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Name:Kensgriff
Hill number:3585
Height:574m / 1883ft
Parent (Ma):2755  Yarlside
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SD 68836 99274
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:66m
Col:508m  SD691997  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 233 users)ByDate of Ascent
Circular walk including Knott, Greenbell, Hooksey, Randygill top, Kensgriff, Wandale Hill and Harter fell largly on good grassy tracks but some stiff climbs.cjo18/05/2019
walked up from cross keys ph via Cautley Spoutiannotts19/04/2019
Nice horseshoe from Bowderdale on a 19k round of 7 Deweys/Sims. This the fourth: from Yarlside, on to Green Bell. Filthy weather.jonglew20/12/2018
Cross Keys Cautley Yarlside Kensgriff Randygill Bowderdale Langdale Windscarth Fell Head Bush Howe The Calf Bran Rigg Top Calders Great Drummacks Cautley Crags Cautley Spout Cross KeysAndy Hirst01/10/2018
C/W circuit (15km, 980m ascent) starting from CP just W of Rawthey Bridge. Wandale, Yarlside, Kensgriff, Randygill, Green Bell, Gere, Adamthwaite & Harter. Nice circuit - good variety of hills. Fine (a bit too hot) weather - only a few cleg bites today.ger04/07/2018
Circular walk from Cross Keys HotelRamblingpaul06/06/2018
Descended from Yarlside down extremely steep grass to the saddle then followed the path up to summit.Wheelsy05/04/2018
From Cross Keys (A683)followed ridge to Yarlside, then steep pathless descent north to cross above Little Randy Gill & up to Kensgriff,Randy Gill top & Hooksey. Returned to Randy Gill Top & followed 4x4 tracks SW steeply down into Borrowdale.mart079712/01/2018
With K on way from Yarlside to Randy Gill Top.Ashley09/10/2017
From Potts via Hooksey and Randygill Top.Fisky Boy16/09/2017
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke16/09/2017
Nuttall walk. Some difficulty with stream crossings due to recent rain. Paddling requiredRuth09/09/2017
down from yarlside then an up to here, the down is harderbardolph10/08/2017
2 of 3 Randygill Top - Kensgriff - YarlsideStormcrow27/05/2017
From Fat Lamb Country Inn (NY 73934 02380) - Ravenstonedale - Kilnmire - Wye Garth - Thornthwaite - Knott - Knoutberry - Green Bell - Stockless - Kensgriff - Randygill Top - Hooksey. Return by re-ascent of Randygill Top and from then on reverse of outward route.david23020121/05/2017
ascent from Yarlside. Cloud came and went; larks sang.Denise 12/03/2017
Walk continued from Yarlside. Steep descent to the col below Kensgriff, then followed bagger's path to the summit. Walk continued over Randygill Top and Hooksey. With JT.Sprog04/03/2017
Overnight route from Newbiggin-on-Lune (icy slippery streets). Took footpath S from E end of village to join road then left road to climb N ridge of Green Bell. Descended SW to col then some traversing and short climb to summit of Kensgriff. Descent NE to col then steep ascent to Randygill Top, then descent to col at Leathgill Bridge (camped here overnight). Short climb to Hooksey and long descent N to Weasdale and return to car by road and paths.RobertP14/01/2017
Start ~ 682048. Followed the road through Bowderdale and then the track/path up the ridge to West Fell.Then kept on up the ridge to Hazelgill Knot. We then made a direct descent to cross Bowderdale beck before a direct ascent of Kensgriff. Followed on with Green Bell, Randygill Top and finally Hooksey, walking out along that broad ridge. With Wombourne.steve hudson13/09/2016
Parked at GR 682048 near Bowderdale. Completed a circuit of West Fell, Hazelgill Knott, Kensgriff, Green Bell, Randygill Top and Hooksey. With SH.wombourne13/09/2016
A round of the Eastern Howgills from Cross Keys. On own.MorecambeMonkey11/09/2016
5.2 mile walk on easy terrain from Cross Keys, walked up through Narthwaite farm and onto Wandale Hill, then descended west easily forded Backside Beck where it joins Spen Gill, then climbed up to Kensgriff across Saddle and scrambled up to Yarlside, one we've been meaning to do since 2012, descended Ben End back to Cross Keys, hot and sunny, now bagged every east Howgills hill.DanTrig17/08/2016
The Calf, Randygill Top, Kensgriff and Yarlside with Lindsay and Frank from Cross Keys layby.Crib Goch17/07/2016
a route from Cross Keys with Martin and Frank taking in Randygill Top, Kensgriff and Yarlside, to complete the Howgill Nuttalls, but started with a second ascent onto The Calf to get the views. Early cloud cleared, some steep ups and downs!Lou17/07/2016
Solo. From Yarlside on to Randygill Top.Aimless Rambler05/05/2016
From Randygill Top. Faint path on descent is pretty steep.Nick Caunt14/04/2016
From Bowderdale via The CalfNorthender01/10/2015
from Fell head on a hewitt walk - this got in the way...nice hill though - but completely dominated by its bigger brothers.stig_nest10/05/2015
From Randygill Top.peter4lc21/03/2015
GMnIdris26/08/2014
Walked from The Cross Keys on my own. Hot and sunnyflockwatcher24/07/2014
Parked next to Cross Keys Inn. Walked on round with Wandale Hill, Grere Fell, Green Bell, Randytop Gill & Yarlside. With Issy & Jay.Ade20/04/2014
Yarlside - Kensgriff - Randygill Topronaldo33312/04/2014
Continuation of walk after Yarlside. Onwards to Randygill Top.Man of Kernow105/10/2013
Climbed from the Cross Keys on A683. The summit was in the cloud layer so cannot comment on the views.JohnStoneham15/07/2013
With Tony in addition to the Nuttallscolinfielding10/06/2013
Circuit including Wandale Hill. Neat cairn on summit.Aye Jimmy30/04/2013
Super Bowderdale circuit w Jenx, geat clear day. From Scar Sikes. Followed track then ridge. Circuit of Hooksey > Randygill Top > Kensgriff > Yarlside (steep down to beck at 678988 avoiding Hare Shaw) > Hazel Ghyll Knott > West Fell then 250m vertical drop to beck and track back to start from GR674023.(03/07/98 - Solo from Adamthwaite, Yarlside and Randygill top)nordicstar20/04/2013
From Cross Keys up to Yarlside then up Kensgriff. Returned to Saddle then contoured around Yarlside to Bowderdale Head and Cautley Spout in time for the bus back to Oxenholme. A short but satisfying trip.Jake99412/01/2013
Layby next to Cross Keys – Cautley Spout path – Bowderdale Head – Yarlside – Kensgriff – Randygill Top – Down to path/bridleway to the East of Backside Beck. (S)gerrybowes01/06/2012
Followed Nuttalls' route with a few extra Deweys added on. Cloud around 550m most of the day.davidpettit8404/11/2011
On ownStuart Hyde15/09/2011
With G. Nuttalls' route from A683 nr Cross Keys > Yarlside via Cautley Spout > Kensgriff > Randygill Top > Fell Head > Bush Howe > The Calf > Bram Rigg Top > Calders > Cautley Spout > start.RT197031/08/2011
From Yarlside via saddle. Onto Randygill Top. 8/8 cloud. Mod vis. Solo.CJM20/05/2011
The Dewey in the middle of two Nutalls. It may be a bump but its a fair step up it.Father Ted19/03/2011
Climbed with Cambridge Hillwalking Club; complete Howgills circuit as in Nuttall book.Mark Jackson05/03/2011
Having previously done Yarlside and Randygill sperately, I had missed this little bump out. From Cross keys, I skirted Yarlside.Jhimmy02/01/2011
Walked with Mary and Susan from the Cross Keys to Green Bell then Randygill Top over Kensgriff to Yarlside and back down Ben End. From Kensgriff col with Yarlside the way is VERY steep but still negotiable.Glenelg24/10/2010
Nuttalls walk 11.1 > Cross Keys Hotel > Yarlside > KENSGRIFF summit cairn > Randygill Top > Hooksey > Hazelgill Knott > Simon's Seat > Fell Head > Bush Howe > The Calf > Bram Rigg Top > Calders > Cross Keys Hotel - tough outingTony Hartry08/07/2010
Steep but easy climb from foot of Yarlsidenevans8422/05/2010
1dads09/04/2010
Not actual date as no log kept. En route from Yarlside to Randygill Top.ijpowell01/04/2010
small cairn with orienteering marker on a stake!abrannon23/04/2009
Cold & windy morning, anti-clockwise route from Adamthwaite road col. Pleasant top.agentmancuso29/06/2008
Cairnclivevilla23/05/2008
climbed while walking the yarlside ridge on a 28 mile grand tour of the howgillsrobert09/04/2008
From Yarlside en route for the source of the Lunemick15/03/2008
Galltywenallt20/10/2007
Pleasant and fairly easy.destaylor21/05/2007
Followed the Nuttall's route, no problems and easy navigation on a perfect day. Great views in all directions.rhalstead13/10/2006
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave28/10/2005
2ndAlaric19/04/2005
Start~ Cross Keys Hotel. En route between Yarlside and Randygill Top. With RO.steve hudson02/03/2005
After leaving the summit of Yarlside the cloud cleared a great views could be had especially down Bowerdale. Then an up and down to this top.garyhoney01/01/2005
With Jo, circular walk from Cross Keys: Cautley Spout, Yarlside, Kensgriff, Randygill Top, Green Bell then S across boggy ground to Narthwaite, then track NW to the difficult to cross Backside Beck. Weather: high cloud, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob12/10/2003
Enjoyable walk from Cautley with sunny intervals-Yarlside-Kensgriff.With Bridget.catman07/07/2002
Birthday walk with Catman.rosiebridge07/07/2002
Crossed over summit on way from Randygill Top to Yarlside. yorkie21/03/1999
been heregigglejon21/12/1998
fine distinctive hill, good view S & E. adamthwaite rd summit: anticlock, incl Harter Fell RHW07/11/1998
With Carolyn: Waterdale, Kensgriff, Yarlside, Cautley Spout. Howgills 21.ruthatlast01/11/1998
En route on the howgillsRhayader_wander27/06/1997
With SB enroute between Yarlside and Randygill Top.Dugswell208/03/1997
ol wind, cloudy with sunny periods, one short period of rain towards end. Good walk Sedbergh, Settlebeck gill, Arant How, Caldbeck, Great Dummocks, Cautley Spout, Yarlside, Stockless, Green Bell, Stockless, Randy Gill Top,Bowder Gill Beck, The Calf, Bramjoseph mitchell05/10/1991
3 of 9: From Randygill Top.ChrisR11/08/1991
Complete traverse of Howgill 600m tops. showery weather.iredale11/08/1991
7 of 8: From Yarlside.ChrisR29/04/1990
Sedbergh (Joss Lane) to Weasdale going over Arant Haw, The Calf, Yarlside, Kensgriff, Randygill Top and Hooksey- see Yarlside log for more detail.pwheeler18/08/1989
From Cross Keys via Wandale Hill and Randygill Top.Eddie06/05/1989
With P.E when going from Yarlside over to Randygill Top.bolton30/04/1989
1st Howgills foray. Afternoon ascent up nicely slanting path alongside Cautley Spout then 600ft of steep grass to Yarlside - Kensgrieff (an odd name) and Randygill Top. Good views from Ingleborough to Great Gable.On return contoured east of Yarlside on sheep track and quick run down to Ben End ans straight down grass to car.Chris Pearson03/06/1986
from Randygill. To top of Kensgriff. To Yarlside.arranc26/04/1984
Ascended whilst walking from Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen.JohnW27/10/1982
Blisco01/01/1980
With Mclellans, Whittakers, Sparks, Graham B, Tony G in mist and mizzle. Via Cautley Spout - Yarlside-Kensgriff-Randygill Top-Hooksey-Green Bell-Greer Fell-Adamthwaite Bank then left others to descend back to Cross Keys Pub. Skylarks and better views today!zoobblank
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