Black Combe route-finding in low cloud

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  • d45yth
    Member

    Hi, I was working in the Whicham Valley last year and kept taking my bike with me, with the intention of riding Black Combe. The couple of months I was there I got to ride it once! Like you’ve heard, the cloud seems to come half way down the fells and even though I’ve got a GPS, I still didn’t fancy it. On a bleak day it looks more like you would be riding into something off the Lord of the Rings.
    As you probably know it is quite a short ride and if I ever go back, will do it both ways.
    Have you thought of doing Broughton Moor/Seathwaite?

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    If you can use a compass, it’s not a problem.

    Stevie P
    Member

    Thinking of heading up over Black Combe this weekend but the weather is looking rather grim. That doesn’t matter, of course, but I have read that route-finding can be problematic in heavy / low cloud on the summit with regards to finding your way back down the correct path.

    How bad is it exactly?

    Stevie P
    Member

    Have you thought of doing Broughton Moor/Seathwaite?

    Not really looked into it / heard about it. Is it a particularly good ride, d45yth?

    d45yth
    Member

    It’s a bit more interesting than Black Combe. The last time I did BC it only took just over an hour. Contact me with your email and I’ll send you the route. 🙂

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