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Name:Ancrow Brow
Hill number:7971
Height:542m / 1778ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Grid ref:NY 50006 05452
Summit feature:small tussocky mound
Col:528m  NY499051  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 131 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Swinklebank Crag KeithByTheC29/05/2020
Parked at Sadgill, up past Stockdale onto nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe - Ancrow Brow N, Bannisdale Fell - Long Crag,back to nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe - Ancrow Brow N, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag [Ancrow Brow] [nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe)] and back down via Stockdale.Chipstertrain20/05/2020
Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow , Nameless (Swinklebank Crag), Nameless (Ancrow Brow North), Ancrow Brow, Long Crag/Bannisdale Fell, White Howe, Nameless (The Forest/Bannisdale Head) and Lamb Pasture.Lazylizzie28/12/2019
Parked at Dryhowe bridge then round of Bannisdale. Great sunny day with frost on ground all day.cjo29/11/2019
Most of the Bannisdale Horseshoe: Todd Fell - Capplebarrow - Swinklebank Crag - Ancrow Brow - Bannisdale Horseshoe - Bannisdale Fell - White Howe - The Forest. From Dryhowe Bridge, farm has created parking for 2-3 cars just through a gate (NY 5308 0181). 8 miles in wind and rain - surprisingly met some fellow Hill-bagging chappies getting wet like me!jonglew04/10/2018
Bannisdale Horseshoe.Lightly trodden paths west of valley as far as Ancrow Brow North then largely pathless and tussocky.ijpowell20/07/2018
Part of The Bannisdale Horse shoe.starting and finishing from Moserg Farm, who kindly allowed me to park there..Shutterlag21/06/2018
Part of Bannisdale Horseshoerhalstead30/03/2018
Bannisdale HorseshoeAjm031026/03/2018
Parked by Longsledale Church - Lane then track zig- zag it goes up the hill to the open moor above - Capplebarrow (513) - Ancrow Brow - Mere Crag - Sledale Moor (638) - Harrop Pike (637) - Tarn Crag (664) - Sadgill - lane back to Longsledale Churchbriandavies02/12/2017
Bannisdale horseshoe 6th of 10Alan Caine29/08/2017
Added onto the Crookdale horse shoe.BobHancock01/07/2017
St Mary's Church CP -> Great Howe -> Grey Crag -> Harrop Pike -> Ancrow Brow N -> Ancrow Brow -> Swinklebank Crag -> Capplebarrow -> St Mary's Church CPbriandiggle28/05/2017
Bannisdale Horseshoe with Len. Tussocks and bog and gusty. Something of a slog.Flobbus11/04/2017
Lamb Pasture, Lamb Pasture SE Top, Wolf Howe, The Forest, White Howe, Long Crag, Ancrow Brow N Top, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell and Whiteside Pike. About four and a half hours starting at Dryhowe Bridge.clivevilla05/08/2016
part of the WO horseshoebardolph03/05/2016
Second circuit of the Bannisdale Horseshoe. Took about 6 hours, but with many pauses to try to get reliable GPS readings.David Purchase14/04/2016
Bannisdale horseshoe on a fine cold day, from end of road (by bridge) to Dryhowe. Anticlockwise circuit of Lamb Pasture SE top, Lamb Pasture, The Forest, White Howe, Long Crag (inc Wainwright top), Ancrow Brow N, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell, Whiteside Pike. Good views of snow-covered higher fells.RobertP14/02/2016
A mound on the Bannisdale round very close to the ruined wall. With GB.bolton10/09/2015
Did on an anti-clockwise circuit of the Bannisdale Horseshoe. The summit appears to be a mound about 10m east of the ruined wall. (PM)gerrybowes10/09/2015
From Longsleddale church car park. Murthwaite Knott, Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Cappelbarrow, Swinklebank Crag, Ancrow Brow, nameless (Banisdale Horseshoe) Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag and Great Howe (Longsleddale). Great conditions :-)AlunRees3116/04/2015
From Swinklebank Cragcitygent05/09/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave25/07/2014
Whatshaw Common East Top, Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Harrop Pike, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell, Whiteside Pikekeithouk22/06/2014
On the Bannisdale circular.moorsman22/10/2013
On the Bannisdale Horseshoe.Aye Jimmy28/02/2013
Solo. Circuit of Bannerdale. See other entries. Surprisingly good circuit.nordicstar17/02/2013
Part of the Bannisdale horseshoerobert11/12/2012
From Dryhowe Bridge via CapplebarrowAnduril15/04/2012
Bannisdale Horseshoe - Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Ancrow Brow, Long Crag, White How, Borrowdale Head, Lamb Pasture.ronaldo33324/03/2012
On AW's Bannisdale horseshoearranc19/03/2012
Solo.Dangerous Dave29/03/2011
Done when doing The Bannisdale Horseshoe. Think this is Wainwiright's nameless summit 1819'benarbia_811/12/2010
Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swindlebank Crag, Ancrow Brow(both tops), Long Crag, White How, The Forest, Lamb Pasture - solo - down in dark, set off afternoon, steep decent through bit of bluffs.dads11/08/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Selside: farm road, Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Ancrow Brow, Bannisdale Fell Head (Ancrow Brow North), Long Crag, White Howe , Borrowdale Head (The Forest), Lamb Pasture, descending to Dryhowe Bridge and road to start. Weather; high cloud, sunny intervals, cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob08/07/2009
With Joan and JennyPeteF03/05/2009
En route to Swinklebarrowmick06/02/2008
Round of Shap Fells:20 mile solo run, 6 hours, 19 Wainwright Outlying Fells. Saw nobody. An excellent day of navigation and route choice. Feeling fit. GloriousChris Pearson14/05/1995
Bannisdale horseshoe.Eddie28/11/1982
Emma and Simon02/08/2020
A W Bryan29/11/2017