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~Holme Fell & Black Fell~

1st November 2008

I am writing this web page 14 months after the event and that makes recollection a little difficuly. The photos are great memory-joggers in themselves.

I parked at Hodge Close Quarry ....

Holme Fell Summit

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk

Parking and first photo at 07:40

Morning Sky over Langdales

If you've never been to Hodge Close, make it a priority. The holes in the ground are amazing and you can get down to the water level if you know the way. From the car parking area, there are numerous walks in all directions, you are in a good spot.

Hodge Close Quarry

The Langdale Pikes


Cottages in Tilberthwaite

Holme Fell and Black Fell are the two lowest of the Southern Fells. A fine walk combines the two and on a good day, it's a great walk.

Me at the top of Holme Fell

Banded Galloways

Woodland in Autumn

Changes at Iron Keld

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

What a fantastic day to be on the fells! I had two cameras with me today and I was just getting to know the new Canon EOS 350D (I think).

Black Crag Summit

Low Colwith Farm

Typical Lakeland Cottage

This is the last photo from the walk. It's on the route back to Hodge Close from Little Langdale.

Windermere and the Fairfield Horseshoe

Home of The Hat-Trick Cafe

Walkers: Just Me

Time taken: About 5hrs over a distance of about 9 miles, both time and distance could do with a closer scrutiny.

Route: Hodge Close, Holme Fell, Tarn Hows, Black Fell, Low Colwith, towards Little Langdale and then back along the miners' track to Hodge Close.

Weather and conditions: Bright, sunny Autumn day

Greetings Count: Low, the early start always helps

Richard's Refreshment Review: I called in at The Hat-Trick Cafe at Yew Tree Barn, High Newton for a cuppa. I f you have never been here, sort it out and pay them a visit, you cannot be disappointed. Unless they're shut.

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2009 ©