I decided to change the route up a bit. I had intended to go from the Viewpoint/parking area where the A685 is close to the M6 on the east side of the fell.
But we went from the S.W. route up. We parked at the junction of the A685 and the B6257. There is room for about three vehicles here, but there are a couple of laybys near by on the A685 with room for plenty of cars, so there should not be a problem parking for this fell.
We headed north for a couple of hundred yards on the A685, here you find a farmers gate into the field.
This may well be private land, so you take your choice is you want to do it this way. This field had just been planted with Oak and Rowan in several area’s. We walked up the field heading for the top plantation where there is a gate on to the fell itself.
Once on to the fell, head northwest to the summit.
It is 1.3 miles in total and about 250mtrs of ascent. There are no discernible tracks. I tried to look for tracks from the summit up from my intended route. There appears to be one along the ridge, but my eyes were smarting so much from the wind it was hard to make out.
It was quite a bit windier than I had anticipated so it was a bit of a smash and grab, working just six on QO-100, five that I had worked before and new DL9.
Chris did well working 21 stations on 2mtrs F.M.
The fell had a much better take off than I remembered. While up there it was impressive to see two jets pass hundreds of feet below us following the route of the M6.