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Name:Mickle Fell
Hill number:2711
Height:790m / 2592ft
Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Classification:Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoA,CoU,BL,
Bg,Cm
Drop:212m
Col:578m  NY749267  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2188903/02/2018NY 80602 24542  F: Small cairnRichardM
Summit
GJ
2940008/09/2019NY 80601 24542  F: Small cairn NE of large cairn
O: Distance between the cairns is between 15 and 20m not 25m as given in the DoBIH
K&AD
Summit
GJ
2940108/09/2019NY 80585 24532  F: Large cairnK&AD
Subpoint
1GJ
-1271316/04/2006NY 80606 24548  F: small cairn 25m NE of large cairn
O: large cairn is at NY 80586 24536
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Summit
-1271423/12/2012NY 80604 24548  F: small cairn 25m NE of large cairn
O: large cairn is at NY 80586 24536
S: Abney level
P&EH
Summit
-1271514/07/2013NY 80602 24545  F: small cairn 25m NE of large cairn
O: large cairn is at NY 80586 24536
S: Abney level
David Gradwell
Summit
-1271616/04/2006NY 80586 24536  F: large cairn
O: highest point is 25m NE of large cairn
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Subpoint
1
213814/07/2013NY 80602 24545  F: small cairn c20m ENE of large cairnDavid Gradwell
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Jim



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From SE starting at cattle grid on a no live firing day. Phoned the military at Warcop and given the green light by a Nepalese officer who also offered to help me get an Everest permit ha ha. CG route is the shortest but there is much soft and wet ground, cycling in on longer routes may be better.Topographer5721/10/2019
On a non-firing day with a permit from county boundary and back over Little FellIWC24/08/2019
Armed with a permit on a no firing day we headed out on the Nuttall route from Hilton. Little Fell Summit was very disappointing but Mickle Fell more than made up for it (shame about the horrendous pathless terrain during the middle section)Jephcote8303/08/2019
From NY 8314 1994 on a non-firing day. Followed fenceline to NY 8038 2250, then direct to Little Fell (Elsmslie) before heading up onto the Mickle Fell ridge for the main hill and on to the trig. Direct route back towards start point, then veered off to pick up the sub5 Helbeck Fell.jonglew14/07/2019
Hilton - Roman Fell - Long Fell - Tinside Rigg - Little Fell - Mickle Fell - Murton Fell - Scordale - Hilton. Looks impressive from the west, first clear summit of the dayGary Heath13/07/2019
Applied for permit by email 12 days previous & got no reply. Scheduled non firing day rang recorded message 0800 number on the day “no live firing” so went for it. From Durham / Cumbria border on official route following the fence. Someone at summit had a permit which arrived 5 weeks before the date.rogreeves06/07/2019
From car park near Cow Green Reservoir on non-firing day.lenman05/05/2019
On Close House track to trig and then across grass to summit.peter4lc22/04/2019
out ticking off some nuttalls in lovely weather conditions starting at GR NY 80287 22229 on the county boundary a walk mainly off cross country to the summit off mickle fell little fell also getting little fell trig in a bad way now and also arnside rake little fell arnside rake mickle fell pt 2547 and hilton fellDarren-44321/04/2019
out ticking off some nuttalls in lovely weather conditions starting at GR NY 80287 22229 on the county boundary a walk mainly off cross country to the summit off mickle fell little fell also getting little fell trig in a bad way now and also arnside rake little fell arnside rake mickle fell pt 2547 and hilton fellmy-list21/04/2019
From cattle grid on road to south, with permit. Cold dry weather meant that conditions underfoot were generally good.Winterfloodian05/01/2019
Grains o'th'Beck, Close House, High Crag, trig then summit. 21k.NormanW14/10/2018
With Andy and permit from the southcolinfielding07/10/2018
From Cattle grid on Cumbria/Durham border. Followed fence upto the plateau. Some areas wet underfoot, but not to bad. Howling wind on top though. With Colin and MOD permit.bevandy11407/10/2018
With Deborah. Southern route, boggy as expected although the best way through/round was often by the fence. Round trip took 4hrs 40 minutes including lunch. Possible to do it in less but the weather was glorious and there was no need to hurry.Donpeblo06/10/2018
Mickle Fell pt 2547 > Mickle Fell > Mickle Fell trig > Long Crag > Long Crag East Top > Lang Hurst from GR: NY 81129 30862ronaldo33329/09/2018
Mickle Fell pt 2547 > Mickle Fell > Mickle Fell trig > Long Crag > Long Crag East Top > Lang Hurst from GR: NY 81129 30862Hippster29/09/2018
After more than two years in the planning we set off from Cow Green Reservoir with our access permit and Chris. Unfortunately we omitted to take a pontoon bridge with us which made crossing the Maize Beck more difficult and ended with a long detour upstream looking for a crossing point and eventually finding a footbridge. The ascent alongside the boundary fence proved to be quite a slog but we were rewarded with magnificent views all around at the top. Although access days are limited we saw no one else on the hill.Newton Maximus25/08/2018
From 392 track end above Grains o’ th’ Beck. Easy if a little long walk along track then 4x4 path to summit. Sunny day. Warcop site very helpful to access days and phone line. The from this direction you only just cross into MOD land.N.Morters04/08/2018
From Cow Green. Permit from MOD.solitaryfellwanderer07/07/2018
Murton Fell - Mickle Fell - Little Fell - Long Fell - Tinside Rigg.tomd405/05/2018
Parked at boundary wall between Cumbria and county Durham. Followed the wall all the way to Plateau then walked to the carn summit. Return via trig and then on track down to a bridge then cross country to boundary fence and back to the carjmistry8601/04/2018
With K and RM with a permit. Usual route from cattle grid to the south. Harder work than anticipated. Snow on the summit and above average visibility.Ashley01/04/2018
From Langdon Beck YH, hired for Richard's birthday. Snowy ascent via impressive Cauldron Snout , and an interesting crossing of Maize brook in large ( declining) group; also visited trig. inevitable icy descent in darkness. Great day followed by roast pork dinner. Second ascent.Denise 03/02/2018
For Richard M s birthday - a large group of 10/20 from Langdon Beck taking advantage of a military free day. Mist and Lots of snow.davechaffey03/02/2018
Richard M's birthday weekend. Langdon Beck YH via impressive Cauldron Snout then up from Cow Green Reservoir, river crossing then followed fence up to ridge. Along to trig point, descent via Silverband shop, track over High Hurst and skirted round Noon Hill to bridge near Cronkley. Bad visibility but fun in the snow and with excellent company!zoob03/02/2018
An opportunist ascent from Langdon Beck YHA on realising this was one of the few non firing weekends. A great route past the impressive Cauldron Snout before interesting crossing of the Maize Beck and plod through deepening snow along the fence line to summit plateau. Snow, bright misty cloud but no wind. Visited trig point before descending. A great day out.RichardM03/02/2018
Full soft snow cover. Sunny. From south followed fence. Compleated all 445 Nuttalls.Hammy27/12/2017
Permit from MOD þo bag Mickle Fell. Great day. Parked at Cow Green cp and cycled to Moss Shop mine ruin via Cow Green Dam and Birkdale farm. Bridleway beyond ruin unrideable. Followed b/w to county boundry fence and followed to edge of summit plateau. Easy going to summit. Beutiful autumn day,cold and clear, great views to the Lakes, Cross Fell and NY Moors. Back same way to visit Widdybank Fell and Viewing HillJohn Lee04/11/2017
With E. MOD Access Land open day. From small car park by cattle grid on B6276 (NY8317919943). Up by fence via Hewits and Hanging Seal. Wet, low cloud and boggy ground made this a slog to the summit. Then onto trig point and return via track past High Crag, White Band, Fish Lake, Grains o' th' Beck and B road.Beeliner07/10/2017
With Katy (and permit)Very Hard Wet Day.George Thompson06/08/2017
A fabulous walk using Alan's route, from the track starting above Grains o'the Beck, and going past Fish Lake and Close House over wide open grassy, rushy moors. Curiosity corner: the MOD area contains a newly creosoted hut with a porta pottie. Are the squaddies going soft, or is this for the grouse shooters? Heather moor above this, in full flower, and then the first view of the long grassy summit ridge/plateau of Mickle Fell. The track goes almost to the ridge, but it's a fine walk nonetheless. The walk along the ridge is very enjoyable, easy dry going on a grassy ATV track, with wonderful views all the way. It's good to walk right to the end of the ridge for a great view from Little Fell to Cross Fell, and the Lakes beyond. Possibly one of the best Pennine hills?Gill05/08/2017
A bit of a slog on Southern route. Fortunately little rain.Isambard29/07/2017
From the east of Grains o' th' Beck on B6276 at start of track. Met 2 gamekeepers during the course of the walk who were both very friendly. Great walk of 12 1/2 miles and the low cloud cleared up as the walk went along.Alan Caine01/07/2017
With Graham, Tove, Andrew and Steve. From Hilton via Long Fell, Tineside Rigg and Little Fell.ruthatlast01/07/2017
From Cow Green via fence on N side; late start so I went on the fell after the firing finishes (1300 hrs on Su). Landrover tracks etc within ca. 100 m E of fence all the way and very obviously along the summit ridge which is largely stony grassy and good going. Had it to myself, cloud on and off top, E wind. Down more directly to Birkdale, via Greenmines Hush, a pleasant way. I note good tracks from near Birkdale go to 600 m (map) on Meldon Hill which would allow that hill to be climbed while waiting for the guns to fall silent. With the gentians out at Cow Green, this was a good day and I won't join Mickle Fell's detractors. Good to get on Yorkshire's highest summit, 44 years after climbing my first. Exceptionally dry underfoot. PS- no sign of any military debris- do the MOD ever use the area E of the fence?pwheeler07/05/2017
ACW circuit starting at NY846203. A grassy hill on top, some heather lower down. Summit area quite busy today - several people - bit of a culture shock, expecting (as previous visits), to be alone. I think I am right in saying that Mickle Fell is the highest hill in England outside Cumbria & The Cheviots- also is Co Durham's 'English Corbett'.ger30/04/2017
As per the Nutall route, so climbed after little fell and before Meldon Hill. Long, but brilliant day outdianepick30/04/2017
with the aid of a MOD permit and from the Cattle Grid on Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale road. Very boggy ground and much covered in snow which also fell during ascent. Hard work!IanHHill04/02/2017
Obtained permit. With Stephen. Parked in a small lay-by nr Brough on the Cumbria, Durham border.ADT02/10/2016
Walked up from the Brough Road with a bunch of cachers and our permit holder. A bit of a boggy slog if I'm honest but at least the clouds lifted for about 10 minutes while we were on the top.Walker Dan28/08/2016
From Little Fell as per Nuttall's route (almost anyway). The GR seems to be what may once have been a cairn but not the little cairn you might think.clivevilla06/08/2016
Slightly annoying official North Route with permit. Not really possible to phone guard room in a dip in a middle of the moor...with MDanmawr06/08/2016
Walked from Hilton. Fine and breezy. A great mountain with a unmissable summit cairn unlike Little Fell. Be aware that this is on M.O.D. land and access is only given on certain weekends.flockwatcher06/08/2016
MCMartin6619/07/2016
1/7 First of seven (Mickle Fell/Boldon Hills/Strawberry Hill/Rombold's Moor (Ilkey Moor)/Weets Top/Abbot Hills/Black Hill) Long 4 hour slog through rain for this one.Fergalh09/07/2016
Route 9.4 from the Nuttall's book. Had a permit but no phone signal so didn't ring the guard room. Little Fell was reasonably straightforward and the route to Mickle Fell was fairly easy as long as you follow the Nuttall's directions and stick to the quad bike tracks. After this though it gets pretty hard and you're up to your ankles in heather most of the way to Murton Fell. Didn't see a soul all day. The only shell casings I saw were from grouse shooting. Pretty wet, cloudy and windy all day.tsharp09/07/2016
south route, clear day, easy 5hr walk up and down. Top of cairn seems to be higher than officisl high point. With Caroline & Matt.keithelliott04/07/2016
#584 Along with the trig from the East.tim74728/05/2016
With MT and JT. Having obtained our permits, we walked in from the county boundary on the B6276. There are parking areas on both sides of the Cumbria/Durham border. Difficult conditions due to snow, which was deep in places and was also soft and melting. The ground was also extremely wet and boggy. Progress was slow, as a result. This was my English Marilyn completion.Sprog30/04/2016
With AT and JT, on AT's final English Marilyn. Parked by cattle grid on B6276 at NY 83139 19917. Hard work due to heavy and melting snow over Hewits, Hanging Seal and Pt. 777m to summit. Returned the same way. With permit.Man of Kernow130/04/2016
Southern route from the cattle grid on the B6276, there's a lay by for parking.Permit obtained guard house rang I set off across boggy ground in strong winds and rain reaching the plateau by following the boundry fence then onto cairn returned the same routeWAYNE ROWLETT08/11/2015
NINTH CONSECUTIVE SUNNY DAY FROM ALSTON BASE CAMP. FOLLOWED NUTTALL'S WALK 9.4. EARLY START (SCRAPED OFF ICE) FOR LONG DRIVE ROUND TO HILTON. HAD PERMIT AND PHONE CALL HAD AUTHORISED ROUTE OVER LITTLE FELL. WENT STRAIGHT UP GRASSY TRACK OVER SWINDALE BROW WHICH LED EASILY ALL THE WAY TO LITTLE FELL. EASY WALK ON TO MICKLE FELL KEEPING TO RIDGE AS ADVISED. NO SIGN OF SHELLS ANYWHERE BUT GROUSE SHOOTING PARTY IN THE BOTTOM BY SWARTH BECK. QUITE TOUGH DESCENT TO SWARTH BECK AND ROUGH WALK UP BECK, THEN SIKE TO MURTON FELL. EXHAUSTED, BUT EASY CROSSING TO BRIDLEWAY AND BACK DOWN MINE TRACK AS DUSK WAS FALLING.BURGESS03/10/2015
Started from the cattle grid and followed the fence. It was a long slog over boggy, wet ground all the way, but great weather.mcallmar27/09/2015
From Cattle Grid on the B6276 NY831 199. Plenty of parking. Followed the Border access route as dictated by the Army all the way to the top. Open weekend no firing. Had a pass which was easy enough to obtain once you found out who to e mail. They ask you to ring them when you start walking but the number on the pass never answered. I later found out was the wrong number! Saw no one. I gave Simon all the details of how to obtain a pass the relevant phone numbers.mick30/08/2015
Climbed as part of a circular route from Hilton of Roman Fell, Long Fell, Tinside Rigg, Little Fell, Mickle Fell, Murton Fell x2 and Murton Pike. Mostly pathless peaty ground that was damp underfoot.JohnStoneham30/08/2015
From Little fell. Once more picked up a half decent track and followed to the base of the climb. Wet in a few places but never too bad. Grand stroll across the top to sizeable cairn. Majestic views all around. Return by dropping north alongside fence to Maize beck. The bridleway from here back to swindale is there but by eck is it wet.. would be far better staying high and coming back over little fell. If only we could. Spoke to a friendly local once back down in swindale. He advised that all of the shelling is done in one specific area around the east of roman fell. This would explain why i didnt see anything more than shotgun cartridges on my route.stig_nest01/08/2015
A very long march across the bogs in heavy rain and then crossing maize beck with water above our knees. Returned to North Point Hotel at Tow Law for fantastic fish and chips. Twice!!mcf25/07/2015
Lots of wildlife and interesting plants - sat for a while on the slope below the summit watching 5 hawks... hawking - at times less than 20m from me. On the summit I met another visitor - who declared he had not bothered with a permit ('Wot you gonna do then?'), nor felt it necessary to stick to the specified safe route - despite all this being very clearly explained on the website (he had checked it was planned to be a non-firing day) and notwithstanding the multiple warning notices at the range entrance. OK fine - its his risk but I wouldn't want him on my team.M3WDD11/07/2015
This was a very hard walk for me as I wasn't feeling too well. We had permission from the military and chose the southern route from the cattle grid. Terry G0VWP, Geoff 2E0NON, Pete M0HGY and Dave G3TQQ also came. We all had successful activations using HF and VHF.G4OOE04/07/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-002. Parked in layby near border sign. Long walk very foggy.Petem0hqo04/07/2015
Parked on the B6276 by the cattle grid on a sunday after the flags had been lowered. Followed the fenceline northwest and north all the way across the undulating bog and finally up the steep hillside to the summit. Return by the same route, around 3.5hrsdicky bird07/06/2015
From Cow Green Reservoir having obtained permit. Maize Beck crossed dryshod both directions and the pull up to the plateau was fairly dry (I doubt it would be after rain). Lunch on the summit where three others appeared from the south. Glorious day.SS23/05/2015
Blue - Clear - Cold - Walk of the Toads and a still snowy cairn - we are not alonebriandavies05/04/2015
Permit obtained, cattle grid found, fence climbed and we were off (D, Bill Foster and I). Follow the fence for 4 miles there and 4 miles back. Not many other places in England where, even with clear views, there is so little evidence of human existence!callumorr05/10/2014
County top no. 56. By car from B&B in Middleton-in-Teesdale to Cow Green Reservoir. Out and back walk from Cow Green > Birkdale > Maize Beck at NY790262 > border fence > Mickle Fell. Distance 11.7 miles; time 5:59; climbed 1913 feet. Non-firing day, permit easily obtained. Weather excellent after overnight rain - ground reasonably dry underfoot and Maize Beck easily crossed. The hill was surprisingly empty, I had it all to myself. Great views over Cow Green, Cross Fell range and Lakeland Fells from the top.alan.65to7013/07/2014
With Mike Knipe along the county boundary from the Middleton-Brough road.alistairpooler12/07/2014
On a non firing day from East of Grains o' th' Beck via Fish Lake, Close House, following tracks virtually to the Trig point, then round the top to the actual summit, and then a look at Kings Pot. Back the way we came.13.8 miles round trip.Fisky Boy03/05/2014
Mickle Fell - Arnside Rake - Hilton Fell - Little Fellronaldo33320/04/2014
KJF Via county boundary MOD S route. Got to hold an Olympic torch at the summit.crazy05/10/2013
Readily obtained permit required to access the Fell on specified dates. Started from the cattle grid on the B6276. Easy undulating moorland walking, though the ground was very wet underfoot after heavy overnight rain, and care was needed in picking a route through boggy areas. 2 foot bridges over small rivers. Short steep ascent to the summit plateau.martin_hall24/08/2013
Official route with permit from cattle grid to south. Due to recent dry weather very little wet stuff to hinder progress. Constructed cairn on highest point c20m ENE of large cairn/wind-shelter.David Gradwell14/07/2013
Mickle Fell. Lovelly sunshine.ijpowell14/07/2013
Me Vanessa and Meg very hot and long climb. Champagne at the topRoland Brooks13/07/2013
12km of fenceGmacT06/07/2013
Poor weather. From Hilton S.E on old track to Tinside Rigg. Then across wild country to summit. Return west to Scordale Head and S.W. via pleasant valleybolton05/05/2013
Parked at road end in Hilton village – SE along track – NE up track zigzags to summit of Long Fell (B&L) – Tinside Rigg (B&L) – NE & then N. across rough moorland to the summit of Little Fell – NE across rough moorland to summit of Mickle Fell. (PM)gerrybowes05/05/2013
From East of Grains o' th' Beck on a non firing day. 13.5 miles round trip and still some patches of snow. A fantastic walk!Fisky Boy04/05/2013
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke04/05/2013
Start ~ 831198. Sunday after 1400, when the red flags come down. Bit of a rush with the lack of daylight, but frozen ground helped a fast passage, wouldn't like to do it in the summer, lots of bog! Good snow slope up the final section, great climbing.steve hudson24/02/2013
Start: Cow Green Reservoir Car Park. Notes: Route via Cauldron Snout, Pennine Way along Maize Beck/R.Tees to Saur Hill Bridge/Cronkley. Ascended via Noon Hill Moss, High Hurst, Arngill Head Brocks, Trig Pt & along ridge to cairn. Descended to Birkdale and returned to starting point along Pennine Way; 27km, 590m ascent. Useful link to Warcop training area access times: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/DefenceEstateandEnvironmentPublications/AccessAndRecreation/WarcopAccessTimes.htmraffemeister03/11/2012
Climbed form Cow Green Res. Used river crossing shoes for Maize Beck and climbed by fence.Lionel Bidwell07/10/2012
With D Roeder. Fr Hilton (9:00) up past old lead mine, over pass to Maize Beck. Ferried to N round gun party on 8-wheel transporter, crossing river twice. Up fence to top. Back to river. Back same route to cars (16:45). Fine day, good views, little bog.dbb06/10/2012
Despite a poor weather forecast, we had the permit and so the walk must go ahead. The walk is essentially a bog trot but to our suprise the bad weather held off with only a half hour of rain.BHMC05/08/2012
walk with permission over military land wet peat bogs plus thunder storm close by but not over top of usiannotts05/08/2012
From Cow Green Resr on access day with permit from the helpful military personal - don't understand the shirty comments from some on here. Cauldron Snout is stunning. Maize Beck easily forded with improvised stepping stones (best point is about 500yds NE of bridleway crossing on map. Ascent v rough & hardgoing, but views from top are worth it!wheresthepath15/07/2012
Mervyn Smith bagged for the 2012 Morris Lubricants County Top Challenge for the TCT. Thanks to Steve Race at R M S Locotec.morrislube04/07/2012
Same route as CityGent on non-firing day i.e. up fenceline from cattle grid from SE. Got worried when I saw the sizable river then spotted the footbridge - phew. A short climb at end before cairn. Then went on to the trig at other end of ridge before returning to go over to Little Fell. In cloud all day. No views.Father Ted02/06/2012
My 199th Marilyn!! Got permit from MOD, southern route, followed boundary fence from cattle grid on Brough road. Quite an epic, snowed all the way up, high winds, danger of facial frostnip!!! Improved as we returned. Very wet & peaty but a great day out.citygent04/03/2012
2nd attempt to bag this peak after <a href="http://stevejsmith56englishnuttalls.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/little-fell-mickle-fell-aborted.html" target="_blank">unsuccessful first attempt back in Feb 2010.</a> <BR> Decided this time to follow fence from Durham/Cumbria border on B6276 to avoid any navigational errors. Then on to Little Fell. <BR> Circular walk from Car park on B6276 on Durham/Cumbria border . <BR> <a href="http://stevejsmith56englishnuttalls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/mickle-fell.html" target="_blank" >Route details walked</a> <BR> Including statistics, map, photographs and walk description.SteveSmith03/03/2012
Followed the ridge from Little Fell.davidpettit8404/02/2012
A big cairn marks the top.. A wet day with very low cloud,So made a quick brew with my new Jetboil,then headed of on a GPS bearing..Alittle snow tooMc Tango22/12/2011
With Dad on a non-firing day. Met two others at summit. Passed three shells. We followed the Nuttalls' route, but added on Murton Pike and Roman Fell. Traversed around to Murton Fell from here (did not head down to Maize Beck - seems pointless).AGWilliamson27/08/2011
OtisGlenford06/08/2011
From grid ref. NY831199. (With MoD Permit)Marshsand02/07/2011
KeithByTheC12/06/2011
long slog over the moors with Gerald and Paul. Forded three rivers.M0YDH30/12/2010
As Nuttall walk 9.4. Got permission to access the range, but strickly speaking this was only to follow the MOD's route up Mickle fell. Only saw one shell and a farmer on a quad bike who was flying about with out any care for unexploded bombs etc.mindlessflogger06/11/2010
Final E&W Nuttallstanappleton07/10/2010
i found this hard work to get up. permit obtained from MOD at warcop. No shells seen.littlemisslakes08/08/2010
With MOD Permit, did with a couple of 2000 footersnickywood108/08/2010
petey07/08/2010
Long days walking and included this one..BazWylie16/05/2010
From cattle grid on B6276, walked county fence on MOD non-firing day. Long trek over boggy ground (quite dry for me but nasty if wet)then steep climb to summit. Walking in tank tracks on Durham side of the fence easier (firmer groundArgentum6602/05/2010
Second time logged on RHB, here w Jenx. From the B road at pt 392m, parking and good track to Quarry and Fish tarn, good cold snowy day, summit top almost buried. No bogs to cross on the boundary line and barely inside the restricted area so no permit needed - at weekend best.nordicstar07/03/2010
from hilton via little fell on a non firing day,last mainland county top of any kind north of me in Derby so it's south for a few months now.great if hard day's walking.asbown30/08/2009
with Jamie with glorious 100foot long shadows just past the summit on the east just before sunset.vegibagger24/05/2009
Parked at Cow Green Reservoir and followed Pennine Way. Maize Beck high and difficult to cross. Walked through boggy swamp to summit. Followed boundary fence down, which was easier. Forded beck - water up to knees - not very happy.denzil5324/08/2008
A non-firing day on the range, weather perfect for walking/cycling. Rode up from Grains O'Beck. Left my bike at NY833234 and then walked up. Activated ham radio for SOTA making 87 contacts. Arrived 9.20am and departed from top 3 hours later.G4OBK (Phil)23/08/2008
Nuttall round. Easy to follow.destaylor06/07/2008
Parked at Hilton on non firing day, walking into strong East wind, mainly cloudy,then back over Little Fell.Dugswell224/05/2008
GGIdris03/05/2008
Second ascent. Open access as far as I am concerned, i have never sought permission off anybody to climb a hill and i do not intend to ever start. Quite happy to 'trespass' on land that has been in existence for millions of years before mankind staked ownership. Being an ex Royal Artillery gunner i am quite aware of the dangers of dud shells. MOD keep flags up all the time to deter walkers and there are very few instances of shells suddenly exploding as you walk past.thenomad18/10/2007
With Eric Saw a couple of shells - left them alone.johnjennison07/10/2007
Access day today and permission granted- nobody else there- lovely and quiet in glorious sunshinegigglejon04/02/2007
From Hilton on a non-firing day.Geoff Briggs30/12/2006
With Jo, circular walk from Hilton: Christy Bank, Burton Fell (Little Fell), Little Fell, Mickle Fell, returning via Fisher Sike, Maize Beck and Scordale Beck. Weather; generally high cloud and cold wind, sunny intervals later on. Very good visibility throughout.amblerbob08/07/2006
This is open access land is it not? Apparently red warning is always flying to deter walkers.jonnymuir04/07/2006
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp02/07/2006
Parked at Hilton. No firing this day. Weather was drizzle/light rain. Long way to Mickle fell. Descended North westish - Mistake! Swarth Beck showed a path on map, there was none but sinking bog and ground. 3 Kilometres of this drained me of energy.Jhimmy28/05/2006
A very long walk, 12.5 miles round trip, but easy going.M0ZZO27/05/2006
In aid of Plan. 981 kms from Dover. I walked from Brough to Dufton. Barren land no markers. Weather changes very fast. Needed waterproofs, map, compass and hot drinks! This is private land and an MOD firing range. Permission needed from Warcop Army Camp apeter27/05/2006
SOTA activation, bike to summitIan G7KXV27/05/2006
A non-firing day! Big cairn. Did Little Fell first & I didn't see any shells or other ordnance. The vegetation between the two is really varied and lush due to absence of sheep. Well done the MoD I say !! Much better than Murton Fell.signyred30/04/2006
With Nick (Penrith trip) richardsun05/03/2006
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave25/10/2005
my first time on milatary land enjoyed itjohnfwoolley29/05/2005
What a laugh. Winter day at Cauldron Snout and the red flags fly. Legged it up to the cairn, paranoid that I was being watched.Eddie26/01/2004
Unmarked highest point 25m NE of cairnwebmaster13/07/2003
From Little Fell short steep climb brought us to a wire fence which luckily had a gate at its highest point. Then it was just a case of walking across the plateau until the large cairn was reached and then the top.garyhoney27/01/2003
Done with Bink Moss. Drizzly but improving. Told to stat East of the firing. From B6376. River crossing then long ascent to very steep finnish to summit.JH/DW/CR/AR.J Walker18/01/2003
Not Access land due to MOD training area exclusion, Access when given is good but also used as a grouse moor so conflict also possible thereRhayader_wander26/08/2002
From Hilton, on a round of Little Fell, Mickle Fell and Murton Fell, with permit. Solo.Man of Kernow101/07/2002
snowBag200001/12/2001
Revisit date. First date not recorded. RHW01/01/2001
Continued along to the end of the ridge from the triangulation pillar. yorkie11/04/1999
Up with MVW and others, also a number of other times exercising on the hill w T&WSRT. Using the excellent track to Fish Lake and past the quarry to gain the ridge line up to High Crag and the trig before summit cairns.nordicstar22/12/1997
Solo. First of five peaks on a 21 mile day. Misty to start but cleared up wonderfully.mikejacobs24/03/1997
Galltywenallt11/08/1996
From Grains o' Beck. Hot and sunny, got sunburnt! Long walk up mine track, across dam, up the hill, altercation with angry farmer(?) on quad bike. First to trig then along to summit. Saw ruined hut and old crashed plane. Down to road and lengthy walk back to start point.Aye Jimmy14/06/1996
from Long Crag. Down slightly and over hags at col. Long walk around rim. Wreckage of aircraft just below ridge. Top at 13.30.arranc19/04/1992
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
A non firing day, permission sought and granted for our group. From Hilton village a round of Long Fell,Tinside Rigg, Little Fell, Mickle Fell, Hilton Fell and Murton Fell.PeterD11/11/1984
Walked up the B6276 from Brough and ascended from the county boundary - the highest point on the road. Descended to Dufton over Murton Fell and High Cup Nick. Cloudy, damp start, but soon cleared. Second ascent 22/08/1994, walking up from Hilton over Little Fell in clear sunny weather, but no red flags.JohnW31/10/1980
Try not to get shot atPeteF17/12/1974
From Hilton via Little Fell. Late 1990s. Must have been a Monday as I lived to tell the tale.summitsupblank
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