A freezing walk up Sour Howes and Sallows

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By Jimearl6 on 01/02/23 at 10:50am (last edited 11/12/23 at 5:02pm)

Hills walked:
Sour Howes (Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, and Tump)
Sallows (Wainwright, Birkett, Dodd, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Date started:15/12/2022
Distance:8.7 km or 5.4 miles
Ascent:437m or 1434ft
Descent:437m or 1434ft
Start OSGB:NY412026
Time taken:4:00

An Arctic weather system over the Lakes led to a couple of bitterly cold walks, the upside being the crystal clear views and cloudless blue skies. This walk up Sour Howes and Sallows was the coldest. Stopped in Troutbeck and the walk goes over Church Bridge and then onto the old Garburn Road which is a restricted byway. A stile leads onto the open fell which is followed up to Sour Howes summit, which isn’t easy to define amongst the lumpy summit area. A grassy walk around the head of the valley takes you to Sallows. From here it was a short walk on the frozen ground to the top of the Garburn Pass which I followed all the way back to Troutbeck, enjoying a coffee and cake in the Old Post Office Tea Rooms. To read more about this walk please click the link https://jimearl6.com/a-freezing-walk-up-sour-howes-and-sallows/#more-7143

Lakeland in a picture
the path up to Sour Howes
Summit of Sour Howes
Summit of Sallows
Ice skates optional
Garburn Road

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