Walk up Hawthornthwaite Fell

The snaking access road at the rear of Hawthornthwaite Fell in Lancaster – complete with the Shooter’s Hut nestled in the woods at the start of a ‘forgotten valley’ – that takes you around three-quarters of the way up the imposing moorland dome and suddenly stops at a gravel turning circle near the highest Grouse Butts.

From there, a leaning, weather-beaten sign points in the general direction of the trig point on Hawthornthwaite Fell’s summit, with just a barely-perceivable Sheep trail through the tangle of heather and bilberry bushes for the hardiest of ramblers and fell walkers to attempt to follow…

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 II Lumix G X Vario Power O.I.S. lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

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