A beautiful short walk up to the summit of Black Fell from Knipe Fold on a glorious sunny afternoon.

 

Date: 2nd May 2011
Start Location: Knipe Fold
Time Started: 15:30
Duration: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Distance: 5.44km - 3.38 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 263m (863ft)
Highest Point: Black Fell (323m/1060ft)
Parking: Roadside at Knipe Fold
Weather: Sunny - Moderate Winds at the top
Difficulty: Easy
Knipe Fold - Iron Keld - Black Fell - Iron Keld - Knipe Fold
 
Following the trackway from the road at Knipe Fold up to Iron Keld. This photo was taken from only a couple of minutes into the walk. The rounded peak to the left is Red Screes.
Just over the slopes of Red Screes you can see Kirkstone Pass Inn below Caudale Moor.
Through the gate and you're in Iron Keld. Lots of deforestation going on around here.
A glimpse of Tarn Hows through some of the (still standing) trees.
The spectacular view towards Windermere from the summit of Black Fell. The Yorkshire Dales seen in the distance.
One of the Yorkshire Dales peaks - Ingleborough.
And to the south, Blackpool Tower.
Red Screes, Caudale Moor, Thornthwaite Crag anf the Ill Bell Ridge above Ambleside.
The Fairfield Horseshoe.
Little Langdale with Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes.
The Langdale Pikes.
Coniston Water and Tarn Hows.
Esthwaite Water.
Windermere and the Trig Col.
A large cairn on a lower view point on Black Fell. Esthwaite Water to the right.