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…
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.