Longlands Fell

Longlands Fell

Northern Lake District

Route: Uldale and Longlands Fell

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 25th April 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.6 miles

Weather: weak sun and pale sky, windy on tops

This is one of the most northerly of all the lakeland fells, and can easily be ‘bagged’ from Longlands. I decided on a longer route so as to explore the countryside in the Uldale area. I parked in the pretty village of Uldale and walked as far as Longlands, where I joined the Cumbria Way for the second day running – this time in a completley different part of the lakes

The scenery changed from pleasant rolling farmland to open fellside with a feeling of remoteness and isolation – in fact I didn’t see another soul on the whole walk. The climb to the top of Longlands Fell was easy, and as Wainwright says ‘anybody who cannot manage this short and simple climb is advised to give up the idea of becoming a fellwalker’

I descended alongside Charleton Gill to regain the Cumbria Way, and had an enjoyable ramble across the fields back to Uldale

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