The corner of Cumbria: Black Combe

June 5, 2016

Black Combe and Duddon Estuary

Black Combe and the Duddon estuary, from near Foxfield station.

Black Combe sits in the corner of Cumbria, being the south-westernmost Lakeland fell and famous for its extensive view. I went out that way today to bag it as the culmination of walk 111. A good walk, mostly — but its remoteness means it took a long time to get there, so yesterday (Saturday 4th June) was a long day and a quite warm, muggy one. Enjoyable for the views however: there really are some fine vistas to be had from this walk, whether of the Cumbrian coast or inland to the southern part of the Lake District proper. See the photos on the walk 111 page.

Mountain biker

This gentleman proved today that Black Combe is a mountain that can be cycled up (I have a shot of him on the ascent too).

As of today, then, I have bagged 45 of the 330 Wainwright fells a second time — thus my second round has 285 to go. There are definite plans to get another walk under my belt in June, the weather seems good at the moment so fingers crossed.



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