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Name:Barrow
Hill number:2488
Height:455m / 1493ft
Parent (Ma):2372  Grasmoor
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
(Tu,4,W,B,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 22708 21820
Summit feature:no feature 5m NNE of small cairn
Drop:71m
Col:384m  NY222216  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:Abney level
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3rd day, drove up to Keswick walked up barrow , across to style end ( not a wainwright ) then back down to the car, really wet day so couldnít do any more.george_herbert_04/08/2020
From Coledale Inn. With Sail & Alfie. Nice pint in the garden afterwards. W32 Rnd6Dangerous Dave18/07/2020
With Sue and Allan S from Stair, Outerside, Stile End and Barrow. Sunny for a change. Return via Braithwaite.Frank10/01/2020
Climbed as part of a Coledale roundTheflyingrabbit31/12/2019
Hit the top just as the sun was setting over Causey Pike - breath taking big beautiful red sunset. Absolutely astounding. Abrahamís Espresso Round+ with GFEFionalevey29/12/2019
Braithwaite > Barrow > Barrow Door > Causey Pike > Scar Crags > Sail > Crag Hill > Eel Crag > Coledale Hause > Hobcarton Crag > Grisdale Pike > Kinn > Braithwaite. Just me and H. Glorious cold calm blue sky day. Ground frozen solid for the most part.johnkaysleftleg29/11/2019
Cold but dry day. Starting at Knott rigg and finishing at Barrow.Mountainhikes15/11/2019
From Outersidedavidsharpe2321/09/2019
From Braithwaite on to Barrow, Stile End, Outerside, Sail, Crag Fell (Eel Crag), Eel Crag, and Force Crag. Track past the Mines back to BraithwaiteWayne Mac14/09/2019
From Braithwaite to Braithwaite |Lodge, then steady up to Barrow top, nice aspect, down to Barrow Door then across & more steeply up Onto Outerside again good views, down & accross High Moss, then good path to Col below Sail. up onto Scar Crags the onto Causey Pike, back tracked down path on north flank of Causey Pike & good path back to Barrow Door & Braithwaite, mostly sunny light breeze, excellent all round views.apricorum07/09/2019
6.5m Circular from roadside parking at Uzzicar. Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Barrow, with a stop at Braithwaite for an ice cream ;)Jephcote8316/07/2019
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Braithwaitetwg2730/06/2019
With Janet.GordyH18/06/2019
Coledale Horseshoeghullgd14/05/2019
Start of Coledale Horseshoe Clockwise directionGordy14/05/2019
With Stephen from Keswick out to Newlands then up mine road and back over Outerside, Stile End and Barrow returning by Bog House. Great walk - do it all again in a fortnight.SS11/05/2019
Part of Coledale HorseshoeWMW3121/04/2019
Summited from Outerside following the path as part of the Coledale round. with MB groupZoe Little11/04/2019
part of the Coledale 10 peak challengedeb.thompson05/04/2019
Ruth and Joey the HoundGragmole24/03/2019
Barrow, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Grasmoor, Force Cragkeithouk19/02/2019
Probably ascended this hill in the 1970-80's when walking from Buttermere to Keswick on the last leg of an annual February walk around the Lake District but not sure. This ascent came from the north in strong wind and later rain.JohnW12/02/2019
Before LDSAMRA training officers meeting. Night runMountain Goat30/01/2019
From Stile End, before easy descent down north-east ridge. KeithByTheC26/11/2018
From Braithwaite - Barrow-Outerside-Sail-(very windy on top, snow so descended) - returned over Stile End. Nice views from lower hills.zoob21/11/2018
From OutersideCyclistno126/10/2018
Part of Grisedale horseshoe solo after FRA relaysTintenty22/10/2018
On the approach to Barrow Bec tripped and did a slow motion head-butt of a rock so we decided to take a breather before the last big push of the day. Got to the summit to some stunning views of Keswick, Derwent and to the right Bassenthwaite and Braithwaite. Lowest summit of the day but under the clag so best views of the day too. Ironically whilst on Barrow Chorley came back and beat Barrow 3-2 in the FA cup 4th Round. From the summit we made our way down the ridge passed the golden trees and back to the van. But the day wasnít over yet as we went to watch the Wainwright society 16th annual lecture with guest speaker David Powell-Thompson which was a brilliant finish to a brilliant day back in the lakes. Home for a Chinese Broken arrow and a chill till Monday morning at work to find out I unfortunately didnít get the CM job. But Iíll always have the lakes!Scotty 2 Hotty20/10/2018
14.8 miles, 3990ft Coledale Beck, Causey Pike walk.stephenbuda11/09/2018
Coledale Horseshoe: Kinn - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton Crag - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Crag Hill - Sail - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow. With Tammy, Sid, and Fudge.Hippo04/09/2018
Rowling End, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside, Stile End, Barrow. Solo as usual!simon and co31/08/2018
petey28/07/2018
Solo walk from Braithwaite - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - BARROW - Wainwright 152Nutty18/07/2018
From Bassenthwaite. Return same way. Hot day. With Donna, Ben, Rory and Sally.Victor14/07/2018
We sacked off walking up: Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crags and Causey Pike. It was just too hot. So we took a detour and just did: Outerside, Stile End, and Barrow.DAB8111/07/2018
Coledale Horseshoe ChallengeNicky29/06/2018
With Grace, Dannie and Bethany. Sterted up over Barrow and up to Causey Pike. Harry got covered in actual shit when he ran off the path. Had to clean him in a river. Later found out that G&D threw away his harness! 5hrs: 12km; 800mByronHaywood10/06/2018
With JGCW22/05/2018
Parked at Braithwaite with Chris and did a circuit starting with Causey Pike then Scar Crags, Sail, Outerside and Barrow. Lovely day perfect walking weather. I forgot my walking boots and had to go up in trainers but it was reasonably dry and the route very safe. Climb up rocks onto top of Causey Pike but not as difficult as it looks to start with and worth doing the last few feet.karentracey12/05/2018
GL3D Day 1DinoF05/05/2018
as part of GL3Djwbellarby01/05/2018
Coledale Horseshoe completed with Big MartinJC128/04/2018
Coledale Round from the free car park in strong winds, freezing conditions and zero visibilityCanny31/03/2018
Climbed with the parents on a nice day from Braithwaite. First summit of the dayJonathanConey26/03/2018
climber with Zoe, Lulu & Jeff.neilblair35326/03/2018
Brilliant weather considering the downpour in the early hours. I ascended Barrow from Braithwaite Lodge and walked over Stile End and into some boggy ground. I then made my way onto a better path and onto High Moss so I could ascended Outerside from the south west having deciding against venturing to Causey Pike due to dwindling hours of daylight. Maybe a bad idea as the ground I crossed was fairly boggy and horrible. Up to the summit next for a quick sammich in the howling wind followed by a slow descent into the same bog that I had encountered earlier. Back onto Stile end where I then descended to the north easy. Yet another crap idea as I nearly ended up doing it on my a**e. I then walked back down the hill to where I was treat to a magnificent double rainbow which framed the Skiddaw range. Then onto the pub just in time for sundown. Notable shoutouts to Brendon for the craic on the first hill and also the older couple with the wellies who helped guide me across the bog beDAB8116/11/2017
Usual ridge route from Coledale Inn. With Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/11/2017
On morning before Keith & Claire's wedding.Grinner28/10/2017
Parked at Stair, Rowling End, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Crag Hill, Outerside, Barrow. Cloud on top of Crag Hill, otherwise a sunny day with excellent views and strong winds.Fell_wanderer25/10/2017
Solo from Braithwaite. Barrow onto Outerside via Barrow Door. Onto Scar Crags and then Causey Pike. Back tracked slightly to the saddle to drop down and around to Barrow Door to return into Braithwaite.Butty30/09/2017