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Name:Cam Rakes [Oughtershaw Common] [Cocklee Fell]
Hill number:3627
Height:503m / 1650ft
Parent (Ma):2799  Birks 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:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SD 83902 80953
Summit feature:a few stones by fence
Col:390m  SD822785  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2W
Observations:summit is 100m NE of trig point which is at SD 83840 80887
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 97 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As jenx.PGCE19/05/2020
Very early morning accent up through felled trees graveyard till found new forest Road half way up so headed left, west till end of first and up right next to felled area then back right east-ish up to pillar. Summit is 2metres higher 200 metres further on.vegibagger13/03/2020
From Oughtershaw. RoW to wall (SD 8659 8092) then followed it along; bit damp in places but reasonable going.jonglew10/09/2019
so many Bog Asphodels! Got summer sunday Bus from Ribblehead to Newby Head and walked to Ribblehead via Redshaw Moss and Cam Rakesraymondwilkes21/07/2019
Parked near Low Greenfield at start of Bridleway. Walked along road towards hotel, through gate. Soon found gate on R leading up to power line clearing. From here easy to find streamline which is still quite clear of trees. Turned left on forest track, then old ride up edge of remaining trees. A few fallen trees to negotiate at start. Fence/wall line along soggy ridge leads easily to top. With B and R.jenx16/06/2019
Start ~ 850802 Low Green Field. Lots of new planting, (and felling). Ended up heading East along forestry track for a mile before it swung north West. We eventually found the remains of a fire break and climbed on to the main ridge on Cocklee Fell. Followed ridge wall to summit through much bog. With Wombourne.steve hudson15/01/2019
Parked at GR850 802 and walked up what appeared to be a fire break before the forest was cut down. We then followed the fence and wall through very boggy heather to the summit.wombourne15/01/2019
From Low Green Field using forest track and firebreak.BLACKHILL12/01/2019
Out and back from parking space at the junction of Green Field and Oughtershaw Beck. Following the wall around the fir plantation over a purgatorial, half frozen bog,Eddie04/12/2018
Solo. Parked higher than the summit!Dangerous Dave12/05/2018
Cam Rakes [Oughtershaw Common] from GR: SD 86915 81674ronaldo33317/04/2018
Awkward ascent. Very boggy. Wharfe catchment completed.ngthack05/09/2017
Parked in old quarry S. of Oughtershaw at 875807 (Space for 5-6 cars) - Along tarmacked Dales Way to gate just before Swarthgill - Through gate, over footbridge & up ATV track to ridge - W. alongside wall to small summit cairn by fence. (S)gerrybowes03/06/2017
Easy parking at 850802. I headed through the new gate and behind the clump of trees where a rake is reached. Head west along the overhead lines and the remains of a path up the hill can be seen. This disappears and the terrain now is soil and debris from felling. Reach the forest road, head west and after the main clearing go up the edge of the forest which is not bad going. Reaching the ridge fence head west. 75 minutes return the same way. Solo but could be hard going if terrain is wet.bolton24/05/2017
From Oughtershaw. Allowed to park by 'No parking' sign. Followed Dales Way to watershed above Swarthgill, then up by wall- landrover tracks about half way to summit. Descended east along the ridge, leaving it about 300 m before footpath on a track that joined it down to Oughtershaw. Quite pleasant in the sunshine and exceptionally dry conditions, but the valley lacks the charisma of the limestone- quickly left behind after the start, and the summit is scrappy and dull, with very limited views.pwheeler10/05/2017
From old quarry south of Oughtershaw, went up hill by water treatment plant (one gate, no walls) to reach Woldside's undulating top. Dropped straight to road then took row to make ridge of Cam Rakes (slog along that). Decided to go through trees to forestry track - went really well down firebreak with only a couple of fallen trees. Just before bend, another line moves off towards Oughtershaw and is good almost to the fence line. Definitely easier (in descent) than the ridge.SS17/04/2017
From Oughtershaw. Followed Dales Way to Swarthgill, crossed the footbridge and headed straight up, following a useful but waterlogged quad-bike track much of the way. Descended east along the ridge (even wetter underfoot) and down the footpath.davidpettit8402/10/2016
With K. Parked at Oughtershaw on verge. Walked along Dales Way to Swarthgill turning left through gate before farm down to footbridge. Slog up boggy hill following ATV track. Lower than surroundings; one for baggers only.Ashley27/09/2016
Parked east of Low Green Field. Found a forestry track and then a fire break to near summit. Not easy through felled trees and a boggy fire break. Won't be in any hurry to return!Alan Caine02/09/2016
Parked on the verge on the cul-de-sac lane at Beckermonds (SD 87512 80299) - room for 2-3 cars. Took main lane north to Oughtershaw, and then the Dales Way west as far as Swarthgill. Then took track down to stream, crossing it by a wooden bridge to reach access land. Then rough ascent up Oughtershaw Moss to reach the summit. Walk continued south to tackle High Green Field Knott (not a good idea!). With AT and JT.Man of Kernow123/07/2016
From Gearstones via Dales Way with Alf. Forest operations extensive so tried footpath on forest NE edge up Cam Rakes. Nightmare. New barbed wire fence no stiles. Then awful hags very wet. The worst hill I have ever ascended. If you do approach from Cam Houses stay north of top and use vehicle tracks to ascend.mick08/04/2016
From Oughtershaw, a little wet underfoot in places.JohnStoneham20/09/2015
As per amblerbob under cloudy skies.Easy navigation but often difficult underfoot.With Oscar.catman11/08/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie11/08/2015
With Jo, from Oughtershaw (parking by Queen Victoria Memorial Stone (SD 86885 81598)): up bridleway to ridge, alongside wood to Cam Rakes and nearby trig, continuing alongside fences to Cam Houses and returning along the Dales Way. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob11/07/2015
My 2nd attempt. I'd been here on 21/09/2003 but only gone to the trig point!Alan Moore03/12/2014
Parked at forestry to S. Path shown going NW doesn't exist. Horrible clear felling to get through until got to EW road and then wednt straight up a narrow ride. Summit plateau just as rough. On way down I just went due S from trig - NOT the highest point and then found a slightly less miserable way down through the felling. First and worst of 4. Do from NThearlaichdubh29/10/2014
Small amount of verge parking in Oughtershaw at an altitude of 1138ft. The two large areas that appear suitable both have Private Parking notices on them. There is a good footpath leading up from the south of the village as far as the trees on top of the ridge. From here as far as the summit there is an intermittent path (that avoids the bogs) to the north of the fence line. In the middle of the third field the path follows the base of the wall and is quite well trodden. (Managed to avoid the bogs altogether and returned with dry socks). 4.47 miles, 2 hours.moorsman15/10/2014
Lots of tree felling going on, which made access difficult. Therefore i had to sneak about, like a burglar, past the 'no entry' signs. This hill obviously gets few ascents and has little to recommend other than being a Hump.thenomad24/09/2014
Walked up via the footpath from Oughtershaw then followed wall and fence round the north of the forest to hit the summit and then the trig.Dugswell221/07/2014
Through 4 gates across the road to its end at 822828. Unusual walk to the top (and column) DOWNHILL before a climb up again.arranc16/05/2014
From Oughtershaw. Dales way to Cam Houses across to Cam Rakes and over rough moorland to summit. Descent through trees to Low Green Field, then along path back to Oughtershaw. Hard work with quite thick soft snow.PaulH22/03/2013
From rough layby at Low Green Field (SD 85072 80233). A not too difficult ascent using forest firebreaks.David Gradwell14/10/2012
Climbed from Low Green Field up through forest to ridge then left along wall to summit.Hard going across very wet ground.robert08/10/2012
Easy parking at Low Green Field. Fire break (bit messy) up to the forestry road. Then another fire break (messier)starting at 8387 8038. Then open country. Did most of route twice as dropped car keys. Found them - won't be playing that trick again.destaylor13/07/2012
Just past Low Greenfield country house, track diagonally NW marked on map. After few hundred metres flattened trees halt progress. Diversion through forest is grim to L-R trail. Continuation boggy but leads out of forest. Wall to trig, summit maybe 70m beyond.Aye Jimmy02/10/2011
Parked on main minor road south of point 319m. Walked up minor road to Low Green Field then NW thro' forest then back right to summit on cool sunny November afternoon.Dugswell216/11/2010
from cam houses road - parked higher than this top which is a bit strangegigglejon13/12/2009
Ribblehead to Horton via Dodd Fell Hill and Low Green Field LingsMac.Hawk29/04/2005
Cosh Knott as it was called and Cam Rakes both Dewey's climbed up and down through forest into cloud and rain showers.Had just been offered a full time job with HK in Sheffield!Chris Pearson07/06/1998
Dewey bagging, walk 4/6; Cam Rakes from Oughtershaw RHW13/12/1997
Clach Liath28/10/2018