Souther Fell

Souther Fell

Northern Lake District

Route: Souther Fell

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 8th July 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.5 miles

Ascent: 1,100 feet

We parked by the village hall in the lovely village of Mungrisdale and headed south along the lane, before turning off at a gate and climbing up and along the flank of Souther Fell

It was roasting – 30c – and there was no shade as we laboured up through the bracken. We were glad to reach the summit ridge and walk along it to the highest point, from where there were great views of Blencathra

We then made our way down towards White Horse Bent and crossed the River Glenderamackin via a footbridge

It was then a simple walk back along the quiet valley beside the river and then into Mungrisdale village

Thanks to some cunning route planning, (a hat trick of such endings) the walk finished at a pub, the Mill Inn, where we were able to rehydrate ourselves. We’d only seen one other couple along the way, and had really enjoyed our time in this remote and unspoilt area

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