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Name:Powter How
Hill number:16275
Height:135m / 443ft
Parent (Ma):2345  Lord's Seat
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:NY 22138 26714
Summit feature:no feature: ground on mound
Col:97m  NY220265  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:summit is in trees
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 69 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy stroll from the car parkColin Crawford20/02/2020
Good, free, parking in Powter How. An immensly disappointing summit with no views,moorsman16/10/2019
From small car park (free) opposite Swan House, NY2203226378. Cross road into LDNP car park (£3+ donation), through gate, short contour around S side of hill, then directly N up ridge on good path.Isbjorn12/10/2019
A fine little wooded hill, especially in winter condition. There is a mapped footpath that encircles the hill and a path across the top. The best way is probably to ascend the steeper south side and descend the gentler north.JohnW10/02/2019
Quick walk with Joanna and kids.DAB8113/01/2019
Getting dark. Headed straight up hill, bit scrabbly but ok, passed a geocache then came to path on summit ridge.Wycombe Wanderer18/08/2018
En passant. From CP.summitsup09/06/2018
Quick route up from car park after working in Keswick areacjo18/04/2018
Steeply up from car parkBramley10/04/2018
A nice quick hill to end the day. From the car park to the south.Alan Caine07/04/2018
Pewter Howe CP - Beckstones Gill (Steep going) - Barf - Lords Seat - Beckstones Plantation (Snowy) - Red Crag - Seathow Wood - Calf Rig - Beckstones Gill - Pewter Wood - Bassenthwaite shore - Pewter Howe - Time to leave.briandavies16/02/2018
North to south along the ridge from the cp, return by the west loop path.Moorponder03/01/2018
After Barf. Straight up and down from CP - 10 minutes.Crib Goch08/10/2017
Powter How from GR: NY 22033 26487ronaldo33320/05/2017
Had a quick explore before Heading up to Barf, Lord Seat and Broom Fell.DAB8108/05/2017
A nice woodland stroll, birdwatching.jenx01/02/2017
From car park-up from south,down to north and back round west edge.Grand little wood.With Oscar.catman05/01/2017
With Catman.oscarrosie05/01/2017
Quick up and down from car parkPeterD29/12/2016
Lovely wooded circular walk which crosses the top. Nice and calm after our 'bear' fright on Ladies Table. Walk with L from Wythop Mill and back. Sale Fell-Ladies Table -Powter fell - Wythop valley -following C TO C steep off road alternative through Wythop Wood.Chris Pearson23/08/2016
With Andy. From the car park circular path round wood leads to path on north flank which goes over top.mick16/06/2016
Quick dart up from car park to S. Nice wooded hill shame weather was inclement - to put it mildly!jonglew28/11/2015
From carparkjimbloomer15/10/2015
From spacious free car park, easy up and down on path.David Gradwell26/08/2015
Walked from car park just off road at base of hill.Jacqdaw23/08/2015
Parked at Powter How car park, walked south and entered the forest just before Thornthwaite and had a gentle walk up the track, then path to pick up the Seat How Trail, followed to Seat How, skirted around Ullister Hill, up to Lords Seat, Barf, back down Beckstones Gill to car park and as I was parked here I finished off with Powter How.Chipstertrain30/05/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/02/2015
Last of the sun today, easy stroll up from CP before nipping into Keswick.nordicstar14/11/2014
Sunny and warm. Around Powter How wood including summit and visit to Bassenthwaite Lake shore. GPS speeds not accurate due to woods. Distance = 2.57km. Average moving speed = 10.0km/h. Time moving = 15:21. Ascent = 41m.paulnewby8119/09/2014
Only a 5min walk from free car park at Powter How. Pleasant wooded spot.Aye Jimmy18/04/2014
With Jo, walk from adjacent car park up path onto Powter How. Weather; generally sunny, mild, good visibility. Good views from summit towards Barf and from north ridge towards Skiddaw.amblerbob31/12/2013
Wythop circular with Dr.T.Smudge23/11/2013
Treestump approx at HP, nice wdld. From SW, car pk, path passes summitRHW22/04/2012
Evening stroll from cottage in Thornthwaite. Path to top!Mark Jackson16/04/2009
Andy West24/07/2019
Lesley Atchison23/08/2016