Troutbeck Tongue

Troutbeck Tongue

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Troutbeck Tongue

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 13th June 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.8 miles

Ascent: 1,000 feet

I doubt whether Mountain Rescue have ever attended an incident on this fell. It would be impossible to get lost, and hard to sustain an injury on its gentle slopes

I parked at Church Bridge just outside Troutbeck and walked along the valley, past the nose of Troutbeck Tongue, and crept up around the back. This must be one of the easiest ascents up a fell in the whole district, it was long but so gradual that I hardly noticed I was going uphill. There was a lovely view of Windermere from the summit

After the customary cheese and tomato sandwich at the top, I descended down the nose of the fell, quite steep but very easy, and then returned to Troutbeck along quiet lanes and paths, with wild flowers lining the way. Although the fell lacks drama, it more than makes up for it by the beauty of the surroundings, and I really enjoyed this walk

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