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Name:Holme Fell
Hill number:2673
Height:317m / 1040ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,W,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 31503 00605
Summit feature:rock 60m SSW of cairn
Drop:165m
Col:152m  NY327017  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn on large rock outcrop (Birkett) 60m NNE at NY 31531 00657 is 0.5m lower; rock outcrop 110m NNE at NY 31557 00699 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1023 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Usual route up. With Sail & Alfie. On our way home after we had been up Anne Riggs (148m) and Green How (185m). W35 Rnd6.Dangerous Dave20/07/2020
Holme Fell and Black Fell with Kevin and GusAbiD22/06/2020
From Black Fell. Descended south back to the track, then NNW to the A 593. Then west on the track to Hodge Close and south past the slate quarry and tarns to the summit. Descended north to the saddle, and then south through Harry Guards Wood to the road. Then steeply east up to the car at Tarn Hows. With DB, BC and RP.Man of Kernow125/01/2020
Revisit with PeteDave Geere05/01/2020
revisited with davepedro105/01/2020
Third day in the Lakes and a very windy, foggy, rainy ascent up some lower level Wainwrights.JazDisney04/12/2019
From Coniston with Debs & Tali. Circuit to get the 2 local Wainwrights (Black Fell & Holme Fell) and anything else enroute. Via Skelwith Bridge for munchies then found a café at Elterwater Park farm we need to check out sometime.Mountain Goat03/11/2019
Solo at dusk. After climbing Black Fell with Lynsey. Descended back to Tarn Hows car park in fading light. Visited rock 60m SSW of cairn (summit) and cairn on large outcrop 60m NNE (Birkett). Excellent views.alistairpooler26/10/2019
Ascended from car park at hodge close...billames21/10/2019
Short walk to bag Holme Fell from Yew Tree Tarn. Early start with a nice crisp clear morning. Great views all round.Butty20/10/2019
With P.Newman on gold DoE exped. From Hodge close - followed footpath then smaller tracks on map to summit. Found quicker way down. Great views from top. Great weather after the day before.robphys02/10/2019
With K. Parked near start of bridleway to W. Not sure which one was the summit; did them all.Ashley29/09/2019
From High ArnsideMarion15/08/2019
Solo. Parked in lay-by adjacent to Yew Tree Tarn and followed path to summit. Lots of walkers about. A very pleasant short walk. Good weather but windy on summit.mike.hoult15/08/2019
Parked at the national trust car park and walked via Glen Mary Bridge. Easy path to summit. Solo hike.Zoe Little18/06/2019
From Tarn Hows via the waterfalls and Uskdale Gap. Several easy scrambles up to the main summit, network of paths across the top. Descended via bridleway to north and on to Black CragMrChris198001/06/2019
From Glen Mary car park along by Yew Tree tarn then through wood to pick up path to summit. Some Belted Galloway cattle grazing at the top.NormanW11/04/2019
From Hodge ClosePeteF30/03/2019
Parked in NT car park near Tew Tree farm and followed path past the farm and up to summit. Returned by same route. With LP.wombourne29/03/2019
Solo walk from Tarn Howes - Wainwright 155Nutty28/03/2019
Started to snow and we also headed to Cathedral QuarryWMW3110/03/2019
Windy day on top. Started out from Yew Tree tarn. Two hour walk up and down. Great Views to the Langdales and down Coniston WaterAndybmogg02/03/2019
With Sue from Little Langdale to Holme Fell then on to Tom Heights and return visa Oxen Fell path to Threeshires Pub. Cloudy and chilly.Frank01/03/2019
With Colin on a 38mph windy day. Completed with Black Crag.jonesj213/01/2019
Black Fell, Tom Heights, Holme Fell, Great How, Fletcher's Woodkeithouk06/01/2019
NYE wild camp tarn swimscott turner01/01/2019
124belly07/12/2018
Summit probably reached during an orienteering event in May 1988, when trying to relocate. This walked ascent from the north, starting at Tilberthwaite was to confirm this. A perfect November afternoon with excellent views.JohnW26/11/2018
From Yew Tree Farm. A delightful short walk up and down through lovely woodland.lenman07/10/2018
No Lindsaytraceya8116/09/2018
2nd time.russell6113/09/2018
Quick grab while at the Grasmere Guzzler beer festival. Blowing out the cobwebs from last night and earning a pint or two tonight.Mark T01/09/2018
Great climb up from Yew Tree Tarn.hannah&steven30/08/2018
Walked as a loop with Black Fell and Tarn Hows.peter_tun08/08/2018
Ascent with Jayne from Hodge Close. Visited Ivy Crag ridge first where Jayne rested while I carried onto summit. Summit is not the Wainwright cairn but the prominent slab 60m further south along the ridge. 2.83m with 197m of ascent in 1hr:38mins with 1hr:13mins moving time.pwhitaker_196614/07/2018
me and Tommy whilst on Gold exped DofePaul Beard01/07/2018
Yewfield. YH group.Mountainhikes09/06/2018
Loughrigg fell, Black Fell and Holme Fell with Neil BRoy_H29/05/2018
Stewart Marshall book hike taking in 3 Wainwrightsjmistry8620/05/2018
From the north, starting at the quarry. Late in the day in light drizzle, on my way home from North Wales to Fife. A short walk up a low hill in a spectacular mountain setting, which I will likely repeat in better light.Topographer5711/05/2018
After Gummer’s How – warm, sunny evening. Obvious route. Rounsfell07/05/2018
From Tilberthwaite to Wetherlam via Tilberthwaite Gill and Wetherlam Edge. Descent via Red Gill Head Moss to Hole Rake. Across Yewdale Moss and Coniston Moor then descent to road via Goat’s Crag. Ascent of Holme Fell via Shepherd’s Bridge, Yewdale Farm and Harry Guards Wood. Descent to Holme Ground and back to Tilberthwaite.raymooremanx28/04/2018
Parked at Hodge Close up to Holme Fell via the tarns.Stu Percival19/04/2018
Standard approach taken, parked at national trust car park, along bridal way and up to col then up to summit. Passed 2 horses in lower field and in second field there were cattle but the cattle were thankfully not spooked by me. Marilyn 2 of 2 today.assynt_bob11/04/2018
With family. From Glen Marydavidahearn07/04/2018
From Glen Mary Bridge NT carpark via Yew Tree Farm north through Harry Guards Wood, then west to col and southwest to top.magreb08/03/2018
3) 10.3kn 11:33/km from Skelwith start in Hail then windy. rain and sun to follow. Holme Fell: Tarn Hows : Black Crag.HILLWALKER201807/03/2018
From Tarn Hows lower car park, Yew Tree Farm, Harry Guards Woods Holme Fell. Icy conditions, just after storm Emma and the 'beast from the East'. Very cold, no one else around.Lazylizzie03/03/2018
christopherpenningto11/02/2018
Parked at Tarn Hows lower car park, Yew Tree Farm, Holme Fell, back via road to High Yewdale. Cloud and Mist at first, cleared once reached the summit.Fell_wanderer23/01/2018