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Name:Uldale Head
Hill number:3597
Height:532m / 1745ft
Parent (Ma):2732  The Calf
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 64039 00009
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:130m
Col:402m  SD647998  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Observations:cairn 160m SE at SD 64167 99918 is lower
Survey:Leica NA730
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 144 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Blease Fell, Uldale Head, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Simon's Seatkeithouk22/12/2019
From Carlingmill Bridge, with AT. Took a faint path by Carling Gill, and then a better path north up through the bracken on the eastern side of Weasel Gill. Then east over grass to the summit. Continued to Blease Fell.Man of Kernow114/09/2019
Round from low carlingill on fine autumn day.cjo07/09/2019
Crossed on day 2 of Saundersnix_snilloc07/07/2019
SLMM 2019Eggletina06/07/2019
Ascended from Carlingill Bridge. Descended east ridge Udale Beck for Hand Lake.JohnW30/04/2019
A W Howgill hill circuit starting from near Carlin Gill bridge. Followed Carlin Gill upstream then a scramble up Black Force & on to Fell Head, Simon's Seat, Middleton (Trig), Hand Lake & Ulldale Head.ger23/04/2019
From Longdale. Langdale Knott -> Middleton trig -> Simon's Seat -> Docker Knott -> Hand Lake with Rick Salter. Then solo on to here and Blease Fell.jonglew17/12/2018
From Tebay via Blease FellFisky Boy15/09/2018
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke15/09/2018
9.2 mile circular from near Fairmile Gate, walked north along road and followed trail near Carlingill Beck, forded a few streams then climbed steeply up Uldale Heads slopes using a mixture of sheep trails and ancient tracks to col, headed west to bag Blease Fell and unlisted Hare Shaw (23m Prominence) with its cairn, then descended back to col and climbed up onto Uldale Head, descended very steeply to Blakethwaite Bottom, up onto Hand Lake and then Docker Knott, then an easy ascent onto Fell Head (2nd time bagged), descended via Whins End, forded stream then back across to car park. Very hot and sunny exhausting day, we shortened the walk for this reason. Easy Howgill terrain underfoot throughout mainly on ATV trails.DanTrig05/08/2018
With Bryher. An early start on a scorching day. Circuit of tops around Carlin Gill. Quite spectacular deep valleys.jenx29/06/2018
Good parking near Carlingill Bridge at 624996. Solo walk to the summit in 50 minutes. Headed to Simon's Seat.bolton29/05/2018
Pleasant walk from Gaisgill to complete the Howgill fells-Uldale Head(excellent views today)-Docker Knott-Hand Lake.With Oscar.catman16/05/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie16/05/2018
With K from Carlingill Bridge. Our Yorkshire Dales hump completion.Ashley25/03/2018
Blease Fell > Uldale Head > Hare Shaw from GR: NY 61888 04490ronaldo33319/03/2018
Parked in front of chapel in Gaisgill at 639053 Along single track road towards Longdale & just before bridge turned right onto farm track Along track, bearing left to bypass farm & then up track to gate above Low Shaw Over gate & then followed ATV track over Rispa Pike to the small summit cairn. Continued to Simons Seat. (S)gerrybowes13/03/2018
Visited on drive between stays at Keswick and Staveley. Pete and I climbed this from Carlingill Bridge, as shown in chp 12 of AW's Howgill Fells; we returned by almost the same way, using pleasantly grassy zigzags above cut grooves. The gill was fairly high and we didn't have time to do a walk above the gills to Linghaw- a pity, both look like good walks.pwheeler03/10/2017
Blease Fell, this, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Simons Seat, from Tebaybardolph19/09/2017
Galltywenallt30/09/2016
With Jo, from Tebay: tracks over Powson Knott to Blease Fell, then onto Uldale Head, returning over Rispa Pike and Weather Hill. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob17/09/2016
From Carling Gill. Good parking a few metres south of bridge. Steady ascent through bracken and onto tussocks grass. Big views.Campbell Singer08/08/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Parking for about 3 cars at Carlingill Bridge.Dangerous Dave23/05/2016
Circular trip from Cross keyspetesimpson11/01/2016
Parked south of bridge over Carlin Gill then a direct ascent of Blease Fell followed by Hare Shaw before continuing to Uldale Head before descending to cross Carlin Gill at the ford.Dugswell205/09/2015
Parked at cattle grid at Fairmile Gate but there's what appears to be a purpose made parking area a little further north. Linghaw, Fell Head, Simon's Seat, Docker Knott, Hand Lake, Uldale Head, Blease Fell. A lot of up and down and not really a logical walk, but bagged 6 new tops and revisited a mountain so satisfying from a box ticking perspective.ijpowell21/08/2015
From Gaisgill up Uldale Head then over to Simon's Seat before Fell Head and The Calf. Return via Hazelgill Knott and West Fell with Langdale Knott as an encore. Very pleasant day apart from some drizzle in the last hour. Surprisingly busy hills and not just The Calf.SS25/07/2015
With Claire and Andy from Tebay.Crib Goch30/11/2013
Straight across valley from Hand Lake. Small cairn on top and larger one lower down to S. Descended steeply into Carlin Gill to complete the circuit.Aye Jimmy11/07/2013
Quite a stiff climb from Carlingill, made more acute by the summit always being the next lump on the horizon! If going on to and returning from Docker Knott or Hand Lake, the return trip down the valley is quite a challenge .moorsman08/03/2013
Easy parking south of hairpin bend at Gibbet Hill. Trickiest bit is deciding how to cross the beck. If take the track immediately behind the car park then the beck may be too deep. If descend to the bridge at the hairpin north side has barbed wire gate then lots of cattle mud. South side very tricky to cross beck. If lots of rain must be the north side and suffer.destaylor18/10/2012
Mrs B was here on my birthday in 2010. By bridge and up south side of gill, crossing the stream, both feet wet, faint path leading up through tussock. 10 stones in an old cairn marked the top of this flat dome.arranc18/03/2012
Intended to bag this returning from Fell Head & Bush Howe, but went up the wrong hill!!! - Uldale Head instead of Linghaw and did this one first. Descended with tail between my legs leaving Fell Head & Bush Howe for another day.SteveSmith02/03/2012
2dads05/08/2011
Gaisgill, Uldale Beck, Uldale Head, Rispa Pike, Gaisgill. Fine and sunny March day.Walker Dan18/03/2011
On West Brom Mountaineering club coach meet, traversing south from Gaisgill to Sedbergh. Great views.signyred13/03/2011
from hand lake and back to carlin gill - nice last top - you get a much better view to the south from the larger cairn to the se of the real topgigglejon30/01/2010
With Ross. Nagivational error on my half lost us about 45 minutes in thick cloud, gusty winds.Jhimmy31/08/2009
Short climb from camp at Blakethwaite Bottom. Great views after overnight showers.abrannon26/04/2009
With Glen, Blizzard and Bob.From Carling Bridge via Linghawiredale01/01/2009
climbed on a 28 mile grand tour of the howgillsrobert09/04/2008
From Salterwath Bridge on the Lune. Sneaking throught the woods under Cleugh Gill. Small Cairn on flat grassy topmick01/03/2008
British Police Fell race -date ??Dexter terrier01/05/2005
pleasant hill & view. gaisgill: anticlockwise - cotegill RHW07/11/1998
Howgills, 18 mile run from Cross Keys hotel,with Lesley over all 500m Dewey tops. hard up and down going. Met no one all day -on a bank holiday monday! amazing. sunny and clear.Chris Pearson04/05/1998
From favoured spot below to East, circuit of the fell and back down through bracken to burn and carnordicstar01/09/1997
2ndAlaric06/08/1995
Round from Carlingill via Fell Head.Eddie16/07/1984
Using Bob Allen's Langdale Skyline route. 199?summitsupblank