Ling Fell - Route One


Start - Brumston Bridge NY 184 292 Distance - 1.25 miles Ascent - 740 feet Time - 50 minutes



Brumston Bidge
Brumston Bridge, about half a mile east of Wythop Mill is the start of this walk.  There is a parking area a few yards to the left of the bridge
Past the private road to Burthwaite Farm a gate gives to the open fellside
A Black Woodpecker decoy fixed to a telephone pole near the gate, used to discourage Great Spotted Woodpeckers from damaging the poles
Looking back towards Sale Fell from the start of the climb
It is possible to make a direct climb to the summit from the gate but it's easier to make use of a Corpse Road that runs along the northern slopes
Looking back to the start.  Distant views were very hazy today
The Corpse Road
Looking back towards Bassenthwaite Lake with Binsey on the left
Near the highest point of the Corpse Road another track turns off left towards the summit
The summit soon comes into view
Looking across to the western ridge of Ling Fell
The track veers to the left below the upper slopes
Looking back westwards from the track
The reason why the track veered away from the summit becomes clear when it crosses a level shoulder.  It was used to access these old shooting butts.  AW makes note of them in his diagram of this ascent
Just beyond the butts a path turns off the track towards the summit
Looking over to the Skiddaw group on the short climb to the summit
The trig column soon comes into view
And a little further to the east, on slightly lower ground, is a cairn

The summit of Ling Fell
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Binsey and part of Bassentwaite Lake from the summit
Sale Fell to the north east
The Skiddaw group of fells
Broom Fell to the south east
Grisedale Pike, Eel Crag, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor and Whiteside on the horizon


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