The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Sunday 12 March 2017

Sell Moor Hill (NT480444, 424m)

Almost due north of this hill is a cattle grid on a B road, adjacent to which is a layby. That is where we ate a lavish* Sunday lunch before setting off for an unexciting bimble up this untemarkable hill.

A field of cows, a gap in a wall which was guarded effectively by a deep poor of slurry/mud/water...

...and a walk up another field took us to the top in just over 15 minutes. From there the extensive views told us that: a) there are a lot of wind turbines in these parts; and b) we were going to be lucky and dodge the shower we could see to the north.

The cows ignored us almost as much on our return leg as they had on the outward one, the feeder full of tasty hay being more interesting to them than two walkers.

A whole mile and three quarters had been walked with 90m of upness.

(*I may be exaggerating extensively as to the grandness of our lunch.)


  1. If you want another list to think about there are loads of Donalds in the area you are in at the moment (assuming your unpredictable wanderings still have you in that location.)

    1. I have my hands over my ears whilst chanting 'la la la', so as to avoid you leading me astray into other hill lists!

  2. Daughter J uses the hateful social media jargon but I can't help lol !