Saturday, 1 July 2000

Sale Fell

Sale Fell
Height: 359m (1,178ft) 
Prominence: 125m (410ft) 
Region: North Western Fells 
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett 
Summit feature: Nothing
Times climbed: 1 
Related trip report
Ling Fell & Sale Fell - 27/01/2015
Not much to be seen on the summit
What Wainwright said:

"Sale Fell is the extreme cornerstone of the North Western Fells, with an outlook ranging far across the Cumberland plain to the Scottish coast. Sale Fell marks the end of Lakeland".

Sale Fell is one of the smallest Wainwrights, but is nevertheless popular with locals, as it offers gentle walking and lovely views across Bassenthwaite Lake to Skiddaw. Sale Fell itself is an east-west ridge about a mile long, clad primarily in fell grass and bracken The eastern end is heavily forested as part of Wythop Wood. These are mostly conifers, although the mix of trees is gradually changing.

The summit of the fell is toward the west of the ridge and there are two other tops to the east. Rivings and Lothwaite are included in some guidebooks. The view of the Skiddaw group is excellent and the Helvellyn range is also laid out end to end. Most of the District is unfortunately obscured by the Lord's Seat ridge.

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