A featured fell is my way of studying each fell in turn and recording thoughts and observations.
Lonscale Fell is part of the Skiddaw Massif, found on the south-east corner of such.
Lonscale Fell (from Mungrisdale Common)
AW: "All the interest of Lonscale Fell lies in its east face, a mile-long declivity out of character with the general structure of the fell and unusual in an area where smooth grass slopes predominate." In other words it's smooth and grassy everywhere apart from the east bit. The ridge up from "gate" as seen on AW's map is called "Burnt Horse" - now, what is that all about? I've been up there and I saw no horses, burnt or otherwise.
Lonscale Fell - north-east buttress
The East Peak as seen here would make a great summit, sadly however, it is not the top. It's a bit further back.
Lonscale Fell Summit
Described as a featureless top by Mr.Wainwright, it does lack points of interest. But, have a look around, visit the East Peak and look south-east - the most observant on a clear day will be able to see Gummers How, 25 miles away.
Lonscale Fell, left of Skiddaw Little Man
Lonscale Fell as seen from High Rigg
Where: Northern Fells. South-east of Skiddaw and fairly close to Blencathra (as seen above).
Suggested Route: The Ascent from Glenderaterra Valley, via Burnt Horse Ridge as per AW LF6
My Frequency: Twice
Whilst You're There: Skiddaw Little Man "Easy, straightforward walking"
Someone Else's View: Sean McMahon's walk of 23rd March 2010.
Walk Dates: with links to Reports (on this website) where applicable:
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010/2012 ©