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Name:Capel Fell
Hill number:1875
Height:678m / 2224ft
Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Area:Ettrick Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA), Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Doubles, Annan, Tweed
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o'Groats, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,D,DN)
Grid ref:NT 16400 06905
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:159m
Col:519m  NT172063  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Last of the day (5/5). Very steep descent back to the forest track.Play2End06/10/2017
Prettiest section of today's walk. We came over from Croft Head along the Southern Upland Way path and crossed a lovely little arched wooden bridge. We then followed the fence up the grassy SE ridge to the summit. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/07/2017
With M. Staying in Moffat. Blustery but leisurely day over two Grahams.douglas_easton25/06/2017
The weather forecast had showers & then rain later. Instead it was just rain... and a huge amount of it. Had left this one in Dec-12 when doing Ettrick Pen et al with Martin66 & Davy due to lack of time & back with J to rectify that during a week's stay at Ettrickbridge. A wet walk from the road end in the Ettrick Valley, past a smartened up Over Phawhope bothy on Southern Upland Way to Ettrick Head. A lot of tree felling going on. NW following fence to summit trying to stay on feet in wind. Visibility about 6 inches at the top. Then followed the boundary wall/fence over Smidhope Hill, Graham's Law, White Shank & Fauldside Hill & down track under Pot Law directly to road end. J got very cold & wet: not the day to discover that your waterproof jacket is now just a jacket...NotReallyABagger21/05/2017
Last Marilyn in a round of four. From Croft Head. Lovely zig zag descent from Croft Head to Selcoth Burn. Then along the Southern Upland Way as far as the lovely little bridge, then up steep grassy slopes to the shoulder, then easy.Owen B14/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac02/04/2017
End to end walk of entire Andrewhinney Ridge with Rick & Jen. Herman Law to Capel Fell including small detour to include Pot Law. Split up after Capel Fell - Rick & Jen to finish over Broken Back while I picked off Sailfoot Law. Two vehicles start at Birkhill, parking for one without blocking farm entrance (nobody in to ask permission) to finish at Selcoth Fish Farm at foot of Sailfoot permission gained from Fish Farm. Brilliant day even with low visibility all day hard frost and frozen ground above about 550m.SteveSmith23/01/2017
Repeat. Up from Birkhill and Herman Law through to Capel Fell with Jenx and Steve Smith. Crisp, misty day on fells with frozen ground, reasonable going on existing lines. Down to Sailfoot Fish Farm and second vehicle.nordicstar23/01/2017
Who can resist bagging 3 Grahams in a day? From the Ettrick valley road end, over Ettrick Pen, Croft Head and Capel Fell, with numerous intervening tops. Very easy and fast walking on good paths, except for the steep descent from West Knowe. Great views of the Moffat hills throughout.Gill02/12/2016
C/W round of bodesbeck law, nowtrig head, pot law, white shank, smidhope hill, capel fell, broken back, sailfoot law from capplegill via path from bodesbeck farm.robertphillips31/08/2016
13 mile circular from end of Ettrick Valley road, past Bothy followed signs to Ettrick Pen, up long ascent to top of Ettrick Pen (One of the best views in the area), along ridge West to Hopetoun Craig and boggy topped Wind Fell, changed direction heading for Loch Fell then West Knowe, then very steep descent down to foot of Croft Head, up and down great zigzag path to Croft Head top, then up Southern Uplands way to col, up to Capel Fell, then followed ridge over Smidhope Hill and White Shank, decided to leave Bodesbeck Law for another time, followed tracks back to end of road in Valley, Perfect Weather, terrain very good makes for comfy walking, saw one person all day.DanTrig15/05/2016
Followed South Uplands path then veered left to follow fence unto its summit. Good walk over to Smidhope and White Shank. Easy going. Good views. Company: Soloiandesbottes25/03/2016
Over Phawhope-Bodesbeck Law-White Shank-Smidhope Hill-Capel Fell-Croft Head-Moffatcampagvelocet12/08/2015
Followed southern uplands way west from road head past a well maintained bothy to Etterick head. Then direct north to summit. Rain starting as we arrived.mindlessflogger30/05/2015
Linear route as a detour whilst walking Southern Upland WayGayle21/04/2015
Croft Head, West Knowe, Loch Fell, Wind Fell and Capel Fell from Selcoth fish farm car park. 10 miles, 3730ft ascent. Good walk - ground largely frozen 2-3 inches fresh snow on highest parts.Crib Goch21/02/2015
Followed fence up SE ridge from SUW after parking at Craigbeck bridge over Moffat Water. Intended to loop back over Croft Head and pick up Scaw'd Fell on way back but due to too steep descent down to Selcoth Burn and re-ascent up Croft Head + no easy crossing over Selcoth Burn until Selcoth decided in view of weather, time of day and time of year to trudge back along A708 with tail between my legs. Disappointing but right decision. Should have started at Selcoth and approached Croft Head from SUH up Cat Shoulder.SteveSmith27/01/2015
A round of 5 Donalds from Selcoth. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey15/11/2014
Potburn - Smidhope Hill- Capel Fell then a fast descent to Ettrick Head. Hazy and sunny all day as I went round the Etterick Head hills. My brother went over Andrewhinney Hill- each of us had been up the other hills and we each went for new ones today. So we walked together for about 20 mins.pwheeler21/09/2014
With Andy from camp by SUWaymick28/06/2014
selfdavidsbatty19/04/2014
Following on from Croft Head. Followed fence up from the SUW. Operated ham radio on summit for SOTA. Descent to Fish Farm on forest track and then walked back along the A708 Selkirk Road to Belshaw Pool bridge. Operated ham radio on summits for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)14/04/2014
Full round of 15 tops from Phawhope Bothey - Ettrick Pen to Herman Law with diversions. Miserable weather.dickscroop05/04/2014
with renee parked at fish farm.robertphillips29/12/2013
clockwise circuit of Ettrick Pen hills tumps humps n tops plus Croft head and Capel Fellvegibagger30/07/2013
Alone with 2 other GrahamsSpudGunn14/07/2013
MC alone. Dull with mild westerly. 1.05 up.Martin6625/06/2013
circuit from Over Phawhopeoatcake13/01/2013
Started Ettrick head. A long day taking in twelve tops.thenomad27/11/2012
CUHWC Southern Uplands Trip. Linear walk again from Solcoth - Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall via tickable things en route. Weather poor most of day. Descent from Andrewhinney Hill to road is not recommended - best described as horrific...AGWilliamson25/11/2012
Ettrick horse shoe roundRoblex05/06/2012
4th nail in the Ettrick Horseshoe Walk.Dugswell220/05/2012
Ettrick HorseshoePrawnFM11/03/2012
Ettrick Horseshoe Walkborderterrier31/08/2011
13th hill of day. Retraced back down W from Croft head as a dog leg back to SUW. Has to rest for a while at shieling as was getting tired after 7hrs on the move. Continued E on SUW to fence with 'Welcome to the Scottish Borders' sign and followed fence derekblackburn14/05/2011
Up from fish farm via the track through the forestry until NT158071 then up 4x4 track to summit on a scorcher of a day.Alan20/04/2011
Started from Fish Farm and went up the tree line until trees stopped. then climbed straight up steep face to summit.biggaz77713/03/2011
Fell running w Jenx along SUW, from bridge nr Craigbeck - took in Scawd fell, Croft Head and Capel Fell before returning to startnordicstar06/03/2011
Collegues : Jim Bull, Jack Perks, David Kaye, Moira Sced, Alastair Crombdscargill24/04/2010
Followed on from Ettrick Pen (see log entry) past Over Phawhope bothy up W through firebreak to summit of CF; third Graham of day, with J and MB. Descended NW to reach Sailfoot Law forest tracks, leading to Sailfoot and bridge at Shortwoodend.trienbrae25/07/2009
Highest point seemed to be old wooden post 10m from fence and some distance from a fence/gate three-way junction. Dropped down to col, crossed SUW to start second part of Ettrick Horseshoe.Aye Jimmy13/02/2008
Parked car at NT136078 (more parking near the fish farm) and completed a round of Capel Fell, Ettrick Pen, Scaw'd Fell, Croft Head. At the Selcoth Burn NT154064 climbed north-eastern upwards to top.Jhimmy26/08/2007
Highest point marked by a stake?DavidGMould17/05/2006
KeithByTheC03/06/2005
Solo Uisdean2509/10/2004
With May.mainnirnamfiadh12/08/2003
Started at the head of the main road near a transmitter then traversed and looped from Herman Law down to Croft Head.Rhayader_wander24/08/2002
High-level diversion along the Bodesbeck ridge while backpacking along the SUW.agentmancuso12/08/2002
from Croft. Retraced steps to sheepfold, up and over the scree to re-cross stream by bridge and cutting the angle up over tussock to a fence and buggy track into mist to top at junction of 3 wire fences. to Hopetoun.arranc23/09/2001
Solo trip; with Croft HeadInvicta1401/05/1999