Walk                           :  Ling Fell (1,224 feet) from Brumston Bridge

Date                           :  25th March  2018

Weather                    :  Clear skies, some sunshine @ 10°C


Distance                   :  2.5 miles round trip

Time Taken              :  50 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




An opportune time presented itself to journey up to Lakeland this weekend. The original plan was to do some higher fells in the Northern region around Blencathra

however as a “Plan B” if there was too much snow which we were not equipped for a 2 separate fells in one day in the North West region .. Ling Fell & Whinlatter

On inspection going down on the A66 we plumped for the Plan B option safe in the knowledge that there would be no snow at these lower levels

For this particular day up in the Lakes we had the dubious pleasure of the company of Jones the Bastard L


I can heartily recommend Ling Fell as a great “Family Walk” with a clearly defined and modestly sloped path all the way to the summit



From the A66 towards Workington follow the signs for Whythop Mill and about just under a mile from the Pheasant Inn at Brumston Bridge there is

free car parking for several cars. At the start of the walk and Sue lays out some ground rules regarding expected behaviour levels from Jones



Jones exercises his right of reply !!



So … we are all clear on that then. Follow the track back down and cross the bridge on the left




Cross the bridge and follow the path as it swings round to the right past Burthwaite Farm



The tarmac path rises gently towards a gate



Take the gate to gain access to the open fell



Sue, Ste and Jones set off along the old Corpse Road which climbs very gently up the side of the fell



No navigational difficulties at all as the path swings to the left near the ridge line



At the point where the path forks .. take the left hand fork



Looking back down towards Bassenthwaite Lake and Sale Fell



As the path swings it remains good throughout



Thirsty Jones ???



The path has now completed a hairpin and the ridge line of Ling Fell can be seen on the right



Slightly higher up and a subsidiary path branches off right that leads to the summit



Past the now (happily) disused shooting butts on the left



A clearer view of Sale Fell



The people up above have just come down from the summit top which is now just over the brow



The summit trig point on Ling Fell



Jones at the summit in a rare “quiet” moment



Sue admiring the view of the Skiddaw range from the summit


Click here for a 360 degree panoramic view from the summit  https://youtu.be/x6q2onnBMRs



A panoramic view of the North Western bigger fells .. Grisedale Pike, Eel Crag, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor etc etc



Sale Fell and beyond


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