Holme Fell

After two days of fantastic sunshine the inevitable happened with rain most of the day on the Sunday and some again Monday morning, thankfully it brightened nicely in the afternoon allowing a nice walk from the house up to Holme Fell. I have to say our route up wasn’t conventional and we certainly lost the path around the two tarns to the north of the summit which made for a boggy ascent. However we made it and we were rewarded with great views of Windermere and across to the Langdale Pikes.

Start – Birch House near Three Shires Inn
Route – Stang End – Hodge Close – Holme Fell – Holme Ground – Hodge Close – Stang End
Distance – 4 miles    Start time – 13.30pm     Time taken – 3 hrs    Highest Point – Holme Fell 317m
Weather – Cloud clearing for a sunny day, quite warm
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Holme Fell 1

First we had a quick visit to nearby Slater’s Bridge before starting the walk

Holme Fell 2

Slater’s Bridge

Holme Fell 3

Climbing past the Tilberthwaite quarries on the way to Holme Fell, the dip on the horizon is the Kirkstone Pass

Holme Fell 4

The Langdale Pikes as we reach Holme Fell summit

Holme Fell 5

Hodge Close reservoirs below with The Langdales left and Helvellyn with its head in the clouds back right

Holme Fell 6

Holme Fell summit

Holme Fell 7

Great Intake in the foreground with Pike O’Blisco the pointed fell to the left

Holme Fell 8

A view down Windermere

Holme Fell 9

Lingmoor Fell as we near the house at the end of the walk


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