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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 382 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With GN from Bigert Mire then Buckbarrow, to Woodend Height and back to path just below Whitfell.trimarc223/02/2020
jef03/02/2020
From small parking area at highpoint of road (SD149896): Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Whitfell - Burn Moor - Kinmont Buck Barrow - Stoneside Hill.Tony J29/12/2019
From Near Brackenthwaite with A,C, M &V. past Bigget Mire, BW then direct to trig and large cairn at top. Diversion to Burn Moor before heading back to Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, Hesk Fell and The Pike.PeterD24/12/2019
raymondwilkes30/11/2019
From Corney Fell road.vuirich29/11/2019
As Wainwrightabbo000106/11/2019
Parked at the roadside parking, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell and back via Buck Barrow and down to car.Chipstertrain05/11/2019
ScaSey04/11/2019
mae229/10/2019
2/4. From high point on road to S, out and back. Beautiful day but hills further inland clouded over. Light breeze and sunny. Rounsfell19/09/2019
Dpinto15/07/2019
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
RobB03/07/2019
With K from bridleway to SW. Significant navigational difficulties neat summit in mist.Ashley30/06/2019
Bootle to Coniston - Day 2Ajm031029/06/2019
solitaryfellwanderer22/06/2019
timus18/05/2019
smapearce22/04/2019
From Corney fell summit roadHavenchris19/04/2019
jaggedlakes11/04/2019
Chris K11/04/2019
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
needanewdog25/11/2018
rapidjay17/11/2018
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
ALHEJ Wilkins13/08/2018
Fell3wilki13/08/2018
Jacqdaw05/08/2018
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
poppiesrara15/07/2018
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
tomd414/07/2018
From minor road HP, Buck Barrow and Whitfell, faint tracks and paths most of the way.Topographer5723/06/2018
Matt11/06/2018
A W Bryan10/06/2018
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
Dusty29/03/2018
CraigDring24/03/2018
From top of Fell Road via Buck Barrow.Winterfloodian23/02/2018
GEOFFTURNER01/12/2017
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