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Name:Kirkby Fell
Hill number:5635
Height:546.4m / 1793ft
Parent (Ma):2788  Fountains Fell
Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Class:Dewey
(Tu,5)
Grid ref:SD 87381 63531
Summit feature:rock by depression
Drop:31.1m
Col:515.3m  SD 87192 63811  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2S OL41E
Observations:cairn and adjoining outcrop about 25m W are lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Kirkby Fell (Final).doc
Comments:New Dewey added Apr 2011
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 96 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
soloAimless Rambler30/04/2017
4/7 Fourth of Seven (High Hill/Warrendale Knotts/Grizedales/Kirkby Fell/Rye Loaf Hill/Bowland Knotts/Easington Fell)Fergalh04/03/2017
As Grisedales.BLACKHILL01/03/2017
High Hill -> Warrendale Knotts -> Grizedales -> Kirkby Fell -> Rye Loaf Hill, parking at roadside 837629. Cold and foggy, but at least the bogs were partly frozen over at the top! Planned to park up by Stockdale farm as others and do it as 2 shorter walks - note that there are private road/no vehicles signs at the start of Stockdale Lane. It's a very good parking spot up there for anyone braver than me though :)the_adam21/01/2017
From Grizedales. There is a stile on the west side of the wall at 874638. With GB.bolton18/01/2017
Parked in old quarry on Stockdale Lane at 852638 (Space for 2 cars) - After ascent of Grizedales, continued E. along Pennine Bridleway before dropping down W. side of wall to gate/stile in corner at 874638 - A short walk to unmarked summit. Continued to Rye Loaf Hill. (PM)gerrybowes18/01/2017
From North. Heavy going underfoot. One electric fence to negotiate. With Fionatrimarc229/11/2016
Apart from views to the Yorkshire 3 peaks covered in snow, this summit is pretty dull. TERRIBLE ground underfoot on the ascent. With DTL on day trip from London using trains.Fionalevey29/11/2016
Kirkby Fell - Rye Loaf Hill - Grizedalesronaldo33321/08/2016
Pleasant walk up from Malham with Evan, a Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave25/03/2016
Horton in ribblesdale to settle via malham tarn.Owain G08/03/2015
Up from Langscar Gate through cows(as usual hereabouts),past Nappa Cross and over stile next to gate in wall corner.Good views,especially from cairns to South-east.catman16/02/2015
In cloud and drizzle all the way in a figure of eight circuit from Langscar Gate. As always, unhelpful walls and lack of stiles were encountered along with guns going off in the mist!SS25/10/2014
From Langcliffe - good car park. High Hill, Warrendale Knotts, Rye Loaf Hill, Kirkby Fell (impossible without crossing a wall but there's a stile built into the wall south of the summit of Rye Loaf Hill, and a section of collapsed wall to the east, thus avoiding climbing a good section of wall) Grizedales, Black Hill, Langcliffe.ijpowell04/09/2014
Lancliffe Pennine Bridleway Gorbeck Grizedale Kirby Fell Stockdale Lane Attermire Scar Victoria Cave LancliffeAndy Hirst08/08/2014
Verge parking (and turning) available at the end of Stockdales Lane just before the road descends to the farm. If undertaking a circular walk of the three adjacent tops it is far easier to walk up Grizdaless first. It is a gradual ascent via the Pennine bridleway rather than a steep, rough climb up Rye Loaf first!moorsman30/01/2014
Parked in Malham, walked up to the nice Malham cove and over it towards the excellent Gordale Scar, walked towards Water Sinks and Malham Tarn, around the tarn and onto the moors bagging Rye Loaf Hill and Kirkby Fell, then back down path to Malham. 16 miles.DanTrig04/11/2013
After Rye Loaf Hill, w Jenx. Dropped to col. High wall to carefully climb and electric fence circling summit. Small cairn on rocks and even smaller one on probable summit point. Views into Malham from nearby beacon spot.nordicstar01/09/2013
P at Langscar Gate. ROW then over style and up to Kirkby Fell - past quarry - climbed and then followed wall to beneath Rye Loaf Hill back same wall then ROW and up to Grizedales.chrisbien15/07/2013
Completed a round after first ascending Kirby Fell then Rye Loaf Hill with Graham and Ruben, weather dry with high cloud, great views.karencooke07/04/2013
Part of round with Grizedales and Rye Loaf Hill.chriswatson05/11/2012
climbed from malham in heavy rain & mistspike28/10/2012
Climbed from Malham in around including Pikedawrobert15/10/2012
Did Grizedales & Rye Loaf Hill in 2005. Back for this one today. Fairly pathless to the summit.David Gradwell07/10/2012
Kirby Fell, Rye Loaf Hill & Grizedalestim74722/09/2012
With Jo, linear walk from Malham: Pikedaw Hill, Kirkby Fell, Rye Loaf Hill, footpath to Settle. Weather; high cloud with occasional sunny intervals, wind, good visibility.amblerbob26/08/2012
On easy grassy round with Grizedales.destaylor12/07/2012
My final English Dewey. A special visit to bag this 'new' Dewey. Fri night after work drove to Malham. Slept in car in visitor centre car park. 5am woke to low mist and drizzle. Set off ! Summit at 5.30am! Day improved - drove round to Settle for 400m topsChris Pearson19/05/2012
Galltywenallt05/03/2012
Id forgotten just what a nice area it is around Malham, years since I was last there. cloudy, some sun, cold wind on topsjoseph mitchell25/02/2012
direct approach from GrizedalesJohnStoneham26/12/2011
Warrendale Knots - Attermire Scar - Grizedales - Kirkby Fell - Rye Loaf Hill scramble/run. Tussocky ground. Least interesting of the Deweys on this routeoliver_green11/06/2011
Start ~ 853638. On a round of Rye Loaf Hill and Grizedales.steve hudson09/06/2011
Start from High Hill Lane, Stockdale Lane, Rye Loaf Hill, Kirkby Fell, Nappa Cross, Grizedales, Gorbeck, Attermire Scar. Windy, bright or sunny. With John.PaulH04/06/2011
Whilst visiting nearby Grizedales 553m.Aye Jimmy22/04/2011
From Langscar Gate. Access stile on W side of wall junction to NNE of Kirkby Fell. Back over Grizedales. Beautiful warm Spring day.malcorbett19/04/2011
Almost sure I had done it before.However just in case and was sort of passing by.Martin R15/04/2011
Climbed twice in the course of assisting in the survey on the survey day.marktrengove10/04/2011
Used bridleway from ENE on warm clear occasional sunny morning, breezy on tops. Grizedales, Rye Loaf Hill & then Kirkby Fell as my eyes suggested it could be a Dewey....Dugswell221/08/2010
+/- 30 m reascent, not on List. road S of 878648 (roadside parking here) RHW18/10/1998
geoffreycurnock07/04/2017
IainT13/11/2016
ngthack28/08/2016
AlanD15/08/2016
ianwatson28/04/2016
David8423/01/2016
nylthewheel19/06/2015
carole engel09/08/2014
stevent080914/06/2014
Dave Geere06/04/2014