Thursday 29 January 2015

Newton Fell (S) and Dixon Heights

A short bimble from Low Newton, to the bumpy little summit of Newton Fell (a Wainwright Outlyer) and the lower top of Dixon Heights. We set off in a heavy snow shower and retuned in another one! The wind was absolutely perishing! Its a nice little trip anyway, although possibly better on a warm summer evening!

No photos of Newton Fell I'm afraid, (I didn't get the camera out in the blizzard!)
This is Tom Tarn in the col before Dixon Heights

As we gained a bit of height and the snow showers cleared we were able to see up to the Kentmere Fells beyond Whitbarrow Scar.

Here on the summit of Dixon Heights is the remains of a tower constructed of the local slate.
 Whitbarrow Scar seen here across the Winster Valley.

Here we look due East, South of Whitbarrow across Meathop and Foulshaw Mosses to the South Lakes villages of Levens, Witherslack and Heversham.
We returned to the car via Eller How, Burnbank and Hollow Lane...much of the time being blasted by snow/hail driven in on the brisk wind.

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