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Hill number:2774
Height:498.6m / 1636ft
Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SD 89911 99852
Summit feature:flat rocks in heather
Col:315m  NY894009  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S OL30N
Observations:summit is 60m SE of currick; ground 165m SE of summit at SD 89885 99902 is 0.75m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Kisdon (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 223 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
I went up from the bridleway to the south and down to the RoW to the NNW. There was a substantial wall on each way. I was very careful climbing them, as one wall, at least, looked on the point of collapse.Alan Moore26/10/2017
5/5 M From track NW up to 2nd ruin then up the side of the wall 1 gate and 1 wall to cross.robertphillips22/10/2017
From Thwaite via Pennine Way, Bridle Track and along ridge from S.IanHHill16/10/2017
From Keld campsite. Marvelous waterfalls.. Took the old bridleway to house which looks lived in before crossing heathery ground to top. Cairn is not at highest point. Descent in a fairly direct back to Keld direction means numerous walls to be acaledstig_nest15/09/2017
With K and RM. Following bridleway from NW and then E side of wall. Layby to park 2/3 cars at start of bridleway. Very pleasant.Ashley13/08/2017
Drove to Keld after going up Hoove, stopping for coffee and enormous portion of Victoria Sponge cake in Gunnerside. A familiar area, having walked on all the paths between Keld and Muker. Open access and RHB made this my first visit to Kisdon summit though- I traversed from N to S climbing one awkward wall (on N side) by its V-turn. The wall to the S side had a break where it was only half height. An impressive cairn very near by gives a good foreground for photos. Satisfying, though I think a walk along the bw on the W side and ascent and descent on the S side would be nicer. Some thick heather and tussocks, though little tracks and trods could be found much of the way on the hill. Used the glorious path high on the E side to return the Keld- for this hill, it's the paths round it that give the best walking. Sunny, cold in shade.pwheeler09/05/2017
Kisdon from Mukerronaldo33312/03/2017
Easy walk from the layby at the start of the track to just beyond the farm-house and then made a bee-line for the top.martin_hall05/03/2017
Good to revisit.jenx29/09/2016
With Jenx up from road side parking before the lane to NW. Steady pull up into a stiff headwind, with wall shelters from passing showers. After the final gate at col turned to follow the wall North to near high point. One easy climb to top, cairn visit and take in the views, then pretty much straight down the hill towards two small aerials on a building and gate to outward track.nordicstar29/09/2016
Parked Keld car park. Did before Rogan's, nice walk up to summit, hazy so not a good view. At summit at 6.15 am long day planned of 5 marilyns. Company: Soloiandesbottes28/05/2016
#576 Layby on B6270, bridal way to start but then NE on the ROW which lead to the access land with gates where required, past the shake holes, just the final wall to climb on stones near the top. Fine cairn and another tamperer's top!tim74719/04/2016
Exactly as Fisky Boy. Really nice hill - great viewsCrib Goch25/03/2016
Radio Activation NP-026. VHF very poor. All QSO HF. Parked in layby bottom of hill. Very cold and windy.Petem0hqo23/07/2015
Parked in layby near start of bridleway to NW and followed this to a gate near a farmhouse. Thereafter tried to gain height through fields but was stopped by high stone walls with no sign of any gates! Ended up returning down to the bridleway and then going to the south of the hill and approaching that way, climbing one wall thankfully with stepping stones!Fisky Boy03/07/2015
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke03/07/2015
From Thwaite. Stony Band - Great Shunner Fell - Lovely Seat - Kisdon.JohnStoneham24/05/2015
From Muker, over the top, down the other side and back along the river. All very pleasant.Gill03/05/2015
An out-and-back from the N (from Keld), taked onto the end of a visit to Rogan's Seat. Route and write-up at:
Solo.Dangerous Dave23/11/2014
With PK. On return to car after watching TdF at Buttertubs.amswanston05/07/2014
From the B6270 just south of Keld. 1 Hour.bolton21/05/2014
Parking area at junction of the B6270 & track to Muker (892 006) Along Muker track to gate before derelict farm (894 001) Up through fields and across moor to summit, SE of currick (PM CM)gerrybowes21/05/2014
From Thwaite followed Pennine Way (in single file) to Kisdon and then to the top. Continued to descend heading north and then worked our way back to Thwaite using very muddy paths in the moon lightmindlessflogger11/01/2014
With Jo, on walk from Keld to Gunnerside using bridleway on south flank. Wall to be climbed by using through stones. Good weather and visibility.amblerbob08/09/2013
c2c w/o AnitaTeasyChris11/08/2013
Muker, Ivelet Moor, Rogan's Seat, Swinner Gill, East Stonesdale, Kidson Hill, Muker. Clear but windy and cold on tops. Lots of snow around, particularly on West facing slopes.PaulH01/04/2013
From Keld car park.summitsup07/11/2012
Walked from campsite in Keld for a pint in Muker at the Farmers Armsphilhythe27/06/2012
Circular walk from Muker with my wife and David & Wendy Boother. Along Pennine Way from Thwaite, over Kisdon and down into Keld. Dropped down to Swaledale for a really scenic return home.SteveSmith17/05/2012
really nice view from the top in the snow, really nice walk... and the pub at the bottom (Farmers arms) is fantastic !andying29/01/2012
A tough steep climb to this little hill! CP NY892006. A very large cairn at summit giving some protection from the wind. Completed with Phil G4OBK in the morning then we went on to do Aye Gill Pike in the afternoon.G4OOE25/11/2011
From car park in Keld (15:10), took road and track to about 894998 then up fields to moor and summit. Easy going on top and dry. Tall cairn; summit about 50m further S. Finish 16:15dbb02/09/2011
from thwaite - going good until final stretch over heather and bog. not a favourite hillrobphys02/07/2011
Walked as part of c2c, out of keld, down to Muker and onto Reethwee mac21/06/2011
open heather moor, with a cairn a few yards to the North and slightly lower, approach from Mukerjoseph mitchell04/06/2011
Ascended from Muker. Attractive cairn near the summit.davidpettit8405/03/2011
Visited Kisdon with Geoff Fielding for SOTA but only one contact was made on VHF. Located Geocache under rock on south side of cairn and signed the book.G4OBK (Phil)30/10/2010
Set off from Keld. Took Pennine Way round east side then took direct route up. After initial steep assent it levelled out. Quite boggy as it had just rained heavily all morning. Found built cairn at top.tras221/08/2010
Lovely fresh walk on the Muker-Keld path then a quick detour to the summit. Great weather, great views.DanHolme19/08/2009
early morning [] from campsite in keld.heathery summit.spotted a little owl bobbing about on a wall.steven ruffles05/07/2009
With g,h,ksoftsquare04/07/2009
Didn't take track down - went direct - it saved crossing walls. 89901 99853 seemed higher - heather top near the cairn. But it was extremely misty so hard to say. Everywhere else seems higher so need a good mooch around.destaylor14/04/2009
Came up to bag a Geocache.nolan10/04/2009
easy up from roadgigglejon11/08/2008
Nice little summit - one of the few Marilyns without much of a track to the cairn. Found the geocache nearby easily too.signyred05/08/2008
Climbed in very wet weather.marktrengove22/06/2008
Date estimatedJames Hickman03/06/2007