Evening on Deadwater Fell

Top of Deadwater Fell (c) Duncan Hutt

Top of Deadwater Fell (c) Duncan Hutt

View towards Kielder (c) Duncan Hutt

View towards Kielder (c) Duncan Hutt

Deadwater Fell stands guard of the border crossing near Kielder, at 571m it’s not that high but on a clear day it’s possible to see from the Solway Firth to the North Sea.  Sunday wasn’t that clear and by evening the cloud had built up and a chilly breeze was blowing from the East.  The walk from Kielder Castle weaves through the forest before opening out onto the heather moorland flanks of the fell.  The track takes a while to make its way to the top where there is a plethora of masts and receivers, mostly military, making the most of the vantage point.  Meadow pipits flew away from the track edge next to us and the occasional skylark sang above but it was mostly quiet.  The view west was of hazy hills in the evening light fading into the distance and by the time we got back to Kielder Castle the light was fading fast.

View west from Deadwater Fell (c) Duncan Hutt

View west from Deadwater Fell (c) Duncan Hutt

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