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Name:Ponsonby Fell
Hill number:2509
Height:315m / 1033ft
Parent (Ma):2368  Pillar
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Calder & Ehen, Catchment Boundaries, Irt
Class:Tump (300-399m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 08198 07030
Summit feature:cairn
Col:281m  NY080074  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL6N 303
Observations:ground to 6m NNE is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 188 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Part of a solo circuit taking in Inn Fell, Ponsonby Fell, Stone Pike and Swainson Knott (Cairn made of Bones). A cold but good visibility day.Shutterlag19/11/2019
Ascent from road at Scargreen up road/bridleway towards Laverlock How and over common land to Ponsonby Fell. Return via the same route.raymooremanx16/11/2019
Wainwright was right: the walk through Blengdale is by far the best part of this walk. From Blengdale Bridge along paths between autumnal trees, across the footbridge and up through the trees. Once on Ponsonby Fell itself, progress was a slow, marshy bogtrot, albeit with an excellent summit view.Nick Down102/11/2019
Completed the round.softsquare20/10/2019
Found the Buried Block under the cairn.Dusty16/10/2019
After In Fell, by vague RoW from Laverock HoweColin Crawford05/09/2019
From good roadside car park at Stakes Bridge. Path south east along stream and through wood is delightful with easy access to In Fell. Track at Scargreen to access land and Ponsonby Fell. Thought alternative routes back would be inferior so retraced steps to enjoy the stream/woodland again. Can't understand other reports of the RoW along the stream through the wood being a poor route. Maybe depends on time of year and map reading skills. Yes it's a narrow and in a few places unclear path which I thought made it nicer. RoW from bend in road near Scargreen is obvious and easy to follow contrary to earlier report - maybe improved since then.ijpowell25/05/2019
Alan Caine06/05/2019
From Stakes Bridge for a rounds of Ponsonby Fell, Stone Pike and Swainson Knott.rhalstead20/04/2019
ALHEJ Wilkins10/03/2019
Many thanks to Bolton below for the route. Parked at Stakes Bridge and took the path which leads to the now disused Farmery. Largely overgrown and little used we then headed directly for the summit. 2 Birketts to the north and then a descent close to Needless Gill.Total clag had to rely on compass.Underfoot not as bad as all the doom merchants make out.jocks128/12/2018
From Stakes Bridge, via Laverock How, then RoW into designated open access country. Frozen ground made for good going.Isbjorn14/12/2018
Direct line from Swainson Knott. On to In Fell.jonglew19/09/2018
AW's outlier from parking area at Stakes bridge on the river Calder then went onto Cold fell.WAYNE ROWLETT16/09/2018
Circuit from ScargreenAjm031006/11/2017
Mountain Girl29/09/2017
Walked from Gosforth on my own. Glorious walking weather. Great views on the way up from Gosforth and from the summit of Ponsonby Fell, contrary to Wainwright's comments in his Outlying Fells book.flockwatcher13/08/2017
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/08/2017
WOs 48; Bs 46,47 and 48. Moved camp to Gosforth a.m. and weather cloudy with sunny spells so went for Ponsonby Fell from end of small road to the west. Easy walk up on track but rough and steep ascent on to Stone Pike and horrible bog to Swainson's Knott and back to track. Ponsonby not as bad as advertised but Swainson's Knott thoroughly unpleasant.BURGESS28/07/2017
Wilkins Synges23/07/2017
ALHEJ Wilkins23/07/2017
ALHEJ B323/07/2017
Wil FR223/07/2017
A horrible wet trudgebardolph20/07/2017
Evening walk from Laverock How, Ponsonby with wife and the 4 and 2 year old. Paths OK but heat still relentless and we discovered 2 yo doesn't like walking in long grass so a hard slog for the last quarter mile above the top wall.nukeboy118/07/2017
Si's 2nd round28/05/2017
Em's 2nd round28/05/2017
peter ault21/05/2017
From Scales bridge. Getting dark but managed to navigate to Farmery OK and cross the beck at the right place and head up to the summit. On to Stone Pike.Wycombe Wanderer05/12/2016