Black Combe

April 5, 2008 at 15:34 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Black Combe

Barrow’s very own mountain.  Over beyond the Duddon Estuary and looming over the small town of Millom, but a prominent feature of the landscape hereabouts.

Actually Black Combe’s distinctive whale shape is a feature of the whole Cumberland coast south of St Bees Head, and the sunless, and therefore black, combe that gives the mountain its name is on the north-east slope and therefore not visible from here, but nowhere does it dominate the scenery as it does from here.  Look closely and you can see the northern end of Walney in front of it.

And what if it is a distant outpost of the Lake District, and a mere tiddler of a thing by Lakes standards?  At 600 metres it’s twice as high as anything in the south-east and the view from the top on a clear day is quite stupendous.

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  1. I’d not heard of Black Combe before. I’ve just looked it up on a map though and worked out where you were looking from. Very interesting.


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