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Name:Beacon Fell
Hill number:2686
Height:255m / 837ft
Parent (Ma):2668  Kirkby Moor [Lowick High Common]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Clem
Grid ref:SD 27810 90710
Summit feature:cairn
Col:127m  SD261871  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N OL6S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 288 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
(Sat) Brown Howe car park - BEACON FELL - Beacon Tarn - Anne Riggs - Brown Howemnph14/03/2020
Sister had done this one before so left me to nip up and down.Dusty04/02/2020
Debs, Tali, Jane and Jill. NY walk after the girls swam.Mountain Goat01/01/2020
With Denise ( and 30 others ) to celebrate her 3000th Tump - Fantastic achievement!DanMaisieBex30/12/2019
My 3000th tump with 34 people on top. Approached under an arch of poles, followed by Prosecco, whisky and cake. Dry, mild and overcast. From the lakeside P and D carpark on good track. Thanks all for coming!Denise 30/12/2019
Walked up in low cloud as part of Denise's 3000th tump. Celebration on the summit! ( Part of New year 2019 @Thurston )Joel45130/12/2019
From lakeside car park, road then grassy path to summit. Denise's 3000th Tump joined by 34 others and celebrated with whisky, prosecco and cake. Mild, calm and misty views.RichardM30/12/2019
From Brown Howe via Coats Hill and Fisher High with M&V.PeterD29/12/2019
Good off road parking for a few cars at SD 2779 8884. Wool Knott and Fisher High first before taking a direct line across to here, my penultimate Cumbrian HuMP.jonglew13/12/2019
Revisit with Julia,Pete,Felix and MorrisDave Geere23/11/2019
From Gawthwaite, walked Great Burney,Blawith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Wool Knott, Beacon Fell and Yew Bank then returned to Gawthwaite.Walkingmurphy18/11/2019
cheeky little walk inc Beacon TarnDunks24/10/2019
Parked on the side of the main road and a quick walk out to bag Beacon Fell and Wool Knott.Chipstertrain20/10/2019
RevisitDave Geere14/10/2019
After a small lie, we walked around Hougun Manor to look at my land. Over Anne Rigg and Beacon, even had a swim in Beacon Tarn. 2hr30mins: 7.65km; 285mByronHaywood15/09/2019
With Jill from Water Yeat on a Foot Loose walk on a dry dayGrey Hare18/08/2019
From Fisher HighIsbjorn13/07/2019
The final fell on my second round of the Wainwright Outlying Fells. Climbed from Brown Howe on the 30th anniversary of my Munro compleation, with my brother, sister, brother-in-law and also Michael Earnshaw and Stephen Moore.David Purchase03/06/2019
With K easily from minor road to NE. Great view and very wild feeling for the Lakes. Saw unusual orchidsAshley20/05/2019
Walk with Olly and Rachel. Mum and Dad waited by Beacon Tarn.JK13/05/2019
From Brown Howe car park, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL27/03/2019
Ascent of Great Burney from Kirkby Moor. On, via Little Burney to Subberthwaite Common, Birch Bank and Tottlebank, to Blawith Knott. Follow path to Tottlebank Height and Wool Knott. From Beacon Tarn, cross country via Tarn Riggs and Rattan Haw to Yew Bank. Return to Cumbria Way and ascent of Blawith Fells. Follow Cumbria Way via Bleak Knott to Tottlebank and Kiln Bank. On to Raisthwaite, Bay Bottom, Gawthwaire, Combs and back to Kirkby Moor.raymooremanx23/03/2019
Late afternoon walk with the bairns from Brown Howe car park , fine sunny dayGary Heath01/01/2019
Revisit with KeithDave Geere29/12/2018
A solo walk taking in every ring contour just incase, but primarily. Blawith Knott, Yew Bank, Fisher High, Beacon Fell,Wool Knott and Tottlebank High. A cool, overcast unhurried day with a late afternoon burst of watery sun on Tottlebank High. A fine circuit.Shutterlag05/11/2018
CHAOS Club trip, short afternoon walk in pouring rain , Brian, Steve, Tony, Alan Conway, Alan Rutter and myselfLou03/11/2018
AW's outliers fifth of six from the grass parking area just after Burney cottage on a twelve mile walk. Route took in Burney, Blawith knott, Tottlebank height, Wool knott, Beacon fell and Yew bank.WAYNE ROWLETT15/09/2018
AW's route from the Stable Harvey track. Lovely.Nick Down112/05/2018
Circular route from Brown Howe carpark to Fisher High (for those who are Tump (200-299m) bagging) to Beacon Tarn (and round it), then back via Beacon Fell. Great views of Coniston Water and Peel Island from up here.thejackrustles12/04/2018
From Brown Howe in the gloaming. Bet it's a good little fell on a better day .Mark Sims03/01/2018
Via Beacon TarnAdam Cowley30/09/2017
First of 5 WOFs in the area. Let down by the bracken. Somebody needs to spray the whole lot with Agent Orange.ngthack12/09/2017
Exploring the Blawith FellsTina01/09/2017
Did with Wool Knott, and Yew BankWayne Mac25/08/2017
WOs 11,12,13,14 and 15. Another lovely sunny day. Walked from Birch Bank Farm campsite to Giant's Grave, then over Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Heights. Continued over Wool Knott, then horrendous fight through pathless bracken to Yew Bank and back to do Beacon Fell (gorgeous views) before descending to Beacon Tarn and back to the campsite - a great day out apart from the bracken (complete with ticks).BURGESS16/07/2017
Ascent from brown Howe carparkCoxswain20/06/2017
From Brown Howe Car Park near Coniston Water (SD 29051 91067) - Beacon Fell - Wool Knott - Tottlebank Height - Blawith Knott - Burney - Combs - Yew Bank - Fisher High. Clear paths throughout although a little vague in places, lots of road walking in between Blawith Knott & Burney and also in between Combs & Yew Bank. An enjoyable walk to bag six Wainwright Outlying Fells.david23020128/05/2017
From A5084 parking area, a round of Beacon Fell, Wool Knott, Tottlebank Height and Blawith Knott.rhalstead17/04/2017
Parked outside chapel at Woodlands. Yew Bank, Green How, Anne Riggs, Coats Hill, Fisher High (after diversion round Stable Harvey Moss due to stolen stream) Beacon Fell, Wool Knott, Tottlebank Height, Bramwith Knott, Thornthwaite Latter Rigg.ijpowell30/03/2017
Twice! BCR Blawith Fell RaceLittledave12/02/2017
Parked near Lake Bank, Beacon Fell, Yew Bank, Wool Knott. Damp conditions.Fell_wanderer20/01/2017
Repeat HumpMartin R30/12/2016
Blawith Fells CircuitAjm031011/11/2016
From Woodland church, parking on verge, up the lovely lane towards Yew Bank, up to the col on the old grassy track, minor top then from Yew Bank to Fisher High, Beacon Fell then Cumbria way to Wool Bank, Tottlebank Heights and then Blawith Knott. Good 600m+ circuit, back down road to car.nordicstar21/10/2016
An afternoon walk from Torver picking up a couple of caches on the way.Walker Dan21/10/2016
I orienteered here 30 years ago - and I can see why it has not been used much since. Do not attempt a autumn direct ascent from the public car park to the East - the very good path is actually a loop. Leaving this takes you though bracken and bramble - and in steep sections this will be over head height. Once again - very very good views - it is a beacon hill... A longer but more pleasant walk down using the path heading North East from the summit.M3WDD24/09/2016
fa, wife & kids, sunny & breezy, 2.64km from small car parking space on the minor road, path through bracken straight to top, good viewsrum doodle 05/07/2016
Did a hill bagging walk from sunny bank lay-bye. ANNE RIGGS - GREEN HOW - YEW BANK - FISHER HIGH - WOOL KNOT - BEACON FELL - COSTS HILL. Sunny spells day and a walk not to be done in poor visibility or wet. LOTS OF HEATHER to walk through.Hill Wanderer25/05/2016
With Mick and Alf. Treasure Box with guestbook in cairnBillyP14/04/2016
Done with Richard Turner as part of a circuit taking in Yew Bank, Coulter Stone, Wool Knott, Tottlebank Heights & Blawith Knot. Sunny spell and heavy showers. Stunning views over the Coniston Fells.falunty07/04/2016