Black Fell, Lake District, Cumbria
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West of Windermere. Black Fell, Lake District
This lovely landscape can be found between Coniston and Hawkshead in the Lake District. Just over the stile, beyond that dry stone wall is the summit of Black Fell, a high point in the hills between Coniston Water and Windermere. From up here, walkers can enjoy stunning views, including of picturesque Tarn Hows to the south.
The term 'fell' originates from the Old Norse term for mountain, but it mostly applies to high, barren areas and, in the Lake District specifically, the area was usually uncultivated and used for grazing. Black Fell, which is 1,060ft (323m) high, has some acclaim, having been mentioned in famed fellwalker Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells as a prime viewing area. No matter which direction you gaze, you're sure to see something wonderful.