Cartmel To Hampsfield Fell walk
An easy seven mile (11.3km) stroll around Cartmel
(Photos/words © urban75, 1st Sept, 2008)
A leisurely circular walk around Cartmel, taking in a gentle walk up to the top of Hampsfield Fell.
The walk heads west out of Cartmel, and then south west along the Cistercian Way.
The route turns off the Cistercian Way at Low bank Side, turning east towards Birkby Hall.
The merry gang of walkers.
Crossing Mill Race.
I suspect the owner of Birkby Hall got fed up with people missing the signpost for the path through his land, so scratched in this reminder.
Looking north back into Cartmel, you can see the spire of Cartmel Priory Church.
Passing a farm.
Crossing a field north of Allithwaite.
We stopped off for a picnic near High Fell Gate - and here's our view.
We'd stocked up with delightful cheeses and breads from the Cartmel Village Shop.
The charmingly titled, Wart Barrow Lane.'
Passing a field of chilled out sheep.
Near Fell End.
The views were fantastic on the climb to Hampsfield (also known as Hampsfell) Fell.
Cartmel Priory Church in the distance.
View from Hampsfield Fell.
The Hampsfell Hospice on top of Hampsfield Fell, built in 1846 by the vicar of Cartmel to provide shelter for travellers.
Note the circular table on the roof - this has a pointer letting you align landmarks against an adjacent listing on a sign.
Close up of the listing of landmarks.
The numbers correspond to numbers on the 'spotting' dial.
Sign inside the hospice
Views from the summit.
Down the hill along the Cistercian Way footpath.
Walking back into Cartmel with the church in the distance.
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