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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, Catchment Boundaries, Wear
Watershed:Wearmouth, Tees Bay
Class:Nuttall, Bridge
Grid ref:NY 87709 33349
Summit feature:cairn 15m NNE of trig point
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 236 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After a snack in the car at Swinhope Head. 1 hour.Wycombe Wanderer18/01/2020
Round of Fendrith Hill and Chapelfell Top from Harthope HeadRobB09/12/2019
With Sue from 86089 34786 on Langdon Beck to St Johns Chapel road along quarry track for 100m and up hill dodging peat hags to summit Chapelfell Top then along sort of track to Fendrith Hill. Return easier than ascent via down to quarry to car.Frank28/09/2019
From cattle grid due E, after doing hills on W side of road. Dora's Seat -> Fendrith Hill -> Chapel Fell S Top -> Chapelfell Top, then retraced steps back to car. Rough ground, mainly peat hags, from Fendrith to Chapelfell; cut the corner on the return hags bigger so prob didn't save much time.jonglew02/09/2019
From Chapelfell Top via John Nuttall’s alternative summit. The boundary ditch made a pleasant alternative to peat bogs for some of the way. The descent to the quarry was helped by a developing ATV track to the old quarry and dramatic views as the cloud lifted and merely loured.Nick Down123/08/2019
From cattle grid to the east. Up to Fendrith Hill then across to Chapel Fell through peat hags and bog. A gully/ditch running east of the fence made for an easier return to Fendrith Hill.mart079708/08/2019
Nuttalls route via Chapelfell Top. Good views from the summit, Teesdale was under a cloud inversionGary Heath29/06/2019
with the dog walked from Swinhope Head GR NY 89839 33173 a layby at the cattle grid heading over to Fendrith Hill passing the top of the sky lifts one a good day you can see this quite boggy and lots of peat hags about summit is a fe meters from the OS trig the headding over the hags to get to the summit of Chapelfell top 2 summits hear and unsure which was the true one to can carry on down the ridge and then head for the road i opted to go down the side of the fell as no visibility could soon see the farm and the road thinking that looks tough trust me the road is miles easier than the walk itself back to the parking spot to refill with water and off over to Westernhope moor this is the boggiest part of the walk stick to the fence and walls unlike meDarren-44318/05/2019
en route from Chapelfell Top to Westernhope Moor, as per Nuttalls. with SCM.IanHHill02/11/2018
From summit of road at Swinhope Head.Winterfloodian18/07/2018
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
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
Walked on my own from St. John's Chapel. Warm but thick mist all day. This summit is easy to find from Chapel Fell Top with the help of a wide gully and a fence that leads all the way to the trig point. No view today.flockwatcher14/09/2016
Out doing a few trigs from Swinhope Head. A bit up and down to this one.Walker Dan10/08/2016
As per route 10.4dianepick18/11/2015
Did the Nuttalls' walk with Chapelfell Top and Westernhope Moor.clivevilla22/10/2015
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
Collected on the way to Chapelfell Top. No time for Fendrith Hill though.ruthatlast20/09/2009
Not too boggyBramley18/04/2009