Dent Fell, Cleator Moor, Coast to Coast
Dent Fell is 352 metres high. it is a swift climb, first through conifers and then along short cropped turf to its summit. the fragrance of the conifers, on an inclement day, is worthy of note, as it is quite distinctive and refreshing. At the summit It is well worth the time to look out in all directions at the wonderful views to the coast. As the Fell is the largest hill in the area the views in all directions are uninterrupted. On a clear day the Isle of Man is clearly visible. Dent Fell's sister fell, Flat Fell rises above Nannycatch Valley. It is not quite as high, at 272 metres, but is worthy of a climb and quite unusual in its topography, in so far as it has a huge flattish plateau and very steep cliffs falling into the Nannycatch Valley and the pass between itself and Raven Crag.
There are 2 summits on Dent Fell, about 100 metres from each other, the further one slightly higher. They are each marked with cairns made up of a loose heap of stones, the bigger cairn marking the further and higher summit.
Following the Coast to Coast path over Dent Fell, one next encounters, on a ridge below the summit, Ulldale Forest with its tall, standing conifers hiding a deliriously menacing climb to its foot. This is not to worry about unduly, as the path winds to its left and takes a less insidious path down, skirting the edge of the forest. This is also not to say that I kept to the path, and the route I took was quite an adventure, related in my book, "The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Footpath", published in iBooks.
The first photograph below shows the brow of Dent Fell, about to fall towards Uldale Forest, and the second shows the larger of the two summit cairns.
Dent Fell Brow
Larger of the Twin Summit Cairns
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.