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Name:Fountains Fell South Top
Hill number:2789
Height:663.4m / 2177ft
Parent (Ma):2788  Fountains Fell
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Ribble, Wharfe
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis
Grid ref:SD 86892 70794
Summit feature:no feature 20m E of fence
Col:647.2m  SD 8656 7123  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2S OL2W OL30S
Observations:ground 15m S at SD 86889 70779 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Walking solo. Started from Littondale-Stainforth road at Dawson Close following green lane heading ENE. Left green lane at 876738 (Cow Close) to follow wall directly up Darnbrook Fell. Met farmer who wasn't happy I wasn't on a path and said I'd have to negotiate several walls. Actually only one and not a problem. It's all open access land. Trig point at summit but peat hag on other side of fence looks higher. Headed SW for a few km over trackless terrain to Fountains Fell, bypassing the Tarn to reach the S Top. Rough underfoot ... heather and peat hags. Backtracked to main summit and returned via Pennine Way to road. 4 hours. Weather was cloudy, occasional mist, breezy, dry.jamessteel10022/07/2019
Nuttall walk 12.4 on a lovely day with RosieLongwojo30/04/2019
Silverdale Road > Pennine Way > Fountains Fell > Fountains Fell Tarn > Fountains Fell South Top > Darnbrook Fell > Dawson Close > Silverdale Road. Just me and H, Hazy day with occasional sunshine, ground very dry.johnkaysleftleg24/04/2019
CK SheilaS19/11/2018
With Deborah, Frances and RoryDonpeblo30/09/2018
Fountains Fell and Darnbrook Fell from Malham TarnMountainTerrier28/07/2018
17:00, sunny and breezy, from cattle grid via Fountains Fell. Back over Fountains Fell and on to Darnbrook Fell.Wycombe Wanderer14/07/2018
From the west along track from cattle grid to shooting hut then open moor, before going on to Fountains Fell proper.milimana20/04/2018
20 km run from Helwith Bridge.Thomas Starnes15/04/2018
8th top of 10 on a 34.5km route from Malham to Settle, climbing Abbot Hills,Great Close Hill, Clapham High Mark, Proctor High Mark, Parson's Pulpit, Darnbrook Fell and Fountains Fell heading under much more threatening weather conditions South to fenceline then a short distance later,veered off to climb to this top. Great views of Pen-y-Ghent. Continuing on via a gap in the fence before following fence-line South-sw, reaching 593m Trig and keeping with fenceline all the way to the minor lane....Next top: Black Hill.Dazingdale25/03/2018
Pennine wayTaz3828/10/2017
Fountains Fell, Fountains Fell South Top and Darnbrook Fell from cattle grid where Pennine Way heads upwards from the road. 6.8 miles.clivevilla20/09/2017
Nuttall walk in reverseRuth17/09/2017
with Frank on a wet and windy day, Darnbrook Fell and then the two tops of Fountains Fell.Lou19/08/2017
A pleasant circuit of Fountains Fell, its South Top and Darnbrook Fell from the cattle grid on the Littondale Road where it is crossed by the Pennine Way.Nick Down101/06/2017
Along Pennine Way from the cattle grid, visiting both Nuttall tops. Sadly not enough time for Darnbrook Fell before it got dark, revisit needed!the_adam04/03/2017
2/4 Two in snow and Two without (Fountains Fell/Fountains Fell South Top/Pinshaw Beacon/Little Wolf Stones)Fergalh29/01/2017
After FF path across moor past tarn marked with posts. Small cairn on peat hag at summit.mart079709/04/2016
From the road to the west. Fountains Fell, Fountains Fell South Top, Darnbrook Fell. Firm underfoot, no navigation issues even when the cloud dropped.JohnStoneham20/09/2015
nuttall route 12.4 did not like this walk from darnbrook fell used wall and fences to cross bad boggy bits slow going picking my way across wet stuffcolinfielding13/05/2015
Horton in ribblesdale to settle via malham tarn.Owain G08/03/2015
Nice easy days walking today. First of three Nuttalls.simocity01/03/2015
First of three Nuttalls. Approached from the south, nice easy walking on the Pennine Way, had to backtrack a little bit over heather to south top.jim_aramis01/03/2015
Easy wander over from Pennine Way.Flipperfeet25/02/2015
Long walk: Horton - Plover Hill - Penyghent - Fountains Fell - S Top - Darnbrook Fell - Litton - Arncliffe - Kettlewell. To my surprise there is an OK path between the two tops of Fountains Fell - but the crossing over to Darnbrook is very roughMark Jackson01/09/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. We also bagged the deleted Far South Top (610m).Dangerous Dave22/07/2014
While walking Pennine Way - off PW route to North Top, then to South Top and back, With Penda. A disappointing summit, although views were good, clear and sunny.beorwulf14/07/2014
Done solo as part of the whole ridge. Very wet underfoot for the entire ridge but worth the effort.Aimless Rambler18/02/2014
8.4km walked. Soloskyemumbler07/12/2013
Fountains Fell, Fountains Fell South Top, Darnbrook Fellronaldo33326/10/2013
From the west: Pennine Way - Darnbrook Fell - Fountains Fell East Top - Fountains Fell - Pennine Way.davidpettit8429/09/2013
Ran from Goredale Scar, past Malham Tarn, along PW. Then descended south along ridge to trig, zig-zagged to Malham Cove then back to Goredale.stever01/09/2013
Walked from Dale Headon my own. Very hot and sunnyflockwatcher08/07/2013
Glorious daySmelly Boots06/06/2013
Climbed with Darnbrook Fell.tomd426/05/2013
Walked with graham and Ruben a circuit from tenant gill farm cold windy daykarencooke12/05/2013
Not actual date as no log kept. Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Darnbrook Fell, Fountains FEll South Top, Fountains Fellijpowell02/05/2013
This is BOGGY, in fact you should probably take a harpoon for killing swamp creatures.bibbyt28/10/2012
With Jo, linear walk from Henside: Knowe Fell, Fountains Fell (2 tops), Pennine Way to Malham. Weather; sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob07/10/2012
Eventually found it in the mist!ruthatlast10/09/2012
0915-1615 DCA. From Horton, via Pennine Way & east side. Overcast but clear most of the way.daveg21/08/2012
Parked near cattle grid at SD853723. Ascent via PW, included main top and Darnbrook Fell, descending NW to return via trackwebmaster21/08/2012
easy walk follow the post a clear daygeoffreybbb12/05/2012
on track marked by posts from fountains fell main top in the snowoliver_green04/03/2012
Circular walk from Queens Arms, Litton. <BR> <a href="" target="_blank" >Route details walked</a> <BR> Including statistics, map, photographs and walk description.SteveSmith25/02/2012
Second ascent.thenomad30/01/2012
From Horton; Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Darnbrook Fell, Fountains Fell South & Fountains Fell back to The Crown.petebagger17/01/2012
Followed walk 12.4 from the guide bookdianepick07/01/2012
With Gerald on a breezy daysimon and co07/10/2011