Walk : Holme Fell (1,040 feet) from Yewtree Tarn

Date : 2nd October 2018

Weather : Bright, dry @ 13C stiff breeze on tops

 

Distance : 3 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1hour to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

An absolutely charming little walk, certainly one for young families, reasonably active Seniors and stroppy cairn terriers !! Fantastic views from Ivy Crag and the

true summit as this fell is situated amidst some of the big fells in the Southern area. A good track throughout and highly recommended

 

 

From Ambleside pick up the A593 heading out towards Coniston, as you approach Yew Tree Tarn there is a lay by at the side of the Tarn that has space for a few cars

or failing that there is a National Trust car park at Glen Mary bridge about a quarter of a mile further on down the road. The walk starts from here

 

 

Holme Fell from Yew Tree tarn

 

 

From the side of the road parking area a path runs across the tarn into a very pleasant wooded area

 

 

Yew Tree tarn looking North

 

 

Across the tarn follow the path through the wooded area as it runs parallel with a wall

 

 

Through the sty and the path leads through an area of tall pine trees

 

 

Through the Pines and keep an eye out on the left for a gate in the wall not too long after the sty

 

 

Through the gate to gain access to the open fell side

 

 

The path climbs steadily through an area of large boulders

 

 

Looking back to Yew Tree tarn from the climb up the path

 

 

The path twists and turns as it makes its way towards Uskdale Gap

 

 

The Langdale Pikes from Uskdale Gap

 

 

From the gap take the path that cuts through an area of bracken that leads initially to Ivy Crag seen here at the top of the shot

 

 

Whetherlam and Coniston Old Man as seen from Ivy Crag the true summit of Holme Fell is in the foreground

 

 

Coniston Water from Ivy Crag

 

 

The Langdale Pikes from Ivy Crag

 

 

The easiest route to the summit of Holme Fell is to follow the grass track on the right of the picture around the small outcrop

 

 

The summit cairn on Holme Fell with Coniston Old Man in the distance

 

 

Whetherlam from Holme Fell summit

 

 

The Helvellyn range and Fairfield from Holme Fell summit

 

 

Sue, me and Jones the Bastard on the summit

 

Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Hole Fell https://youtu.be/_pN9lIKpND8

 

 

An absolute typically lovely Lakeland panorama

 

 

On the way back down and why not pause a sit a spell at the side of Yew Tree tarn stunning

 

 

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