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Name:Claife Heights
Hill number:2683
Height:270m / 886ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,WO)
Grid ref:SD 38204 97344
Summit feature:rock 2m SSW of trig point
Drop:177m
Col:93m  SD352992  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Parked on Loanthwaite Lane, straight up Latterbarrow, then worked my way through the woods past Three Dubs Tarn and onto Claife Heights, then virtually retraced my steps back to parking place.Chipstertrain28/01/2019
With John and Kim from the NT CP just north of the chain ferry. Up at Harrow Slack then north to Belle Grange before returning (in the dark) by way of the track along the shore.Newton Maximus04/01/2019
From Far Sawrey starting at £2 honesty box car park at Braithwaite Hall. Walked to corner in B road then followed footpath signposted to Claife Heights but it did not lead to the summit and I was obliged to trespass SE along the ridge which is defended by young spruce, marsh, fallen trees, considerably more than England's access laws. Returned on the RoW path that I should have gone up, but that path is not signposted to Claife Heights in Far Sawtry.Topographer5714/09/2018
From Red Nab car park with a little loop around the top to take in Low Pate Crag and High Pate Crag with better views.squeegs25/07/2018
Parked at Near Sawrey - TRACKS - to Moss Eccles Tarn then Wise Een Tarn - Hollins Band Plantation - on towards Belle Grange but turned for the Heald (below the mast) then summit of Claife Heights (High Blind Howe) and trig -Far Sawrey then back along lane to Near Sawrey.briandavies17/06/2018
From Far Sawtry. A case of following paths. Yes it is far busier than it deserves to be though im not sure how many visit the top. Is this the only trig in cumbria you can step on to? My last Ma in region 34 so I stayed a while.. trampled the bracken around the oak sapling. Enjoyed the sunshine for a while and on my way back had a chat with a chap from Stirling who had earlier hit 600 marilyns in the Sedbergh area.stig_nest28/05/2018
Parked at the village hall in Far Sawrey. Paths and a short diversion to Scale Ivy Intakes, then a forest maze to reach Claife Heights, and AW's route back by lovely Moss Eccles Tarn.Nick Down109/05/2018
A solo run up Latterbarrow followed by a run up Carran Crag followed by a walk over Claiffe Heights. A fine day out if a little cool and breezyShutterlag26/04/2018
AWs outliers first of two on a walk from Far Sawry also taking in Latterbarrow.WAYNE ROWLETT18/03/2018
From Ash Landing car parkWinterfloodian26/01/2018
A wander up from Near Sawrey on a sunny and frosty day. Some nice views on the way but not much from here.Walker Dan08/01/2018
Hawkshead - Latterbarrow - Claife Heights - Sawrey - Esthwaite - Hawkshead 9mraymondwilkes11/12/2017
Up from Far Sawrey. Final Wainwright Outlying Fell. Celebrated with dram & Eccles Cake in splendid isolation. Not a great hill. Thought Scale Ivy Intakes was better. Oak sapling next to summit, choked by blasted bracken. Cleared it away & if everyone who visits the summit does the same, it should prosper.ngthack31/10/2017
From Far Sawry. Good track initially then a few boggy sections. Lunchtime run.N.Morters26/10/2017
Approached on good tracks/paths from the Northwest after firstly visiting Latterbarrow. Returned as outward,bypassing Latterbarrow to the South. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/10/2017
Summer House Knott, Summer Sides Wood, Finsthwaite Heights, Scale Ivy Intakes, Claife Heights, Latterbarrowkeithouk10/09/2017
First of 4 for the day, from Far Sawrey. An inexplicably popular walk, judging by the multitude of footprints on the nasty muddy track and boggy summit trail, though too early for anyone else to be about. The forest is a bit of a mess really, and the summit is enclosed by trees. The best bit is the walk across fields up to the forestry.Gill31/08/2017
From Latterbarrow. Head high bracken but the path was almost cleartrimarc223/08/2017
WOs 4,5 and 6. A lovely sunny day. Went up Latterbarrow from Hawkshead by W's route. Excellent views of Coniston, Langdale and Kentmere fells. Followed forest tracks to Claife Heights and returned to campsite for lunch. Both cycled to Grizedale in the afternoon and went up and down Carron Crag.BURGESS12/07/2017
Claife Heights - Scale Ivy Intakes from GR: SD 37890 95419ronaldo33302/07/2017
Circuit from Far SawreyAjm031026/05/2017
From Far Sawrey following tracks apart from very short burst to clear felled area 500m from summit. Pleasant and dry enough for trainers.SS25/03/2017
KeithByTheC18/03/2017
Scale Ivy Intakes, Claife Heights and LatterbarrowAlunrees3308/03/2017
Red Nab - Windermere shoreline - Scale Ivy Intakes - Claife Heights - Latterbarrow - Red Nab. Summit not far off the footpath.davidpettit8412/02/2017
Scale Ivy Intakes and Claife Heights from Far Sawrey. Pleasant walk and easier to follow than I feared. 3 1/2 miles round trip.clivevilla23/01/2017
In low cloud all day, so no views. Very slippy rock and mud abounded. Poor extraction work by the Forestry Commission hereabouts on PRoW, with no sign of repair.Karmakarl23/01/2017
Overcast day from Red Nab CP then picnic lunch at Moss Eccles Tarn, then ascending latter barrow, Scale Ivy Intakes, and Claife Heights then down, descending in the darkJoel45130/12/2016
With Umbrella Club (25 of us at start of walk!) on overcast day from Red Nab CP then picnic lunch at Moss Eccles Tarn, down to Far Sawrey Cuckoo Brow Inn for mulled wine/cider! Party split, some returning via lakeside whilst we joined Joel's hill-bagging party (Gordons, Harry D) back over Scale Ivy Intakes, High Pate Crag and Claife Heights then down via The Heald and Belle Grange, descending last bit in dark listening to hooting owls.zoob30/12/2016
From Far Sawrey, out to Latterbarrow first, 100th peak this year, with Rachel and Colinbardolph27/12/2016
Repeat w Jenx this time from Far Sawrey. Nice woodland stroll and our final 580th Marilyn of the year since Stac an Armine, a good point to stop!nordicstar17/10/2016
Good paths and easy to find a way to the top.jenx17/10/2016
Round from Far Sawrey with Michael Earnshaw.David Purchase14/10/2016
Pleasant walk using WOF route from Far SawreyCrib Goch08/10/2016
A wet walk with Andy and poppyTobo196928/09/2016
An unexciting walk from Village Hall car park (£2) at Far Sawrey. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/holm-fell-and-claife-heights.htmlGayle05/06/2016
From the Ash Landing Car par. Claife Heights and Latterbarrow, then back to the car via the shore path. Absolutely stunning day!!AlunRees3117/03/2016
Done with Richard Turner and dog Jess, some lovely views on a cold grey dayfalunty09/03/2016
On a small round of hills to W of Windermere: Scale Ivy Intakes - Claife Heights - Latterbarrow - Castle Wood Hill.jonglew04/03/2016
From Far Sawrey via Scale Ivy IntakesTony J14/02/2016
Damp and overcast day nil view from the top. Question why AW included this one.Perhaps to demonstrate how tree planting can wreck the place!!jocks104/01/2016
From Hawksheadejjohnstone28/12/2015
£2 car park donation in Far Sawrey. Some views by walking the loop of paths round the trig.TeasyChris27/07/2015
up through woods from thompsons holme.robertphillips18/07/2015
Tarns walk from SawreyHavenchris27/06/2015
With Paul and Mary, warm humid dayian499324/06/2015
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Geocaching in the area and decided to bag a few trigs and benchmarks on route, good track most of the way but some of the tracks we wanted to take on the return journey only existed in the imagination of the map maker which extended our walk a few kilometers today.thejackrustles03/04/2015
Walked on my own from Ash Landing car park to High Sawrey using a mixture of routes from Wainwright's Outlying Fells, National Trust Information and signposts on the trail. Showery but clear. Did have one hail shower but it didn't last long. As I came down at High Sawrey, I missed the tarns that Wainwright mentions on his route so walked up to these the next morning. These were well worth visiting especially Wise Een Tarn which has wonderful views of The Langdale Pikes.flockwatcher19/02/2015
from Far SawreyJim Cooper03/01/2015
from Far SawreySue Cooper03/01/2015