Tottergill is known for it's fellside location, it's what gives us those stunning views that money just can't buy. It's been on our bucket list for a while to climb to the top of the fell, because if the views are good from half way up, imagine what they're like from the top!
So, now that Spring is here and the weather is picking up, we chose a perfect Sunday afternoon and set out after a quick lunch, for a full afternoon of exploring. The route we followed is an 11 mile loop, but we cut out a little chunk as we started right from our doorstep. The walk took us 4.5 hours, with no stops and going at a good pace.
This walk starts with a fairly steep route up the fell and then follows the ridge along the top with breathtaking views to Carlisle, the Solway Firth, as well as across Talkin Tarn to the Scottish Borders and beyond. Well worth it! Exploring through this designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) which is also RSPB land and a protected Black Grouse moor, this is a nature lovers paradise. Why not bring a pair of binoculars and borrow the cottage bird book and see how many different species you can identify. Don't forget the camera either for some beautiful panoramic shots capturing this unique view of Cumbria.
An enjoyable afternoon all round, and we definitely earned our evening Sunday roast!
*Please note that due to part of the Open Access land on this walk being a managed grouse moor, no dogs are allowed on this walk.