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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:Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Morecambe Bay, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:SD 75802 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 464 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
#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
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:
Started at car park at SD694 912, Followed Ringing Keld Gutter up to Knoutberry Haw, across to Tarn Rigg Hill and then across to Gill Head and down Rawthey Gill to SD 745 947 and followed fence which goes up to top of Swarth Fell. Views at Swarth Fell were incredible, Pennines, Howgills, Cumbrian Fells, Morecambe Bay. Then, ridge to Wild Boar Fell. Down to Sand Tarn and then straight line to SD 730 971. Long walk back to car along A683 and some of the parallel tracks. Crossed river at SD 682 917. Easter Saturday and didn't see a single soul.tsharp04/04/2015
From the Thrangrb07/02/2015
Solo run. Direct ascent from near Stennerskeugh, down via the Nab and Pennine bridleway. Glorious sunset over Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay.amswanston04/01/2015
Lovely walk from parking at the Thrang. One of the finest hills in EnglandThearlaichdubh31/10/2014
Wild Boar Fell - Wild Boar Fell East Top - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike - Baugh Fell - Knoutberry Hawronaldo33324/05/2014
Walked on my own from Cotegill Bridge.Lovely sunshine but a bit hazy and very windy on top.flockwatcher19/05/2014
Views for miles on ultra clear day. Morecambe Bay, Howgills, Conistons, Scafells, Great Gable, Pillar, High Street, Skiddaw, Blencathra, Cross Fell, Nine Standards Rigg, Great Shunner Fell and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to name a (few). Still pretty wet underfoot but no difficulties.Nick Caunt10/03/2014
Solo from car parking area at Cotegill Bridge on the B6259. Under viaduct at Aisgill Farm - north to bridleway - up ridge to The Nab - summit trig point/shelter - Swarth Fell - descending alongside Far Cote Gill to car park. Approx 6.5 miles in 3hr 20 mins. Good weather and views from the top.Nutty11/12/2013
My second ascent. With Andy and Claire from the Thrang then along ridgeCrib Goch17/11/2013
Parked at space next to railway bridge on B6259 & walked North before heading onto Pennine way to High Dolphinsty. Path up to The Nab & then onto Wild Boar Fell/Wild Boar Fell East top/Swarth Fell/Swarth Fell Pike. Damp & misty,no views. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/11/2013
Up doing a couple of isolated geocachesbardolph13/07/2013
I parked on the Hawes-Kirkby Stephen road near Cotegill Bridge and walked downhill to Aisgill Farm. Taking a route which I found on the internet, immediately I suspected that I was not on a right of way, as I had to clamber over a steep gate under a railway bridge. It was level walking for a while, then onto a limestone pavement to pick up a path coming from Hazelgill. This was by the far the easiest way onto the ridge, and I approached the summit from the north, passing the Nab first with a cluster of stone men, then south to Yoadcomb Scar and finally to the true summit, marked by a cairn and wind shelter.peter4lc25/06/2013
Not actual date as no log kept. Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Baugh Fell, Knoutberry Hawijpowell02/04/2013
Aisgill Cottages, Hellgill, High Road, Pendragon castle, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth fell, Swarth Fell Pike. Bright, lying snow. Long distance views.PaulH13/03/2013
Omm 2012 - DaveMountain Goat27/10/2012
A dissappointing day on the weather front but got to the top of Wild Boar Fell when clear from the west. After going out to Swarth Fell and dropping to the coll, chose to return to the car and leave Baugh Fell for another day.SS20/10/2012
Surveying trip with John, Graham, Chris and Jim - ground around the trig/wind shelter is the highest point on Wild Boar Fellwebmaster13/10/2012
survey with DoBIH editorial team Galltywenallt13/10/2012
Dalesrail walk with leader Peter, and his Mrs! Weather variable but sunny on tops, walking and navigation easy. Views excellent.JOHNS07/10/2012