Walk around Sale Fell starting from Riggs Cottage
Sale Fell is the hill rising up behind the Riggs Cottage. Many guests head straight to the top of Sale Fell but alternatively there is a very pleasant walk around the fell. The walk takes you around the hillside opposite Ling Fell and into the peaceful hidden Wythop Valley to the south. Further on the path passes the ruins of old Wythop Church before entering a woodland path through Chapel Wood. At the end of the valley the path emerges onto open hillside again before rounding onto the eastern side of the fell with superb views of Skiddaw, Dodd and Bassenthwaite Lake. There are several grassy areas here suitable for a picnic. The walk concludes with a short steepish climb up a grassy slope followed by a descent through a small valley around the north eastern side of the fell and back onto the hillside above Riggs Cottage.
Total length of walk (including walking up the track from the cottage) is 6kms (3.7 miles). The total ascent and descent is 350m (1150ft) with a highest point of 326m (1070ft). Riggs Cottage is at 100m (330ft). The walk, stopping to admire the views but without a picnic, at a gentle pace should take about 2 hours.