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Name:Great How
Hill number:16190
Height:211m / 692ft
Parent (Ma):2673  Holme Fell
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:NY 32221 02592
Summit feature:large boulder on rock outcrop
Col:154m  NY322021  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn on outcrop 65m SW at NY 32180 02539 is 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 62 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascended this hill after Park Fell. A fine summit, although the mist came in whilst on top.JohnW17/03/2020
Walked up from Skelwith Bridge with L past waterfall. Great views considering quite low.stever20/02/2020
Revisit with PeteDave Geere05/01/2020
5/6 From Pelter Bridge, Lanty Scar and Fox How, both on Loughrigg East Slopes, then Little Loughrigg, over to Cumbria Way to Park Fell, then back via Cumbria Way to Great How and Fletchers Wood, back via Loughrigg Terrace to Rydal. Nice winter walk, quite a bit of climbing, bit pooped!nickywood129/12/2019
From Coniston with Debs & Tali. Circuit to get the 2 local Wainwrights (Black Fell & Holme Fell) and anything else enroute. Via Skelwith Bridge for munchies then found a café at Elterwater Park farm we need to check out sometime.Mountain Goat03/11/2019
From swamp city RoW on W side. High-fenced walls are a problem but a green track starts into the open country from a gate reached by branching off SE from RoW at NY3199002755, then minor trods zig zap up through bracken.Isbjorn14/10/2019
From high point on lane to east. Excessively wet underfoot after weeks of high rainfall. Clambered through deep, midge-infested bracken (on the wane but still not nice) and up slippery, mossy rocks until I found a path leading nicely to the summit. Easy descent on path.Wycombe Wanderer06/10/2019
From gate at roadside to NE.PeteF30/03/2019
Black Fell, Tom Heights, Holme Fell, Great How, Fletcher's Woodkeithouk06/01/2019
From NY 3293 0224, room for a few cars around this rd junc. Field gate NY 3240 0266, then track through deep bracken to top.jonglew02/08/2018
Very overgrown. Pretty unpleasant after a wet night. Great How, Pike of Blisco, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (all tops), Shelter Crags (both tops), Cold Pike (all tops). 34km running and fast hiking from Yewfield B&B. With GFE.Fionalevey02/06/2018
From Elterwater on my way to Hodge Close quarrybardolph31/05/2018
Low level walking due to snow, Little Langdale valley from Elterwater returning via Colwith and Skelwith waterfallsPootlemum22/03/2018
Circular walk from Elterwater-Fletcher's Wood-Stang End-clear and easy path through access land to Great How(a fine little tump).With Oscar.catman21/02/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie21/02/2018
From Holme Fell with Maz and Cad. Very wet ground (fortunately mostly frozen) to cross before the hill was reached. A Red Deer hind was a surprising sight.The exit via a gate onto Stang End track offers a much easier access to the fell. A good advert for Tumps!Karmakarl07/01/2018
Park Fell, Black Crag and Great How from 329,022Crib Goch28/10/2017
Park Fell > Great How from GR: NY 32912 02223ronaldo33321/10/2017
A lovely little hill! With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave01/01/2017
Pleasant amble from Thurston , surprising number of pathsDenise 29/12/2016
Good day out tumping on an overcast day with Tony G, McLellans, Graham B and Martin R from Thurston over Hill Fell, Black Fell, Park Fell, Great How (Little Fell).zoob29/12/2016
NE top is the highestRichardM29/12/2016
Martin R29/12/2016
On a round trip from Elterwater with family on a windy day, with a diversion to this top. Pile of stones not the highest point but a a rocky outcrop a little further south.PeterD24/12/2016
With Alf from High Cross large cairn obviously lower than several rocky outcrops and boulders. Great spot.mick02/12/2016
Rambling Ray22/10/2016
From Little Langdale via Stang Endtrimarc216/10/2016
From Hodge Closejimbloomer20/03/2016
From NY 32912 02223. Visited every excrescence and pimple to make sure.summitsup30/01/2016
As per Rick's log. From NW, parking for a dozen vehicles near houses. After Fletcher's Wood.RHW05/07/2015
With RHW from Iving How road parking. FP to Stang End and FP with diversion through gate and fellside. Perigrine Falcon spotted on top cairn.nordicstar05/07/2015
Varied and interesting walk for poor weather when cloud base is down to 1000ft, like today. Tarn Hows NT car park (free for NT members or £7.00 for the day)Hill Fell, Black Fell, Park Fell then pathless descent west to RoW and A593. Great How (tarmac track north to a gate at the northern corner of the forest and found a good path straight up the hill through the carpet of bracken just a little bit south of here, descent west via good zig zag paths through bracken to sharp bend in wall - ignore the gate and cross the barbed wire fence at the far side of the valley to pick up a good path south to Hodge Close) Holme Fell, Yew Tree Tarn, Tom Heights.ijpowell26/06/2015
From Little Langdale via Stang End. Couple of summits to choose from: rocky ridge with perched boulder or nearby rocky ridge with small cairn.Aye Jimmy21/03/2015
Easy in dead bracken.peebs11/02/2015
Dave Geere30/12/2014
Ran / blundered all over this hummocky hill on my 1st big O event -British Champs in 87 (I think) Today an easy detour from footpath from Hodge Close - where many years ago we used to enjoy scaring ourselves (and friends) on the 150 foot free abseil off an old crane landing on the tip of the old jetty sticking out into the lake. Today with L was a less adrenaline charged 5 hour walk over 4 tops on a calm sunny cold winters day with overnight snow above 300 metres glistening in the occasional sunshine. 4 days later,on a wet New Year's eve, with Rebecca,John & gang from their cottage at L Langdale we explored the impressive Cathedral Cave slate quarry below in woods to west.Chris Pearson27/12/2014