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Name:Yew Bank
Hill number:3755
Height:499m / 1637ft
Parent (Ma):2469  Hard Knott
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 23196 03076
Summit feature:tiny pile of stones on rock
Col:468m  NY234030  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rock on top 50m SE at NY 23238 03048 is 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 192 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Birkett 3 with PeteDave Geere27/10/2019
4/12 From the Roman Fort, Border End, Hard Knott South Top, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, Pianet Knott, High Gait Crags, Scar Lathing, Throstlehow Crag, High Scarth, Silverybeild, Heron Crag and Brock Crag. An interesting round in the bowl below the Eskdale Fells of Scafell Massif and Bowfell/Crinkles. Some great views despite clag on the tops.nickywood112/10/2019
With dadDaisy Dee06/05/2019
From NY21439 01177 Yew Bank - Hard Knott - HK South Top - Border End - Peathill Crag - PC South Top - Horsehow Crags - Demming Crag - Harter Fell - Green Crag - Crook Crag - Great Whinscale - Dow Cragscreeleep20/04/2019
From Border End. I will never tire of gazing at England's highest massif: Bowfell lives up to it's name from this angle. On to Hard Knott South Top.Wycombe Wanderer24/02/2019
Up from Lingcove Beck after bagging Pianet Knott. Solo.Dangerous Dave18/11/2018
Parked near top of the pass at 23449 01479 and, mostly without path, went to Border End, Hard Knott South Top, Hard Knott and Yew Bank.clivevilla05/11/2018
From Brotherilkeld farm up the valley to the pack-horse bridge then back South over the top taking in Yew Bank, Hardknott & South Top then Border End. Windless, cloudless day with October tans to show for it!nukeboy118/10/2018
With Jules and JillGrey Hare28/09/2018
From top of the Hard Knott pass; Hard Knott and South Top first. Surprisingly good hill.jonglew15/07/2018
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
From Hard Knott summit by faint path. Onwards by convoluted contour to Border End - may as well have gone over the top!Eddie24/09/2017
Parking area about 30yd E. of top of Hardknott Pass (Space for 3 cars). After bagging Border End & Hard Knott South Top, skirted Hard Knott on E. side, across boggy area near unnamed tarn & then short climb to summit rock. (S)gerrybowes12/09/2017
Interesting wander across from the road. Plenty of nobbles to 'conquer'Moorponder31/12/2016
With Dave Colman. From Hardknott via Eskdale Needle. Return down Lincove Beck & Esk Valley, climb back to car at top of pass via the Fort. Sunny & Breezy.alwaysinshorts22/05/2016
Short day from Boot, up to the pass, over Hard Knott to Lingcove Beck and back along the valley to Bootnosdrahcir22/04/2016
Parked at the western side of Hard Knott and followed the river Esk up the valley, then back along the ridge via Yew Bank, Hard Knott, Hard Knott SE Top, Border End, down onto road and back to car via Hard Knott Fort.Chipstertrain25/03/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/08/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196516/08/2015
Contoured round to this from Border End, then continued to Throstlehow Crag.Aye Jimmy13/08/2015
Used Birketts route from Brotherikeldrobert13/08/2015
From home, via the Esk, bluebells everywhere, warm by lunchtime. Went to upper Eskdale via the NT farm of Taw How, Scale bridge, below Heron Crag to Esk falls. Incredibly beautiful, crossed the Esk and Ligcove beck to climb Yew bank on the way to Hardknott. Didn't meet a soul all day.Karmakarl10/06/2015
Weekend in Lakes with Mum and Dadbyron230216/05/2015
Border End, Hard Knott South Top, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, The Bandkeithouk15/03/2015
Woolpack Low Birker Kepple Crag Great Whinscale Crook Crag The Pike Green Crag Harter Fell Demming Crag Horsehow Crags Hard Knott Yew Bank Lingcove Brotherilkeld WoolpackAndy Hirst18/08/2014
Top of Hard Knott Pass > Border End > Hard Knott South Top > Hard Knott > YEW BANK summit a small pike of stones on exposed rock > Throstlehow Crag > Scar Lathing > High Gait Crags > Yeastyrigg Crags > Pike de Bield > Pianet Knott > Top of Hard Knott PassTony Hartry II26/03/2014
Done solo as part of whole Hard Knott and Harter Fell GroupsAimless Rambler24/10/2013
with Tony and Paul nearing end of 11 mile walkcolinfielding10/09/2013
Border End, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, Throstlehow Crag, Scar LaThing, Silverybield, High Scarth, Dawsonground Crags, Whin Crag, Goat Crag.ronaldo33304/01/2013
From Hard Knott Pass summit via Hard KnottAnduril24/05/2012
Lakes 3 dayer. Solo. Silecroft station>Black Combe>Stoneside Hill>Buckbarrow>Kinmont Buckbarrow>Burn Moor>Whitfell>Stainton Pike>Yoadcastle>Woodend Heights>White Pike>Overnight by Devoke Water)Green Crag>Harter Fell>Hard Knott>Overnight at Lingcaove>walk out along Eskdale to Ravenglass station.gary.jones406/05/2012
From Hard Knott to the needleollismark05/04/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere04/12/2011
Climbed from pass en route back from camp in eskdale with Jenx. In addition to main summit bagged all the surrounding points in case - and then went back to main as left trusty cap behind!nordicstar06/09/2011
Across Hard Knott and Yew Bank then up Bow Fell via path to Three Tarns then on to Esk Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Scafell Pike (by clear path) before ascending Scafell via Mickledore and Foxes Tarn. Tricky descent in poor visibility.AndyB09/07/2011
With various others, from Eskdale. Also on a backpack on 21/04/2014 from Silecroft (day 4), after a wild camp at NY 226 012.Phreerunner19/03/2011
After Hard Knottbenarbia_830/01/2010
AnnetteMountain Goat29/04/2009
Fron Lingmell Beckmick20/09/2008
Birketts CLF walk W/ESK1, Jubilee Bridge > Hard Knott Pass > Border End > Hard Knott > YEW BANK unmarked summit of exposed rock and grass > Throstlehow Crag > Scar Lathing > High Scarth > Silverybield > Jubilee BridgeTony Hartry12/05/2008
bit of a pain doing the drag up from lingcove beck during today's "descent"gigglejon14/02/2008
With Jo, circular walk from Jubilee Bridge: road to Hardknott Pass summit, Border End, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, returning by Lingcove Beck and River Esk. Weather; sunny, occasional high intermittent cloud, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob08/07/2007
With Eire & Evan.Dangerous Dave24/06/2007
With HBremnerB15/04/2006
fine summit, attractive view albeit overshadowed. f/p along E bank of Esk, simple steep descent from col to SW RHW16/11/2003
From Brotherilkeld.Marshsand01/11/2001
Tour of 12 Birketts with Lesley. Sun and snow showers -beautiful. Stayed at Eskdale YH.Chris Pearson11/04/1998