Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Darnbrook Fell (624m)

Darnbrook Fell (624m)

Trig Point: SD 885 728
Walked: 25th May 2010
Distance: 14 km (8.75 miles)
Start / Finish: Litton, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Time taken: 5 hours
Weather: Low cloud base (550 metres), cold (8 degrees) but dry. Poor visibility.
Height gain: 410 metres
Summit Cairn: 624 metres
Map: OL30

Route: From Litton, I followed the old track across Dawson Close to join the unfenced moorland road in the shadow of Pen y Ghent. I followed this road for a short distance before turning off along the Pennine Way steeply up into the summit plateau of Fountains Fell. From this summit plateau I turned NE alongside the stone wall across the summit plateau (E side of the wall) and followed this to reach a gate in this wall at SD 872 721. I then followed the wall NE down into the saddle between Fountains Fell and Darnbrook Fell then up to reach a wall junction just to the NW of the Trip Point. I then walked to the Trig Point. From the Trig Point, I followed the fence/wall WNW (N side of the fence/wall) and followed this N down across Cow Close to re-join the Dawson Close track at SD 887 742, which I then followed back down into Litton. Open Access Land from Fountains Fell to Dawson Close - there are gates in the walls across Fountains Fell, Darnbrook Fell and Cow Close - do not climb the walls. OL30 map required for this walk.

Photos of the walk

These photos are in order, and the files are named. Copyright Mark Reid 2010