Add marker to map:              help
Marker Notes X

To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs).

Logged-in registered users only...
When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save].

To view previously saved markers which fall within the bounds of the map, click the show link (you may need to repeat this if you zoom or pan away from the current position on the map).

Loading...
Name:Black Fell
Hill number:2508
Height:323m / 1060ft
Parent (Ma):2667  Top o' Selside
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge,
Fellranger, Clem
(Hu,Tu,3,W,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 34022 01592
Summit feature:rock 1m W trig point
Drop:126m
Col:197m  SD331986  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:rock 55m N of trig point (NY 34041 01641) is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

Show Map
(Please be considerate with your usage of the OS map pages, as there are daily limits)

View on: Geograph  OS Maps  Streetmap  Magic  NLS  OSM

Full screen map
Switch to Bing Maps view
(Please be considerate with your usage of the Full Screen/Bing Maps pages, as there are monthly limits)

Resize map: portrait / landscape / reset

Map Help, This page uses the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API
which does not include Explorer (1:25000 scale) mapping.

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

Photos
No summit photo available
Hill summit
No portrait photo available
Hill portrait

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass, and mention the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 898 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Third day in the Lakes and a very windy, foggy, rainy ascent up some lower level Wainwrights.JazDisney04/12/2019
Misty but still. From Tarn Hows main car park, made 6 mile circuit out of itJulieB24/11/2019
From Coniston with Debs & Tali. Circuit to get the 2 local Wainwrights (Black Fell & Holme Fell) and anything else enroute. Via Skelwith Bridge for munchies then found a café at Elterwater Park farm we need to check out sometime.Mountain Goat03/11/2019
With: hb sb; From Glen Mary Bridge car park up to Tarn Hows, then along west shore of tarn and Cumbria Way to Iron Keld and up to summit. Good views but heavy showers. Returned through Iron Keld plantation and via east shore of tarn back to car.Ian Baines03/11/2019
With: ib sb; From Glen Mary Bridge car park up to Tarn Hows, then along west shore of tarn and Cumbria Way to Iron Keld and up to summit. Good views but heavy showers. Returned through Iron Keld plantation and via east shore of tarn back to car. Helen Baines03/11/2019
With Lynsey. From Tarn Hows. Headed to Holme Fell next. Visited trig point, rock 1m W of trig (summit) and rock 55m N of trig. Excellent views.alistairpooler26/10/2019
Walked from and to Tarn Hows with Tony, Rufus and BettyESkelton24/10/2019
Ascended from road behind Drunken duck pub...billames22/10/2019
Finally managed a repeat visit. From the west with Andy.JohnStoneham09/10/2019
With Neil, Emma and Bev from Tarn Howessimon and co09/10/2019
With K from Knipe Fold where there is space for a couple of cars by salt bin. Lane was flooded by rain water and we had to climb wall into adjacent field.Ashley29/09/2019
From Tarn Howes NT carpark taking a direct route there and back.Butty21/08/2019
From BrathayMarion15/08/2019
Anti-clockwise circular route from Arnside Cottage. With Damian, Eire & Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/07/2019
Ascent from Tarn Howes Car Park with Jayne, Lucy and Poppy while on holiday in Coniston. 5.59 miles with 257m of ascent in 3hrs38mins(2hrs12mins moving time and 1hr26mins stopped time).pwhitaker_196622/06/2019
Reached cairn then trig point on Black Crag about 5pm Set off from Tarn Hows under blue skies, beautiful, sunny evening with just a light breeze.Peak Rambler21/06/2019
Parked at Tarn Howes and walked up to Black Crag. Nice views and easy route to follow. Solo hike.Zoe Little18/06/2019
From Lay-By on A593 South of Skelwith Bridge NY 332 026. With Marion, over to Tarn Hows 1st, then on to Black CragWestdenewalker12/06/2019
Lovely views. Nice walk. Started at Tom gill car park. Took 4 hours for round trip.Andybmogg08/06/2019
Off the main path from Colwith to head over marsy land and steep last climb to the summit. Drop down to a deserted Tarn Hows at 8.30pm!MrChris198001/06/2019
Stroll from NT carparkBheinn23/04/2019
Single Wainwright as the sun was settingWMW3120/04/2019
From Tarn HowsPeteF30/03/2019
From Tarn Hows,with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL24/03/2019
With Colin on a 38mph windy day. Completed with Holme Fell.jonesj213/01/2019
Black Fell, Tom Heights, Holme Fell, Great How, Fletcher's Woodkeithouk06/01/2019
123belly07/12/2018
First Wainwright with Mummy, Daddy and Trusty. Ascent via the difficult Tarn Hows route! I was asleep at the top.Fred Averill04/12/2018
Fred's first Wainwright from Tarn HowsLaurainthelakes04/12/2018
1st with fred, mummy and trusty and 1st post opCharlie 2.004/12/2018
Walk from Elterwater through Sawrey’s Wood and ascent to Banks Quarry. Ascent of Lingmoor Fell via Lingmoor Quarry (Brown How). Descent to Dale End to Little Langdale. Along road and down to river, cross at Ford and into Moss Rigg Wood. Follow Bridleway to Strang End, High Park and Tongue Intake Plantation. Ascent of Hollin Bank and Arnside Plantation to Black Crag. Descent to Pullscar Plantation and descent to valley Skelwith Bridge. Road up to Loughrigg Tar, and head east to Tarn Foot, ascent via Ivy Crag and Black Mire to Loughrigg Fell. Descent via Ewe Crag and follow road to High Close, descent to Elterwater via Walthwaite Bottom.raymooremanx25/11/2018
With Tom mum and wayneBellesmountains24/11/2018
A revisit to my very first wainwright in 2002. Started from the lay-by at Hollin Bank and took the track to Tarn Hows. Then back to the track to ascend Black Fell, and the good path on to the Tump of Park FellWayne Mac24/11/2018
No Lindsaytraceya8116/09/2018
Climbed with Brentnalls during their stay with us at the vanhannah&steven11/08/2018
Walked as a loop with Holme Fell and Tarn Hows.peter_tun08/08/2018
just me 30 degree heatPaul Beard30/06/2018
back in the hills after broken leg, Six months to the eve of operation.nocksta29/06/2018
Yewfield. YH group.Mountainhikes09/06/2018
Loughrigg fell, Black Fell and Holme Fell with Neil BRoy_H29/05/2018
Windermere Holiday 2018cwrci07/04/2018
From Holme Fell via Tarn HowsCyclistno118/03/2018
3)HILLWALKER201807/03/2018
From NT car park south of Tarn Hows via Iron Keld Plantation then NE to top.magreb06/03/2018
Failed to realise there was an easy route up from the road, via the bridleway and forest track. Instead did a terrifying and exhausting scramble up through the trees. Came down the way we should have gone up. Icy conditions, very cold, just after storm Emma and the 'Beast from the East'.Lazylizzie03/03/2018
walk-black cragbabsjess22/02/2018
Black fell climbed following birkett almanacseanrtaylor9122/02/2018
christopherpenningto11/02/2018
Low cloud, overcast cold day. On route to Park Fell. Beltie cattle being fed on bridleway which isn't great.Karmakarl14/01/2018
After failing to get up the Hill Fell road to Tarn How's in the car because of ice we set off on our walk from Sawrey Ground instead. Walked through pleasant woodland across to Rose Castle then headed north to the summit cairn if Black Fell in bright sunshine and above the heavy fog covering the surrounding lakes. Descended through Arnside farm heading along Hodge Close track before bearing south west across to the top of Holme Fell. Retraced our steps to find a good route back to Yew Tarn and a walk along Tarn Hows back to the carPhilip A18/12/2017