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Black Combe

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robertmU5328DU wrote a review Nov 2020
Carlisle, United Kingdom233 contributions79 helpful votes
We parked at st Mary’s church Whitbeck, all Google searches for Black Coombe mention Whicham church, which we never found so don’t know whether everyone else has got it wrong or we have !! We were very unsure how to find the track to the mountain, as all guides were very vague, but eventually decided to persue the road behind the church . This leads to a cattle grid , the gate of which hasn’t been opened since 1972, so we carried our dogs over the bars !!!! And straight after took a right turn onto a grassy path up the first shoulder of the hill . Then we went off track through heather to access the wide stone path on Black Coombe itself. We arrived at a cairn in heavy rain and mist so didn’t carry on to the stone structure that we had seen in pictures so don’t know how far away that was . Views of the glittering sea are lovely, don’t know about views from the other side as we never got there. Descent was very easy down the stone path. This brings you out directly onto the A595 , we turned right and after a mile , (bit scary , cars are fast and there’s no pavement ) brings you back to the church.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ialima wrote a review Sep 2020
Near York-UK7 contributions1 helpful vote
Parked near Wicham church(suggested donation for use). Walked up short steep route in dry, sunny and warm conditions. Potentially brilliant views but a little hazy today. Pace yourself as it is a steady, quite steep climb. Descending in wet or icy conditions could be very slippery. I was up and down inside 2.5 hours but would probably take more time on another occasion.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Skip P wrote a review Sep 2020
United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
At 62 and not the fittest I climbed blackcombe last week . Stunning views in all directions. Took my time but took the harder route straight up. And then descended again. Would recommend the easy route if your a novice. The views at the top are incredible. Took some great shots on the camera. Scotland Ireland wales and the imposing Isle of Man. The views across the peaks of the Lake District belong on a postcard. This part of the lakes is very uncommercialised. I bought a caravan at Silecroft and now have this as a view from my window .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sharon_p1970 wrote a review Feb 2020
Millom, United Kingdom39 contributions9 helpful votes
Black combe is in the south lakes (the untourist part) and its a great walk with a beautiful view of the sea, land, sky and mountains further afield Its got a nice walk with a couple of strenuous bits towards the top and a cairn to pop a stone on Not saturated with walkers and any you do see are friendly Not a million miles away from eateries and pubs either
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Alan M wrote a review Dec 2019
Washington, United Kingdom82 contributions29 helpful votes
Stoped here a long time ago now but stumbled upon it again set in millom and what a place small place but lovely real good breakfast best iv had . Short walk to coast line you can see for miles next day drove all through lake district good place to stay best of both worlds gold star for this B and B
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Date of experience: December 2019
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