Eleven seasoned “a” walkers enjoyed clear skies and distant if at times hazy views on this fine Pennine expedition over some little tramped heights. A long steady ascent from the centre of Melmerby led the group up to the limestone outcrops of Melmerby Low Scar where the refreshing easterly wind led to the donning of additional layers. A further climb led to the top of Knapside hill standing at 2250ft. A few feet lower than the highest point of the fell but still a great vantage point and coffee stop. The promised boggy crossing proved to be less boggy then anticipated and good time was made to the top of Fiends Fell and lunch. The rest of the walk, as promised, was downhill and the group completed the nine-mile circuit in a little over four hours with tea and some very fine scones taken in the Melmerby
village bakery tea-room. A great day enjoyed by all.