|We started off from the
Blencathra Centre - with this approach you can cheat by driving a fair
distance upwards - and you also get better views, for example of
Lonscale Fell on the left of the path.
|It may be a bit of
a squashed pudding to look at, but some climbing is involved, in this
case via Roughten Gill. Blencathra is on the right.
AW's day there was, reasonably enough, no cairn or anything else to
mark the top of the Common, but someone has decided this is as good as
anywhere else. In the background is the summit ridge of
Blencathra. What a contrast! I am saving Blencathra (the
other side of the ridge) for my last Wainwright, since it is my
favourite fell - but I've never been on the Common before...
||The view west from the
Common towards Lonscale Fell. The Cumbria Way passes along the
valley from Keswick towards "Back o' Skiddaw" to the right
Common from the bottom of Sinen Gill.
|Well, it can't be that bad
if you finish up with a view like this! The North-western Fells
beyond Derwentwater. Latrigg is on the right.
previously we had climbed Catbells with a group of friends from down
south. They probably were not too impressed with the weather that
day (which is why we didn't attempt a high fell), but the Swinside Inn
afterwards helped everyone to dry off.
still a beautiful little fell, though, isn't it?
Click here for some views in the sunshine.