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richardh1905

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #1 on: 23:08:52, 16/05/19 »

Some lovely photos of a delightful neglected area, Dave. Sloe Brae Gill looks like a good way to get on the hill.


Hell Gill looks fascinating; I find myself drawn to such places. I believe it makes a fine if wet scramble, almost like caving.

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #2 on: 09:41:15, 17/05/19 »
Lovely photos. I've been wanting to explore this area a bit more for a while, and your TR has whetted the appetite!

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #3 on: 10:18:24, 17/05/19 »
SUPERB!
Last went that way 4 years or so back, n resolved to try n look at hell gill n see how far in I could walk, probly not far in walking boots. Still havent been back. Does anybody have more info in going "in" it?

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #4 on: 10:49:39, 17/05/19 »
SUPERB!
Last went that way 4 years or so back, n resolved to try n look at hell gill n see how far in I could walk, probably not far in walking boots. Still haven't been back. Does anybody have more info in going "in" it?
I've been over it round it and across it but never in it.  Never heard of anyone doing it either.
There are some superb walks in that area though.  It is also the scene of the Kirkby Stephen Yomp which I have taken part in a couple of times.  The Yomp starts in KS, goes up the ridge over Wild Boar and Swarth Fells then crosses the valley to go past Hell Gill and up onto Mallerstang Edge, across Birkdale to the Nine Standards and back to KS.  The next Yomp is in early June - https://www.yomp.org/ 
ViewRanger route here:
https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjA4NzAyMw==?ref=54.47211487866711|-2.3486500000000206|11|location=Kirkby%20Stephen,%20Cumbria,%20United%20Kingdom%20(UK)
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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #5 on: 13:16:18, 17/05/19 »
What a fabulous route and great TR/photos, thanks Dave.
The view up Hell Gill is quite something - the rocks on the left (just after the first few that are pale coloured) look like a squashed face with flattened nose and tightly shut eyes: like a newly born child..... spooky !

Only a hill but all of life to me, up there between the sunset and the sea. 
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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #6 on: 18:48:00, 20/05/19 »
Lovely write up and pics.  It looks a smashing area to walk  O0
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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #7 on: 20:39:18, 11/06/19 »
Great photos. It looks to be a good area for walking.

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #8 on: 21:18:28, 11/06/19 »
Great walk and photos, indeed a very good walking area.  O0
 

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Re: TR - Mallerstang Edge, Swarth Fell & Wild Boar Fell
« Reply #9 on: 12:55:10, 12/06/19 »
Super photos Dave O0
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