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Name:Darling Fell
Hill number:3791
Height:392m / 1286ft
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 (300-399m), Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 12958 22501
Summit feature:no feature 15m WNW of cairn
Col:345m  NY131229  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:this summit is the E top and is about 1m higher than that at the W end of the ridge (NY 12831 22530)
Survey:Abney level
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From Loweswater: Darling Fell, Loweswater Fell, Low Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow and back to Loweswater. Glorious late summer day with clear skies and extensive views. With this walk we have comleted the Wainwrights. Retired to Moresby Hall to celebrate.Lazylizzie07/09/2019
From Sourfoot Fell. Headed down SSW to the col by Beckhead Moss, then up to the summit. Continued to Low 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
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
With Alfie, Coel, Danu, Sail, Evan, Eire, Clare & Damian.Dangerous Dave24/12/2018
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
MC MH. From Low Fell.Martin6627/01/2018
From Sourfoot Fell - on to Loweswater Fell (Low Fell).Wycombe Wanderer06/01/2018
With Bevsimon and co08/10/2017
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.jocks104/10/2017
From Waterend. Darling Fell, Loweswater Fell, Low Fell down to Foulsyke. 6/8 cloud, light airs, v hazy. With PM.CJM26/09/2017
Parked close to the telephone box at 118224. The track opposite leads eventually to a stile at 124224. Once over this the path follows the fence which is on your left to within 300m of the summit. With CM.bolton26/09/2017
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
From parking area near Loweswater Hall - Fellbarrow - Low Fell - DARLING FELLNutty24/07/2017
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
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
Top with cairn is clearly the highest, but bagged both tops just to be sure in case official top ever gets moved as a result of re-surveying sometime in the future - we always do this now, so that any revisits to the fell are our choice and not enforced to complete a fell list! Very dry ground at moment so took a direct route to Sourfoot Fell rather than longer walk on paths. Little mud, but a couple of easy fences to climb.Hillsidenick02/11/2016
Parking area by phone box near Loweswater at 118225 (Space for 20+ cars) - Up lane opposite & then track to stile at 124224 - NNE to ridge & then good path alongside fence to summit. Continued to Loweswater Fell & then along ridge to Hatteringill Head. (S)gerrybowes23/10/2016
CJ BWchrisj196524/09/2016
Birkett's Fellbarrow walk from car park on Crummock Water.clivevilla03/09/2016
#6 of 6. Down and up to this one.Newton Maximus28/08/2016
Dry windy day after previous very wet day indoors at Ullock.(tracking on-line Tina & Pat's epic storm lashed Irish 5 day adventure race). Up from Waterhead with L and along ridge for wanted Lamp top.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
Loweswater - Darling Fell - Loweswater Fell - Low Fell - Sourfoot Fell - Smithy Fell - Fellbarrow - Hatteringill Head - LoweswaterBlue The Dog28/03/2016
Best view in the Lakes from the cairn over Crummock Water. Last hill of the day on this Easter Monday with Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/03/2016
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran & Caitlin Powell (Parking/start point) Loweswater - Askill - Mosser Fell - Fellbarrow - Low Fell - Loweswater Fell - Darling Fell - Loweswater.redbob19/03/2016
Quick up & down from beside Loweswater.ngthack09/01/2016
From roadside parking at end of byway.rhalstead28/12/2015
From NY 11803 22482 - a round of Darling Fell, Low Fell (incl. outlying 412m knoll), Sourfoot Fell and Fellbarrow.summitsup27/09/2015
On circuit from Thackthwaite. West top 2m lower according to GPS. Headed directly across to Sourfoot Fell; remarkably some of this area had been grass-cut, must be one of the highest crops in the Lakes.Aye Jimmy03/08/2015
solo from loweswatercolinfielding23/06/2015
If travelling to/from Low Fell after topping this, allow for a very steep descent and ascent between them.moorsman08/05/2015
As part of the Birkett walk with Andy and Richard.JohnStoneham06/05/2015
Low Fell, Loweswater Fell, Darling Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow, Hatteringhill Headkeithouk05/04/2015
On a round of 8 hills from car park at Waterend: Darling Fell, Loweswater Fell, Low Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrow, Hatteringill Head and finally Whin Fell. Pleasant walk up on farm tracks initially then steep fellside to summit.jonglew19/03/2015
With Jo, (two walks). From Waterend: Darling Fell (two tops). From field gate to NW: Mockerkin How. Weather; high cloud, mild, good visibility.amblerbob03/12/2014
With Jill & Gary. Birkett route plus Whin Fell at northern end. Steep pathless initial ascent followed by very pleasant walking.ijpowell06/10/2014
Parked by the phone box at bottom of Miresyke lane, up lane to Mosser Rd, onto Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Sourfoot Fell, Low Fell, Loweswater Fell, Darling Fell, down onto & along Mosser Rd and back down Miresyke Lane.Chipstertrain31/08/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave15/07/2014
Layby opposite the Mosser unfit for cars sign > Hatteringill Head - Whin Fell > Fellbarrow - Mosser Fell > Smithy Fell > Sourfoot Fell > Low Fell > Loweswater Fell [Low Fell] > DARLING FELL highest point unmarked grassy mound 15m NW of cairn… Birkett is not clear where the summit is > LaybyTony Hartry II20/06/2014
Buttermer to Low Orton: Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell, Low Fell and Fellbarrow - mostly fell paths.Eddie14/06/2014
With Dave - Darling Fell, Low Fell and FellbarrowClaireCalverley14/06/2014
With Liz and Harriet. Big Barry tour. Sunny. Fellbarrow, Low Fell, Darling Fellhlpahamp27/05/2014