Longlands Fell summit

Longlands Fell summit, with Skiddaw behind

Height: 1580 feet above sea level in the first edition and a slight boost to 1585′ in the second edition.

Volume: Book 5 (The Northern Fells)

Date climbed: First visit: 16th October 2010 (walk 26). Second visit: 6th April 2018 (walk 144).

Longlands Fell

Longlands Fell from the back (south)

Bagged as number: First round: 87 out of 330. [ << Brae Fell (86)  (88) Binsey >> ]

Second round: 142 of 330. [ << Caermote Hill (140-41)  (143) Meal Fell >> ]

Route of ascent and descent: First visit: Came round the head of Charleton Gill from Brae Fell, and descended to Longlands (and eventually on to Binsey).

Second visit: Ascended from Longlands. Went on to Meal Fell.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 1 of his chapter): ‘The simple, uncomplicated pyramid of Longlands Fell terminates the northwest ridge of Great Sca Fell. It marks the end of Lakeland in this direction: beyond is pleasant countryside extending to the Solway Firth. It is a neat little hill, conspicuous in many views although overtopped by bulkier masses behind.’

Longlands Fell from Faulds Brow

View from the ascent of Faulds Brow, over to Longlands Fell

What I say: Strange how these things work: look at Longlands Fell and Brae Fell on the map and there is little reason to suspect they will be much different, but where Brae Fell was drab and dull, this was quite a cute little hill. Hard to say why but it offered itself up for photography much better than its bigger brother to the east, had a neat little summit and an easy, pleasant descent down to the hamlet at the bottom from which it takes its name – and that’s a beautiful spot, incidentally.

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One Response to “Longlands Fell”

  1. […] Fells, north of Skiddaw. I bagged five peaks on my second round, the two on Caermote Hill, then Longlands Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup from the Northern […]

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