Walk c150 Black Combe from Whicham Church

Fantastic views - on a clear day!


Route outline for walk c150:

Silecroft  -  Whicham Church  -  Kirkbank Farm  -  Townend Knotts  -  Black Combe  -  Blackcombe Screes  -  William Gill  -  Hentoe Hill  -  Butcher's Breast  -  Littlefell Crags  -  Tarn Dimples  -  Whitbeck Mill  -  Townend Hall  -  Whitebeck  -  Throstlerake Crag Fell Brow  -  Whicham Church  -  Silecroft.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Black Combe at 600m (1969ft). A rare location in the United Kingdom where, on a clear day, you can see five countries - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & Southern Ireland and the self-governing British Crown dependency, The Isle of Man.

William Wordsworth claimed that the summit of Black Combe offered "the amplest range of unobstructed prospect may be seen that British ground commands."

Black Combe is also known as an English Dewey (12th highest in England, 25th in England & Wales), a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. )Black Combe is also classified as an English Marilyn (54th highest in England, 768th highest in the UK).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 96
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c150 Black Combe from Whicham Church

In no particular order . . .

Looking back to Millom and Duddon Sands from the path up Black Combe

Looking back to Millom and Duddon Sands from the path up Black Combe

Photo: Christine Shepherd (438)

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Photo: Christine Shepherd (441)

Approaching Black Combe Screes

Approaching Black Combe Screes

Photo: Christine Shepherd (439)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Black Combe from the cairn on Seaness above Townend Knotts

Black Combe from the cairn on Seaness above Townend Knotts

Photo: Nick Ford (1)

A helpful arrow leading to Black Combe summit

A helpful arrow leading to Black Combe summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (440)


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