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Name:Whitfell
Hill number:2647
Height:573m / 1880ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright Outlying Fell,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,WO,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 15883 92983
Summit feature:large cairn/shelter on tumulus
Drop:221m
Col:352m  SD148887  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:cairn is 20m SW of trig point (SD 15897 92998)
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 361 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
The Birketts Southern fells WHI-3 Started layby on corny fell road. GREAT PADDY CRAG- BUCK BARROW-KINMONT BUCK BARROW - BURN MORE- WHITFELL (Additional peak) PLOUGH FELL-STONESIDE HILL. Low cloud, sun later, tops confusing in mist and after easy path at start very few paths with walking on tussocky grass made it hard going in places. Views lovely when clear.Hill Wanderer13/07/2019
With K from bridleway to SW. Significant navigational difficulties neat summit in mist.Ashley30/06/2019
Bootle to Coniston - Day 2Ajm031029/06/2019
From Corney fell summit roadHavenchris19/04/2019
Buck Barrow, Whit Fell, Burn Moor, Kinmont Buck Barrow from Fell Road summit.lenman06/04/2019
From the SW on a very windy morning. Returned over Burn Moor.NormanW05/04/2019
Parked at Brackenthwaite on to Hole House and ascent of The Pike. Ascent of Hesk Fell and on to Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, White Pike. Descent to The Knott. Ascent back up Stainton Pike, Whitfell, Burn Moor, Kinmont Buck Barrow and finish with Buck Barrow. Descent to Sele Bottom and through plantation and return to car.raymooremanx25/02/2019
With Emmasimon and co11/10/2018
About 90mins from the minor road. Great views but getting cold.Play2End01/10/2018
On the Birkett walk taking in Buckbarrow etc Added Whitfell as an extra - easy walk from Burn Moor Weather was mainly dry but mist at approx 1500ftjohnjennison21/08/2018
Doing Wainwrights OF walk 35 from layby at SD 150897. Impressive cairn cum shelter (ex tumulus) at top, plus trig too. Superb views to north. Fortunately warm enough not to need shelter, which was already occupied by a swarm of flying ants.Hillsidenick05/08/2018
From highpoint on Stoneside road. Easy going dry path /grass. Stunning evening run, very clear views.N.Morters25/07/2018
From Burn Moor, then picked off Plough Fell before return to the car at SD 1496 8963. In summer bagging attire - shorts, T-shirt and steady rain.jonglew16/07/2018
Fourth of seven of AW's outliers from a gravel area on the minor road south of Buck barrow, route also took in Buck barrow, Kinmont buck barrow, Burn moor, Stainton pike, Hesk fell and The pike in just under ten miles.WAYNE ROWLETT14/07/2018
From minor road HP, Buck Barrow and Whitfell, faint tracks and paths most of the way.Topographer5723/06/2018
From fell road summit where I'd spent the night. A simple enough walk out taking in the southerly tops of Buckbarrow en route. A superb viewpoint and possibly the best outlier I've visited so far.stig_nest28/05/2018
4 of 6: From Buck Barrow. With Karen and Sam.ChrisR05/04/2018
From minor road near Buckbarrow Bridge - track /bridleway onto Burn Moor then onward to Whitfell summit and trig - dropped onto Sele Bottom and returned via Buckbarrow Crags.briandavies01/04/2018
From top of Fell Road via Buck Barrow.Winterfloodian23/02/2018
Parked at summit of Corney Fell road then followed wet path North. Great Paddy Crag-Kinmont Buckbarrow-Buckbarrow-Plough Fell-Burnmoor-Whitfell. Returned to road & then a quick out & back to Stoneside Hill. On own.MorecambeMonkey29/10/2017
Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Whit Fell - Burn Moor - Kinmont BB. From the Fell Road as in Wainwrights Outlying Fells with a diversion to Great Paddy Crag. Solo walk and no one seen. Very wet and slippery underfoot on a windy day with varying visability.Dave25/10/2017
SRFrank30/09/2017
Murky climb up to the clouds which cleared momentarily with a brief stop of the rain for veiws across Dunnerdale and over to the coast.MarkGD18/09/2017
RevisitDave Geere27/08/2017
Enjoyable walk from Buckbarrow to Whitfell. Cloud lifting and blue sky appearing-what a contrast with yesterday.Peak Rambler15/08/2017
WOs 35-43; Bs 26-38. Cloudless skies so did a huge day with 9 WOs and 12 Bs. Parked at summit of Fell Road then quickly up and back Stoneside Hill. Excellent walk over Great Paddy Crag, Buckbarrow, out and back to Kinmont Buckbarrow and same to Plough Fell (dull). On over Burn Moor to Whitfell - best views of whole trip - and pitched camp under Stainton Pike. Joyce set up camp while I did Stainton Pike, then horrid boggy walk out to The Knott and much better back to White Pike, Woodend Heights and Yoadcastle. Walked back to Fell Road next morning in thick mist.BURGESS24/07/2017
Black Combe South Top, Black Combe, Stoupdale Head, Stoneside Hill, Great Paddy Crag, Kimmont Buck Barrow, Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell, Bigertkeithouk16/07/2017
Summit hike from Corney Fell road top up Buckbarrow to The Knott and down to Dyke Farm to pick up the drop off car. Via Kinmont Burnmoor, Whitfell Stainton Pike Yoadcastle White Pike. This 4 hour walk knocks off 8 WOF'snukeboy113/07/2017
Walked from Broad Oak on my own. Very misty at first but retraced my steps to this fell when the sky cleared and the sun came out. Don't usually do a fell twice in one day but the change in weather conditions meant that I had a chance to see the view so I went back.flockwatcher28/05/2017
AW's route from the fell troad summit: Great Paddy Crag, Buck Barrow and its subsidiary tops, Whifell, Burn Moor and Kinmont Buck Barrow. A cracking good walk.Nick Down105/05/2017
From minor road summit, a round of Stoneside Hill, Buck Barrow, Great Paddy Crag, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell and Plough Fell.rhalstead15/04/2017
CJ BW LISHAchrisj196522/10/2016
Continuation of walk from Burn Moor. Followed path north-east to a boggy area, then up easily to the summit. To return, followed another path south-west round the south-east flank of Burn Moor, then up to the col between Buck Barrow and Kinmont Buck Barrow, then path down to the fell road as on ascent. Solo.marktrengove13/10/2016
Done with Richard T & Adrain W as part of a circuit taking in Buck Barrow, Whit Fell, Burn Moor and Kinmont Buck Barrow and a diversion to see the Rowantree Force.falunty05/08/2016
Start ~ 134904, Buckbarrow Beck. Followed the track up on to the moor passing over the summit of Burn Moor to get to Whitfell. The summit cairn was inhabited by a wasps nest so decided to have lunch later. Followed a contouring path over to Littlecell Bottom and then up to Buck Barrow. We included Kinmont Buck Barrow before dropping directly back down to the Beck following a strange burbing wall which seemed to have a underground stream in its base. With Wombourne & Lynnette.steve hudson22/07/2016
Parked at GR 134904 and followed a path over Burn Moor to Whitfell then on to Buckbarrow Crag and Kinmont BB then back to car. With SH and LP.wombourne22/07/2016
I will admit, the heat and my general level of fitness were preying on me when I left Burn Moor, NEVER again think a greasy sausage roll is good climbing food. I had that at 1000ft and it murdered me the rest of the day. Burnmoor to Whitfell would nowadays be an easy down and up, but I was coming of ten years of couch potato and I got a wake up call. Grateful to get to Whitfell summit and in the substantial shelter from the cool Easterlies, I took a bit of time to ponder life and think about what would inspire people to carry many thousands of similar sized rocks to the summit and lay them in a perfect 20 metre circle half a metre deep thousands of years ago. This must have been a really holy place to them. There was a large Iron age settlement at Barnscar two miles away. I guess this was their 'burial ground'. I tried to descend via the OS route, but the fences have moved . Managed to see RowanTree gill waterfall, but not impressive as it had been dry for two weeks previous. Note tonukeboy120/07/2016
Early morning out-and-back from the parking area where the road crosses the pass to the S. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/whitfell-hardknott-harter-fell.htmlGayle02/06/2016
From Fell Road out to Buck Barrow, then on to Whitfell returning over Burn Moor and then on to Kinmont Buckbarrow (wrongly be taking left side of wall and having to go past it to find gap).SS29/05/2016
Birkett 3Dave Geere30/12/2015
Whicham Valley Five (four) Trigs - PupLittledave08/12/2015
Parked at Bigert Mire. SD 17921 92541 (Permission asked at farm first)SteveSmith25/11/2015
A round of Birketts from Ulpha with Steve, Brian, Tony and Neil. Dry dayLou01/11/2015
A beautiful shape to this hill, great scenerybardolph25/09/2015
from fell road.robertphillips19/07/2015
From Corney Fell road summit via Burn MoorCorbett05/07/2015
From fell road with Kinmont Buck Barrow, Whitfell and Burnmoor. With G. First ascent in 2013 Saunders with Kath WKatyT27/06/2015
With Katy. Sun and wind! From Fell Road.George Thompson27/06/2015
Birkett WHI3 + Whitfell.clivevilla07/05/2015
Parked at Fell Lane and followed the bridle way to the top. However the bridleway is not evident on the ground. Great views from the summit with the high peaks of the Lakes retaining the last remnants of snow.mindlessflogger01/05/2015