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Name:Sourfoot Fell
Hill number:3782
Height:411m / 1348ft
Parent (Ma):2493  Low Fell
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 13487 23360
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:376.6m  NY 1381 2309  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Survey:Abney level
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Pleasant round from Thackthwaite-Sourfoot Fell-Smithy Fell-Fellbarrow(revisit)-Hatteringill Head.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge19/01/2020
With Bridget and Catmanoscarrosie19/01/2020
With Oscar and Bridget.catman19/01/2020
Parked at thackthwaite, up fell barrow then across to Low fell, amazing fells, wonderful views. bit cold, bit windy, clear skies, ideal day. with KrisJames Burrows05/10/2019
From Smithy Fell. Continued south by the fence, steeply up to the summit. Onwards to Darling Fell. With AT and JT.Man of Kernow111/05/2019
Loweswater -> Darling Fell -> Loweswater Fell -> Low Fell -> Sourfoot Fell -> Smithy Fell -> Fellbarrow -> Hatteringhil Head -> Fellbarrow -> Mosser track -> Loweswaterbriandiggle18/03/2019
Started from Thackthwaite, round included Sourfoot Fell East Top- Watching Crag- Low Fell- Loweswater Fell- Low Fell(again)- Sourfoot Fell- Smithy Fell and FellbarrowWayne Mac21/02/2019
A blustery traverse from Loweswater to Whin Fell. With Rick, Michael, Mandy, Riley and Bryher of course.jenx17/02/2019
With Jenx, Bryher, Mike, Mandy and Riley. Linear outing along the Low Fell / Fellbarrow ridge and all tops. Very blustery with squally showers that cleared to finer weather and sunshine. Grand tour.nordicstar17/02/2019
Lovely afternoon walkejjohnstone29/12/2018
With Damian, Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave24/12/2018
Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Low Fell, Loweswater FellFell_wanderer31/07/2018
On an evening walk from Thackthwaite. Hatteringill Head, Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Sourfoot Fell & Low Fell. Dry with good views.alistairpooler13/07/2018
From Thackthwaite - Low Fell - Loweswater Fell - Sourfoot Fell - Smithy Fell - Fellbarrow - To Waterendscreeleep07/07/2018
With G. From roadside parking (NY 11851 22463) > Darling Fell via bridleway to Mosser Fell Road then stile (NY 12409 22438) > Loweswater Fell > Low Fell > Sourfoot Fell via Watching Crag & East Top > Smithy Fell > Fell Barrow then west off fell to Mosser Fell Road.RT197014/05/2018
Warm and sunny walk after parking at bend NE of Littlethwaite, room for 2-3 cars. Up RoW from Thackthwaite and onto Sourfoot Fell. Then easy going to Smithy Fell and Fellbarrow - Mosser Fell. Then north to Hatteringill Head - Whin Fell and Whin Fell before heading NNE to track back towards Low Lorton and south to the car.Dugswell221/04/2018
Thackthwaite > Watching Crag > Low Fell > Loweswater Fell > Sourfoot Fell > Smithy Fell > Fellbarrow > Hatteringill Head > Thackthwaite. Stunning winters day, just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg04/02/2018
Solo. Went up to Watching Crag (407m), as usual.Dangerous Dave28/01/2018
From Smithy Fell - on to Darling Fell.Wycombe Wanderer06/01/2018
from layby at telephone box NW end of Loweswater; Fellbarrow-Hatteringill-Fellbarrow-Smithy Fell-Sourfoot Fell-Low Fell-Loweswater Fell-Darling Fell back to start.jocks104/10/2017
Walking the whole ridge from the (scant) roadside parking at north end of Thackthwaite with Jim, Jus and Cat, although unlike me they chose to skirt this one as it wasn't a Wainwright! They missed seeing a frog. Boggy enough in places to suggest how it got its name.wheresthepath24/09/2017
Bs 52,53,54,55 and 56. Showers early and low cloud stayed over high fells but soon turned into a sunny day on the fells north of Loweswater. Went up excellent track from Thackthwaite to Low Fell (done as a Wainwright in 2008). Good path on to Loweswater Fell and steep down then up to Darling Fell. Not too rough cutting across to Sourfoot Fell then good path over Smithy Fell to Fellbarrow (climbed in 2008) and out to Hathergill Head. Returned to Smithy Fell then followed path down to rejoin outward track. An excellent day with good views.BURGESS31/07/2017
2nd 13 July 2019ytfckent23/06/2017
from layby at telephone box NW end of Loweswater; Fellbarrow-Hatteringill-Fellbarrow-Smithy Fell-Sourfoot Fell-Low Fell-Loweswater Fell-Darling Fell back to start. rain!joseph mitchell20/05/2017
Met Dave at Ennerdale Bridge. Left my car near Loweswater, Dave drove us to Mosser Mains start point. Walked east past Fellside Farm and up to Hattergill Head then south over Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Low Fell, and Low Fell south top (Loweswater Fell). Crossed boggy ground and up Darling Fell then descended to my car at Loweswater. Very fine sunny afternoon, temperature in the teens, no wind.Skip24/03/2017
A lovey walk in the sun today Parked in thackthwaite The climbed Low Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow, hatteringill Head and finally up Whin fell 6.4 miles easily coveredTobo196913/03/2017
Round of Low Fell / Fellbarrow group from Thackthwaite. Overcast but high clouds and good views in breezy conditions.RobertP31/12/2016
With Mum & Fiona. Thackthwaite (parking just N of village) - good path to Low Fell - S Top - path to Darling Fell - pathless crossing to Sourfoot Fell over 2 fences - Smithy Fell - Fellbarrow - Hatteringill Head - descent SE to track - ThackthwaiteMark Jackson29/12/2016
Obvious top with good paths. Nothing much else to say about this fell. Probably only a Birkett because it is virtually on the main path between the more impressive Low Fell and Fellbarrow.Hillsidenick02/11/2016
Included in a walk along the ridge N. of Loweswater. Parked by phone box at 118225 (Space for 20+ cars) & after ascent of Darling Fell made way along ridge to Hatteringill Head, bagging a total of 7 Birketts. (S)gerrybowes23/10/2016
CJ BWchrisj196524/09/2016
Birkett's Fellbarrow walk from car park on Crummock Water.clivevilla03/09/2016
#1 of 6. From the Kirkstile Inn with Mike, Mary, Anna and Ellie to start but they continued without bagging the summit.Newton Maximus28/08/2016
Dry windy day after previous very wet day indoors at Ullock. Up from Waterhead and along ridge for wanted Lamp top of Watching Crag - a small flat topped shapely knoll above the steep slope.Chris Pearson21/08/2016
Fellbarrow CircuitAjm031010/07/2016
Parked by phone box near Loweswater - Darlin Fell, Loweswater Fell, Low Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow, Hatteringgill Head, returning along lanes via Mosser Mains - SoloDave11/06/2016
From car park at end of Loweswater up past Askill then took first gate onto fell. Passed under Darling Fell then dropped down to Beckhead Moss before a rather stiff pull by the fence to Low Fell. From there it was an easy enough walk over the high points to Fellbarrow. Dropped west down to old road on path/sheep trod then back to car.SS28/05/2016
Loweswater - Darling Fell - Loweswater Fell - Low Fell - Sourfoot Fell - Smithy Fell - Fellbarrow - Hatteringill Head - LoweswaterBlue The Dog28/03/2016
From Smithy Fell with Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/03/2016
low fell, fellbarrow and tops.robertphillips15/10/2015
From NY 11803 22482 - a round of Darling Fell, Low Fell (incl. outlying 412m knoll), Sourfoot Fell and Fellbarrow.summitsup27/09/2015
Low fell, Sourfoot Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow, Hatteringhill Headtim74718/08/2015
On circuit from Thackthwaite. Revisit.Aye Jimmy03/08/2015
From ThackthwaiteWeather Prophet25/07/2015
solo following birkett route from loweswatercolinfielding23/06/2015
A very easy ascent from Thackthwaite village. Parking available just south of the village either on the verge alongside the first gate or further on alongside a large fieldgate. Path west from the village contours the hill as it rises upwards, turning off to the summit after the first climb.moorsman08/05/2015
As part of the Birkett walk with Andy and Richard.JohnStoneham06/05/2015
Done with Hilary Chuter. Sunny dayAimless Rambler23/04/2015