Monday, 23 January 2017

Swarth Fell (681m) & Wild Boar Fell (708m)

12 mile route from Cotegill Bridge across the Settle & Carlisle Railway (Mallerstang), up onto Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell. The walk was part of a NNAS Gold Assessment navigation skills course. We navigated off the summit of Wild Boar Fell in the dark, hence no photos after the summit shots!

Swarth Fell (681m) -  SD 756 966
Wild Boar Fell (708m) - SD 758 988

Climbed: 22/01/17

Route: Cotegill Bridge, Aisgill Moor, Stubbing Rigg, Goodham Gill Rigg, Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell, High White Scar, Low White Scar and Ais Gill, Bent Side and Aisgill Farm.

Weather: Initial mist gave way to clear, sunny but exceptionally cold day. Night navigation off the summit to finish.

Map: OL19

Photos (c) Mark Reid

 Swarth Fell

 Wild Boar Fell

Gragereth (627m), Green Hill (628m), Great Coum (687m) & Crag Hill (682m)

The 'Ease Gill Round', starting / finishing from Ireby. 
14 miles / 8 hours

Gragereth (627m) - SD 688 793
Green Hill (628m) - SD 702 820 (Lancashire's County Top)
Great Coum (687m) - SD701 836
Crag Hill (682m) - 692 833

Climbed - 20/01/17

Route: Ireby, Ireby Fell Cavern, Gragereth, ridge to Green Hill, County Stone, Great Coum, Cairn on the Crag, Crag Hill, Richard Man, Ease Gill potholes & footbridge, Leck Fell House and lane back to Ireby

Weather: cold and misty to begin with, which cleared by Green Hill to reveal superb day with fantastic sunset.

Map : OL2

Photos (c) Mark Reid

Watch the VIDEO of the walk

Green Hill

Great Coum
 Cairn on The Crag
Crag Hill

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Swarth Fell (681m)

Swarth Fell (681m)

Grid Reference: SD 756 966

Climbed: 09/01/17

Route: Cotegill Bridge, Far Cote Gill, Stubbing Rigg, Goodham Gill Rigg, White Birks Common, Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell, saddle, Ais Gill, Foulmart Hill and back to Cotegill Bridge. 

Weather: sunny spells, showers then mist. Strong winds.

OS Map: OL19

Photos (c) Mark Reid. 
Photos taken in order from Cotegill Bridge up to the summit. The summit is marked by two cairns.