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Name:Birkett Common
Hill number:16398
Height:352m / 1155ft
Parent (Ma):2720  Wild Boar Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NY 77496 03648
Summit feature:cairn
Col:318m  NY772033  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 53 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
15 degrees, sunshine and cloud, from high point in road with Miranda. Easy walking and nice view.Wycombe Wanderer08/09/2019
From the SW.clivevilla21/08/2019
carole engel24/02/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from road col again but this time in great deep snow. Lovely in a different way to the last time.nordicstar02/02/2019
Great snowy scenes all around. A nice viewpoint.jenx02/02/2019
Stopped off journeying from Brough To Garsdale Head with family. Parked by road as others have and walked up. Good views all round but an icy wind.Sixtyplus29/03/2018
Birkett Common from GR: NY 77222 03308ronaldo33321/03/2018
Martin R21/03/2018
From road near radio repeater at tunnel entrance. Summit is by small cruffy cairn, not the large group of cairns.cjo25/02/2018
Easy parking on open road to SW nr tunnel entrance. Short walk straight to top on feint grass path. Nice views. Look out of Lammerside Castle ruin to north in valley below. Back down same way then lunch in car as bit to cold on fell.Hillsidenick15/11/2017
Rambling Ray02/07/2017
Simple stroll from Tommy Road on sunny day marred by extremely cold wind.Pleasant views.With Oscar.catman23/03/2017
With Catman.oscarrosie23/03/2017
On the way to the start of the RAB orienteering event.Moorponder24/09/2016
Tim B24/09/2016
A brief exploration from Tommy Road. Had orienteered over the area but unlikely that I had traversed the top on that occasion.summitsup18/08/2016
Steve Q29/03/2016
With Jo, from Tommy Road. Weather, high cloud, mild, good visibility.amblerbob16/01/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/10/2015
Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via Nateby, Birkett Common, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Knoutberry Haw and Baugh Fell. Lovely little hill with great views of the Eden valley - easy access on grass from byway to N.Mark Jackson29/07/2015
With Andy on a three day circuit from Kirkby Stephen.alistairpooler03/07/2015
Short walk from Tommy Road to the south.Fisky Boy28/06/2015
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke28/06/2015
Dave Geere27/06/2015
Short walk from road to south.Aye Jimmy25/05/2015
Alan Caine01/03/2015
Plentiful parking on the minor road to the south at the point where it crosses the (underground) railway. A simple walk to the top from here. No real effort required.moorsman08/03/2014
After High Seat ridge from Sails, driving home. Stopped at road col and strolled through wild ponies to summit top to get views back down over Pendragon castle to the hills walked/Outhgill, and NW to Eden valley/KS in setting sun. Glorious.nordicstar19/06/2013
Roadside grassy parking area to SW at NY 77290 03292. No path but easy pleasant terrain. Collection of limestone rocks on summit.David Gradwell21/10/2012
Edwin Gradwell21/10/2012
A W Bryan21/10/2012
Limestone rubble, 355m. From SW, unfenced RHW29/01/2012