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Name:High Fell [Hawk Rigg]
Hill number:3879
Height:428m / 1404ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 30023 01704
Summit feature:small cairn on rock
Col:408m  NY 29959 01654  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL6N OL7N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 158 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On the Wetherlam round from Tilberthwaite.BobHancock25/08/2018
Headed incorrectly for the attractive summit of Great Intake immediately ahead of the rough terrain descending from Birk Fell. Doubled back to climb the step stile and lovely soft warm turf to the top. Lovely.Karmakarl14/04/2018
CJ BW MJ KJ SW JW LISHAchrisj196513/04/2018
Forth of the six Birkettsbardolph17/04/2017
Start Low Tilberthwaite,Great intake, High Fell,Birk Fell Man,Hawk Rigg,Haystacks,Blake Rigg,Kitty Crag,Long Crag,High Wythow,Low Wythow,Brackeny Crag,Low Tilberthwaite.Sunny spells and breezy.Approx 8.5 miles and over 2,000 ft of climbing.jocks106/04/2017
Parked in the large car park in Tilberthwaite. The 2nd summit in a round of the 11 Tilberthwaite & Yewdale Fell Birketts (inc. Birk Fell Man), starting with Great Intake & finishing on Brackeny Crag. (PM)gerrybowes24/03/2017
Last Lakes day of 2016, bagging a few Birketts north of Coniston from Tilberthwaite. Nice morning with mist above 550m so stuck to lower fells. Blake Rigg - Haystacks - Hawk Rigg - HIGH FELL - Birk Man - Great Intakecitygent29/12/2016
Wetherlam Birketts CircuitAjm031007/11/2016
On Birkett round from TilberthwaiteNorthender26/03/2016
Wetherlam, Birk fell, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, Low Fell, Haystacks and Blake Rigg then back to Coniston bus stop via Yewdale Fells.Eddie03/02/2016
From Tilberthwaite with A,C,M &N on way up to Wetherlam via a few Birketts.PeterD27/12/2015
Birkett Old Man Dirty Dozen - PupLittledave10/12/2015
Circular walk from Tilberthwaite on very sunny(but not overly warm)day-Hawk Rigg-High Fell-Birk Fell Man-Wetherlam(revisit)-Lad Stones-Tilberthwaite.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge06/09/2015
With Bridget and Oscar.catman06/09/2015
From Tilberthwaite car park. Blake Rigg, Haystacks, Hawk Rigg, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Great Intake - Low Fell and Holme Fell. Some great views over the Wrynose pass and out to the Langdale Pikes.AlunRees3122/07/2015
From Tilberthwaite car park. Blake Rigg, Haystacks, Hawk Rigg, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Great Intake - Low Fell and Holme Fell. Some great views over the Wrynose pass and out to the Langdale Pikes.Alunrees3322/07/2015
Solosimon and co19/06/2015
On a fine but windy day with Viv, Barbara, Kath, Roger and Peter from East Lancs LDWA. Kath's 50th birthday walk.Phreerunner11/12/2014
Fourth hill on circuit of Tilberthwaite Birketts and the least distinguished so far.Aye Jimmy04/08/2014
Climbed from Tilberthwaite using Birketts route over 10 topsrobert23/07/2014
From Great Intakerb28/03/2014
Part of a long day bagging Birketts and other tops, Fifteen summits thirteen of which were new and about a dozen cairns destroyed. Great result.thenomad27/03/2014
from little langdale with Tonycolinfielding25/03/2014
Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Haystacks, Blake Rigg.keithouk16/03/2014
After Birk Fell Man. A small lump that has few merits compared to the surrounding hills. Only 5 minutes up and down from the col though!moorsman05/03/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. From Hawk Rigg.Dangerous Dave09/07/2013
Birketts - walk S/CON3. Start Low Tilberthwaite > Great intake > High Fell > Hawk Rigg > Haystacks > Blake Rigg > Kitty Crag > Long Crag > High Wythow > Low Wythow > Brackeny Crag > Low Tilberthwaite. Sunny spells and breezy. Not much in the way of paths and boggy in places. Lots of Mines to explore and very nice around Crook beck.Hill Wanderer13/06/2013
Round of 21 Birketts from Tilberthwaite, 25km, 11 hours.Craig6720/04/2013
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie06/01/2013
w Jenx from Tilberthwaite CP. Followed road to high farm, then track/path onto scrambly NE ridge past mine workings to top. persistent showers but good views. on round others tops to Blake Rigg. cut trip short and dropped back to car via the ghyll path.nordicstar10/11/2012
Coniston, Kitty Crag, Long Crag on Yewdale Fell, High Wythow, Low Wythow, Brackeny Crag, Blake Rigg Tilberthwaite, Haystacks Tilberthwaite, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, Great Intack on Low Fell, Birk Fell Man on Birk Fell, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, Great How Crag, Brim Fell Coniston Old man, Coniston.Andy Hirst03/08/2012
Long southern circuit. Weather showery but fair.CaralynR30/06/2012
From Low Tilberthwaite.JohnStoneham02/05/2012
Solo: Coniston - High Guards - Coniston - Mouldry Bank Beck - Kitty Crag - Long Crag - High, Low Wythow - Brackeny Crag - Blake Rigg - Haystacks - Hawk Rigg - Birk Fell - High Fell - Low Fell - Low Hall Garth - Great How - Fletcher's Wood - Skelwith BdgeMark Jackson06/04/2012
From Low Tilberthwaite CP via Great IntakeAnduril21/03/2012
Great Intake Low Fell, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Haystacks, Blake Rigg, Kitty Crag, Long Crag Yewdale Fells, High Wythow, Low Wythow, Brackeny Cragronaldo33310/03/2012
Climbed on way up to Birk Fell from Great Intake. Stiles available from Great Intake so no walls or barbed wire to tackle.chriswatson17/02/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere26/12/2011
From Great Intake with Clare and Mick while on Bassetlaw Hillalwaysinshorts26/11/2011
High Tilberthwaite-Great Intake-High Fell-Birk Fell Man-Wetherlam-Black Sails-Wetherlam-Birk Fell Man-Hawk Rigg-haystacks-Blake Rigg-Kitty Crag-Long Crag-High Wythow-Low Wythow-Brackeny Cragsbenarbia_816/10/2010
From Birkett Fell. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu & Alfie.Dangerous Dave18/08/2010
Birketts CLF walk S/CON3 in reverse > Gill Bridge Tilberthwaite > Brackeny Crag > Low Wythow > High Wythow > Long Crag > Kitty Crag > Blake Rigg > Haystacks > Hawk Rigg > Birk Fell Man - Birk Fell > HIGH FELL > Great Intake - Low Fell > CPTony Hartry II02/06/2010
easy ascent from high fell. go here before birk felllittlemisslakes10/01/2010
Part of the Wetherlam - Birkett Fell circular walk. Fantastic weather and views.jester6913/09/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Low Tilberthwaite: north bank of Gills onto Blake Rigg, Haystacks, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, descending to Greenburn and returning to start by quarry road. Weather, overcast, mizzle, warm, moderate visibility.amblerbob30/08/2009
Cairn on craggy knollmick05/10/2008
second of 11 birketts this afternoongigglejon27/05/2008