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Name:Harter Fell
Hill number:3602
Height:521m / 1709ft
Parent (Ma):2755  Yarlside
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:NY 72107 00235
Summit feature:ground 1m S of cairn
Drop:120m
Col:401m  NY714007  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 138 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From high point on road (413m spot height). Easy ATV track followed all the way up; just under half hour in wind and rain.jonglew08/12/2018
Easy ascent from high point on road to the west, but I have orienteered over this hill in the past.JohnW03/10/2018
Easy walk up from high point on the road to the NW using quad bike marks.clivevilla11/09/2018
Fat Lamb to Sedbergh.raymondwilkes19/08/2018
C/W circuit (15km, 980m ascent) starting from CP just W of Rawthey Bridge. Wandale, Yarlside, Kensgriff, Randygill, Green Bell, Gere, Adamthwaite & Harter. Nice circuit - good variety of hills. Fine (a bit too hot) weather - only a few cleg bites today.ger04/07/2018
Wandale Hill and Harter Fell from Rawthey Bridge.rhalstead26/05/2018
Harter Fell from GR: NY 71518 00848ronaldo33323/03/2018
Hard roadside parking at top of Adamthwaite fell road. Quad bike track all way to top. Great views over mist in Eden Valley. Dead calm day made a nice change to recent winds. On to Fat Lamb for coffee, wish hadn't bothered as think it was breakfast leftovers re-heated.Hillsidenick15/11/2017
From high point on road in mist and rain.jenx23/10/2017
W Jenx and Bryher, not great conditions but only out the car 15mins. East quad track all the way now. Cairn got a rebuild job anyway so worth the tripnordicstar23/10/2017
With K and RM. Evening stroll from high point on road to W. Howgills look great for a future expedition. Farmer gave friendly wave as we stood by car.Ashley13/08/2017
3rdAlaric11/05/2017
From Handley's Bridge via Murthwaite and easy track, then rough path to summit. Return on similar line. Bit blowy on top where I arrived at same time as a bagger from the high point on the Adamthwaite road.SS30/04/2017
Part of circular walk from Cross Keys. Cross road at high point then quad bike track to summit. High rate of attrition today, having set off as group of 9 now only Denise, Graham and myself.RichardM12/03/2017
small cairn in mist. easy ascent over rough grass from road as part of Caultley spout circuit.Denise 12/03/2017
Parked Cross Keys, through Narthwaite and Murthwaite turn left on track at 715 989 and follow to just before wooden gate at 714 955 turn right,follow track to end then straight to summitdgresty25/01/2017
Started from pull off on Adamthwaite Road at NY71517 00845. Headed SE for the top. Good quod bike track all the way. Back to car by the same route. Thick mist with visibility ranging from 5 metres to 15 metres. A short walk before driving to London to see grandchildren.MikeM07/01/2017
Start ~ 714007. Climbed from the pass to Adamthwaite. With Wombourne.steve hudson14/09/2016
Parked at top of pass, GR 714007. A short walk to top and back. With SH.wombourne14/09/2016
See Randygill Fell.Campbell Singer09/08/2016
From Cross up ATV track. Lovely views over he Howgill Fells and western Pennines.Barbara Singer09/08/2016
As others from Cross. There and back to Harter Fell, then down to Adamthwaite, along bridleway until access land to climb (pathless) to the top of Wandale Hill. Back the same way.Fisky Boy08/05/2016
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke08/05/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie14/04/2016
Parked by bridge near point 375-good job as pull-in at top of road was occupied!Walked up road and along vehicle track/path direct to pleasant summit.With Oscar.catman14/04/2016
From Handley's Bridge. With Eire, Evan,Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave03/04/2016
With Jo, from Cross (high point of narrow road): Harter Fell then via Adamthwaite onto Wandale Hill (stones have now tripled). Weather; high cloud, mild, good visibility.amblerbob09/10/2015
Parked by bridge on minor road to Adamthwaite (NY71683 01075) – Headed E. above Gais Gill to pick up footpath – Knoutberry – Green Bell – Over Grere Fell & Adamthwaite Bank to Harter Fell. (PM CM)gerrybowes25/02/2015
Part of walk including Green Bell before descending back to the road and the car at 716011. With GB and CM.bolton25/02/2015
From Green Bell via Grere Fell and minor road summit. In and out of cloud. With GB £ PM.CJM25/02/2015
A chance to bag another Hump in conjunction with Wandale Hill. It was a bit of an adventure driving along the narrow road from Ravonstonedale, due to an overnight dump of sleet that had frozen solid. in particular the steep, sharp bends at Gd: 716010 where extreme caution was needed to safely get up the hill, (I was worried about the return journey) ! However I arrived at spot height 404 where i was able to park on a reassuring pile of grit. From there It was a short but blustery walk to the top of Harter Fell a, surprisingly nice hill, i arrived at the cairn in the midst of a hailstorm and found myself surrounded by a herd of wild horses who snorted alarmingly at my intrusion. Visibility was exactly...nowt ! i went in a straight line to Adamthwaite farm to start the other hill.thenomad09/12/2014
From summit of minor road near Adamthwaite - good parking. Grere Fell, Green Bell, Hooksey, Randygill Top, Wandale Hill, Harter Fell.ijpowell10/07/2014
Small area of hard standing parking at the summit of the Adamthwaite road (at 1374 feet). From here a 25 minute walk along vaguely trackable paths leads to the summit. If taking in Wandale Hill I would suggest parking here and walking up Harter Fell first. Easier ascents and gradients.moorsman08/03/2014
Camped in the Howgills at night, walked over the small summits of Knott and Knoutberry onto Green Bell, along to Randygill Top, bagged Hooksey, over sub-summits of Grere Fell and Adamthwaite Bank up onto Harter Fell. Such an underrated area.DanTrig07/07/2013
From pt 404 on minor road, jogged up Harter fell, then down to Adamathwaite at NE ridge to take in Wandale hill easily.nordicstar16/12/2012
Omm 2012 - DaveMountain Goat27/10/2012
Parked easily at the summit of the road to NW. Little path then it peters out but bits and pieces to top. Stroll+destaylor20/10/2012
From minor road to Adamthwaite. Passed a weather station (?) on way to this HuMP. Then back across the road to some more hills.Aye Jimmy20/05/2012
Successful triple 1200th Hump attempt with Chris B, Chris(+Tony) W and Jon W in dry, windy but improving weather. 22 on this summit for whisky, vodka and a special cake. Rob W, Jim B, Smudge, Martin R, Ann + Roland B, Bob + Louise, Gordon A, Mark T Andy TDugswell230/10/2011
Number 1200 for Jonathon Woods, Chris Watson and me. Many thanks to the 19 others who shared the hill and moment with the 3 of us.chrisbien30/10/2011
Ascended from near Adamthwaite with a party of 22 HuMP baggers for Chris Watson's, Jonathan Woods' and Chris Bienkowski's 1200th HuMP. Cloudy but dry.marktrengove30/10/2011
to complete DL's list: Lindsay & Janet Munro, Iain Brown, Andy T(2) & Phil C (+ 1 other?)Smudge30/10/2011
As a part of the triple 1200th Hump party. Enjoyed the whisky and vodka on the summit :)Sprog30/10/2011
Douglas ran out of space to mention Lindsay 'the Chanter' Munro and Janet, my sister in law Anna, Andy Tibbetts, Phil Cooper, and Iain Brown. Over 28,000 Humps climbed between us. A great day out!chriswatson30/10/2011
With Anna for Chris's 1200th Hump celebration with galaxy of RHB 'legends'!!citygent30/10/2011
Parked at top of very narrow road having scratched bumpers turning the car at a gate blocking the way. Followed a line uphill finding faint footprints and buggy tracks to the top at 14.55. A small heap of stones on the highest point of the grassy dome. Calf and a whole range of hills to SW. Banana.arranc22/07/2011
1dads02/04/2011
Started easy ascent from the double gradient arrows on the single track road to Adamthwaite. Lots of wild ponies on the top, all interested at looking at me.Jhimmy02/01/2011
from road to adamthwaitegigglejon22/05/2010
After-dinner stroll with Fiona from col.agentmancuso30/06/2008