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Name:Winscales Hill
Hill number:16268
Height:140m / 459ft
Parent (Ma):2462  Blake Fell
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NY027263 (est)
Drop:43m
Col:97m  NY021238  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 23 users)ByDate of Ascent
Summit appears to be on private land with no public access, and the road from the hotel is private.webmasterblank
Parked at the hotel, very quiet mid-morning. Walked across road and up track to big gates with PRIVATE sign. So opted for the adjacent grass track with no gates and no PRIVATE sign. Little white van parked by reservoir, with bloke inside. He either didn't see me, or couldn't be bothered, as he never came out. Hopped the fence from the grassy lane to the PRIVATE concrete road, then another fence and up the reservoir. Back the same way.Minto22/11/2019
Parked on the verge outside of the hotel. Was about to take a photo from the road when I was approached by a water worker. Puzzled at my explanation he drove me in his van down the lane and allowed me to climb the steps to the summit area. Couldn't really understand why I wanted to reach the summit of a reservoir when I had all the Lakeland hills to go at!!!moorsman18/10/2019
p at hotel through 2 gates to the top.robertphillips02/08/2018
Winscales Hill from GR: NY 03041 08834ronaldo33329/04/2018
Parked in Hotel car park - short stroll to topBramley10/04/2018
Parked in Hunday House Hotel car park. Walked round the covered reservoir, then over the top. Trig bolt, if extant, is under 6in of turf, would need a spade for it.jonglew22/01/2018
An easy 1st Tump of 8 over a 4hr afternoon, catching up with Darren. Also spotted and went to investigate a nearby potential new Tump at Lillyhall Landfill Site which has been grassed over. Awkward access as still in use and it did'nt really look big enough -yet. Along with complaints of 'odour problems' a rather offputting fact is that it also consists of High Volumes of Very Low Level Radioactive Waste (HV-VLLW )from the decommissioning of parts of Sellafield. The April 2011 Environment Agency report allows for a max 582000m3 of HV-VLLW, out of an estimated total remaining site capacity of 1.5 million m3 until 2031 (note in dairy to return to check finished size in 14 years time?) . .Chris Pearson01/11/2017
Easy walk up lane from Winscales community. Heard there was a trig bolt but didn't bring the GR.nordicstar10/04/2016
Large reservoir on top of hill. OS bolt in concrete beside one of lids at NY 02702 26325. Natural HP debatable.Aye Jimmy01/08/2015
Natural HP seems to be under the resr, which is easily accessed. Should be an OS trig (bolt) on top, unfound, may have been destroyed.RHW17/05/2015
In Workington for day popped up on way home On top of resevoir, pretty easily reached but locked gate to jump. Decent views out to sea and over to fells.mcbiydw221/09/2013
Wycombe Wanderer21/04/2019
DC11main26/10/2017
dickiewren24/07/2017
Colin Crawford01/04/2017
mae30/01/2017
jimbloomer12/10/2016
GaryJones08/10/2016
andrew brown05/08/2016
Rambling Ray24/06/2016
GordonAdshead28/11/2015
peebs23/06/2015
Dave Geere14/12/2014