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Name:Sour Howes
Hill number:2609
Height:483m / 1585ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge
(Tu,4,W,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 42765 03217
Summit feature:grassy hummock
Drop:35m
Col:448m  NY 4282 0373  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:Wainwright's summit is probably shaly ridge 60m ESE NY 42832 03198; Wainwright's sketch map may be misleading as it indicates summit is further SW where ground is obviously lower
Survey:Abney level
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From the Dubs Road entrance up the track over a gate up an ATV track onto the ridge then joined another path to the summit. Then followed the ridge around to Sallows.JulieB11/07/2020
Walked on a slightly drizzly evening after Home school with Rufus and Betty. On to SallowsESkelton08/07/2020
Church Bridge > Limefitt House > Longmire Road > Ing lane > Troutbeck Tongue > Long Green Head > Garburn Road > Garburn Nook > Sallows > Sour Howes > Capple Howe > The Howe > Church Bridge. Just me and H, Overcast and humid in the morning, clearing through the day.johnkaysleftleg20/06/2020
Hike completed with Bendyhollisclan17/06/2020
Tump and Wainwright. Parked at Kentmere church. Extended Kentmere Round to include Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Goat Scar, Shipman Knotts, Hollow Moor East, Hollow Moor.PGCE13/06/2020
A Troutbeck Circuit. Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Troutbeck Tongue - Wansfell.sms.3720/05/2020
Ruth and Joey the HoundGragmole23/02/2020
With Sallows.Jim T18/02/2020
With Sue from Church Bridge on a mist damp cold day Sallows, Sour Howes and Capple Howe.Frank23/01/2020
Direct ascent after we missed the pathejjohnstone29/12/2019
Usual wet trudge from Sallows. With Damian, Eire & Alfie.Dangerous Dave27/12/2019
From Kentmere Institute to Garburn Pass - Sallows - Sour Howes - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipmann Knotts - Stile End to Kentmere Institute.screeleep16/11/2019
Parked where there's space for a few cars on the minor road just south of the church. Took the bridleway onto the Garburn track, then over a couple of stiles and up grassy paths to the summits. Good views over Windermere. Carried on round to Sallows.LizH17/10/2019
From Sallows, followed along the wall; went on over round to Capple Howe.stevem7620/09/2019
Ate lunch and chatted to fellow ramblers on this hill.Peak Rambler13/09/2019
Solo Baystones, Wansfell Pike, Sour Howes, Troutbeck Tongue from The Mortal Man Hotel.robba_wag01/09/2019
Troutbeck Chapel -> Garburn Road (briefly) -> Sour Howes -> Sallows -> Garburn Road -> Troutbeck Chapel Rainy, misty day, both of which more or less lifted to allow us to visit both peaks and the connecting ridge. All of the family enjoyed the very boggy ground, with Freddy ending up face down at one point. A world-record breaking number of Oreos saw the party with enough energy to make it back down.Ham and Skate31/08/2019
Headed over from Sallows via Moor head. Easy grassy paths and boggy in places. We descended via Backstone Barrow, Limefitt House and holiday park back to the Mortal man for good food. With Richie.Zoe Little23/07/2019
Troutbeck Tounge, up the Garburn Road to Sallows and then on to Sour Hows. Nice view from the top and easy decent back to Queens Head Hotel and the car.re142120/05/2019
127belly03/04/2019
From Garburn Road to Sour Howes then on to Sallows. Returned by Garburn Road. With LP.wombourne27/03/2019
As part of Kentmere HorseshoeWMW3109/03/2019
With Colin and Leonie. A low visibility snowy and chilly day. Together with Sallows.jonesj219/01/2019
Boxing Day stroll with Marley, bit misty on the top of Sallows but lifted on the way to Sour Howes.Mark T26/12/2018
Solo day from Troutbeck. Had to park up in the village as it was Sunday and the Church goers took up all of the parking in the area I wanted to start from... anyway. From Troutbeck Village taking the bridal track to cross the A592 onto Hagg Bridge then across to the FB and up to Troutbeck Tongue. Up and onto Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (love that stretch, done it many times on different walks). Then onto bag Sallows and Sour Howes dropping down the grassy slopes to the Garburn Road and back to the car. Chilly at times in the easterly wind.Butty25/11/2018
Walking with the Magna Defender. Fusethwaite Yeat (273m), the Tongue of Troutbeck Park (364m)and looping back over Thornthwaite Crag (784m), Ill Bell (757m) and Yoke (706m) and Sour Howes (483m). It is a beautiful clear and sunny still day perfect for autumn fell walking in the Lakes.meltdiceburg17/11/2018
With: hb; Round of Sallows and Sour Howes from Troutbeck village using Garburn Road and Pass for both ascent and descent. Dry morning before very heavy rain in afternoon which started just after we got back to the car.Ian Baines08/11/2018
With NB and MVW from Church Bridge on a wet and often misty day with Sallows, return via Garburn Road.Frank08/11/2018
With FR and MVW from Church Bridge on a wet and often misty day with Sallows, return via Garburn Road.Bheinn08/11/2018
With: ib; Round of Sallows and Sour Howes from Troutbeck village using Garburn Road and Pass for both ascent and descent. Dry morning before very heavy rain in afternoon which started just after we got back to the car. Helen Baines08/11/2018
From Ecclerig through Troutbeck. Cattle at the top.piojetd24/10/2018
with Nuala, Ian Thomas, Dave Langmead, Annie CorderoyEllie's Hills08/10/2018
Parked up in Kentmere. Short day out but weather was good, clear and dry. Very nice.GaryG27/09/2018
From Troutbeck with Sallows.lenman08/09/2018
First peak on a walk organised to celebrate the wedding of Pete and Claire (two days later). Me, Elaine, Pete, Claire, Mike & Fiona. From Limefitt Park via Applethwaite Common then on to SallowsTopCat195916/08/2018
From Troutbeck Church via Garburn Road, Garburn Nook and Sallowsafoster02/07/2018
Ascent from Hogarth Cottages, Troutbeck with Jayne while on holiday over Sour Howes to Sallows with return by Garburn Road. 8.08 miles in total of 5hrs:27mins (Moving Time 3hrs:03 mins) with 533m of ascent.pwhitaker_196624/06/2018
from troutbeckJephcote8303/06/2018
From High Borrans. Used the slither of access land, but did require careful climbing over a wall and a fence. Recommend the route wainwright suggests, especially on a wet claggy day, as the ferns saturated me!MrChris198002/06/2018
Parked at the start of Dubbs Lane, then along this until gate allows easy access to hill. Return to Lane the onward to Sour Howes and Capple Howe on another warm sunny day in May.Dugswell229/05/2018
Avec Violaine et DinaYanndroid12/05/2018
With Peter in the snow with SallowsInez02/04/2018
Sour Howes, Sallows & Troutbeck Tongue with Stephen. Parked near Church Bridge on the lane between the church & Troutbeck village. 82/132.ADT20/02/2018
Breezy winter's day with showers forecast. From Troutbeck . . . Sallows next!apshepherd12/02/2018
From small layby N of the church. Deep powder snow on hill side. Turned off the Garburn Rd and followed wall up until due E of old quarry then direct to top. On to Sallows and Cappel Howe before returning. Not a long circuit, 9k, but enough in knee deep snow.jonglew20/01/2018
Sour Howes > Sallows from GR: NY 41207 02701ronaldo33301/01/2018
Climbed on a snowy day along with Sallows from Troutbeck.JonathanConey28/12/2017
Parked near the church for a snowy walk up to Sour Howes and Sallows.Delta6816/12/2017
Beautiful winters day. Walked from Troutbeck church: Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue.Lazylizzie03/12/2017
From Kentmere church, up and down Garburn Pass.Fell_wanderer06/11/2017