Gummers How seen across mist

Gummers How, at the south end of Windermere, seen across the misty lowlands on walk 29

Summit: Gummer’s How is 1054 feet above sea level.

Date bagged: 23rd August 2014 (walk 86)

Bagged as number: 270 of the 330.  [ << Newton Fell (North) (269) (271-2) Green Quarter Fell >>> ]

Route of ascent and descent: There probably are other ways up but I went up the way almost everyone else will: from the car park on the Newby Bridge – Bowland Bridge road.  Towards the top, you can choose to scramble straight up the face or take the longer and more circuitous route to the east. I would go up the face and down the other way.

Windernere from Gummer's How

The view of Windermere from just below Gummer’s How’s summit

What Mr Wainwright says (from p. 44 of volume 8): “Here is a fellwalk in miniature, a little beauty, with heather, a few rocks to scramble on, soft couches for repose, a classic view and a rustic Ordnance column — just like the real thing, and so easy of access from a motor-road and attainable almost without effort.”

What I say: Those of us who don’t use cars have to put a bit more of an effort into getting up Gummer’s How, but it is worth it; this is one of the District’s great views, in fact. The fell had already endeared itself to me, by being the subject of the shot at the top of this page, taken back on walk 29, in January 2011, and it was the highlight of walk 86 for sure. However, one downside — it was very busy on the day I did it (admittedly a warm, holiday weekend in August).

Gummer's How and Windermere

Gummer’s How from the south, Windermere below

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One Response to “Gummer’s How”

  1. […] the southern tip of Windermere. Bracken and blackberries were the dominant lifeforms (except on Gummer’s How, where there were plenty of other visitors on this holiday weekend). The picture belies the […]

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