Holme Fell

January 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Holme Fell

For my next post I go back to last November, and my latest trip to the Lake District. In total I spent 4 days there with my good walking friends, ticking off a few Wainwrights in my quest to complete all 214 (more of that in later posts where I plan to show routes and /or summit photos for them all). The weather was mixed to say the least, ranging from dull to down right cold and wet for the most part. The best weather and photographic light came on the third day, with one of the shortest walks of the weekend.

A fairly simple path from Glen Mary Bridge National Trust car park, took us in the direction of our latest Wainwright, and the second of the day, Holme Fell. The fell itself has extensive views of the Langdale Pikes in one direction, and Coniston Water in the other. Some of the most spectacular views can be found from Ivy Crag on route to the Wainwright summit itself.

 

Ivy Crag summit 1Ivy Crag summit 1Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

Again I have included images taken from both my Canon EOS 7D (this with 15-85mm lens)  and my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone. The phone takes a wider field of view, and also allows me to try my hand at some panoramic shots. 

 

Ivy Crag summit 2Ivy Crag summit 2Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

Ivy Crag summit 3Ivy Crag summit 3Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

Ivy Crag panoramaIvy Crag panoramaLake District, Cumbria, UK

 

Holme Fell summit cairn is not far away - this summit provides better views over Coniston Water in the opposite direction.

 

Holme Fell summit 1Holme Fell summit 1Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

 

Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 4Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 4Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 1Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 1Lake District, Cumbria, UK


Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 2Coniston Water from Holme Fell summit 2Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

At times, the light was quite dramatic, resulting in one or two images I was really quite pleased with. I love the way the light plays over the hills, picking out the autumn colours.

 

Langdale LightLangdale LightLake District, Cumbria, UK

 

 

Langdale Pikes from Holme Fell 3Langdale Pikes from Holme Fell 3Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

 

Langdale Pikes from Holme Fell 2Langdale Pikes from Holme Fell 2Lake District, Cumbria, UK

 

This was a lovely walk, taking just over two and a half hours. After this we didn't feel the need to chase anymore Wainwrights, instead heading for a coffee and cake at the nearby Chesters tearoom.

A map of the route we took is shown below.

 

Holme FellHolme FellCategory: Walking
Length: 6.17 km / 3.86 mi
Total Time: 2 hours 42 minutes
Average Speed: 2.29 kph / 1.42 mph
Track Start Time: 12:24:48 11th November 2018
Track End Time: 15:06:20 11th November 2018

 

Further photos from this walk can be found in the gallery here.

 


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