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Name:Common Fell
Hill number:3828
Height:552m / 1811ft
Parent (Ma):2515  Helvellyn
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 38236 20460
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:18m
Col:534m  NY378200  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 219 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Sue from Dockray, a round of all hills in and around Hart Side and Great Dodd. A very warm day with good views.Frank23/07/2019
From Round How, on to Watermillock Common.Wycombe Wanderer26/05/2019
3rd of a 14 Top exclusion around Deepdale from Dockray. 5 hours in total. Hot & dry conditions.summitter20/04/2019
Parked at dirt area NY 380 219. Walked down to Dockray, then Bracken How -> Round How -> Common Fell -> Watermillock Common -> Swineside Knott -> Brown Hills -> Birkett Fell -> Hart Side -> Randerside -> High Brow -> Low How -> Matterdale Common. Nice sunny day.Jhimmy27/02/2019
From A5091, out and back over Bracken How, Round How, Common Fell, Swineside Knott and Brown Hills.rhalstead23/12/2018
Birkhouse Moor, Green Side, Hart Side, Birkett Fell, Brown Hills, Swineside Knott, Watermillock Common, Common Fellkeithouk19/08/2018
Short pre dinner walk up from DockraySeamus20/06/2018
From High Cascades car park above Aira Force, some breeze and overcast, 10.82km in 3 hours: Bracken How - Round How - Common Fell - Watermillock Common - Swineside Knott - Brown Hills - Birkett Fell - Hart Sidestevem7629/04/2018
One of those rare winter days in the lakes blue skies,no wind,birds singing and fantastic views.Round of Bracken Howe,Round Howe,Commom Fell,Swineside Knott,Brown Hills,BirkettFell,Low Howe and Low Howe.Easy going in the tussock Grass majority havinging quad bike tracks to the tops.jocks121/02/2018
Dockray - Bracken How - Round How - Common Fell - Watermill Common - Swines Knott - Brown Hills - Birk Fell - Hart Side - Sty Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Randerside - High Brow - Low How - Cockley Moor - Dockray. Deep powder snow. With FJ.Mark Jackson27/12/2017
Done with Richard T as part of a circuit from Dockray taking in Bracken How, Round How, Common Fell, Watermillock Common, Swineside Knott & Brown Hills. Weather good with great views over Ullswater.falunty10/10/2017
3rd in a round of 10 Birketts and Synges from Dockray, parking by the bridge, room for 4-5 cars. Bracken How, Round How, Common Fell, Watermillock Fell, Swineside Knott, Brown Hills, High Brow, Matterdale Common, Low How and Cocley Moor.jonglew03/10/2017
Part of a circuit of the Deepdale Dodds, starting from Dockray (Note: the National trust car park at NY397221 charges £7.50 for over 6 hrs and the machine does not currently take the new pound coins. Parking for 6 cars can be had in Dockray, opposite the phone box).BobHancock17/09/2017
High Row parking area at 380219 (Space for 10+ cars). The 13th top of an anticlockwise circuit above Aira Beck mopping up Birketts. From Watermillock Common, a short walk along ATV track before heading up path to the summit cairn. (S)gerrybowes31/05/2017
From Dockray Bracken How,Round How, Common Fell, Watermillock Common, Swinside Knott, Brown Hills, Birkett Fell, Hart Side,Green side, and back along the miners path.Bheinn08/03/2017
Repeat circuit of the Dockray fells on clear cool late autumn day. Onwards over Round How, Common Fell, Watermillock Common, Swineside Knott, Brown Hills, Birkett Fell, Hart Side, High Brow and Low How.nordicstar28/11/2016
High Cascades CP - Bracken How - Round How - COMMON FELL - Watermillock Common - Swineside Knott - Brown Hills - Glencoyne Park. Lots of deep snow above 400 metres made for very slow going - but great views!citygent25/11/2016
14th for the day before Round How. Solo.bolton11/11/2016
As part of a 9 hill round from Dockray.Wheelsy15/10/2016
Birkett - DOD4 horseshoe around Deepdale and Dowthwaitehead from car park at New Road, High Brow : 10.69 miles with 739m of ascent; 6hrs:19 mins total time; 4hrs:47mins moving time: - Low How - High Brow - Randerside - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Whitestones on Greenside - Hart Side - Birkett Fell - Brown Hills - Swineside Knott - Common Fellpwhitaker_196615/08/2016
From High Row. Deepdale circuit.ngthack17/07/2016
Eastern fells circuit from GlencoyneAjm031005/06/2016
Down from Hart Side to Dockray.bevandy11423/05/2016
NT car park-Bracken How-Round How-Green Side-Hart Side-Birkett Fell-BrownHills-Swineside Knott-Watermillock Common-Common Fell-Dockray-road-car parkjoseph mitchell03/05/2016
With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave27/03/2016
From High Row near Dockray (NY 38002 21878) - Low How - High Brow - Matterdale Common - Randerside - Great Dodd - Little Dodd (St John's Common) - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Green Side [White Stones - Green Side] - Hart Side - Birkett Fell - Brown Hills - Swineside Knott - Watermillock Common - Common Fell - Round How - Bracken How. Return to start point via Dockray.david23020120/03/2016
Dodd 4 and 5 Walked with Paul in the windiest conditions I have ever walked, particularly on the ridge.rwinrow30/01/2016
3828 8007 3827 3829 in a there and back. Easy parking by telephone box in Dockray then good path.destaylor29/10/2015
With Neil and Emma on a ten bagger.simon and co16/06/2015
2nd visit. After Swineside Knott and Watermillock Common - started from NT car park at NY396210Crib Goch30/05/2015
Walked up with Becky, day after her triathlon.chrisj196517/05/2015
Out for an afternoon jaunt with Kate to bag some of the Birketts around Watermillock. Lovely dry day, just a nip in the air. Wore my new Vapourise Rab jacket and very impressed, warm enough and no sweaty condensation.Mark T17/04/2015
down from hart sidebardolph08/10/2014
10th top of an enjoyable daycolinfielding15/08/2014
Bracken How - Round How - Brown Hills - Swineside Knott - Watermillock Common - Common Fellronaldo33329/06/2014
Dockray - Great Dodd fell Race.Eddie25/06/2014
Parked alongside Dockray village hall at an altitude of 948 feet, and followed an easy to walk track all the way to the summit.moorsman20/06/2014
Dockray Hartside Fell RaceLittledave30/04/2014
Nice top. See Bracken How.iredale03/03/2014
From Dockray, first going over two small Birketts then passing a large unexpected boulder just before summit cairn.Aye Jimmy22/11/2013
Done solo in descent from Hart Side to Dockray. On the east side I found the first lee suitable to stop for a few minutes lunch since setting off, I had done Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd and Hartside without finding a suitable spot that was not already occupied!Aimless Rambler01/09/2013
With JO and JMgarth8726/04/2013
Quick run from Dockrayjaggedlakes03/02/2013
With Jo, circular walk from Dockray: Common Fell, Watermillock Common, Swineside Knott, Brown Hills, path to Dowthwaitehead, then road to start. Weather; overcast, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob20/10/2012
W Jenx from Dockray CP just over bridge, lane past phonebox and open fell. To Bracken How, then onto Round How, great views of Ullswater. Steeply to Common Fell & cairn rebuild. Then Swineside Knott and Brown Hills.nordicstar09/09/2012
Climbed from Dockray, first summit on the way to Hartsiderobert25/06/2012
Dockray Bracken How Round How Common Fell Swineside Knott Birkett Fell Randerside High Brow Low How High Row DockrayAndy Hirst22/06/2012
From Matterdale end of OCR via Swineside KnottAnduril19/06/2012
Low Howe, High Brow, Randerside, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, White Stones - Green Side, Birkett Fell, Brown Hills, Swineside Knott, Common Fellronaldo33321/04/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere15/01/2012