Walk                           :  Whinlatter Fell (1,696 feet) from the Whinlatter Pass

Date                           :  25th March  2018

Weather                    :  Clear skies, some sunshine @ 10°C getting colder


Distance                   :  3 miles round trip

Time Taken              :  50 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




Our second Fell of the day – the first being Ling Fell followed by the short drive south down the A66 and then on to Whinlatter via Braithwaite

The area is famous for its adventure trails, cycle tracks and Red Squirrel nature reserves – a popular venue




From the A66 towards and through Braithwaite follow the B5292 Whintlatter Pass to just past the entrance to the Visitor Centre on your right hand side. There is parking further

down the road  for free



Walk about 300 yards or so to a barred gate on your left which leads into the Forest Trail



A very pleasant walk through and area of Pine Trees



The path continues on to an opening



The Red Squirrel reserve ..



At the opening take the path that turns acutely left



Keep on the path for about a quarter of a mile or so until you come to a barred gate



Through the gate and immediately right as the walk changes character and climbs steeply to more level ground higher up



Looking back towards Grizedale Pike from the climb



The steepish climb levels off and swings round to the left to take and indistinct and boggy trail over grass



Looking back from the top of the path and Causey Pike peeps out above Sleet How



The track ahead is sometimes intermittent but not too difficult to follow



Sue making her way up across the bogs



The Skiddaw and Blencathra ranges in the North



A change in the weather as cloud shrouds the top of Skiddaw. In fact things turned into a mini “Beast from the East”





Grizedale Pike from higher up



Hopegill Head and Whiteside



The snow capped Helvellyn range



In the far distance north over the Solway Firth … Bonny Scotland from Whinlatter summit


Click here for a 360 degree panoramic view from the summit of Whinlatter … https://youtu.be/m4wSjO7A5pg





From left to right …. Jones the Bastard, Ste & Sue on top of Whinlatter …. It was FREEZING !!! – Time for a journey back down and tea in the Keswickian !!! and who knows

maybe even a stop off at The Lily in Ambleside J



At last the stroppy ikkle git is tired out …. Hopefully !!!!



We then had the great pleasure of meeting and drinking with Lynn and Gavin – based now in Oxford but originally from Glasgow and fiercely proud to be so. We had several

drinks and swapped stories etc etc – and even JTB was on his best behaviour. They were going on to do The Fairfield Horseshoe the following morning – we hope you had a

great yomp - it was fantastic to share your company for a while



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