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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
Grid ref:NY 34022 01592
Summit feature:rock 1m W trig point
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

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 871 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
Icy walk up to the trigpoint, good views at the summit.Delta6809/12/2017
with paul in dark!lithosyork17/11/2017
Parked at Skelwith bridge nd walked up through Brow Coppice, Black Fell & Great Cobble onto Black Crag we descended back down the same way.Stu Percival05/11/2017
From Glen Mary car park via Tarn Hows. Set off late after a very wet morning!apshepherd05/09/2017
All the family, but Bob was carried down. From the Drunken Duck, up the more direct route and down via Iron Keld. Cal was not impressed with the lack of rocks....Ham and Skate09/07/2017
not funCalTudor09/07/2017
Solo run from Thurston via Monk Coniston and Tarn Hows.PreCambrianLife08/07/2017
SR, MVWFrank04/07/2017
with Lynn Parkinderek_74417/06/2017
With Flash and Lee.stephenhughes03/06/2017
From Yew Tree Tarn Holme Fell Black Fell From Hardknott Pass Hard Knott Border End - incredible views of Scafell and BowfellWifey201613/05/2017