Low Fell and Fellbarrow Wed 1st Mar 2023.
After discussing with Reg 2E0LDF about doing a walk we decided to do Low Fell LD-042 / LDW-196 and also Fellbarrow LDW-199.
I chose Wed 1st Mar as Nick G4OOE and Geoff M0PYG were staying in the lakes that week and there was a possibility of a summit to summit.
I set off from home at 0750hrs and instead of taking the normal route to Thackthwaite I chose the longer route via the M6 to Penrith, then the A66 and finally over Whinlatter pass and through High Lorton. The reason was there are some major roadworks going the normal way and I could have been held up.
I arrived at Thackthwaite at 0915 where Reg was waiting. We set off at 0925 and arrived at the summit at 1041hrs.
The distance was 2.07 miles. The walk is very easy over grass. For a change we had nice views and although it was cold it was fine. On Low Fell it was very windy and very cold. The view down to Crummock water was excellent as well as the views to other Wainwrights that I had walked in the past.
As were walking up part of the front sole of my boots came away which was a bit of a pain. However Reg had insulation tape with him so I taped it up. It lasted a bit then came away again. I then realised I had cable ties with me so I cable tied it and that lasted for the rest of the walk. The boots are 15 years old so I can’t complain. They are Meindols so I will see if they can be repaired.
We started operating at 11.00 and the following stations were worked:-
M0LLC/M ON C4FM
2E0XGO/P who was still on Dent for a summit to summit.
We were using Reg’s roach pole at 3m with a mobile aerial on top.
We left the summit at 11:35hrs after all contacts dried up. It is easy to see why Low Fell is hard to get out from especially to the south.
We then made our way across to Fellbarrow LDW-199. We arrived at the trig point at 1205 hrs.
The following stations were worked:-
G4OOE/P ON SKIDDAW LD-004
M0PYG/P ON SKIDDAW LD-004
We managed to get a summit to summit with Geoff and Nick who were on Skiddaw.
The distance back to the car from Fellbarrow was 1.4 miles.
We were lucky with the weather as it remained fine but very windy on the tops. The walk from Low Fell to Fellbarrow is about 1.2 miles. In total we did about 4.82 miles.
Many thanks to Reg for accompanying on the walk. Also many thanks to all chasers.
ADDENDUM The times on the photos are 1 hour out as i did not change from BST.
73’s Geoff GM4WHA