Todays final Outlying walk of the day is Flat Fell and Dent or "Dint" as it's more locally known collecting Flat Fell first from Wath Brow. Both Flat Fell and Dent have been on my to do list for years even before I took on the project of walking the Outlying Fells I really wanted to pay homage to two of Lakleands most westerly fells. The route starts from Wath Brow a lakeland hamlet found just outside Cleator Moor todays official starting point. From Wath Brow we follow the main road to the junction with Nannycatch Road which steadily ascends towards the lower slopes of Flat Fell as views open out south west over the heavily wooded flank of Dent, a familiar side of Dent to us all which can be seen from Cold Fell Road.
Flat Fell is a broad expanse of grassland as views expand over towards Great Borne with Blake Fell beyond, these summits although familiar take some familiarising as they are not often viewed from so far west, I do this silently and in stride. The summit of Flat Fell offers a panoramic of Coastal views to the western extremes of Lakeland and its pays to observe for it is yet again, a small summit with big views. We trace south and descend steeply before crossing Nannycatch Gate from where we pluck our way steeply onto Raven Crag before taking the grassy east ridge all the way to Dent summit where today, we are flocked by Coast to Coasters two of whom raised an eyebrow or two.
This is Flat Fell and Dent from Wath Brow.