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Name:Brackenthwaite Hows
Hill number:16193
Height:208m / 682ft
Parent (Ma):2372  Grasmoor
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:NY 15358 21353
Summit feature:rock
Col:148m  NY156211  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:rocky slabs 35m SW at NY 15335 21327 are lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 58 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
NT car park at start of path. Go through the gate and head straight upwards along an unofficial path. This steep little beggar leads you up to join the summit track.moorsman16/10/2019
Nice woodland and easy to follow paths.milimana08/10/2019
Lovely rocky path wends its way through the forest.Wycombe Wanderer18/08/2018
From Scalehill Bridge. RoW to NY 1533 2107, when a good unmapped path leads due N to top of the hill.jonglew07/07/2018
Parked at NT carpark ( fee for non members c £4) and ascended well used path through oak woods onto grassy ridge and unmarked summit on small outcrop. Extensive views. Returned via alternative path to carpark in less than 30 mins. very pleasant.Denise 30/12/2017
Brackenthwaite Hows from GR: NY 14888 21510ronaldo33311/11/2017
From Lanthwaite CP - only new bag today, following big repeat Wainwright round circling GrasmoorCrib Goch09/09/2017
Nice fly past from 2 F15s hammering up the valley at low level.ngthack08/09/2017
With E (carried M). fantastic little walk up from the Lanthwaite Wood car park, through lovely woods, a few little crags and even past a little cave, then great views from the top. E loved it.aucuparia16/06/2017
From Lanthwaite car park with ex-judicial party.Pleasant stroll through woods to grand little top with marvellous views.catman29/04/2017
From NT car park, good paths.RobertP30/12/2016
Parked up by Scale Hill farm/complex. Through wrought iron gate, bear left over filed to gate through new deer fence then follow the ridge with a good path to summit. Great viewpoint for little effortnordicstar13/10/2016
Clockwise from LoweswaterBlue The Dog07/09/2016
Lovely. Rocky staircase path twisting up through the crags and oak trees to a grand viewpoint of mountains and lakes which under today's moody skies with sunlight L likened to one of those romanticism oil painting of mountains which aimed to 'capture emotions such as apprehension and awe, and especially the sublimity and beauty of nature'. All today's view lacked was a ruined castle, a boat on the lake, and a few more shafts of sunlight-all easily added as extras in oil as was often done. Blackberries not quite ripe yet in hedgerows on 2 mile quiet road walk back to Waterhead. Unbelievably 3 years since writing above discovered the famous Turner had indeed painted this very view from the summit, which then became one of 20 Georgian viewing stations in the Lakes. ( best looked at through a Claude Glass ( convex mirror).Chris Pearson21/08/2016
went with hf holaidaysCalTudor10/08/2016
77A stop at Buttermere to Lanthwiate Green Farm via Kirkstile Inn taking in Scale Knott, Melbreak south top, Melbreak north top and Brackenthwaite Hows.Eddie05/06/2016
From NTrust CPsummitsup23/02/2016
With the U3A, wet at first then dryian499307/01/2016
A nice hill and good views. From CP by the bridge, Good paths up.Moorponder01/01/2016
From carpark. As you approach gate to leave NT land (S of summit) follow path to L - it goes to the top.jimbloomer15/10/2015
As others from the NT car park (didn't need to part with four quid as we are members).David Gradwell26/08/2015
Bagged top while visiting friends in Loweswater.Neil Haslewood14/08/2015
From NT car-park by bridge, or save £4 by parking by crossroads to SW. Up wood from end of car-park then diagonal path. Super little walk, lots of interest in 0.5km leading to splendid viewpoint.Aye Jimmy03/08/2015
Up and down from the car park.peebs04/06/2015
With Damian, Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/04/2015
From National Trust car park by the bridge. Can access via a path rising from the southern end of the car park or by walking up the road to Scale Hill. Lovely little stroll through pleasant wood and short open space at top. Good views considering lack of altitude.ijpowell27/03/2015
With Jo, from Scalehill Bridge cp: Brackenthwaite Hows (lovely views). Weather; sunny, mild, good visibility.amblerbob09/11/2014
see hillbagging. RHW31/08/2013
From Lanthwaite Gate, along track and into woods. Rough with deep vegetation on top but the views of Grasmoor and Crummock were grand.Jake99431/07/2010
Lesley Atchison21/08/2016
Edwin Gradwell26/08/2015
George Gradwell26/08/2015
Dave Geere28/12/2014