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Name:The Howe
Hill number:19336
Height:52m / 171ft
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 (0-99m)
Grid ref:NX 98584 28752
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m S of cross on sandstone plinth
Col:10m  NX986272  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) 303
Survey:Abney level
Comments:New Tump July 2017. 1981 slag bank reduced in height by c 30m prior to reclamation
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
From car park at end of harbour, follow wide stony track to summit. Return via waterside path very impressive in the gales!CreakingHiker13/02/2020
On coast walk - Harrington to MaryportCrib Goch25/01/2020
Excellent parking at the end of Harbour Road in Workington, making sure that you turn left at the end gates rather than going through them and parking on the rough stoned area. A stoned grandmother-friendly walk takes you easily to the crucifix marking the summit. 20 leisurely minutes return.moorsman18/10/2019
Wet and windy after working locally - very easy to park nearby and path up.Mark Sims09/10/2019
while doing Cumbrian Coastal wayborderterrier21/05/2019
Best hill of the day so far. Can smell the sea and appreciating the cooling breeze. Appropriate summit feature for Easter!Wycombe Wanderer21/04/2019
Plod out after work, out along the coastal path and back along the train line.Mountain Goat24/01/2019
Accessible via Cumbria Coastal Way.Isbjorn08/09/2018
With Shelly walking the Olly. I've done this walk loads of times, but this is the first official one for this site.DAB8116/07/2018
From feee car park due N.jonglew14/07/2018
The Howe from GR: NX 98582 29342ronaldo33329/04/2018
Pleasant ascent from North. Very blowy though.Bramley10/04/2018
A substantial hill made from the slag from Workington steelworks which flourished from 1870 due to the proximity of iron ore and coal. A cruel twist of geography and orientation saw it close in 2006 because as the ops manager said at the time 'Basically the works go from the sea to the rail tracks and it needs to be the other way round to make 108m rails' Good views over the docks where tells you what is in port (only 4 today and one of those is the lifeboat)and where it is heading next. The 'love padlocks' fastened to the summit cross are a craze sweeping Europe - with a bridge in Paris partly collapsing under the extra weight. Is Workington rebranding itself the town of love? Or the Paris of the north?Chris Pearson01/11/2017
From N with Rick, Cumbria recompletion #3, on a windy afternoon, glad of the summit cross and seat for shelter to enjoy the celebratory cakeRHW28/10/2017
With Rob W on his third Cumbria completion. Parked to the North and walked the ridge in moderate gales. Glad of the summit shelter to enjoy some cake :-)nordicstar28/10/2017
At last, a reason to visit Workington and very pleasant it was!peebs27/07/2017
As JB from car park to N. Fine viewpoint and very popular today in glorious sunshine. Cross on top has collection of linked padlocks around base, relics from the steel works perhaps?Aye Jimmy12/07/2017
From the carpark at NX 9836 2954. A splendid viewpoint thanks to many years of steel making in Workington - a town where I worked in the early 1980s.jimbloomer05/07/2017
On Cumbria Coastal Way, wonderful sea views unexpectedly pleasant just behind Workington after the old disused buildings we had passed on way into town. Corrus I think had just closed down.nickywood125/11/2006
Edwin Gradwell19/03/2020
David Gradwell19/03/2020
Andy West17/07/2019
Rambling Ray12/05/2018
andrew brown18/01/2018
Dave Geere09/07/2017