After our first walk in the Lakes in nearly two years, we sweltered in a heatwave the next day, we decided to walk after tea that evening. This would hopefully give us a slightly cooler walk and meant the fell needed to be reasonably near to the house in Grasmere. I had Armboth Fell still to do and after plenty of dry weather it would be perfect for the evening. As it was the cloud had come across the sky and this meant it was pretty sultry but a little cooler than direct sun. The notorious boggy fell posed little problems as we followed the path up Fisher Gill, ignoring Fisher Crag and turning only when level with the fell itself. There were a couple of spongy bits which may have been boggy, but its only a 100 metres combined of boggy ground at most, I’d gladly have this “boggy” patch on Dartmoor any day. The Wainwright is in a funny place, being south of the high point and like many people we wandered around summitting many outcrops to ensure the bag on this heathery top. Another tick in the box though, number 166.
Start – Armboth Car Park
Route – Fisher Gill – Armboth Fell real top – Armboth Fell (Wainwright) – Fisher Gill – Armboth
Distance – 2.5 miles Start time – 6.20pm Time taken – 2hrs Highest Point – Armboth Fell 475 metres
Weather – Humid and sultry, some sun but mainly cloud