Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Fountains Fell (668m)

High Point: Fountains Fell (668m)
Date Walked: 27/04/15
Distance: 12.5 km (7.75 miles)
Time Taken: 6 hours
Start: Quarry car park to the NW of Malham Tarn, SD 883 672
Weather: cold, sunny, blustery with great visibility
Height gain: 315 metres
Map: OS Explorer OL2
Grid Ref: SD 865 716

Route: Malham Tarn (quarry car park), road northwards to Tennant Gill Farm, then Pennine Way to the top of Fountains Fell. As reached boundary wall along the top of the fell, headed off path alongside this wall in a SW direction to reach the summit Cairn. From the summit, followed a way marked path in a SE direction passing Fountains Fell Tarn to reach the Pile of Stones (marked on the map) at SD 869 704. From there we followed the boundary wall roughly southwards along the top of the broad ridge all the way to the Trig Point (593m), from where we turned E then SE back to the road.

All photos are copyright of Mark Reid

No comments:

Post a Comment