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Name:Kirkby Moor [Lowick High Common]
Hill number:2668
Height:334m / 1096ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SD 25991 83917
Summit feature:cairn
Col:104m  SD278938  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6S
Observations:top 600m S is over 3m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 286 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
RevisitDave Geere22/03/2020
Revisit with Keith.Dave Geere17/02/2020
from GawthwaiteIanHHill25/01/2020
Revisit with Julia,Pete,Felix and MorrisDave Geere25/01/2020
From layby at SD262849, walked a short distance W along road then over stile, good tracks all the way to summit. Also visited S top (SD 26055 83362).Tony J28/12/2019
thick mist made the turbine swooshing all the more eeriejef12/12/2019
From Kirkby Slate RoadDC11main06/12/2019
From layby on main road to N. Over style, and up grassy tracks as it went dark. Pitch black on summit, but large cairn easy to find. Returned same way.Minto22/11/2019
RevisitDave Geere28/10/2019
4/4, obvious route from road to N at sunset. Still and warm. View glorious despite haze at sea. Rounsfell19/09/2019
Direct track and path from layby at 267847, 500m east of the layby used by others. Nice views down to sands and distant offshore wind farms. Too bad that the big hills are in the fog. Couldn't give a monkeys about the local turbines, they are surely preferable to CO2, acid rain or nearby Sellafield.Topographer5705/07/2019
With K. Parked to N and followed footpath/wind farm track as othersAshley19/05/2019
As others used the car park to the north at SD 2625 8491 then a short distance west along the busy road to get over the stile and on up the hill. A stone cairn marks the top.Father Ted17/04/2019
From layby 262849. Up past the quarry and through the wind farm to the cairn. Very breezy.NormanW05/04/2019
Revisit with Keith.Dave Geere14/03/2019
Parked by cattle grid across A5092. Via Tumbler Hill. With Lisa & Daniel.CJM14/01/2019
From layby on the A5092 (SD 2625 8491). RoW for about 400m then made it up over heather moorland, avoiding the impressive Gawthwaithe quarry.jonglew12/12/2018
From Layby on A5092. A superb summit for all round views - shame about the turbines though.Crib Goch25/08/2018
Stopped off on way to Wasdale to climb a couple of peaks. Quite humid after a shower of rain.Peak Rambler22/08/2018
Walked up from Kirkby village. On good tracks once I reached the first turbine. A faint path leads from the track to the cairn. Returned the same wayButeobuteo24/06/2018
Pretty much as Gill. The quarrying once you reach the other side of the hill is quite an alarming sight. Turbines were going at a fair lick tonight. Storms down south but dry here. Off to find somewhere to camp now..stig_nest27/05/2018
3 of 3: from A5092 layby, 262849.With Sam.ChrisR04/04/2018
7th tump of 12 today on a 33.6km circular route from Ulverston, climbing Flan Hill, Town End Bank, The Alps, High Pastures, Lad's Head and Lowick Beacon, descending Nnw to pick up footpath, following it to Knapperthaw, minor lanes to B5281 then footpath past Groffa Crag, looping round to the Wind turbine track that takes you to within a few metres of the obvious cairned summit. Continuing, I descended S then Sw onto a track, then grassy footpath, hard to follow in places heading for the theoretical Stone Tump: Crag Height...Dazingdale01/04/2018
Parked in lay-by to south on A5902 by junction with fell road at GR SD263849. Did Burney and Combs first. Along main road for short distance to stile then along FP SW up fellside on double grass track to eventually reach the quarry reservoirs. Turn right on wide grass and gravel track that winds all way past old quarry to most northerly wind turbines and then the summit cairn 100m further on. Back down same way. Not the shortest route to bag this top, but best to use tracks than attempt a direct route over rough ground and heather. Met no one. On to do Subberthwaite with picnic lunch on car first.Hillsidenick19/11/2017
From layby, as Nigel. Cloudbase @ 500m, drizzle up, dry down, good views.iangalbraith26/10/2017
From Gawthwaite Common (layby at A5092/Kirkby Moor road junction. Followed grassy track, indistinct in places to above small lakes, then a better, old quarry track to summit. Back same way. The wind turbines only really intrude when you're on the summit ridge on this approach, but overall Kirby Moor is a pretty trashed hill and obviously not in the LDNP.pwheeler23/09/2017
First of 4 for the afternoon, from the lay-by next to Kirkby Moor Road. Easy going on sheep tracks and then following a more official path. Shame about the wind turbines, but the views are good.Gill30/08/2017
SR, from road laybyFrank15/08/2017
Short walk from Layby on A5092 to the north. Easy tracks round the old slate/quarries to summit. Sea fog encroaching spoiled the viewN.Morters24/05/2017
3/7 Another sunny day (Humphrey Head/Burney/Kirkby Moor/Black Combe/Black Combe South Top/GrassGath Heights/Gummer How)Fergalh26/03/2017
Parked in layby on the North side of A5092 at the junction of the Kirkby Moor road. Followed grassy path to meet up with track heading up from the reservoirs & then followed this to the summit. Returned the same way. On own.MorecambeMonkey13/02/2017
From layby on A595, Kirkby Moor and Burney.rhalstead01/01/2017
With Jo, circular walk from A5092 lay-by: through Gawthwaite High Quarry to Kirkby Moor (Lowick High Common), then over Gunson Height to Crag Height crossing wall through the sheep pens, (NB: there is a new stile topped with b/w at SD 25112 82138), then returning over Winnow and past the Burlington Aggregates Quarry. Weather; cloudy, though tops were clear, nearby hills were shrouded in mist so views were restricted.amblerbob30/10/2016
Up to left of the quarry. Got caught in a shower.jenx12/10/2016
From north again, this time headed left (East) around quarry on good path before heading directly up to first turbine, cairn in good nick despite the whirr of the blades nearbynordicstar12/10/2016
From layby on A5092. Uninspiring at first but nice views from the top.squeegs06/10/2016
From Layby on B5281 - Treaded up through old quarry to summit near wind turbines.briandavies17/09/2016
From the main road lay-by. Large cairn found in the murk.Play2End22/07/2016
From layby on main road, opposite track-end, at SD267847. Route and write-up at:
On way up for bank holiday weekend. Stopped in layby then followed path from stile all the way to the top. Down same way. Decent wander.SS27/05/2016
With Wendy,Kev,Taz & JillGrey Hare16/02/2016
Same way as catman followed track to first turbine with A&CPeterD29/12/2015
Up the Slate Road. Witnessed a cloud inversion with the Coniston Fells and some SW fells emerging from the clouds in the late afternoon. 😊Nick Caunt30/10/2015
Up from lay-by near junction of A5092 and B5281-mostly overcast.Tried(mostly unsuccessfully)to follow paths shown on map from footpath signpost.Best way is to cross to tarmac road opposite lay-by and then turn right on narrow path by No unauthorized vehicles sign.This leads up to turbine seen on horizon and easily on to cairn.Met uncommunicative radio hams therecatman04/10/2015
up through the quarry.robertphillips18/07/2015
From B road. Probably would've been better from the A road.clivevilla07/05/2015
Pup's 10 miler (not 10k)Littledave28/04/2015
Kirkby-in-Furness/Kirkby Moor/Shooting House Hill/Crag Height/Kirkby-in-Furness with Bertcampagvelocet08/04/2015
Quick up & down from Gawthwaite, after Carron Crag. Turbines just blotting the landscape.ngthack10/02/2015
from road up through wind farm to operate at Trig / summit cairn. Rain and Strong winds. Dad, Ann-Cha and the boys tried to get under the group shelter but couldn't co-operate enough. Descended before biblical deluge began.M0YDH01/01/2015