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Name:Dovenest Top [Dovenest Crag] [Stonethwaite Fell]
Hill number:2447
Height:632m / 2073ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Birkett, Synge,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 25579 11374
Summit feature:small cairn on rocky outcrop
Drop:38m
Col:594m  NY255111  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:this is the W summit; E summit 90m E at NY 25669 11397 as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 434 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
second ascentthenomad12/06/2018
from Seatoller with Marin and Frank on a very warm day, High House tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top,Dovenest Top and Rosthwaite FelLou19/05/2018
CBHLittledave23/03/2018
From Thornythwaite with FR in soft snow. Thornythwaite Fell, Combe Door, Dove nest top,Rosthwaite Fell,Bessy boot.Bheinn07/02/2018
With NB from Thorneythwaite Farm CP circuit of Coomb Door and Bessyboot. Sunny cold and snow underfoot.Frank07/02/2018
Solo. On the way down from Glaramara.Dangerous Dave09/11/2017
4 of 6 today. Dont think I've ever had a bad day in the lakes until now terrible weather all day and the drive up took 4 hours compared to the usual 2. Never mind there's always next timeThe-Z-Man06/11/2017
From Mountain View along the ridge from Rosthwaite fell to Allen Crags.Mild in the valley blowing a hooly on the ridge and the clag was down making spotting the birketts amonst all the outcrops a bit tricky.jocks127/09/2017
25km circuit from Seathwaite Fell to Scafell Pike and back via Glaramara ridge to BessybootMrD09/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog23/07/2017
Weather forecast good and did not disappoint. Parked at Stonethwaite and went up onto Bessyboot and along the Glaramara range. Skirted round Allen Crags and along the Seathwaite Fell tops. 12 tops 7 1/2 hours. More ascent than I anticipated but hey ho no pain no gain.Mark T28/05/2017
Solodentalchimp01/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem28/03/2017
with Andy great day on the fells blue skies and snow on the groundcolinfielding27/03/2017
On a bright warm day with Colin. Under the snow line now.bevandy11427/03/2017
3 of 5 on a short round from Borrowdale hostel. From Rosthwaite Cam, on to Combe Door Top.jonglew07/03/2017
Glaramara Birketts from SeatollerAjm031003/10/2016
From Stonethwaite via Langstrath & up R/H side of Cam Crag, then onto Rosthwaite Fell & Rosthwaite (Bessyboot)Westdenewalker15/09/2016
Climbed up to both summits as usual; both seemingly of equal height. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave27/08/2016
cjchrisj196501/08/2016
bessyboot, glaramara, allen crags, seathwaite fell, base brown, green gable, brandreth, grey knotts, fleetwith pike and all tops in between from seatoller cp.robertphillips17/06/2016
Parked at Stonethwaite, through Chapel Farm and up Combe Gill, Bessyboot, Rosthwaite Fell, Dovenest Top, Combe Door, Combe Head, Glaramara, Looking Steads and back down over Thornythwaite Fell.Chipstertrain23/04/2016
Climbed with Tedzaul_uk23/04/2016
Abandoned Glaramara attempt in complete whiteout. Stumbled through the snow on Great Hollow 4 times today because of turning back then turning around again when the weather changed but ran out of time in the end.cumbria mammoth05/03/2016
Solo as part of Langstrath horseshoeAimless Rambler01/10/2015
Solo - A long day from Stonethwaite to Bessyboot-Roshthwaite Fell - Glaramara - Allen CragsShutterlag05/08/2015
With Dave from Borrowdale Hostel, doing Bessyboot and all Nuttalls on the Rosthwaite Fellsstevem7626/06/2015
With Hilary on route to wild campAimless Rambler24/06/2015
Another double topped peak on this fine ridge.Father Ted16/06/2015
Getting to Dovenest Crag from Glaramara took an age as I kept taking what I thought were shortcuts over knolls and finding that there was no way down the other side. On the descent I should have turned west by Tarn at Leaves, and in hindsight should have turned back and found the path. Instead, I headed straight down a very steep mountainside, mainly grassy but with some rock. Progress was painfully slow, and I think I would have saved more than an hour by turning back. Eventually I was at a wall at 1,000 feet, alongside which ran a path of sorts, but this was very rocky and steep. I was relieved when I arrived at a gate with a permissive path sign, and this took me down to a farm. Even here I turned right instead of left, passing Borrowdale Church but reaching the road several hundred yards the wrong direction.peter4lc11/06/2015
Belles Knott, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Tongue Head, Allen Crags, Red Beck Top, Glaramara, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Fell, Bessyboot.keithouk10/05/2015
walked over on the way to bessybootbardolph28/10/2014
Loop from Seathwaite: up to Esk Hause and along the ridge from Allen Crags to Rosthwaite Fell. The last 4 tops were new to me and well worth an explore. Brilliant day with clear views in all directions.ruthatlast14/10/2014
Parked on the grass verge in the lane heading to Thorneythwaite Farm parking NOW £3 in an honesty box… all I had in loose change was 60p!!! > Tarn at Leaves > Great Hollow > DOVENEST TOP [DOVENEST CRAG][STONETHWITE FELL] rocky summit topped with a few stones > Rosthwaite Fell [Rosthwaite Cam] > Tarn at Leaves > Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot > back to the carTony Hartry II04/09/2014
Borrowdale YHA - Seathwaite Fell - Great End - Allen Crags - Glaramara - DOVE NEST - Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)- Borrowdale YHAeviljeff924/07/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave11/07/2014
From Seatollerrb15/06/2014
13 tops in a day without too much exersion, 11 are Nuttals and the other 2 are Wainwrights - where else can you do that? Seathwaite, Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright) (leave the Sty Head path 300m after the waterfall plantation up a grassy break between the rocks) Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack), Seathwaite Fell (South Top), the beguiling Sprinkling Tarn, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Roshthwaite Fell, Rossthwaite Fell (Bessyboot).ijpowell30/05/2014
From Seatoller NT CP via Tarn at Leaves and Rosthwaite CamAnduril29/05/2014
Seatoller - Borrowdale -> Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot -> Rosthwaite Fell [Rosthwaite Cam] -> Dovenest Top [Dovenest Crag][Stonethwaite Fell] -> Combe Door Top -> Comb Head -> Glaramara - Looking Steads -> Red Beck Top [Glaramara South Top][Lincomb Head - Glaramara] -> High House Tarn Top [High House - Allen Crags] -> Allen Crags -> Esk Hause -> Ill Crag -> Scafell Pike -> Seatoller - Borrowdalebriandiggle24/03/2014
KMRT assessmentmcbiydw201/12/2013
From Seathwaite via Grains Gill and Esk Hause. Traverse of Glaramara ridge and Stonethwaite Fells. Hot and sunny, with a cooling wind. My penultimate English Hewitt.marktrengove14/07/2013
Circuit from Seathwaite of Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Fell in glorious June weather.lenman01/06/2013
Thornythwaite Fell - Combe Head - Combe Door Top - Dovenest Top - Rosthwaite Fell.ronaldo33301/04/2013
Up from B5289 via Tarn at Leaves and Rosthwaite Fell and then on to Combe Door Top and Combe Head. Down to Thorneythwate Farm. Lots of snow.tsharp18/03/2013
en route from Glaramara to Bessybootstig_nest02/12/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere15/09/2012
Glaramara from Seatoller with Peter Wilson. Returned over Stonethwaite Fell, Rosthwaite Cam and Rosthwaite Fell Bessyboot).knarf15/09/2012
En route from Glaramara to Bessyboot - I was getting fed up of rock infested Nuttalls by this time!citygent23/08/2012
Hard work after a fortnight sunning in Italy. Up Bessyboots then along the ridge. Saw nobody until Glaramara (a dissappointment as a hill). Did Seathwaite Fell on the way back so although slow, still functioning!SS11/08/2012