!



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