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Most Shaded Lake District Summit (walk)?

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 ned taylor 07 Sep 2021

Can anybody advise which (if any) Lakes peaks are the most shaded?

I'm hoping to avoid the sun a little if possible. All the summits I can think of are bare, but perhaps there are some with more tree cover on the way up.

Double points if it's a Marilyn.

Cheers

 Mark Bull 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Lord's Seat (a Marilyn) + Barf from Whinlatter has quite a lot of tree cover until you get near the summits. 

 Jack 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Dodd, on the Bassenthwaite side of Skiddaw. Walk through the the woods most of the way. No idea if it's a Marilyn but it is a Wainwright.

Post edited at 14:08
 stuartf 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Latrigg above Keswick? At least some of the paths up are in forest until almost at the summit.

In reply to ned taylor:

Gummers how is a marilyn i think. if walking from the nearby car park a lot of the path is under and around tree cover. 

 Mike Peacock 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

"Peak" might be stretching it, but Swinside is a Marilyn, and is forested to the top. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5971319
No public access, but plenty either try their luck or ring for permission (number is in the comments here):
https://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/mountaindetails.php?qu=S&rf=2513

Also not a "peak" but Watch Hill is a Marilyn with forest tracks to the summit. Near Cockermouth:
https://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/mountaindetails.php?qu=S&rf=2355

Along the same lines (small, but a Marilyn) is Claife Heights
https://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/mountaindetails.php?qu=S&rf=2683

 thommi 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

A lot of the walk up to castle crag is in woods, and it's the smallest Wainwright... 👍

 Lankyman 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Hampsfell if climbed from Grange has woodland a lot of the way. Might be a Marilyn? It has a stone thingy on top to get out of the sun. How often do you need to do this in the Lakes?

 flatlandrich 07 Sep 2021
In reply to stuartf:

> Latrigg above Keswick? At least some of the paths up are in forest until almost at the summit.

It used to be. I was looking at that summit (albeit from a long distance) a couple of weeks ago and it looks like a large part of the upper forest on the south side has been clear felled. 

In reply to ned taylor:

Any hill from the south, will roughly have the sun on your back as you climb. Your bag will be getting much of the direct sun. Not shade, but better than beaming into the face. Better still, start early. 

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 ned taylor 07 Sep 2021

Thanks all. Some great suggestions.

There are probably better threads to debate why, but it does seem odd there isn't more tree cover. The Lakes fells are remarkably barren in that regard.

 Mark Bull 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

> There are probably better threads to debate why, but it does seem odd there isn't more tree cover. The Lakes fells are remarkably barren in that regard.

Quick and simplistic answer: sheep! 

 CathS 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Raven Crag in Thirlmere is through forest almost all the way to the top.  It isn't very big, but it is a Wainwright.

 CathS 07 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Or if you go up Eagle Crag in Borrowdale at this time of year, you'll probably be up to your neck in bracken on most of the ascent!

 Leelakes1 11 Sep 2021
In reply to ned taylor:

Claife heights can be done with near total tree cover and is a Marilyn too. Quiet walk in and lovely view points towards coniston and over Windermere 

 wercat 11 Sep 2021
In reply to flatlandrich:

can confirm that, seen from the railway path today

> It used to be. I was looking at that summit (albeit from a long distance) a couple of weeks ago and it looks like a large part of the upper forest on the south side has been clear felled. 


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