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Name:Bassenthwaite Hill
Hill number:16146
Height:263m / 863ft
Parent (Ma):2351  Binsey
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:NY 23512 33269
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:49m
Col:214m  NY234340  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4N
Observations:outcrop 60m NNE at NY 23528 33332 is 20cm lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Summit height is 263.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 39 users)ByDate of Ascent
Easy from north. Grand view of SkiddawTopographer5729/11/2019
Parked at start of bridleway to N. Good gate at corner of top field. Then back to the Inn for the RC Dinner.GordonAdshead09/11/2019
Closest approach without trespassing seems to be gate at NY234334 on RoW to NW. No RoW in field containing summit. Not open access area.Isbjorn02/10/2019
A pretty relaxed round of 6 Uldale Synges and tumps.jenx04/02/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from roadside parking to North. Lane then cut across to twin gates at the No Path sign. Pleasant viewsnordicstar04/02/2019
RoW initially from the minor road to NNE. Sheep pasture.jonglew13/12/2017
Last fell of a longish day. Good close up view of the slopes of Skiddaw.Wycombe Wanderer02/09/2017
Bassenthwaite - Bassenthwaite Hill - Orthwaite Bank - couldn't find Little Cockup in the mist! - Great Cockup - Meal Fell - Little Sca Fell - Great Sca Fell - Frozen Fell - Burn Tod - Knott - Coomb Height - Little Lingy Hill - Iron Crag - High Pike - Round Knott - Carrock Fell - road.Mark Jackson12/04/2017
From X4 bus at Bassenthwaite, via road and bridleway, then reached summit from S, climbing locked gate at NY 23443314. continued N to rejoin bridleway out to road and on to LatriggAlanD21/01/2017
Bassenthwaite Hill from GR:ronaldo33321/01/2017
From ESEjimbloomer13/10/2016
73 bus at Ireby turn to X4 at Bassenthwaite over Green How, Mickle Rigg, Lowthwaite Fell West Top, Latrigg and Bassenthwaite Hill (No Footpath N side must mean it cuts corner) .Eddie05/08/2016
From track to the north.Susan Bidwell08/04/2016
Parking at the start of the bridleway to the north ... alt 387ft. Path eventually cuts across the field to a gate. Through the gate and directly to the summit. A trespass, but no houses to be seen from. 0.8 miles return, 131 ft ascent. 15 mins.moorsman03/03/2016
Solo. Gales. Hale. Lightning!Dangerous Dave20/12/2015
Approached as RHW. Huge numbers of sheep everywhere.Aye Jimmy08/08/2015
From NNW, RoW then gate. Showery morning, nice views to bigger hillsRHW17/05/2015
by FP from 232,338 although summit is well off the track in an adjacent field. Not access land so this one is a trespass. I made summit GR 23505,33268Crib Goch01/02/2015
Used the RoW to gain hillside and easy to summitnordicstar07/10/2014
With Jo, walk from Park Wood. Access gained from bridleway through gate at NY 23516 33489. Weather; high clouds, mild, good visibility. Top: grassy mound (NY 23527 33333) with a small protruding rock. (Another mound SW (NY 23506 33279) appears higher, but apparently is not). Good views, especially of Binsey.amblerbob10/01/2014
Up the bridleway from the roadmcbiydw207/08/2013
Edwin Gradwell17/03/2020
David Gradwell17/03/2020
George Gradwell17/03/2020
DC11main14/09/2019
AdyGray16/06/2019
Colin Crawford07/09/2018
andrew brown16/06/2018
Matt25/05/2018
stevent080918/05/2017
mae01/01/2017
Lionel Bidwell08/04/2016
GaryJones05/04/2016
Rambling Ray20/12/2015
Jacqdaw23/08/2015
Hillsidenick23/08/2015
peebs29/12/2014
Dave Geere29/11/2014
chalky195313/11/2014
David Purchase04/10/2014