Black CombeToday we met up with Matt from for our first proper Lake District walk. Black Combe is not a Wainwright proper, it is known as an ‘Outlying Fell’ details here.

Black Combe is a fell that can be seen for miles around – especially where we live on the Fylde Coast, so it was nice to finally see it up close.

This walk starts off with a challenging ascent but don’t worry, after a good half an hour slog, it gets easier. This was a great introduction to the Outlying Fells of the Lake District.

Grade Medium
Distance 6.5 miles
Time 5 hrs
Low Point About 50 metres
High Point 600 metres
Terrain Mostly good tracks on the fell
Bogs Minimal
Dogs No dog with us, but other dogs about
Estimated Calories burned 2000 cal


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On this route
Beckside, Swine Cragg, White Hall Knott, White Combe, Whitecombe Moss, Whitecombe Screes, Blackcombe Screes, Black Combe, Sty Knotts, Whitecombe Beck, Whitcham Mill.