Sallows and Sour Howes

After a couple of damp days in the Lake District we finally woke to a clear day and the prospect of a fantastic day in the fells. The weather turned out to be better than it should have been and warm for late October and these two little fells provided a fabulous walk. These two are much derided and what they lack in rock structure they make up for in views to the rolling fields which are very reminiscent of Devon,

Start – Troutbeck, Church Bridge
Route – Garburn Pass – Sallows – Sour Howes – Garburn Pass – Church Bridge Troutbeck
Distance – 5 miles    Start time – 11am     Time taken – 4 1/2hrs    Highest Point – Sallows  516m
Weather – Sunny and quite warm
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

We woke to a cloud inversion over Windermere to the south

We woke to a cloud inversion over Windermere to the south

As the sun lights the Ill Bell ridge opposite

As the sun lights the Ill Bell ridge opposite

Troutbeck Church at the start of the walk

Troutbeck Church at the start of the walk

Heading up the Garburn Pass

Heading up the Garburn Pass

The views open up down Troutbeck Park

The views open up down Troutbeck Park

Looking across to Troutbeck village itself

Looking across to Troutbeck village itself

Fantastic views Caudale Moor in the centre

Fantastic views Caudale Moor in the centre

Looking over Wansfell to central Lakeland and the higher mountains

Looking over Wansfell to central Lakeland and the higher mountains

The Howgills from Sallows summit

The Howgills from Sallows summit

They're happy to get here, although it might be that they are hungry and lunch is out!

They’re happy to get here, although it might be that they are hungry and lunch is out!

Sour Howes from Sallows

Sour Howes from Sallows

Leaving Sallows with that view, among others you can see Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, the Langdale Pikes, Scafell Pike and Great Gable

Leaving Sallows with that view, among others you can see Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, the Langdale Pikes, Scafell Pike and Great Gable

Lovely mountain scenery

Lovely mountain scenery

Us on Sour Howes!

Us on Sour Howes!

Into the sun, Windermere from Sour Howes

Into the sun, Windermere from Sour Howes

Red Scress left and Caudale Moor right

Red Scress left and Caudale Moor right

Sour Howes

Sour Howes

Dubbs Reservoir from the descent

Dubbs Reservoir from the descent

One last look, from the right, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag and Caudale Moor with Troutbeck Tongue in the valley below

One last look, from the right, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag and Caudale Moor with Troutbeck Tongue in the valley below

Looking back up the Garburn Pass

Looking back up the Garburn Pass