Start – Ashness Bridge car park NY269196, Distance – 7.5km, Ascent – 500m, Time – 2hrs 30mins plus stops.
A short walk into the far northern end of the Central Fells, taking in Bleaberry Fell and High Seat. Starting from the popular and picturesque Ashness Bridge, you’re likely to see more people photographing the old stone bridge than walking the adjacent fells. That’s not to say that this area doesn’t have it’s attractions and Bleaberry Fell in particular is well worth a visit. It’s position right at the northern end of the range means it offers good views in most directions and the hill itself is an attractive one with a prominent, rocky top. Things get a bit less interesting in the peat bog section between Bleaberry Fell and High Seat and a recent spell of wet weather meant we had to carefully thread our way through this bit. High Seat itself is slightly under-whelming but at least you probably won’t have to share it with the massed hordes.
The unmistakable Ashness Bridge at the start of the walk.
Bleaberry Fell rises out of the peat moorland that characterises this particular part of the Lakes
Bleaberry Fell has a rocky summit and enough prominence to make it a worthwhile destination
The boggy area between Bleaberry Fell and High Seat, noted as Threefooted Brandreth on the OS explorer maps
More of the heather and peat bog area, more reminiscent of the Pennines than Lakeland
Not the greatest weather on this walk, coupled with generally uninteresting terrain on the tops, meant few photographs.