Burnbank to Hen Comb

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By Jandy on 06/08/22 at 6:49pm

Hills walked:
Burnbank Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, and Synge)
Blake Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Dodd, Dewey, HuMP, Clem, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Gavel Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, Dodd, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Hen Comb (Wainwright, Birkett, Dodd, Dewey, HuMP, Clem, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Date started:06/08/2022
Distance:12.8 km or 7.9 miles
Ascent:744m or 2441ft
Descent:743m or 2438ft
Start OSGB:NY134210
Time taken:6:01

Starting from the car park at Loweswater Maggie's Bridge a good path up through the woods and out on to the fell. Not long before we found an amazing crop of Bilberries and we busied ourselves filling our Tupperware box, that will be wine in a few weeks. The route round the top presents little difficulties. The farmer has a lot of fences but little style, well stiles really. Lots of paths crossing the fences but too few stiles. The bog crossing to Hen Comb is still bog in August. Quad tracks have flattened some of the way which made the crossing less onerous. Again crossing the White Oak Beck to achieve the Corpse Road was fine as the water levels were low.

Looking towards Whiteside and Grasmoor

Burnbank Cairn

Blake Fell shelter


North down Hen Comb

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