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Name:Sour Howes
Hill number:2609
Height:483m / 1585ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 42766 03217
Summit feature:grassy hummock
Col:448m  NY 4282 0373  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:Wainwright's summit is probably shaly ridge 60m ESE NY 42832 03198; Wainwright's sketch map may be misleading as it indicates summit is further SW where ground is obviously lower
Survey:Abney level
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Solo Baystones, Wansfell Pike, Sour Howes, Troutbeck Tongue from The Mortal Man Hotel.robba_wag01/09/2019
Troutbeck Chapel -> Garburn Road (briefly) -> Sour Howes -> Sallows -> Garburn Road -> Troutbeck Chapel Rainy, misty day, both of which more or less lifted to allow us to visit both peaks and the connecting ridge. All of the family enjoyed the very boggy ground, with Freddy ending up face down at one point. A world-record breaking number of Oreos saw the party with enough energy to make it back down.Ham and Skate31/08/2019
Headed over from Sallows via Moor head. Easy grassy paths and boggy in places. We descended via Backstone Barrow, Limefitt House and holiday park back to the Mortal man for good food. With Richie.Zoe Little23/07/2019
Troutbeck Tounge, up the Garburn Road to Sallows and then on to Sour Hows. Nice view from the top and easy decent back to Queens Head Hotel and the car.re142120/05/2019
From Garburn Road to Sour Howes then on to Sallows. Returned by Garburn Road. With LP.wombourne27/03/2019
As part of Kentmere HorseshoeWMW3109/03/2019
With Colin and Leonie. A low visibility snowy and chilly day. Together with Sallows.jonesj219/01/2019
Boxing Day stroll with Marley, bit misty on the top of Sallows but lifted on the way to Sour Howes.Mark T26/12/2018
Solo day from Troutbeck. Had to park up in the village as it was Sunday and the Church goers took up all of the parking in the area I wanted to start from... anyway. From Troutbeck Village taking the bridal track to cross the A592 onto Hagg Bridge then across to the FB and up to Troutbeck Tongue. Up and onto Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (love that stretch, done it many times on different walks). Then onto bag Sallows and Sour Howes dropping down the grassy slopes to the Garburn Road and back to the car. Chilly at times in the easterly wind.Butty25/11/2018
Walking with the Magna Defender. Fusethwaite Yeat (273m), the Tongue of Troutbeck Park (364m)and looping back over Thornthwaite Crag (784m), Ill Bell (757m) and Yoke (706m) and Sour Howes (483m). It is a beautiful clear and sunny still day perfect for autumn fell walking in the Lakes.meltdiceburg17/11/2018
With: hb; Round of Sallows and Sour Howes from Troutbeck village using Garburn Road and Pass for both ascent and descent. Dry morning before very heavy rain in afternoon which started just after we got back to the car.Ian Baines08/11/2018
With NB and MVW from Church Bridge on a wet and often misty day with Sallows, return via Garburn Road.Frank08/11/2018
With FR and MVW from Church Bridge on a wet and often misty day with Sallows, return via Garburn Road.Bheinn08/11/2018
From Ecclerig through Troutbeck. Cattle at the top.piojetd24/10/2018
with Nuala, Ian Thomas, Dave Langmead, Annie CorderoyEllie's Hills08/10/2018
Parked up in Kentmere. Short day out but weather was good, clear and dry. Very nice.GaryG27/09/2018
From Troutbeck with Sallows.lenman08/09/2018
First peak on a walk organised to celebrate the wedding of Pete and Claire (two days later). Me, Elaine, Pete, Claire, Mike & Fiona. From Limefitt Park via Applethwaite Common then on to SallowsTopCat195916/08/2018
From Troutbeck Church via Garburn Road, Garburn Nook and Sallowsafoster02/07/2018
Ascent from Hogarth Cottages, Troutbeck with Jayne while on holiday over Sour Howes to Sallows with return by Garburn Road. 8.08 miles in total of 5hrs:27mins (Moving Time 3hrs:03 mins) with 533m of ascent.pwhitaker_196624/06/2018
from troutbeckJephcote8303/06/2018
From High Borrans. Used the slither of access land, but did require careful climbing over a wall and a fence. Recommend the route wainwright suggests, especially on a wet claggy day, as the ferns saturated me!MrChris198002/06/2018
Parked at the start of Dubbs Lane, then along this until gate allows easy access to hill. Return to Lane the onward to Sour Howes and Capple Howe on another warm sunny day in May.Dugswell229/05/2018
Avec Violaine et DinaYanndroid12/05/2018
With Peter in the snow with SallowsInez02/04/2018
Sour Howes, Sallows & Troutbeck Tongue with Stephen. Parked near Church Bridge on the lane between the church & Troutbeck village. 82/132.ADT20/02/2018
Breezy winter's day with showers forecast. From Troutbeck . . . Sallows next!apshepherd12/02/2018
From small layby N of the church. Deep powder snow on hill side. Turned off the Garburn Rd and followed wall up until due E of old quarry then direct to top. On to Sallows and Cappel Howe before returning. Not a long circuit, 9k, but enough in knee deep snow.jonglew20/01/2018
Sour Howes > Sallows from GR: NY 41207 02701ronaldo33301/01/2018
Climbed on a snowy day along with Sallows from Troutbeck.JonathanConey28/12/2017
Parked near the church for a snowy walk up to Sour Howes and Sallows.Delta6816/12/2017
Beautiful winters day. Walked from Troutbeck church: Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue.Lazylizzie03/12/2017
From Kentmere church, up and down Garburn Pass.Fell_wanderer06/11/2017
From Sallows we headed down and around to Sour Howes. After climbing over the wall we found ourselves in the middle of lots of summits non with a cairn or trig on them. In the heavy clouds it was near impossible to tell which was the highest. I walked around with the GPS using the altimeter to determine the true summit only to go back to the one Bec was on as that was showing 481meters. Caught the odd view of windermere but pretty poor. After this made our way to Pooley Bridge inn and had a big meal before camping next to Hallin fell with the intention of another 5 far eastern. Woke up with a bad hip and Bec not well so headed home for a day of films.Scotty 2 Hotty23/09/2017
Lovely walk up from Troutbeck Bridge on the Kentmere path. On to Sallows and then long walk back before heading out again to bag Troutbeck Tongue. No nice way off from Sallows that we could find.jpitches17/09/2017
From TroutbeckCyclistno109/09/2017
Very wet miserable circuit requiring map reading skills to find tops, luckily there was a track, loop from troutbeck to sallows and back over sour hows, with jack and george.JHerbert11/08/2017
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35325/07/2017
Started the run at Kentmere. Up Garburn Pass turned left to bag Sallows & Sour Howes back tracked to Garburn Pass up to Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, out and back to Gray Crag around to High Street, Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts. 18.5 mile - 4,395ft of ascent.Stu Percival14/07/2017
A fairly quick and easy hike, no features on main summit, path goes over it, we also went up the more pointed secondary summit opposite. Good views of Windermere, the Fells to the west and north (especially the Langdale Pikes) along with the Troutbeck Tongue and surrounding Fells.Chris Mac24/06/2017
a day Troutbeck wainwright bagging 3 fells Sour Howes, Swallows and Troutbeck tonguejmistry8615/06/2017
from Holehird Garden.IanHHill13/06/2017
From Troutbeck Bridge Sour Howes SallowsWifey201622/05/2017
Sour howes and Sallows todayTobo196922/05/2017
Cloud above top. Good views. Ascent from Troutbeck.markm12/05/2017
Cloud above top. Good views. Ascent from Troutbeck.jking12/05/2017
With Jon, Alex, Paul and John B from Troutbeck. Disappointed the pub in the holiday park didn't open until 5pm!Richard14/04/2017
With Andrew, from Troutbeck: Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Troutbeck Tongue. Glorious sunshine all day, deep snow on tops.jackfowler24/03/2017
Run from Moorhowe Rd, with Sallows. Working in Lakes.richardsun09/03/2017