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Name:Loch Fell
Hill number:1869
Height:688m / 2257ft
Parent (Ma):1865  Ettrick Pen
Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Area:Ettrick Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Annan, Doubles, Esk (Gretna)
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top
(Hu,Tu,Sim,D,DN,GT)
Grid ref:NT 17018 04718
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:124m
Col:564m  NT173059  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 330
Observations:ground 20m NE at NT 17039 04729 may be as high
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 161 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Followed fence in thick cloud up long grassy ridge to trig. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/07/2017
Easy, from Wind Fell on round of four Marilyns.Owen B14/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac02/04/2017
Who can resist bagging 3 Grahams in a day? From the Ettrick valley road end, over Ettrick Pen, Croft Head and Capel Fell, with numerous intervening tops. Very easy and fast walking on good paths, except for the steep descent from West Knowe. Great views of the Moffat hills throughout.Gill02/12/2016
13 mile circular from end of Ettrick Valley road, past Bothy followed signs to Ettrick Pen, up long ascent to top of Ettrick Pen (One of the best views in the area), along ridge West to Hopetoun Craig and boggy topped Wind Fell, changed direction heading for Loch Fell then West Knowe, then very steep descent down to foot of Croft Head, up and down great zigzag path to Croft Head top, then up Southern Uplands way to col, up to Capel Fell, then followed ridge over Smidhope Hill and White Shank, decided to leave Bodesbeck Law for another time, followed tracks back to end of road in Valley, Perfect Weather, terrain very good makes for comfy walking, saw one person all day.DanTrig15/05/2016
Sandwich time at 9.00 a.m. Walked for 2 hours, very peaceful up here. Minor track to follow with fence for company. Good views from here. Company: Soloiandesbottes25/03/2016
Solo; continuation of walk over Wind Fell down to WF Nick and up N ridge of LF. Turned NW to go to West Knowe. Good weather continued.trienbrae10/10/2015
Moffat-Oakrigg-Yadburgh Hill-Scaw'd Fell-Ewelairs Hill-Loch Fell-West Knowe-Wind Fell-Hopetoun Craig-Ettrick Pen-Over Phawhopecampagvelocet11/08/2015
Revisit from Selcoth en route to a few 5Ds & minor tops.agentmancuso02/07/2015
Croft Head, West Knowe, Loch Fell, Wind Fell and Capel Fell from Selcoth fish farm car park. 10 miles, 3730ft ascent. Good walk - ground largely frozen 2-3 inches fresh snow on highest parts.Crib Goch21/02/2015
A round of 5 Donalds from Selcoth. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey15/11/2014
selfdavidsbatty19/04/2014
Part of a round of 15 tops from Phawhope Bothy - Ettrick Pen to Herman Law with diversions. Miserable weatherdickscroop05/04/2014
From Dryfe Water to S. Exit via Ettrick Head. On a through route.Chris Peart28/03/2014
round of 2 grahams and 4 new donalds from the fish farm deep snow.robertphillips20/12/2013
clockwise circuit of Ettrick Pen hills tumps humps n tops plus Croft head and Capel Fellvegibagger30/07/2013
MC DCMartin6601/12/2012
Started from Ettrick Head. A long day taking in twelve tops.thenomad27/11/2012
Dry, overcast, warm, good views, with Amy.iangalbraith15/09/2012
After Croft Head on good grass to flattish summit.Dugswell230/08/2012
Included in Ettrick horse shoe.Roblex05/06/2012
Selcoth, Croft Head, Loch Fellborderterrier25/02/2012
Continued on from Wind Fell.Alan16/06/2011
10th hill of day. Dropped down SW from Wind Fell to saddle and climbed up NNE spur of Loch Fell.derekblackburn14/06/2011
from Wind. Retrieved pack followed fence line down to a col and up on long buggy track by fence to top at 10.50. trig 7704. 4 fences meet nearby. No cairn, but rising heave of grass is probably the highest point. To West Knowe.arranc11/09/2009
KeithByTheC03/06/2005
Solo Uisdean2509/10/2004
From Over Phawhope, Ettrick Pen & anti-clockwise round to West Knowe then back down SUW. Staying at Black Dwarf's Cottage.agentmancuso27/08/2003
Ascended after climbing Ettrick Pen.JohnW27/07/1995
Early morning Donald round from West Knowe to Croft Head.Eddie13/04/1993
Horseshoe of all the Ettrick Donalds and Tops from Ettrick Pen to Herman Law RHW25/08/1991
Round of county fence from Ettrick Pen to Herman Law including Loch Fell and Croft Head. Solo. Sunny and warm.alexmaclennan21/05/1989
walk livi21/06/2017
anne336620/06/2017
Ralph20/06/2017
Lucky30/04/2017
weaselmaster31/12/2016
Sick Kid31/12/2016
bertbarnett12303/10/2016
DaveMcS14/08/2016
carole engel10/08/2016
alda23/07/2016
PaulineD21/06/2016
weaselmaster19/03/2016
carlf03/11/2015
hornet30/07/2015
bogdodger27/06/2015
NormanW23/06/2015
Driftwood30/05/2015
dickiewren23/05/2015