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Name:Holme Fell
Hill number:2673
Height:317m / 1040ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,W,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 31503 00605
Summit feature:rock 60m SSW of cairn
Drop:165m
Col:152m  NY327017  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn on large rock outcrop (Birkett) 60m NNE at NY 31531 00657 is 0.5m lower; rock outcrop 110m NNE at NY 31557 00699 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 930 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the national trust car park and walked via Glen Mary Bridge. Easy path to summit. Solo hike.Zoe Little18/06/2019
From Tarn Hows via the waterfalls and Uskdale Gap. Several easy scrambles up to the main summit, network of paths across the top. Descended via bridleway to north and on to Black CragMrChris198001/06/2019
From Glen Mary car park along by Yew Tree tarn then through wood to pick up path to summit. Some Belted Galloway cattle grazing at the top.NormanW11/04/2019
From Hodge ClosePeteF30/03/2019
Parked in NT car park near Tew Tree farm and followed path past the farm and up to summit. Returned by same route. With LP.wombourne29/03/2019
Solo walk from Tarn Howes - Wainwright 155Nutty28/03/2019
Started to snow and we also headed to Cathedral QuarryWMW3110/03/2019
Windy day on top. Started out from Yew Tree tarn. Two hour walk up and down. Great Views to the Langdales and down Coniston WaterAndybmogg02/03/2019
With Sue from Little Langdale to Holme Fell then on to Tom Heights and return visa Oxen Fell path to Threeshires Pub. Cloudy and chilly.Frank01/03/2019
With Colin on a 38mph windy day. Completed with Black Crag.jonesj213/01/2019
Black Fell, Tom Heights, Holme Fell, Great How, Fletcher's Woodkeithouk06/01/2019
124belly07/12/2018
Summit probably reached during an orienteering event in May 1988, when trying to relocate. This walked ascent from the north, starting at Tilberthwaite was to confirm this. A perfect November afternoon with excellent views.JohnW26/11/2018
From Yew Tree Farm. A delightful short walk up and down through lovely woodland.lenman07/10/2018
No Lindsaytraceya8116/09/2018
Quick grab while at the Grasmere Guzzler beer festival. Blowing out the cobwebs from last night and earning a pint or two tonight.Mark T01/09/2018
Great climb up from Yew Tree Tarn.hannah&steven30/08/2018
Walked as a loop with Black Fell and Tarn Hows.peter_tun08/08/2018
Ascent with Jayne from Hodge Close. Visited Ivy Crag ridge first where Jayne rested while I carried onto summit. Summit is not the Wainwright cairn but the prominent slab 60m further south along the ridge. 2.83m with 197m of ascent in 1hr:38mins with 1hr:13mins moving time.pwhitaker_196614/07/2018
me and Tommy whilst on Gold exped DofePaul Beard01/07/2018
Yewfield. YH group.Mountainhikes09/06/2018
Loughrigg fell, Black Fell and Holme Fell with Neil BRoy_H29/05/2018
From the north, starting at the quarry. Late in the day in light drizzle, on my way home from North Wales to Fife. A short walk up a low hill in a spectacular mountain setting, which I will likely repeat in better light.Topographer5711/05/2018
From Tilberthwaite to Wetherlam via Tilberthwaite Gill and Wetherlam Edge. Descent via Red Gill Head Moss to Hole Rake. Across Yewdale Moss and Coniston Moor then descent to road via Goat’s Crag. Ascent of Holme Fell via Shepherd’s Bridge, Yewdale Farm and Harry Guards Wood. Descent to Holme Ground and back to Tilberthwaite.raymooremanx28/04/2018
Parked at Hodge Close up to Holme Fell via the tarns.Stu Percival19/04/2018
Standard approach taken, parked at national trust car park, along bridal way and up to col then up to summit. Passed 2 horses in lower field and in second field there were cattle but the cattle were thankfully not spooked by me. Marilyn 2 of 2 today.assynt_bob11/04/2018
With family. From Glen Marydavidahearn07/04/2018
From Glen Mary Bridge NT carpark via Yew Tree Farm north through Harry Guards Wood, then west to col and southwest to top.magreb08/03/2018
3) 10.3kn 11:33/km from Skelwith start in Hail then windy. rain and sun to follow. Holme Fell: Tarn Hows : Black Crag.HILLWALKER201807/03/2018
From Tarn Hows lower car park, Yew Tree Farm, Harry Guards Woods Holme Fell. Icy conditions, just after storm Emma and the 'beast from the East'. Very cold, no one else around.Lazylizzie03/03/2018
christopherpenningto11/02/2018
Parked at Tarn Hows lower car park, Yew Tree Farm, Holme Fell, back via road to High Yewdale. Cloud and Mist at first, cleared once reached the summit.Fell_wanderer23/01/2018
First of the year after a long lay off. Remarkably clear sunny day, first after a long lay off! Very badly poached entrance from Yew tree farm, feeding cattle on a public row. Summit lovely views especially off snow capped WeatherlamKarmakarl07/01/2018
Usual route up through Harry Guards Wood. With Damian & Alfie.Dangerous Dave26/12/2017
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
With Alex & Flori Jones, Michelle & Matt McDonald, Jake Jennings and GFE. Ascent from Glen Mary Bridge (outrageous NT parking prices but machine broken so free!) and came back via the Cumbria Way & Tarn How. 7.5km loopFionalevey15/12/2017
Snowy walk up to the summit, very icy in places.Delta6809/12/2017
From roadside parking area by Yew Tree Tarn. With Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave31/10/2017
With Westy, Knox and Will. Manuel overheated two minutes into the walk and went birdwatching.robba_wag08/10/2017
Dedicated roadside parking by the Tarn (alt 120m). Walk either way round it to pick up an excellent track to the summit. 3.49km return, 336m ascent, 70mins return.moorsman21/09/2017
After Black Fell . . . interesting climb . . . high bracken most of the wayapshepherd05/09/2017
Fourth of the afternoon, and a splendid hill. From the lay-by at Yew Tarn, following the path round the tarn, up the hill to the cairn and then over to the summit. Fabulous views.Gill30/08/2017
From NT car park near Yew Tree Farm. With Cal, Fred and Bob.Ham and Skate25/08/2017
Evening walk from Yew Tree Tarn. Parking in Layby then round north end of Tarn, small footbridge over street, then signpost to gate in wall. Path up the Uskdale gap then along to summit.N.Morters02/08/2017
From Glen Mary CPsqueegs09/07/2017
with Lynn Parkinderek_74417/06/2017
From Yew Tree Tarn Holme Fell Black Fell From Hardknott Pass Hard Knott Border End - incredible views of Scafell and BowfellWifey201613/05/2017
Just 2 short ones today Holme and black fell Hard Knott and Border End to finish Great walkTobo196913/05/2017
From Hawkshead out to Tarn Howes then on by Glen Mary to Holme Fell. DEscended north then round by High Oxen Fell and up Black Fell. Return to Hawkshead by Iron Keld and Skinner How.SS23/04/2017
with black FellJephcote8311/04/2017