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Name:Old Backbarrow
Hill number:16256
Height:152m / 499ft
Parent (Ma):2671  Gummer's How
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SD 36377 85576
Summit feature:rock
Col:114m  SD364852  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7S
Observations:ground 120m E is 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Short walk up from Canny Hill area, and back through woodland. A safe local walk during the Virus.nickywood128/03/2020
after bigland barrow and north top from A590 at Newby bridgecolinfielding09/01/2020
After Bigland Barrow North Top. Cut direct after walls to yarn outlet. Very wet ground. Easy up slopes to gap in wall and top. Direct down then to NW and lane from Canny Hillnordicstar05/02/2019
Roadside parking in Backbarrow. RoW to SD 3620 8518, then wall stile into rough ground and up to the summit. Dropped S for Bigland Barrow N Top.jonglew04/12/2018
3rd and final top of the day on a traverse from Haverthwaite station back to Lakeside via Bigland Barrow (WO)and Bigland Barrow North top, heading for wall and following it close to intersection. A climb over took us to a good footpath linking with the track heading for Newby Bridge. Lesley waited at the intersection of the track and wall demarcating the open access land limit while i followed it up to a break in the wall and then up to the East top and then over to the true top. Cows were present but not at the summit area. I took a more direct descent back through the bracken to Lesley and we then stepped up the pace to walk back to Lakeland in time for a drink before the last ferry back from Lakeland to Fell Foot at 5pm!Dazingdale11/08/2018
Newby Bridge - OLD BACKBARROW - Bigland Barrow North Top - Bigland Barrow - Hazelrigg. Wainwright's 'Bigland Barrow' Outlying Fells walk.citygent08/06/2018
Old Backbarrow from GR: SD 36918 85876ronaldo33330/09/2017
Ramble with Nad. On to Bigland Barrow North Top.Wycombe Wanderer29/01/2017
Dropped off at Newby Bridge at 3pm by nephew in his new (old) land rover with the over ambitious aim to walk / jog back over tumps to ferry for Bowness. 1 of 8 . I wonder who drank healthy organic coconut water and was a 'litter lout' on this obscure summit? Below is the former dolly blue dye works at Backbarrow which used to stain the surroundings blue e.g - bushes and even the workers who had their own bus home at the end of the shift. The mill is now new apartments with a new bye law sign forbidding jumping from the bridge into the river 'without good reason'. (?)Chris Pearson10/07/2016
Parked on rough verge to NE at SD 36918 85876. Bridleway to access land then followed wall up (on access land side) to convenient gate at SD 36429 85469.David Gradwell25/04/2016
From Newby Bridge via extremely muddy bridleway.Went through gate and then up by wall to an open gate giving access to summit field(populated by cows).Good views.With Oscar.catman05/04/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie05/04/2016
Two from Newby Bridge. SE slope from just before gate, not too brackenyRHW01/08/2015
Via lane from NE, easiest to follow lane until through gate onto open land to avoid bulls and barbed wire. Two summits, one with a cubic block is lower.Aye Jimmy27/03/2015
Rambling Ray08/04/2019
Alan Caine11/12/2016
Edwin Gradwell25/04/2016
George Gradwell25/04/2016
Dave Geere07/05/2015