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Name:Barf
Hill number:2486
Height:469m / 1539ft
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 (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
(Tu,4,W,B,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 21464 26739
Summit feature:shattered cairn on rock
Drop:38m
Col:431m  NY212268  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 954 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Misty/drizzly day - combined with Lord's Seat from Whinlatter visitors' centre.WendyWozEre14/08/2019
Camped on Broom Fell for Summer Solstice night, then following day went on to do Lords Seat,Barf, Whinlatter Top, Brown How. With Nickmazz22/06/2019
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35324/04/2019
Started climb from powter how..billames24/04/2019
With Peter on round of Whinlatter, Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell and GreystonesInez22/04/2019
Ascended this many, many times. Last did this with Deb Conlin on a nice evening, cold and it did rain from around 8.30pm. Got down just in time.jonesj201/04/2019
From Powter How with DW on a whhite cloud day with a biting 20mph Westerly. A round of Barf (didn't like Slape Crag). Lord's Seat, Broom Fell (The Half shelter thankfully took 90% of the wind) and Ullister Hill. Descending eventually to the car after some minor forest disorientation til I could see LS and Barf in the same view. Never been to Whinlatter, but got a bit close today LOL!nukeboy126/03/2019
With Trish, Joanna and Elly. Freakishly nice day for February. Seat How, Barf, Lords Seat.DAB8122/02/2019
With Sue from Swan CP, Beckstones Gill, Barf, Lords Seat, Tarbarrel Moss. Return Thornthwaite Comb Beck. Very Windy Day.Frank08/02/2019
With Keith as part of 5 summit run.christine9920/01/2019
With ChristineKeith9920/01/2019
From Lords seat we made the steepish decent to Barf. Barf for me was easily the best views and best summit of the day! Amazing towards Keswick and a sheer drop down to Bassenthwaite lake. Loved it and cannot wait to go back the proper way up. For now though we just soaked up the amazing views. Even text Lily a picture of the views. The decent was very interesting going through the pine trees and following the river back. Absolutely stunning and very secluded. Looked like a scene from lord of the rings. This turned out to be the only walk this week. The Thursday we went to Ashness bridge and surprise view and popped to Watendlath tarn and then drank in the justice of the common pleas all night so was then too rough on the Friday so we went to Ennerdale (I dumped in the woods) st beeís and wastewater before heading home. Great great start to the year.Scotty 2 Hotty02/01/2019
parked at powter how and followed the path up through the trees up to barf. great route no difficulty. with richieZoe Little16/12/2018
From the small car park at Pouter How: Wainwright rout via Bishop to Barf,Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Graystones, Whinlatter (Brown How) and Whinlatter Top, back through the forest trails. Walked with Hiking Manchester on a clear mild day.Lazylizzie10/11/2018
What a wonderfully awful name for such a fabulous hill. Hill of the day. Ran out and back from Lordís Seat leaving Trimarc2 eating his ham and tomato sandwiches. Post Whinlatter parkrun (which was AMAZING) full day in the fells with Trimarc2. Remarkable weather. Winlatter Top, Whilatter(Brown How) *, Tarbarrel Moss, Ullister Hill, Lordís Seat*, Barf*, Broom Fell*, Widow Hause, Greystones*, Kirk Fell, Greystones (Birkett)Fionalevey27/10/2018
Nice weather for a couple of days so went to do the tops at the North side of Whinlatter. Donald from next door and super pooch Marley joined me. Up through the forest, took in Ullister Hill Birkett, then the Wainwrights Barf, Lords Seat and Broom Fell, popped up the rather uninteresting Tarbarell Moss Birkett on the way down. Road from Braithwaite closed so had to get in via Lorton. 3 more Ws done.Mark T19/10/2018
With JGCW02/10/2018
From Powter How on the way to Lord's Seat. Carelessly took a steep path up to Slape Crag with a bit of scrambling involved.squeegs30/09/2018
From Whinlatter visitors centre via Lords Seatdaveapotter21/08/2018
Great views of Bassenthwaite and around. With Olwyn.Trevolw04/06/2018
With Toby, Jim, Tamsin, Rosrichardsun08/04/2018
Car parked at Beckstones and path up through forest taken. Night before had rain and freezing temperatures so paths in parts were frozen over. Out at marker point 21 and 50yds further back out on path up towards Barf. Seemed to be far easier route to top, missing the Bishop out altogether.Statto21/03/2018
Just before darkN.Morters21/02/2018
With Lords SeatNicky21/02/2018
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
with NB from Swan Inn CP, a very snowy and windy circuit of Barf, Lords Seat, Ullister Hill and Seat How.Frank14/02/2018
with FR from Swan Inn CP, a very snowy and windy circuit of Barf, Lords Seat, Ullister Hill and Seat How.Bheinn14/02/2018
Parked in Thornthwaite. Barf, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Widow Hause, Graystones, Kirk Fell, Darling How, Whinlatter Brown How, Whinlatter Top, back through Thornthwaite forest. Mostly sunny and clear conditions with excellent views and a think layering of soft snow down to about 200m to add to the fun. Storng wind.Fell_wanderer09/02/2018
From Lord's SeatCyclistno104/02/2018
Kirk Fell (Lorton) > Graystones > Graystones (Birkett) > Widow Hause > Broom Fell West Top > Broom Fell > Lordís Seat > Barf from GR: NY 18144 25520ronaldo33327/01/2018
christopherpenningto16/01/2018
Ascent with Lords Seat.Grislywhite23/12/2017
With M, and cold. Very misty late December day, but mostly dry. Some slippy rocks on the steep ascent, but little snow.douglas_easton19/12/2017
Climbed via the Bishopraymooremanx25/11/2017
with Kris, parked at Powlter, donations car park. originally missed the path to cross the beck and started to ascend the scree, luckily turned round and found the correct path. Steep up through the wood, amazing views lovely day. Near lost Lola (again!) NW Fell CompletedJames Burrows11/11/2017
Bagged again, great views.Jhimmy05/11/2017
With a large NUFWAS group on the day after Keith & Claire's wedding.Grinner29/10/2017
From Thorthwaiterfoster13/10/2017
4th time on this one. First time using the direct route via the Bishop. Apart from the steepness of the scree it was a bit of a non-event. The supposedly awkward move on Slape Crag was very simple - had expected something mildly challenging.Crib Goch08/10/2017
Solo from Spout Force car park [Whinlatter]. Followed the forestry tracks up to Lords Seat and then down to Barf [which was rather boggy!]. Returned towards Lords Seat skirting around the summit and onto Broom Fell. Returned to the car via Graystones.Butty29/09/2017
Parked at Scawgill car park and walked up the forest track past Darling How before crossing Aiken Beck and climbing up through the plantation following the wall until it entered the open fell. We then followed the trod up to the top of Lords Seat. Quick out & back to Barf then back down via the same route to the car.Stu Percival17/09/2017
A great start to our weeks holiday in the Lakes starting by climbing up to Lord's Seat and then over to Barf. A great little hill with great views.Father Ted23/07/2017
Walked over from Lords seat. Nice Lake view.electricratman03/07/2017
Cub and Dogs.AbiD23/06/2017
From the East before going on to Lord's SeatNormanW07/06/2017
First Solo Hike. Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell and back.DAB8108/05/2017
Parked in Thornthwaite, Barf (via scramble up the South face), Lord's Seat. Sunny, warm and strong winds.Fell_wanderer03/05/2017
From Spout Force Graystones Widow Hause Broom Fell Lords Seat Barf Seat How Ullister Hill Tarbarrel Moss Whinlatter Brown HowWifey201624/04/2017
Today 4 seasons in one day Greystones, widow house, broom fell, lords seat,barf, seat how, ullister hill, tarbarrel moss, whinlatter and whinlatter brown how 13 milesTobo196924/04/2017
From Cokermouth Travellodge to Thornthwaite via Embleton High Common, Kirk Fell, Graystones, Widow Hause, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat and Barf....with NathanielDave22/04/2017