In Kentmere a field had been made into a carpark with an honesty box in which to insert £3. So I did. From here it is a steady climb up to and along High Lane. There is space for a few cars to park just before the track off right to Stile End which might have shortened my walk but it was all taken. At Hallow Bank the higher right of way towards Overend leaves the track, takes a gate to the right of the house and crosses a short grassy slope before reaching another track. To continue to Overend you go left here. But for Kentmere Pike you go right, up past a sign making clear that cyclists are very much not welcome, and up to a path leading up the fellside. Which it very pleasantly continues to in a gentle diagonal sort of way until it crosses an old dilapidated wall at a gap. From here the path continues in the same diagonal up to a stile and on to the top of Kentmere Pike. But I didn’t follow that way wanting as I did to visit Shipman Knotts. So I followed the ruined wall straight up till it ceased to exist and then followed it’s line towards the ridge. Very soon I could see the summit not very far away on my right and heading that way was very soon there. From here it’s pretty easy going on over Kentmere Pike to Harter Fell. The weather wasn’t the nicest. Strong wind, intermittent rain. Coming down towards the Nan Bield Pass it started to improve and the long walk down the dale turned out very pleasant. On a couple of times I found my way blocked by a heard of cattle but on my walking boldly but lightly past them they proved placid enough.
7/2/2017 07:27:44 am
Is there some way I can get a notification when you post new stuff? BTW, on Safari, the layout is strange with a single column of letters on RHS which, on close inspection, turn out to be months and years.
7/2/2017 02:01:23 pm
If you read this you'll be as wise as me. Which isn't saying much.
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