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Name:Fiend's Fell
Hill number:2757
Height:634m / 2080ft
Parent (Ma):2707  Cross Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Tyne (Newcastle)
Watershed:Tynemouth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Solway Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 64384 40630
Summit feature:stone 15m NE of cairn
Drop:27m
Col:607m  NY646401  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:summit probably lies within 10m of this point; trig point 70m W at NY64315 40656 is lower
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Fiends Fell and Melmerby Fell from car aprk of burnt out café at Hartside Summit. 6.07miles, 2 hours 16m.clivevilla19/10/2019
From the ruined Hartside cafe. What a shame it has not been rebuilt! Up by the grouse butts on the way out. Back more direct via the stone man. Head to back corner of car park to find start of both trails. Chilly! With B and R.jenx28/09/2019
An early evening walk from the former Hartside café, over Fiend's Fell, Little Knapside Hill and Knapside Hill, whose shelter cairn had been a sighting mark from the start, to the little row of candidate summit cairns North of the main cairn on Melmerby Fell. The setting sun was my companion on the walk back.Nick Down128/03/2019
From remains of cafe walked down bridleway for about 300 metres to plank giving access to small path which leads through gate to large cairn.Then 4wd track all the way to the summit.Dry underfoot on glorious hot sunny day.With Oscar.catman26/02/2019
Nuttalls route. Stunning morning, cloud inversion over the LakesGary Heath24/02/2019
Fiend’s Fell > [Little Knapside Hill pt. 2107] > Little Knapside Hill > Knapside Hill > Melmerby Fell > Stony Rigg > Melmerby Fell > Knapside Hill > Little Knapside Hill > Fiend’s Fell from GR: NY 64659 41812Hippster19/01/2019
Fiend’s Fell > [Little Knapside Hill pt. 2107] > Little Knapside Hill > Knapside Hill > Melmerby Fell > Stony Rigg > Melmerby Fell > Knapside Hill > Little Knapside Hill > Fiend’s Fell from GR: NY 64659 41812ronaldo33319/01/2019
Fiend’s Fell > [Little Knapside Hill pt. 2107] > Little Knapside Hill > Knapside Hill > Melmerby Fell > Stony Rigg > Melmerby Fell > Knapside Hill > Little Knapside Hill > Fiend’s Fell from GR: NY 64659 41812ronaldo33318/01/2019
Fiend’s Fell > [Little Knapside Hill pt. 2107] > Little Knapside Hill > Knapside Hill > Melmerby Fell > Stony Rigg > Melmerby Fell > Knapside Hill > Little Knapside Hill > Fiend’s Fell from GR: NY 64659 41812Hippster18/01/2019
Parked at Hartside cafe & followed the road back towards Alston before turning off on the Maidens Way up onto Melmerby Fell then across onto Fiends Fell.Stu Percival12/11/2018
final hill of the day from the destroyed hartside cafe left melmerby fell for another day as weather deteriorated solocolinfielding05/11/2018
From the burnt-out Hartside Cafe. Direct line taken over heather moorland, rough ground.jonglew21/09/2018
From HartsideSlash323/06/2018
Nice walk with the dog from the cafe boggy in placesDarren-44326/08/2017
From Hartside.Winterfloodian09/08/2017
Was staying at Melmerby so started there.Took the track from GR 6148 3767 to 6129 4009. Took mainly roads to Renwick. Pleasant climb up to Thack Moor, Watch Hill and Black Fell and then down to Hartside where I had some lunch. Fiends fell and then Little Knapside Hill and then picked up the path at GR 6366 3834 which was a pleasant walk.tsharp06/07/2017
fa, 4 in party, 9.9km, mist, hail and sleet, round trip from harassed cafe car park to melmerby fell, wet underfoot and in the hail and sleet.rum doodle 04/11/2016
Parked at Hartside Top Café - easy grassy but damp ascent to trig cairns then back to café for tea and cake.briandavies20/10/2016
Walked on my own from Melmerby. using walk c430 after Melmerby Fell. Glorious sunshine with a pleasant breeze. Enjoyed the walk to this fell from Melmerby Fell. A little wet in places but no problem bogs to contend with. Good views and a good path back to Melmerby.flockwatcher16/08/2016
Hartside Caferoute68519/07/2016
EASY DAY AFTER RANGES MARATHON OUT AND BACK FROM/TO HARTSIDE CAFE OVER FIENDS FELL AND MELMERBY FELL. OVERCAST AFTER 9 DAYS OF SUNSHINE AT ALSTON BUT PLEASANT CONDITIONS AND EASY TERRAIN.BURGESS04/10/2015
Walk to complete the English Nuttalls with Dad. Final one was Fiend's Fell.AGWilliamson26/09/2015
from Cafe - en route to Mell fell.stig_nest26/07/2015
East from Hartside Cafe along the A686 for 1.2Kms to single derelict house on the north side of the road then opposite down green lane to join Maiden Way roman road by wood. SSW to Megs Cairn then over Melmerby Fell (Dun Edge), Knapside Hill, Little Knapside Hill to Fiends Fell and back to Hartside with Mary.Glenelg27/06/2015
Walked up from Hartside for the YSM.Walker Dan24/06/2015
Solo. Done twice on there and back to Cross Fell from Hartside Cafe.Aimless Rambler26/05/2015
To the north west of Melmerby Fell lay Knapside Hill and a clear track, so I decided that this would be the better return route and would avoid a second wade. The snow was intermittent on the ridge and this was the easiest walking of the day. The only obstacle came where the ground dipped sharply before rising again to Fiends Fell, and I had to pick my way carefully round the east of the hollow to avoid sinking into snow.peter4lc25/02/2015
Parked at Hartside Cross on the A686 Penrith to Alston road south on course of Old Tramway to area of old mines where the tramway ends at a river valley Aglionby Beck. Then followed a line past mine workings to the top of Melmerby Fell 709m marked as Dun Edge. Headed NW across nice grassy top to Knapside Hill and ate lunch in the shelter of the large cairn. Then north to Little Knapside Hill and Fiends Fell. 634m and down to the pass. Continued tstraight across to Black Fell as we had plenty of time. Snowed briefly when we got back to the car.axe.stephen16/02/2015
Spectacular sunset over the Lakes.PeteF28/12/2014
Via Stone Man and trig, from cafe, with Alexander.agentmancuso05/08/2014
Another clear warm day, jogged up from Hartside cafe. No obvious direct line, so went left (East) after second gate to line of grouse butts. Followed these then ATV track to summit. Cairn and trig. Great views, and clear. Criffel in distance. ATV track leads more directly to stone man and then to near start point - hidden line through reeds or may have seen to go up that way. 30 min round trip running.nordicstar28/07/2014
Very easy stroll on a nice grassy track from Hartside cafe. Surely one of the easiest 2000ft'ers in England? Very pleasant top.Jake99425/07/2014
Fiends Fell - Little Knapside Hill - Mermerby Fell - Little Knapside Hill - Fiends Fellronaldo33327/06/2014
Fiends Fell - Little Knapside Hill - Mermerby Fell - Little Knapside Hill - Fiends Fellronaldo33326/06/2014
Only 25m above the road, best walked from Hartside Cafe and not the public footpathgeoffreybbb25/06/2014
With Jo, two walks from Hartside Cross. In morning followed fence to Benty Hill (excellent views down the Gilderdale Valley), and then in afternoon to Fiend’s Fell. Weather; generally sunny with high intermittent clouds, warm, good visibility.amblerbob26/05/2014
Here for the trigpoint, Pasturehouse Farm, before I even new about hill bagging, only went as far as trigpoint so summit not reached. TP:UK log: Journeyed on up from the cache at the cairn up to the trig point, very cold and windy up here today but worth it for the viewthejackrustles08/04/2014
Gentle walk from Hartside once you've located the track. Summit seems to be three stones about 15m from a larger cairn and some distance from a trig point.Aye Jimmy10/09/2013
A Wet day out. Melmerby > Cuns Fell > Melmerby Fell > Fiend Fell > Melmerbymcbiydw206/09/2013
With G. From A686 NY 678 424 > Maiden Way > Melmerbey Fell > Fiend's Fell > Hartside Height > Benty Hill > start.RT197030/06/2013
Melmerby Fell and Fiend's Fell following Nuttall's route.rhalstead20/02/2013
Done after Melmerby fell - see there for details. Back along A686 to avoid ice on old road.Man of Kernow111/12/2012
Hartside Café – Track towards Twotop Bridge – After about 400m head S. along signed path past Cairn – Fiend’s Fell – Little Knapside Hill – Knapside Hill – Melmerby Fell – Reverse back to Hartside Café. (Solo)gerrybowes01/10/2012
Across from Melmbury Fell via Knapside (which was more impressive than either of them) and then on to Hartside Cafe for a delicious hot beef bap.tsharp21/08/2012
CJM16/01/2012
Nuttalls 9.2: a walk in mist, and I didn't turn off Maiden Way in the right place; but the tops were found. A very welcome cuppa and cake at the Hartside cafe afterwards.ruthatlast14/10/2011
cairn is at NY 64377 40621. Reference given is Trig point. Cairn seems to be higherPeteN08/10/2011
From Hartside. Set off in thick cloud which did eventually clear before going onto Melmerby FellFisky Boy27/09/2011
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke27/09/2011
With Alison. Traversed from Black Fell via Hartside pass. Reasonable path all the way to the summit.davidpettit8428/08/2011