Saturday, 18th September 2021

Walk: River Cocker, Bank Farm, Whin Fell, Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Thackthwaite
Start Point: Low Lorton, beside bus shelter Grid Reference: NY 153 256
Distance: 5.9 miles (plus 1 mile to move car) Ascent: 1,304 feet
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Low cloud on the surrounding summits but mainly dry with a spell of rain to finish
Comments: The first half of the walk seemed to be forever upwards!! With unclear paths and a slight miscalculation the last section to Fellbarrow summit was very steep. An easy descent and final road section took us back to the car - in the rain!

River Cocker

As we climb, low cloud covers the distant fells

From a higher vantage point we can see the Solway Firth . . .

snd zoom in on a wind farm

From our lunch spot we can see ridge upon ridge of Wainwright summits, taking in Whiteside, Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head

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