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Name:Thorpe Fell Top
Hill number:2803
Height:506m / 1660ft
Parent (Ma):3682  Cracoe Fell
Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Class:Subdewey
(s5)
Grid ref:SE 00850 59690
Summit feature:rock 4m NW of trig point
Drop:29m
Col:477m  SE001593  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) OL2S
Observations:ground 130m SW at SE 00775 59575 is 0.6m lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Replaced by 3682 Cracoe Fell in June 2008. Appears to lack sufficient drop to qualify as a Dewey.
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Notes:
  • aka Burnsall and Thorpe Fell
  • Replaced by Cracoe Fell on Marilyn/Dewey lists

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 137 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
5/6 Yorkshire hill bagging day Fifth of six (Skipton Moor/Sharp How/Brown Bank/Cracoe Fell/Thorpe Fell Top/Greenhow Hill Top)Fergalh13/11/2016
From Thorpe village.bevandy11425/09/2016
From tent at Peters Crag. Slog through heather on bee line to trig which is crumbling a bit.mick22/09/2016
Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fellronaldo33323/07/2016
12.3 mile circular from car park at Halton Moor walked up to Halton Height (High Crag), then followed lane up to Brown Bank, across to the cross then onto Cracoe Fell (Watt Crag), walked back down wall to another lane then cut across heather to Thorpe Fell Top trig, cut back to lane then followed lanes to Upper Barden Reservoir dam back to the car park. Bagged Sharp Haw and Rough Haw earlier that day.DanTrig11/02/2016
Parked on B6265 just south of Rylstone and just north of where the track leaves the road. Climbed Cracoe Fell and then went across to Thorpe Fell Top - the last part was across the pathless moor which, as far as pathless moors go, was not too bad. Need a compass and GPS though.clivevilla18/12/2015
with Rosey. Done under the impression that this was still the Marilyn, only to find that I'd already done the new Marilyn years earlier.IanHHill05/08/2015
As part of a circular route of High Crag, Brown Bank, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Straightforward in terms of access and navigation.JohnStoneham17/05/2015
Solo. Grouse Moors. No dogs allowed on this Access Land.Dangerous Dave03/04/2015
Up fromThorpe.Good paths to hut,then a bit of a slog-worse,I imagine,later in the year.Good views.catman27/02/2015
with Cracoe Fell(qv)pwheeler18/04/2014
Parking alongside the walled village green in Thorpe. Follow the walled lane to where it meets the moor where a track starts, via the old pits, to the shooting track. From here it is a 15 minutes heather bash to the summit trig,moorsman31/01/2014
Up Burnsall fell race route to lodge with Imperial College Fellwanderers. Ran solo to trig, return same route.Edgemaster16/12/2013
With Jo, circular walk from Halton Moor: bridleway to Brown Bank, path by wall to the Memorial Cross Cracoe Fell (Obelisk), across fell to Thorpe Fell Top, descending NE to tracks pass Barden Reservoirs. Weather; sunny, cold wind, very good visibility.amblerbob04/11/2013
From Cracoe Fell, went cross country for a couple of kilometres and up to the trig. Great views over Grassington and beyond.DanHolme05/10/2013
Started on Back Lane, Burnsall, then tough scramble up the fell close to where the fell runners go. Along the tracks at the top and short hop across the heather to the trig point. Descent via tracks towards barden reservoir, then cut along side of the wood back to Burnsall Road - tough to find footpath, so lots of thick heather and high bracken to work through - tough!Donks4226/07/2013
From car park near Halton Height.lenman18/11/2012
Started from Rhylstone Church and completed on circuit with Cracoe Fell.martin_hall15/09/2011
Halton Moor, Embsay Moor, Rylstone fell, Rylsone Cross, Cracoe Fell summit, Thorp Fell Top, Upper Barden Reservoir, Lower Barden Reservoir. Dry, breezy good visibility occasional sunshine.PaulH25/05/2011
From Cracoe village - took track and wandered easily up to Thorpe fell Top (old Marilyn), then contoring track around to obelisk on Cracoe Fell. Back over rough ground an 'In Fell'? to track out of village.nordicstar17/04/2011
A fantastic 13 mile circular walk from Embsay in fine weather. The views around were superb and this has been one of my favourite walks.Ramblingbadgers09/04/2011
Re-completion 8 years later since my original English Marilyns completion (on IOW) following switch of marilyn status from Thorpe Fell Top to Cracoe Fell. A long moorland walk with Lesley from east up past reservoirs and along again to Thorpe Fell Top to complete a circuit.Chris Pearson23/10/2010
Walked up from Burnsall via Thorpe on the way to visiting Cracoe Fell which had replaced it as a Marilyn. yorkie11/11/2009
Well worth tackling this and Cracoe Fell looks spectacular from here.Moore10007/04/2009
Featureless upper area after delightful bridleway / track from Thorpe. Cracoe promises to be considerably more pleasant.G4OIG30/09/2008
Parked beside road triangle in Thorpe. Bridleway, then straightforward ascent through deep heatheragentmancuso18/04/2008
heathery top up from thorpe villagegigglejon28/06/2007
Skipton to Cracoe via Crookrise & Rylestone Fell trigsMac.Hawk07/10/2006
Burnsall was heavy with traffic and no parking spaces. So parked at approx: SE035604 next to a wood. A path lead through wood, then some tricky navigation on moor land to Thorpe Fell.Jhimmy27/08/2006
Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell from Cracoe.Eddie17/07/2006
Ascended because at the time this was the Marilyn and I was not sure that I had visited it on a previous visit to Cracoe Fell in October 1982.JohnW14/04/2006
on bike!!! for SOTAIan G7KXV20/02/2006
From near Garrelgum to E. Detour to upper reservoir on way back.Aye Jimmy05/02/2006
Galltywenallt17/09/2005
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp14/05/2005
Climbed on: 28/10/2004; With: hb sb ab Ian Baines28/10/2004
Top with frosty conditions.Dugswell224/10/2003
When it was the Marilyn summit though I looked across to the obelisk at Cracoe at the time and thought, surely that may be higher.vegibagger03/09/2003
Initially took the road from Burnsall before heading up the hillside onto the moor. yorkie07/11/1999
Up from farm road to open moor through 2 gates. Across tiring deep heather for a long 1/2 mile to top. 14.55.arranc25/09/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...good (damp) tk then decent heather to fine summit of Burnsall & Thorpe Fell, gritstone boulders. 012616 thorpe RHW25/10/1998
Climbed to bag the then marilyn. W Lelsey after night at grandma's. Also solo'd a few gritstone routes on Rolling Gate crag. Then to Arkengarthdale to meet L's parents at their holiday cottage for first time.Chris Pearson14/05/1994
Embsay Moor res., Nth. round Upper Barden res., Thorpe Fell,Rolling Gate Crags,War memorial, Rylstone Crags, Crookrise crags, Embsay resjoseph mitchell22/08/1990
petey01/01/1990
pwithnall18/02/2017
nicolajane17/11/2015
Dave Geere27/09/2015
Owain G26/04/2015
Mick Moore09/04/2015
KM09/04/2015