Sunday, 7 April 2019

Wainwright’s - Ling Fell and Sale Fell

With only Ling Fell and Sale Fell left to do in the North Western area we couldn’t resist heading over to tidy things up.

Despite being on either side of the valley neither hill takes very long so we just planned to head up Ling Fell, return to the car and then head up Sale Fell. 

After parking at Brumston Bridge we headed back along the road to climb Ling Fell first.
Easy if rather steep walking left us with rather wobbly legs as we made our way up the fell to the summit trig.
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Sale Fell from the upper slopes of Ling Fell



Despite the lack of height (373m) the views up here were really good and we could see right across the Solway Firth to the Scottish hills of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Solway Firth with the mountains of Dumfries and Galloway on the horizon.

The mountain Criffel in Dumfries and Galloway

Back at the car we dumped off most of our kit and headed up Sale Fell via its west ridge.  

Ling Fell from the start of the climb onto Sale Fell
The summit arrived without too much effort.

Moira approaching the summit area

It was tempting to explore the area a bit and return via a more roundabout route but in the end we took the lazy option and had our lunch just below the summit before dawdling back to the car.

That’s the Northwest section finished, leaving us 70 left to do

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