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Name:Cowan Head
Hill number:16266
Height:141m / 463ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SD 48725 97314
Summit feature:outcrop with holly tree
Col:94m  SD480971  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 97
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:outcrop 40m SE at SD 48756 97287 is 30cm lower, outcrop 125m WSW at SD 48604 97283 is 1m lower; outcrop 95m WSW at SD 48639 97272 is lower still
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 28 users)ByDate of Ascent
Room to park by footpath sign at entrance to Cragg Farm. A pleasant summit area with numerous rocky knolls - visited them all just to be sure.JohnW27/04/2019
Climbed from Staverley via the Dales Way visited all rock outcrops as all looked a similar heightrobert11/03/2019
First hill of the year. With Anna on circular walk from Staveley. Lovely sunny day, lovely spot with good views of snowy fells.citygent11/02/2019
Parked on Winter Lane, took RoW towards Cragg Farm, diverted off into an interesting area of massive boulders, of which any one of 4 (or 5) could be the HP. Visited all of them.jonglew20/09/2018
Obvious route. Nearly didn't notice eastern knolls and wasn't sure they were higher than others 'til I stood on them. I must improve.Wycombe Wanderer04/09/2018
Cowan Head from GR: SD 48671 96888ronaldo33307/10/2017
Evening stroll from Staveley. Followed bridleway to stile at 482974 then straight up to the gap in the cross-wall. Down via bridleway to Cowan Head, and Dalesway back to Staveley.Moorponder03/04/2017
Parked on Winter Lane (SD 48671 96888) and followed the Cragg Farm access road to a gate at the bend before the farm, then short wander to the knoll. No gorse and fairly straight forward. I met a farm worker and people repairing a building on the road and passed the time of day, to be fair I glanced at the map and thought the access road was a ROW; still no one seemed to mind.DC11main26/03/2017
Park off to SW on minor road, FP on track then through gorse to summit area. interesting boulder terrain.nordicstar10/02/2017
Before breakfast sunny morning 7am . interesting rocky top -retreated from a tricky climb up a lichen crusted rock slabChris Pearson14/07/2016
proper sort out with the Abney - it's the outcrop with the holly tree!jimbloomer224/08/2015
via the Cragg Fm roadjimbloomer18/08/2015
From S: usual collection of knolls visited, 2 appear to be of equal height; big one with oak tree lower I think. Nice place.RHW18/04/2015
Lane to Cragg Farm soon forks, RH track leads to open heath with gorse bushes. Stile just past high point of wall into summit area. Numerous rocky knolls to visit, would need surveying to decide which is highest. One to the E with slabby face by holly would be my choice. Or the one next to it with dead branches everywhere. Or the one further W by tree with pond nearby. Or the one...Aye Jimmy10/03/2015
On 5 miles circular walk from Staveley.Fine little hill with several bouldery tops.Stood on all of them to be sure!With Oscar.catman12/02/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie12/02/2015
From Cowan Head approach road. No parking in Cowan Head.briandiggle26/12/2014
Rambling Ray23/02/2018
Alan Caine12/12/2015
Dave Geere26/12/2014
Jim B03/08/2014