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Name:Hampsfell
Hill number:5618
Height:222m / 728ft
Parent (Ma):2671  Gummer's How
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:SD 39959 79490
Summit feature:limestone paving: 120m N by E of Hospice
Drop:105m
Col:117m  SD405817  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7S
Observations:this ground is higher than Hospice (SD 39932 79372) and limestone paving 35m S of Hospice (SD 39937 79338)
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Separate hill entry (2696) exists for Wainwright Outlier 220m at SD399793
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 192 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From layby in Grange Fell Road, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL30/03/2019
From highpoint on road over to Cartmel ... up path and easy thin grass to summit after passing the Hospice.. darkN.Morters15/01/2019
From Cartmel, parking along by the church. Good tracks. Extensive limestone pavement at the high point.jonglew02/12/2018
Parked in racecourse car park at Cartmel [up to 2 hours £2.20]then followed well signposted route to Hospice and HumpCrib Goch29/09/2018
Just a short walk on after visiting the hospice.Wheelsy26/07/2018
From B5271 - Eggerslack Wood - Bishops Allotments - Hampfell (Hospice then summit) - Fell End - back via Bishops Allotments and Eggerslack Wood.briandavies17/06/2018
5th and penultimate top of a 15.3km route from the Wraysholme Crossing to Grange over Sands station, climbing Humphrey Head, Applebury Hill, Wart Barrow and Hampsfell (Wainwright Outlier) then easilyup to explore the Limestone pavement, carefully moving across it in the wet conditions. Onwards route using footpath to the N then profiling around to take a route through Eggerslack wood, heading for Blawith Hill....Dazingdale02/04/2018
With J.B. From P & D car park on Windermere Rd, Grange-over-Sands. Hospice, then limestone pavement. Return via Fell End summit cairn.ADT20/03/2018
11/11 (Loughrigg Fell/Great Stickle/Dunnerdale Fells/Tarn Hill/Stickle Pike/Parkhead Road Top/Ravens Crag (Wainwright Top)/Ravens Crag/The Knott/Hampsfell (Wainwright Top)/Hampsfell)Fergalh18/02/2018
Revisit as only went to the WO summit at the Hospice previously. Out & back from Grange Fell Road. On own.MorecambeMonkey29/07/2017
Short walk north from The Hospice up onto a fine limestone pavement. Returned by our outward route. With AT and JT.marktrengove22/07/2017
up from the cemetary for a look at the hospice with CissyAvidSockWearer08/06/2017
From Grange Fell Road to AW's summit at the poetic viewpoint indicator and on to the true summit on a delightful block of limestone pavement.Nick Down104/05/2017
Both tops. Lovely limescale pavement at the top. Beautiful views. With DTL from Grange-over-Sands train stationFionalevey22/02/2017
From Grange Over Sands train station with FJEtrimarc222/02/2017
With Effie, Avril and many Grays from Grangevictimofmathema26/11/2016
Both tops, from lay by on Windermere rd the up through woods, very pleasantbardolph19/11/2016
From Cartmell Pleasant walk to Hampsfell and Striber's BrowNorthender31/03/2016
With G. Grange-over-Sands > Hampsfell > Cartmel > Cark > Flookburgh > Humphry Head > Grange-over-SandsRT197025/03/2016
Ascended by the footpath from Broughton Lodge Farm, where there is a convenient layby. Heavy rain, wind and low cloud made this an unpleasant ascent, as this hill is very exposed to the south westerly wind.JohnW24/03/2016
On the clint and gryke! With GB.bolton25/02/2016
Parked in layby east of Club House on minor road at SD39562 77898 – NNE up road for about 350m & then along grassland paths to the WOF summit – A short walk across to the limestone pavement & HuMP summit. (PM)gerrybowes25/02/2016
From Grange Over Sands. Some great views of the snow covered Eastern fells.AlunRees3114/02/2016
From Grange Over Sands. Some great views of the snow covered Eastern fells.Alunrees3314/02/2016
Both tops from Grange.rhalstead27/12/2015
From the South with A&C after visiting the Hospice.PeterD24/12/2015
Sauntered up from Cartmel Priory with ZanderH on the way back from Blandswath.agentmancuso17/10/2015
From Grange Over Sands. Interesting summit with Limestone Pavement to main summit.Neil Haslewood13/08/2015
First visit here though it's great value for many numerous returns I'd bet.Alex C07/07/2015
Great viewTigger424202/07/2015
Rail and Walk...10.04 Preston to Grange Over Sands (08.45 from Manchester)...Up via Eden Mount, down via Eggerslack Wood....back on the 12.44 from Grange Over SandsDave25/05/2015
Done with Hilary because it was there. It hardly seems worth counting them as two different summits tops - but a ticked box is a ticked box when you are peak bagging.Aimless Rambler04/03/2015
With Parlick and Liz HalpinShutterlag11/01/2015
Run along limestone grikes. From Hiigginson's cafe, Grange.Eddie18/11/2014
from CartmelSid07/10/2014
CIrcular walk from Cartmel on mild overcast day.Good views despite haze.With Bridget and Oscar.catman14/09/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge14/09/2014
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie14/09/2014
Back again on a longer walk on a better day with L and Darren this time -on a walk from / to the cottage at Withernslack -also taking in the actual high point this time on nearby limestone pavement.Chris Pearson11/08/2014
With liz and Harriet. Windyhlpahamp22/12/2013
Hampsfell - Hampsfell (Wainwright)ronaldo33325/08/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/04/2013
From Windermere Road pleasant, if slippy walk, through Eggerslack Wood to Hospice then on to limestone pavementBramley08/03/2013
W Jenx on recovery walk. Park down on road in lay-by room for three cars nr Golf Club entrance at GR396778. Followed lane to FP onto hill. WO top on observatory summit and then HuMP top on nearby pavement. Back over Fell End and car. Cold day w snow showers but good views into Lakes summits, bays and Cartmell valley.nordicstar23/02/2013
From Grange train station. Visited this first unintentionally - we were captivated by the limestone pavement and couldn't resist a wander over it before heading to the Hospice.Jake99427/10/2012
Carried on from the Wainwright top.The Team21/05/2012
with Maddy & PhoebeTeasyChris06/04/2012
Take your pick which bit of the limestone pavement is highest.simon and co05/10/2011
From Grange through Eggerslack Wood.Aye Jimmy13/08/2011
Circled a wood believing it to be another wood and thereby addeding two miles onto the walk. Did about 10 miles today - am really unfit and need to lose weight.Phyll16/07/2011