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Name:Fendrith Hill
Hill number:2724
Height:697m / 2287ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Durham (CoU)
Catchment:Tees, Wear
Watershed:Wearmouth, Tees Bay
Class:Nuttall, Bridge
(N,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 87709 33349
Summit feature:cairn 15m NNE of trig point
Drop:16m
Col:681m  NY875337  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91 92
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:trig point is at NY 87704 33334 and is 0.4m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Climbed from Swinhope Head, on the way to Chapelfell Top. With JT.Sprog07/05/2018
After Three Pikes via Noon Hill, Harthope Head and Chapelfell Top. Tough in parts. Back via Harthope Bank avoiding worst of quagmire. Great day. Staying in Golden Lion in St John's Chapel which I recommendtrimarc221/02/2018
Richard M's b'day weekend. Langdon Beck past the caves, track up to Church Bowers then rough terrain to Fendrith Hill. Along boundary fence to Chapelfell Top then return to Fendrith, along fence past Weardale Ski Club Tows (a couple of skiers out!) to Dora's Seat then descent to Scar End, Hanging Shaw, Hodge Hall. Frozen bogs except for a few places!zoob05/02/2018
From Harthope HeadSlash330/09/2017
Parked up at cattle grid to E. Ran over the rough, boggy ground following the fence / wall until hit the trigpoint just as visibility reduced to 50m and then headed for Chapelfell Top via a tortuous route before crossing the fence and following the drainage channel. Turned round and headed back to the car at which point visibility down to 50m for the whole route.madaddo22/09/2017
GIdris07/04/2017
2nd top solo walk tough conditions underfoot snow and boggycolinfielding21/03/2017
Snow fell yesterday giving a soft covering above 500m. Ascended from Harthope Head following the line of the fence. A drainage channel lead from the final corner of the fence north to the top. Snow hid the bog so I sank more than in previous days when I could see where to avoid. The trench takes you all the way to Fendrith Hill with good views south. Turned east following the fence past the ski tow and over Dora's Seat then down to the road crossing at Swinhope Head where I stopped behind a wall for lunch sheltering from the wind. Sun at times felt quite warm! I followed the fence gently uphill then cut the corner following buggy tracks at the 630m contour. The topic Westernhope Moor was very wet. I was tempted by the wooden track built for the buggies but it was very slippery and sunken into the water in the worst spots, so I went back to bog jumping. On the return I followed the line of the fence all the way which was Ok. Once back on the road I walked back to Daddry shield takinaxe.stephen24/02/2017
Out doing a few trigs from Swinhope Head. A bit up and down to this one.Walker Dan10/08/2016
SRFrank23/12/2015
As per route 10.4dianepick18/11/2015
Did the Nuttalls' walk with Chapelfell Top and Westernhope Moor.clivevilla22/10/2015
SIXTH CONSECUTIVE FINE DAY AT ALSTON BASE CAMP. DROVE TO SWINHOPE PASS, THEN EASY UP AND BACK WESTERNHOPE MOOR. AFTER LUNCH OUT AND BACK TO FENDRITH HILL AND CHAPELFELL TOP. A BIT BOGGY BETWEEN LATTER TWO BUT COULD FOLLOW GRASSY DEPRESSION SOME OF THE WAY.BURGESS30/09/2015
On Skis from ski liftsJohn Lee15/05/2015
From Swinhope Head on very cold wet,misty and windy day - visiblity c 50m - considerable time spent picking route through boggy ground carried on to Chapelfell Top even more bog hopping along side of ditchcelticrambler07/03/2015
Daddry Shield - Chapelfell Top - Fendrith Hill - Westernhope Moor - Swinhopehead House - Daddry Shield. Sunny, with the ground well frozen.davidpettit8408/02/2015
Nuttall Route. Chapelfell Top, Fendrith Hill, Black Hill, Westernhope Moor, Outberry Plain.ijpowell20/06/2014
From Swinhope Head, out and back over Fendrith Hill and Chapelfell Top.rhalstead19/04/2014
Fendrith Hill, Chapelfell Topronaldo33313/12/2013
Carried on from Chapel Fell Top, tried to follow boundary ditch but fresh snow covering peat and water made it difficult, fantastic views over to Cross Fell and the Duns with the golf ball. Trig point welcome sight then back down to Swinhope Head, then it was all downhill to WestgateGordonH10/11/2013
With G. From Swinehope Head > Black Hill > Westernhope Moor > Fendrith Hill retracing route > Chapelfell Top > Swinehope Head retracing route.RT197005/07/2013
Approached from Chapelfell Top, made much easier by following wide drainage(?) ditch, largely dry though. Trig on top slightly lower than small cairn 15m away.Aye Jimmy02/06/2013
The drainage channel from Chapellfell top was useful. On to Westernhope Moor.tsharp24/08/2012
Swinhope Head at top of minor road between Teesdale & Weardale (898332) – Fendrith Hill – Chapelfell Top – Reverse to Swinhope Head – Westernhope Moor – Reverse to Swinhope Head. (PM)gerrybowes23/05/2012
Westernhope Moor, Fendrith Hill, Chapelfell Top.lenman07/05/2012
With Dad. Came across via the drainage ditch from Chapelfell Top. Going not too bad for most of it - plenty of bog though! Agree with Nuttalls that this is the best summit on the route. Then fence/wall back down to the road and the car.AGWilliamson29/08/2011
First summit of the day at 7.45am after spending night in car near top of pass. Then on to Chapelfell top before returning to head east to Outberry Plain. Wouldn't like to do this walk after it's been raining!signyred24/08/2011
Up from the cattle grid to the east following the fenceline. Visited both the trig and the high point before heading north.Father Ted02/07/2011
From the minor road at Swinhope Head, and then onto Chapelfell TopFisky Boy14/05/2011
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke14/05/2011
From Chapelfell Top via drainage ditch on sunny morning then back to cattle grid to NW.Dugswell203/05/2011
Summit on way to Chapelfell Top from cattle grid on road- wet, windy and very boggynevans8406/02/2011
As Nuttall route. Bog not quite as bad as the Burnhope Seat round but not far off.David Gradwell08/10/2010
Completed this hill in the evening. Trig point marks the summit, quite good views of the surrounding area..nice a fence.Mc Tango29/08/2010
From Swinhope Head.Marshsand18/06/2010
From Westernhope Moor past the ski tows following the wall.mick23/04/2010
KeithByTheC10/03/2010
Collected on the way to Chapelfell Top. No time for Fendrith Hill though.ruthatlast20/09/2009
Not too boggyBramley18/04/2009
Night ascent on a beautiful hard frosty night - rock hard underfoot. Eerie light and wild horses to add to the atmosphere. Including a trip round Moking Hurth Cave.Hammy01/01/2009
Start ~ 895346. From Chapelfell Top, with Wombourne.steve hudson28/09/2008
Solo.Dangerous Dave10/05/2008
Unpleasant. Path to Chapefell boggy for first half then an excellent wide track.destaylor01/10/2007
With Jo, circular walk from Swinhopehead House: across fell to Cockran’s Cabin, Chapelfell Top, then along ridge to Fendrith Hill, Dora’s Seat , Swinhope Head continuing onto Black Hill, Westernhope Moor and Outberry Plain, then returning back along ridge to SH, then down road to start. Weather, sunny, warm breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob11/09/2007
Nuttalls' walk 10.4Crib Goch08/08/2007
easy to find. good viewsjohnfwoolley21/05/2007
easy to find triggigglejon28/01/2007
Parked at approx: NY895347. Cold but bright day. Most of the bog was frozen, however it was also an ankle twisting to walk on the frozen surface.Jhimmy17/12/2006
petey17/07/2005
The walk between Chapefell and this top proved very difficult with the bog becoming very deep. In places a ditch could be used but often this run out and we resorted to clinging to the fence. Weather so bad no chance of a view.garyhoney03/01/2005