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Longlands Fell, (Little Sca Fell), Great Sca Fell, and Brae Fell

The start of this walk is just a 10 minute drive from Kestrel Lodge. You could walk from the campsite and add additional fells and mileage, but for me it’s a nice walk done from the small free carpark or layby at Longlands. Far enough if you don’t want a full long day on the fells, or your walking in winter and short days curtail the time outdoors.

Drive down the lane to the road, turn right, and at the T junction turn left towards Orthwaite and Uldale. Keep straight on this road through Orthwaite, pass Overwater on your left, and keep going straight. You climb a small hill, drop down again, and over a small bridge. Park anywhere here in the layby or small car park at the United Utilities building.

You’ll see a gate and the Cumbrian Way signposted. Pass the gate and keep to the left path. You are on the Cumbrian Way. Follow this path until you see a grassy path on your right leading up the fell. There are various paths to the top, all are grassy, and all lead to the top.

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Once at the top simply follow the path down the other side. Don’t be tempted to go up the sister peak Lowthwaite Fell—it’s not a Wainwright and something I did the first time around! Keep left and follow the path up to Little Sca Fell Cairn. Don’t be fooled this is not Great Sca Fell. You need to follow the path down and up again until you’re at the highest point in this walk.

When you’ve summited Great Sca Fell and taken those all important “summit-selfies” re-trace your steps off Great and Little Sca Fells before taking the right hand fork (grassy path) to Brae Fell and the 3rd and final Wainwright on this walk.

Once you have topped this fell follow the path downwards, you will pass over a brook before climbing back to the lower slopes of Longlands Fell and meet the Cumbrian Way to follow back to the car park.