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Name:Wild Boar Fell
Hill number:2720
Height:708m / 2323ft
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SD 75801 98798
Summit feature:embedded rock 30m S of trig point
Col:364m  SD778963  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S
Observations:rock is 3cm higher than trig point (SD 75796 98888); summit is 1.5m higher than hill 5608
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Wild Boar Fell (final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 540 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Mallerstang roundemily20/06/2020
Walking from Garsdale Station (Garsdale Head) ascent of Turner Hill and on to Swarth Fell Pile following fence line. On to Wild Boar Fell. Return via the same route.raymooremanx14/06/2020
On circular walk from Smithy Gill Bridge via Swarth Fell, then on to High Seat and Little Fell.Peter_W_Mitchell 27/05/2020
From The Thrang. Under the railway on PBW, over to Wild Boar Fell from the col then onto Swarth FellLongwojo22/12/2019
Round walk from parking area near cotegill bridge to wild boar fell and swarth fell then over to swarth fell pike, east to to road. Solo.axoree09/11/2019
With J during a long weekend in Yorkshire. An iffy weather day meant abandoning our plan to ascend Cross Fell. Headed to the Thrang where there is space for a few cars to park. Walked S along the road to Little Ing Farm where the Pennine Bridleway leads up to the ruined farm & then under a railway arch. Some curious sheep stood their ground by the fence, one farting a greeting at us... Followed the track up to the col & turned L just before the gate up the edge to the cairn at the sharp point. No view, so wandered over to the trig point. Back by the same route getting a brief view at the top of the edge.NotReallyABagger20/10/2019
Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976Hippster08/09/2019
Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976ronaldo33308/09/2019
Revisit to see rebuilt trigpillar as part of Robs Cumbria all completioncjo08/09/2019
From NW, The Thrang, revisited en route to the East Top, also to visit the 3rd 708m spot height (SD 76037 98849, level grass, P2ish)RHW08/09/2019
From Little Ing via Bridleway and East Top.NormanW27/08/2019
Parked at the Thrang and climbed via the Pennine Bridleway. Cloud inversion this morning so the views were fantastic. Headed onto Swarth FellGary Heath26/08/2019
Parked near to pennine way path, lovely walk to summit, visited the two peaks as both logged as 708m. Warm morning, blue sky good views. Company: Soloiandesbottes15/05/2019
cj bw gceabschrisj196513/04/2019
Climbed in the snow with Smivvy. Car wouldn't start when we got back down. Had to be towed 110 miles bank home. Got home at 1:30 in the morning.zaul_uk03/02/2019
From Quaker's graveyard near Elm Pot. Lots of parking on grass. Freezing, snow on ground, sunny, great views.iangalbraith17/01/2019
From A683Slash309/06/2018
Cool but very clear day, could see for milesjon283628/04/2018
With K from The Thrang, Mallerstang. Route via Hazelgill farm was less disruptive to residents than route via Deep Gill. Met a fellow at summit doing a radio activation. Top class hill.Ashley25/03/2018
A very good and easy walk from Little Ings up the Pennine Bridleway, along the eastern edge of the plateau to the huge cairns, with splendid views, then cut across to the trig, and back along the NW edge. Cold and windy enough for hat, gloves, and waterproofs in August.Gill04/08/2017
From Cotegill Bridge via Swarth Fell and WBF E Top. With Roger Templeman searching for old benchmarks - a fool's errand! Down to the road at Little Ing Farm and a 2.8km road walk back to the car - and a more productive benchmark session.jonglew25/07/2017
One of many visits (checked this time that I was at the actual summit point i.e. embedded rock 30m S of trig). Set off from Cotegill Bridge - little roadside waterfall scramble - ascent roughly NW to secret tarn - on to tall cairns & E. Top - dropped down to below escarpment- then up to 'The Nab' & along to summit.ger25/07/2017
Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Wild Boar Fell East Top, Swarth Fell, Swarth Fell Pike, Baugh Fell, Knoutberry Hawkeithouk18/06/2017
From Garsdale via Swarth Fell. Had long wanted to do Wild Boar Fell and, probably benefiting from sunny skies and sharp visibility, it didn't disappoint. A magnificent fell.Jake99431/05/2017
From Minor road at Uldale SD 723-973 then onto Swarth Fell. Return via Rawthey Gill foot.Westdenewalker26/04/2017
See the log for Swarth Felldianepick26/03/2017
1st of 6 hills solo walk boggy as hellcolinfielding03/03/2017
Wild Boar Fell (both tops), Swarth Fell and Swarth Fell Pike. Was intending to carry on to Baugh Fell but the weather was foggy and drizzly so bailed out back to Uldale.clivevilla24/01/2017
From Thrang Via Aisgill cottages First snow of the year for meNorthender09/11/2016
Solo from Uldale on to The East Top and others.Aimless Rambler05/11/2016
From Fat Lamb Country Inn near Ravenstonedale (NY 73922 02370) - Cote Moor - Little Fell - The Nab - Wild Boar Fell - Wild Boar Fell East Top - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike. Return via Wild Boar Fell East Top, Yoadcomb Scar, Blackbed Scar and The Nab.david23020114/10/2016
A superb hill. The last of 4 Hewitts today. Trig is poorly. That view to the!- descent via the Nabstig_nest08/10/2016
Went to the E cairns and shelter point. Fantastic views. Heavy gale winds still. Might return some day with a tripod for some (better) shots (note: park Tommy Road to N, 4.5km to summit). Part of the northern dales horse shoe.Tom D12/09/2016
Nuttall walk 11.2 with Frank and Steve from Uldale. Warm but with some rain.Lou31/07/2016
Easy walk up good path following the Pennine Bridleway good views well worth the walkphilhythe26/06/2016
Lovely hill, up and down from Tommy Road. The cairn building squad been on this hill too...another 9 above the edge. Great views over the Dales and Howgills.N.Morters21/06/2016
With Jo, from Tommy Road: Little Fell, then onto Wild Boar Fell East Top and Wild Boar Fell. Good track all the way. Weather; generally cloudy, strong wind, good visibility.amblerbob31/05/2016
Climbed up from teh road.CMR11416/05/2016
#581 Parked at The Thrang, the ROW through fields to pick up the Pennine Bridalway to High Dolphinsty. Trig is looking very sad.tim74706/05/2016
Pendragon Castle - Little Fell - Low/High Dolphinsty - The Nab - Wild Boar Fell - Trig Summit & Youdcomb Scar Summit - The Nab - High Dolphinsty - Little Wold - Turner Hey Hill - Hazelgill - Deepgill - Shoregill - Low & Hih Cocklake - Road to Startbriandavies14/02/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/10/2015
Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via Nateby, Birkett Common, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Knoutberry Haw and Baugh Fell. Great mountain with a disappointing summit but good viewsMark Jackson29/07/2015
With Andy on a three day circuit from Kirkby Stephen.alistairpooler03/07/2015
Done during the Mountain Yomp Challenge Race.Lykewake4207/06/2015
10.6km walked soloskyemumbler20/04/2015
Did this on holiday. Great view!SamE17/04/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-007. Parked in layby next to bridge. Very windy.Petem0hqo10/04/2015
From the parking area just S of The Thrang (on B6259). Route and write-up at: