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Name:Great How - Eskdale Fell
Hill number:3571
Height:522m / 1713ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
(Tu,5,Dew,B,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 19746 03992
Summit feature:cairn and OS bolt on rock
Drop:51m
Col:471m  NY200041  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:bolt is 2m SE of cairn
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 179 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit with PeteDave Geere03/11/2019
After Boat How, steep and pathless ascent from Burnmoor Tarn.Colin Crawford06/09/2019
with Scafell, Skight Sideraymondwilkes26/06/2019
From Eskdale hostel on a circular walk for 10 local hills: Great Barrow -> Peelplace Noddle -> Whin Crag -> Dawsonground Grags -> Eskdale Fell -> Great How -> Cat Crag -> Brock Crag -> Bull How -> Goat Crag. Heavy rain and hail on and off - more on than off. With my nephew, Andrew P.jonglew27/04/2019
From Station car park for a round of Boat How, Great How, Whinscales, Dawsonground Crags, Whin Crag and Goat Crag.rhalstead21/04/2019
From Goat Crag in low cloud. Neat cairn, nearby rivet, few views. Other contour lower per Abney.Denise 30/12/2018
Followed the Scafell track from the National Trust carpark and then a stream to ascend this fine summit. It is a large knoll with a sense of remoteness even in summer.JohnW31/07/2018
Hot From Boat How then up Oliver Ghyll. Nice waterfallsjohnjennison25/06/2018
From the Woolpack Inn, Eskdale. East along the road to Wha House, then RoW north past Whinscales. Then pathless ascent NW up to the summit. Onwards to Slight Side.Man of Kernow110/05/2018
Yew Bank, Throstlehow Crag, High Scarth, Great How, Goat Crag from Eskdale, parking short distance west of telephone box at bottom of Hardknott Pass. Interesting and complex rugged terrain.RobertP14/01/2018
Great Barrow, Whinscales, Great How, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knottkeithouk28/12/2017
From Dawsonground Crags then down to Whinscales. All good ground.Eddie06/10/2017
Almost blown over during ascent. Never left a summit as quickly.Peak Rambler12/04/2017
Route one from Boat How. On to Whinscales.Wycombe Wanderer05/01/2017
From Boot via Boat How.Hammy29/11/2016
From Boat How to the non existent Bulatt bridge where I waded the torrent. Went to the north side near Bleaberry Hill and had an easy ascent. GB ascended from Lambford Bridge. Next.. onto Whinscales the birkett.bolton29/09/2016
Dalegarth Station car park (£3.50 for the day) - After ascent of Boat How, crossed Lambford Bridge & then picked a way up between outcrops to S. ridge of Great How - Along ridge to summit cairn and OS bolt. (S)gerrybowes29/09/2016
From Wasdale via the coffin route, minor summits and geocaches, great 360 viewsbardolph24/04/2016
My last dewey with Andy,Paul,Fred,Oliver,Dave in England and walesDARRENG22/04/2016
DARRENG's last Dewey.andrew brown22/04/2016
Scafell from Boot - up via Slight Side and down via Eskdale Fellnosdrahcir21/04/2016
with Paul views starting to open up after low clouds moved a little highercolinfielding23/03/2016
From Dalegarth station. Round of Birketts etc. on each side of Whillan Beck.ngthack11/01/2016
Great walk from home with Kevin. An Incredibly sunny and warm afternoon. Stopped for a shower under the cascading waterfalls of a very full Oliver Gill. On the way up passed Alpine Club Moss. The summit area is fascinating and worth visiting.Karmakarl18/09/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196517/08/2015
YHA - Goat Crag - Bull How - Whin Crag - Dawsonground Crag - Cat Crag - Whinscales - Great How - Great Scarth Crag - Cam Spout Crag - Silverybield - Heron Crag - Brock Crag - YHAmcbiydw201/08/2015
Highest point on circuit starting from Woolpack Inn and continuing to Cat Crags, Dawsonground etc. Cairn and OS bolt about 2m away. Fine viewpoint.Aye Jimmy14/07/2015
Parked in the Delgarth Railway Station > Boot > Eel Tarn > Peelplace Noddle > Goat Crag > Bull How > Whin Crag (Eskdale) > Dawsonground Crags > Eskdale Fell - Whinscales > Great How - Eskdale Fell > Lambford Bridge > Boat How > Brat's Moss > Boot > Delgarth Railway StationTony Hartry II11/06/2015
A circuit including 3 Birkett's from Boot.Neil Haslewood09/04/2015
Parked at Brackenclose. Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symond's Knott, Scafell, Cam Spout Crag, Slight Side and Great How.AlunRees3124/11/2014
W Jenx. From the Woolpack PH, followed path rather than FP, first Peelplace Noddle, then traverse out across fell to Goat Crag, Bull How, Whin Crag then to Dawsonground. Dropped into the low ground to pick up the triple topped Cat Crag, then onwards to Whinscales and Great How. Great top, cairn needed a rebuild, does someone like to knock this one down...? Resplendent again at a great spot with fine views into upper Eskdale hills. OS Bolt large and obvious nearby.nordicstar16/11/2014
Birkett 3Dave Geere26/10/2014
From Eskdale Railway car park up to Great How then on to Slight Side (nice top) before the slog up Scafell. Did Symonds Knott 30 years on, then down the scree path and back out by the coffin route. Good overhead conditions.SS24/08/2014
On return from Slight Side.destaylor27/06/2014
Climbed from Boot via Boat How then by way of Eel tarnrobert24/06/2014
Woolpack Inn Eel Tarn Goat Crag Whin Crag Dawsonground Crag Whinscales Great How Eskdale Fell Lambford Bridge Boat How Brats Hill Stone Circle Boot Church Low Birker Doctor Bridge Woolpack InnAndy Hirst16/01/2014
Birkett walk from Boot via Boat How.With six members of judicial party.Mostly sunny.Great views throughout.catman12/10/2013
Down from Slight Side over Quagrigg Moss. Trig point stud embedded in rock. With Damian, Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/07/2013
Boat How, Great How, Whinscalesronaldo33310/03/2013
From Boot via Boat How and Oliver GillAnduril22/05/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere18/03/2012
Climb up from Whinscales. Scafell and Slight Side inviting...ollismark05/11/2011
Boot-Boat How-Great How-Whinscales-Dawsonground Crags- Whin Crag-Goat Crag - (Combined Birkett's ESK 2 and 3)benarbia_827/03/2011
Climbed Great How with Mick and camped on top among the small tarnlets. Fantastic views all round (while the sun shone!). Mick displayed his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Lakeland fells when I challenged him to do a 360degree turn and name every fell iBillyP11/09/2010
DebsMountain Goat08/08/2010
1dads03/07/2010
Birketts CLF walk W/ESK3, Dalegarth Station CP >Boot > White Moss > Boat How > Burnmoor Tarn > GREAT HOW grassy summit with exposed rock topped with a cairn and an OS bolt > Whinscales - Eskdale Fell > Eel Tarn > Boot > Dalegarth Station CPTony Hartry22/04/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Brackenclose: Maiden Castle, Great How, Whinscales, Burnmoor Tarn. Weather; cloudy, warm, moderate visibility.amblerbob23/07/2008
On the way from Wasdale and Burnmoor Tarn to Scafell. Poor conditions on summit. Had to cross some gills with fast flowing water in.knavesandblades17/07/2008
With Andy Sdavefh16/03/2008