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Name:Flinty Fell
Hill number:2767
Height:614m / 2014ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 77057 42259
Summit feature:tiny cairn on grassy mound by mineshaft
Drop:43m
Col:571m  NY783418  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86 87
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:note highest natural ground is 260m S at NY 77035 42000
Survey:Abney level
Comments:GR is Nuttalls position, almost certainly raised by old mine workings
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 272 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked by start of PF to west.mart079725/07/2019
Haggs Bank campsite along Isaac's Tea Trail to Nenthead. Up through Dowgang Hush and followed walls to NY 771 424 then direct to summit.dgresty20/06/2019
From Nenthead along quarry road. FoggyGary Heath06/04/2019
Took the easy path through the trees from NY7661042399 with Andy snowing at the topcolinfielding08/03/2019
Quick up and down from the road in the wind and snow. Interesting top. With Colin.bevandy11408/03/2019
From NY 7662 4238, RoW through woodland then across open fell - peat hags - to the South Top (an Elmslie). Returning over the main top, that appears to be a spoil heap.jonglew06/03/2019
revisit to visit local Elmsliescjo17/02/2019
Planned to do Burnhope Seat circuit as per Nuttalls, but high winds diverted us to coffee shop then this less strenuous hill. We still got wet, though.IanHHill03/11/2018
Flinty Fell > Flinty Fell South Summit  > Nunnery Hill from GR: NY 76567 42378ronaldo33319/08/2018
Flinty Fell > Flinty Fell South Summit  > Nunnery Hill from GR: NY 76567 42378Hippster19/08/2018
From Nenthead mine car park, returned via road,Slash304/08/2018
From top of Ashgill Wood.Winterfloodian17/07/2018
On Way to do Pennine Way, with Martin, Robert and Iannickywood113/07/2018
With SR on way home.Frank01/07/2018
10 mile walk from Ashgill Bridge, down to lovely waterfall then along river S. Tyne to Tynehead farm, took footpath up then ascended Burnhope Seat to road then through ski tows to featureless summit and after trig, followed ridge to Dead Stones then along to Nags Head rise, descended to Perrys dam and picked up quarry track, rough route across to Flinty Fell, from there headed back to quarry track then barely used footpath back to Ashgill Bridge. Great sunny day with breeze and great views, at the moment very easy to walk because all bogs are dry, would hate to do this walk after a lot of rain.DanTrig29/06/2018
CW circuit of Flinty Fell, Nags Head, Dead Stones & Burnhope Seat, starting from Ashgill Bridge - fine weather - a bit too hot!ger06/05/2018
Pointless summit if you ask meDarren-44326/08/2017
There were two summits of apparently equal height and I climbed them both. This must be the easiest Hewitt to climb, with an ascent of 34 metres and just a few hundred yards from the road.peter4lc13/04/2017
6th nuttall of day. Ascended from the quarry access path to the S, then through the quarry itself. Not recommended. Suggest access from W path or cut track 300m short. Solo.Tom D07/04/2017
With K. and Others. Repeat of 23/01/2017. Bentyfield Mine NY 750 424 > Alston Moor > Nenthead > Flinty Fell via Dowgang Hush > Bentyfield MineRT197021/02/2017
Followed route in Nuttall's.axe.stephen18/02/2017
With G. & K. Bentyfield Mine NY 750 424 > Alston Moor > Nenthead > Flinty Fell via Dowgang Hush > Bentyfield MineRT197023/01/2017
Walked on my own from Nenthead Mining Centre. Sunny and clear. A lovely Sunday afternoon stroll. Take care, once you leave the path, there are a lot of drainage channels running across the moor. You could end up with very wet feet!flockwatcher02/10/2016
From road. No distance but there is a fairly high wall with no gate just before the top. Luckily there are plenty of stones sticking out that you can use to climb it.clivevilla22/10/2015
QUICK EARLY MORNING OUT AND BACK FROM NEAREST POINT ON ROAD BEFORE GOING ON TO WALK ELSEWHERE FROM ALSTON BASE CAMP. CLOUDLESS SKY (AGAIN) AND EXCELLENT VIEWS.BURGESS27/09/2015
With G., M&J+Fam. From Nenthead mines.RT197009/08/2015
Lovely stroll on clear and sunny day following Nuttalls routecelticrambler04/04/2015
Revisited to visit highest natural ground as well as the summitisabelle01/04/2015
From top of road. Walked in a circle trying to find a gate in the wall. Use track by Dowgang Hush to gain easy access.mick25/11/2014
from minor road, as easy as they get. clear when i arrived. conditions over the pass from high force had been foggy to say the least. a quick wander around before driving to the dodd/kilhope law.stig_nest20/09/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Nenthead: well sign posted but invisible on ground footpaths to moor, then followed fence/wall right to Middle Fell tripillar (easier crossing fence into adjacent field at GR NY 75209 43985 and then over 2nd fence), then back to Alston Moor (Middle Fell), (easier crossing at wall corner GR NY 74944 43776) and onto Flinty Fell returning through mine areas. Weather; sunny, light breeze, warm, good visibility.amblerbob20/07/2014
ROW through firebreak then easily up to topBramley18/07/2014
Nuttalls' route from Nenthead.davidpettit8412/07/2014
parked at NY765423, straight up and down through plantation firebreak track. 20 minutes - must be the quickest, easiest Hewittdicky bird22/03/2014
On it's ownronaldo33302/02/2014
Parked just off the minor road to the NW and followed the RoW through the forest. Easy slopes to the summit.Sprog30/11/2013
Followed firebreak from minor road. Good views of back of Cross fell et al. Fine day. Circumnavigated all potential high points just to make sure. Dog enjoyed it. Very Cold. Flinty Qy must be reopened as two JCB,s working there.iredale19/11/2013
Nutall 10.3 on a sunny afternoonTeasyChris06/05/2013
With G. Nuttalls' route from Nenthead mines. Deep snow.RT197030/03/2013
From Nentheadrhalstead22/02/2013
Sadly, the Nenthead Mines museum was in receivership as that looked interesting. Took the track up to the quarry, across the bogs to the summit and then down through Dowgang Hush which was lovely. Up and down in 2 hours.tsharp20/08/2012
Climbed solo from the road via the forest track.dhbond21/06/2012
Short ascent by track around forest to mine buildings from small lay-by on Dowgang Hush, then rough-going to summit. Summit on man-made hillock. Many midges in forest - got bitten alive!Man of Kernow125/05/2012
Head of road 2km SW of Nenthead – Path along the edge of forest to summit of Flinty Fell – Reverse. (PM,CM)gerrybowes17/04/2012
CJM17/04/2012
Walk 1: Nuttalls' Killhope Law Route; Walk 2: Flinty Fell; Walk 3: Cold Fell. Amazing clear blue skies, no wind & all bog frozen solid. Enjoyed amazing sunset from Cold Fell, with views across inversion to Lakes.AGWilliamson13/01/2012
KeithByTheC12/10/2011
Frightened the life out of a rabbit basking on the flinty pile below the summit at 2.25pm! People hard at work dry stone walling so went back to car via path through conifers rather than hopping over any walls. For once a Pennine top that isn't a bog!signyred24/08/2011
A solo peak bagging day. From 757383 walk to Round Hill, then drive to 769426 and walk to Flinty Fell, then drive to 853432 and walk to Middlehope Moor.Glenelg27/07/2011
My last summit of the day having walked 20.5 miles in 1 day i was happy with that Turbo Tango26/07/2011