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Name:Beacon Fell
Hill number:2686
Height:255m / 837ft
Parent (Ma):2668  Kirkby Moor [Lowick High Common]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Clem
Grid ref:SD 27810 90710
Summit feature:cairn
Col:126m  SD261871  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N OL6S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 378 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in layby west of Gawthwaite and climbed Burney, Blaiwith Knott, Yew Bank, Fisher High, Beacon Fell, Wool Knott, Tottlebabk Height and Combs.oldbagger2709/05/2024
Parked in the small lay-by at the end of the minor road, just S of Brown Howe car park. Pleasant walk up the road to the grassy track shortly before the hairpin bend. Followed tracks to the summit. Good views of surrounding hills in snow.LizH19/01/2024
Followed Wainwight route from Brown Howe car park.A beautiful sub zero day which made the muddy bits easier since they were iced up.Met someone on the summit who had been swimming in Beacon Tarn.Hirta01/12/2023
Kirkby Moor, Subberthwaite Bank, Beacon Fell, Coats Hillkeithouk20/08/2023
Revisit via Slatestone FellDave Geere03/03/2023
after Wool Knott. Easy. Great viewstrimarc213/09/2022
With AR(S)VIPete2824/08/2022
With Andy good clear day, after Wool Knott.colinfielding16/11/2021
From Wool Knott, along Cumbria Way past the tarn and up the west face to the top.Andrew Pearson16/11/2021
A revisit after Torver Back Common and Coats Hill. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/10/2021
With Sue on round of 7 from parking at the eastern end of the right of way. Anne Rigg, round N of tarn to Green How, Yew Bank, Fisher High, Wool Knott and Beacon Hill, Coats Hill take first gate through field and return to gate, followed track to short road walk to car park.Frank27/05/2021
By far the best place to park is on a large grass area about 100m before the final U bend on the minor road to the north . The black dotted line shown on the map exists as a good track and cuts the corner off to the Cumbria Way. Pick your route to either Beacon Hill or Fisher High and complete a circular walk on reasonable pathsmoorsman15/05/2021
with Julia Boris and the Bobsterytfckent02/05/2021
Revisit with AlexDave Geere27/02/2021
RevisitDave Geere21/02/2021
From Water Yeat with Jules and Jill on a clear bright dayGrey Hare11/10/2020
Second ascentPeteF10/10/2020
Burney, Blaiwith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Wool Knott, Yew bank, Fisher High and Beacon Fell. Lovely clear day the day after Storm Alex. Rough terrain and boggy in places, quite a tough walk.Lazylizzie04/10/2020
With Carol. Park near Giants Grave (WOF #25). Blawith Knott (814); Tottlebank Height (774); Wool Knott (732); Beacon Tarn; Bleak Knott to Beacon Fell (837). Great view of Coniston range and the Lake. Reverse route to Beacon Tarn; Pick up Cumbria Way and head south to Tottlebank. Pick up road and then track west, returning to car. Sunny day. Strong wind. 4 OFs. 5.75miles. 3.5hrs.DABT19/09/2020
From the tarn we headed up to Beacon fell. Straight forward path and greeted by a view of the entire Coniston water. Absolutely stunning views from this summit. We stayed for a while soaking up views, whilst eating having a drink and chilling. Fantastic summit. The way down was hard work through the bracken following sheep paths but made it to the road and back to the car in no time. Ready for the kids to arrive, we had a Chinese that night then a nice relaxing weekend finishing off GOT and wild hogs with the kids on Sunday eating a huge Indian.Scotty 2 Hotty19/06/2020
(Sat) Brown Howe car park - BEACON FELL - Beacon Tarn - Anne Riggs - Brown Howemnph14/03/2020
Sister had done this one before so left me to nip up and down.Dusty04/02/2020
Debs, Tali, Jane and Jill. NY walk after the girls swam.Mountain Goat01/01/2020
With Denise ( and 30 others ) to celebrate her 3000th Tump - Fantastic achievement!DanMaisieBex30/12/2019
My 3000th tump with 34 people on top. Approached under an arch of poles, followed by Prosecco, whisky and cake. Dry, mild and overcast. From the lakeside P and D carpark on good track. Thanks all for coming!Denise 30/12/2019
Walked up in low cloud as part of Denise's 3000th tump. Celebration on the summit! ( Part of New year 2019 @Thurston )Joel45130/12/2019
From lakeside car park, road then grassy path to summit. Denise's 3000th Tump joined by 34 others and celebrated with whisky, prosecco and cake. Mild, calm and misty views.RichardM30/12/2019
From Brown Howe via Coats Hill and Fisher High with M&V.PeterD29/12/2019
Good off road parking for a few cars at SD 2779 8884. Wool Knott and Fisher High first before taking a direct line across to here, my penultimate Cumbrian HuMP.jonglew13/12/2019
Revisit with Julia,Pete,Felix and MorrisDave Geere23/11/2019
From Gawthwaite, walked Great Burney,Blawith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Wool Knott, Beacon Fell and Yew Bank then returned to Gawthwaite.Walkingmurphy18/11/2019
cheeky little walk inc Beacon TarnDunks24/10/2019
Parked on the side of the main road and a quick walk out to bag Beacon Fell and Wool Knott.Chipstertrain20/10/2019
RevisitDave Geere14/10/2019
After a small lie, we walked around Hougun Manor to look at my land. Over Anne Rigg and Beacon, even had a swim in Beacon Tarn. 2hr30mins: 7.65km; 285mByronHaywood15/09/2019
With Jill from Water Yeat on a Foot Loose walk on a dry dayGrey Hare18/08/2019
From Fisher HighIsbjorn13/07/2019
The final fell on my second round of the Wainwright Outlying Fells. Climbed from Brown Howe on the 30th anniversary of my Munro compleation, with my brother, sister, brother-in-law and also Michael Earnshaw and Stephen Moore.David Purchase03/06/2019
With K easily from minor road to NE. Great view and very wild feeling for the Lakes. Saw unusual orchidsAshley20/05/2019
Walk with Olly and Rachel. Mum and Dad waited by Beacon Tarn.JK13/05/2019
From Brown Howe car park, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL27/03/2019
Ascent of Great Burney from Kirkby Moor. On, via Little Burney to Subberthwaite Common, Birch Bank and Tottlebank, to Blawith Knott. Follow path to Tottlebank Height and Wool Knott. From Beacon Tarn, cross country via Tarn Riggs and Rattan Haw to Yew Bank. Return to Cumbria Way and ascent of Blawith Fells. Follow Cumbria Way via Bleak Knott to Tottlebank and Kiln Bank. On to Raisthwaite, Bay Bottom, Gawthwaire, Combs and back to Kirkby Moor.raymooremanx23/03/2019
Late afternoon walk with the bairns from Brown Howe car park , fine sunny dayGary Heath01/01/2019
Revisit with KeithDave Geere29/12/2018
A solo walk taking in every ring contour just incase, but primarily. Blawith Knott, Yew Bank, Fisher High, Beacon Fell,Wool Knott and Tottlebank High. A cool, overcast unhurried day with a late afternoon burst of watery sun on Tottlebank High. A fine circuit.Shutterlag05/11/2018
CHAOS Club trip, short afternoon walk in pouring rain , Brian, Steve, Tony, Alan Conway, Alan Rutter and myselfLou03/11/2018
AW's outliers fifth of six from the grass parking area just after Burney cottage on a twelve mile walk. Route took in Burney, Blawith knott, Tottlebank height, Wool knott, Beacon fell and Yew bank.WAYNE ROWLETT15/09/2018
AW's route from the Stable Harvey track. Lovely.Nick Down112/05/2018
Circular route from Brown Howe carpark to Fisher High (for those who are Tump (200-299m) bagging) to Beacon Tarn (and round it), then back via Beacon Fell. Great views of Coniston Water and Peel Island from up here.thejackrustles12/04/2018