Tuesday, 21st September 2021


1st walk: Mousethwaite Comb, Souther Fell, road through Hazelhurst and Low Southerfell and back to car

2nd walk: Direct climb to trig point then circumnavigated the hillside on the way back.

A short visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle on the way back.

Start Point:

Parking area at Scales

Lay-by near disused quarry

Grid Reference:

NY 343 269

NY 423 236


5.8 mls

1 mile


1,240 feet

408 feet


2.5 hours

1 hour

Weather: Dry and mild with a cool breeze at times

First walk: A steep ascent on good terrain. The road walk back to the car was rather tedious.

Second walk: Another steep ascent but much shorter.

Castlerigg Stone Circle partly spoiled by people sitting on stones.

Zooming in on Striding Edge

First cairn on Souther Fell with Bannerdale Crags and Blencathra in the distance

And again

Souther Fell summit . . .

and again

Second walk to summit . . .

of Little Mell Fell

Descending from the summit Ullswater comes into view

Castlerigg Stone Circle

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