Sunday, 20 November 2011

Big Round Hill Hill

We decided to revisit the above fell on Saturday after noticing that a lot of the more central fells were capped in cloud.  The sun kissed slopes of the above fell seemed more inviting,  especially if we could zoom off to Penrith afterwards to sample the delights of the new Booth's Cafe and pick up some sausages from the Cranston's Food hall.

Surrounding this fell is a band of deciduous trees and then higher up conifers.  As with a lot of places in the Lakes if you want to see these trees you had  better go soon as the trees are dying.  There seems to be lots of broken and decaying trees but not much sign of re- generation.  Of course there werte sheep.  Will they ever remove the sheep and allow some regrowth?

After visiting the summit and half filling a bag with discarded rubbish,  presumably left by a visiting band of morons, we descended through the incredibly contorted conifers.

Lunch was eaten in the shelter of the wood.  On a previous visit there were deer (roe ?) sheltering.

We then headed on down through the bracken.

And we had the sausages for breakfast this morning.


Jules said...

Nice trip! and the weather seemed to improve as the day went on. Sometimes a good little 'un is better than a good big 'un!

But as for the littering, I just don't get it. Why cart the stuff all the way up there only to leave it all behind during the easier, and often lighter, trip back down?

Greg said...

We are building up our little ones to try and get fit. Dawne is doing well after 2 months off with the broken foot.

Jules said...

Yes, I gathered about the injury going through your previous posts. Hope Dawne is well on the mend now.

Greg said...

Thanks Jules , building up our fitness levels now.

Anonymous said...

I’ve looked at this, looked again, and looked a third time, then got the Ordnance Survey map up on Multimap trying to find Big Round Hill Hill, sort of knowing that I wasn’t going to find it. Then I approached it from a new angle, assumed it was called something else that meant Big Round Hill Hill, checked the pictures to see what I could recognise, and came up with Great Mell Fell. If I’m right, I deserve a sausage. Those conifers are interesting, by the way.
Alen McF

Greg said...

Sorry been to London to see my son. Yes it's Great Mell Fell. I was going to put it in brackets after the title but then thought no see if any one gets it . No getting past Alen then, you deserve the sausage.