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Name:Birk Fell [Bleaberry Knott - Birk Fell]
Hill number:3680
Height:512m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):2561  Place Fell
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge, Subdodd
(B,Sy,s5)
Grid ref:NY 40274 18259
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:29.4m
Col:483m  NY 4030 1800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:drop measured as 29.4m
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveying Birk Fell Final.doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 189 users)ByDate of Ascent
With Sue from Patterdale. Birk Fell Long Crag, High Dodd and Sleet Fell, return via lake path to start. Another very wet and windy day.Frank15/03/2019
From the Knight with Eileenjohnjennison07/08/2018
Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - BLEABERRY KNOTT - The Knight - High Dodd - Sleet Fell. Nice solo morning walk, great views over Ullswater to Helvellyn rangecitygent09/05/2018
Cow Bridge-Hartsop-Boredale Hause-Round How-Place Fell-High Dodd-The Knight-Birk Fell(Bleaberry Knott)-Low Birk Fell then down to path along the side of Ullswater & back towards Patterdale. Continued on path towards Hartsop then over footbrige onto to track to A592 & back to Cow Bridge. On own.MorecambeMonkey11/03/2018
with Phil WLittledave29/01/2018
Short round of 5 hills. Same route as gerrybowes. Pathetic looking cairn, rebuilt to give it a bit more form.jonglew29/09/2017
Parked on wide, firm grass verge at end of surfaced road in Sandwick at 423196 (Space for 6-7 cars) – After ascent of Low Birk Fell, along intermittent path to the summit cairn. Continued to The Knight, High Dodd & Sheet Fell. (PM)gerrybowes15/03/2017
From Low Birk Fell to this summit with a great viewpoint. Onto The Knight next. With GB.bolton15/03/2017
Place Fell Birketts from PatterdaleAjm031004/10/2016
On the place fell windy walkTobo196929/09/2016
With Magiredale07/08/2016
With Rachel, from Patterdale, a round of the sub summits on Place Fellbardolph16/06/2016
2nd hill following Birkett route just started to rain a bit spoiling the views for a short while solo walkcolinfielding07/04/2016
After all the rain and floods sunshine!!jocks127/12/2015
Parked Sandwick. A round of the Birketts and Wainwright on Place Fell. Set off late, after 1230, overcast and drizzly but cloud above summits, just. Got back to car as it got dark, nearly blown off Place Fell summit. Nice round.Mark T23/11/2015
Round of Place Fell, Beda Fell and Angle Tarn Pikes including Synges and Birketts from Patterdale 508 bus stop - 4,000'.Eddie17/10/2015
Parked in Sandwick.Jacqdaw09/09/2015
With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/08/2015
CJ BW MJ KJ SW JWchrisj196528/08/2015
Circuit from Sandwick on very pleasant summer's day-Low Birk Fell-Birk Fell(Bleaberry Knott)-Place Fell-Round How-High Dodd-Sleet Fell.With Catman.oscarrosie15/07/2015
Birkett's MAR2.clivevilla09/05/2015
With Mike Parsons and Sue on a lovely day.Phreerunner29/09/2014
With G. From Sandwick > Low Birk Fell > Birk Fell > The Knight > Place Fell > Round How > Beda Head > Winter Crag > Sandwick.RT197015/09/2014
Contoured round from High Dodd but got held up by short sharp thunderstorm partway. Managed to find a good spot to sit it out. Then just deep wet bracken to contend with! Fine summit and viewpoint.Aye Jimmy08/08/2014
Travelling north from The Knight it is possible to follow paths that follow a direct line most of the way. If you head straight down from The Knight into the north directional valley you pick up a track that becomes a better path lower that you get. It crosses the stream easily and eventually makes it way up this beastie.moorsman20/06/2014
Easy parking by the church at Martindale 3855, 3574, 3831, 3680, 3857 a fine round.destaylor26/04/2014
Birkett route MAR1CaralynR20/04/2014
start Howtown, beautiful sunshineadrianpatten17/10/2013
Place Fell Round MAR 1 from Sandwick.Sid11/06/2013
(Walkers With) My own (Parking Point) Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Place Fell - BIRK FELL - The Knight - Lakeside Path - Side Farm - Patterdaleredbob01/03/2013
Great view - lovely day.jaggedlakes27/02/2013
Low Birk Fell, Birk Fell, The Knight, Place Fell, High Dodd, Sleet Fellronaldo33324/11/2012
Climbed from the lake path via lower Birk Fell on the way back to Place Fellrobert23/10/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere29/09/2012
From Sandwick via Low Birk FellAnduril02/05/2012
Birkett's MAR1 route without Place Fell: Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - Birk Fell - The Knight - High Dodd - Sleet Fellbenarbia_808/10/2011
W Jenx, Aid, Rosie and Tim - from Sandwich, over all interesting points on place fell, esp the brill Knights peak....nordicstar13/08/2011
Hot day. Followed County Boundary back down - dont!Smeggers02/07/2011
Sandwick Sleet Fell High Dodd Place Fell The Knight Birk Fell Low Birk Fell SandwickAndy Hirst15/06/2011
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat02/04/2011
North from Place Fell. Sat at top for a while in the sun and looked for the next Birkett to aim for.Father Ted22/05/2010
Birketts CLF walk E/MAR1 Parked in the hamlet of Sandwick > Low Birk Fell > BIRK FELL grass and heather summit topped with a small cairn > The Knight > Place Fell > High Dodd > Sleet Fell > SandwickTony Hartry II16/03/2010
A boggy but enjoyable walk.flockwatcher04/10/2009
first timedads22/06/2009
With Jo, linear walk from Howtown: Hallin Bank, Sandwick, alongside Scalehow Beck onto Low Birk Fell, Smeathwaite, Bleaberry Knott, Place Fell, descending to Boredale Hause, then Patterdale. Weather; cloudy, hail showers, moderate or poor visibility.amblerbob05/06/2009
small cairnmick21/11/2008
On way to Place fell.(Low Birk Fell-Birk Fell-The Knight-Place Fell-High Dodd-Sleet Fell)mart079721/08/2008
With Joan and Jenny.PeteF27/03/2008
in driving rain - worst day of weather for agesgigglejon13/03/2008
Galltywenallt27/01/2008
fine compact grassy summit, rough spiriti level survey. from Patterdale via old quarry & track RHW06/10/2007
Patterdale CP > Side Farm > Steel Edge > Place Fell > High Dodd > Sleet Fell > Sandwick > Low Birk Fell > BLEABERRY KNOTT a few stones on a grassy summit > The Knight > Steel Edge > Place Fell > Side Farm > Patterdale CPTony Hartry11/06/2006
walk-place fellbabsjess26/04/2006
With Barnie.Dangerous Dave11/02/2006
Patterdale -> Boredale Hause -> Rooking Gill -> Place Fell -> The Knight -> Bleaberry Knott -> Patterdalebriandiggle14/08/2005
Circular walk from Sandwick on warm and sunny,but hazy,summer's day.With Bridget.catman20/03/2005
With Catman.rosiebridge20/03/2005
From Martindale Church.Marshsand09/02/2001
From Howtown for Birketts around Place Fell with Lesley.Chris Pearson28/06/1997
2ndAlaric02/04/1995
Crossed on a walk over Place Fell.Walker Dan29/11/1986
Done with Richard T taking in Low Birk Fell, Birk Fell, The Knight, Place Fell, High Dodd and Sleet Fell. Day started with rain and poor visibility that improved with clouds / mist lifting and sunshine.faluntyblank
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