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Boggy, Foggy & Soggy

A Walk Up Dent Fell

Following an enjoyable Christmas period, I decided it was time to head up a local mountain and try to reverse some of the damage caused by eating cake, chocolate, ice cream, and everything else that is bad for me.

The walk up nearby Dent Fell was quite delightful, despite the poor weather conditions – it was wet; fog was rolling in off the sea; and the ground was extremely boggy. Poppy appeared to enjoy it too, despite requiring a bath when we got home…

Poppy Jumping Into A Bog

Dent Fell is right on my doorstep, and despite its close proximity I only visit the summit a couple of times a year. I really should pop up there more often. On a clear day, the views are fabulous. It really is worth a small effort.

  • Dent is a small fell on the fringe of the English Lake District near the towns of Cleator Moor and Egremont. Sometimes known as Long Barrow, it is traditionally the first fell encountered by hikers following Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk.
  • The word ‘Fell’ is derived from Old Norse (fjall), meaning mountains rising above the tree line.
Nannycatch View
Nannycatch View
Nosey Sheep
Nosey Sheep
Foggy View
Foggy View
Dent Fell Cairn
Dent Fell Cairn
Coast View
Coast View
Fir Needles
Fir Needles
Felled Trees Laying In A Stream
Poppy Leading The Way Back Down Off The Fell
Poppy Leading The Way Back Down Off The Fell
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14 comments

    1. The mountain is literally two minutes by car, or 30 minutes by walking. I stare at it every day. I don’t know why I don’t go up there more often. I love the peace and tranquility. I’m thinking of making frequent visits to Dent a New Year’s resolution.

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