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Name:Plough Fell
Hill number:3874
Height:448m / 1470ft
Parent (Ma):2647  Whitfell
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Catchment:Duddon
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:SD 16155 91180
Summit feature:no feature: rock in centre of summit plateau
Drop:13m
Col:435m  SD 1586 9115  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:cairn 'beyond eastern rim of summit plateau' is 50m E at SD 16200 91167
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From Corney Fell Road summit. 11.5 km, 370 m asc. N up to Great Paddy Crag, Buck Barrow and Kinmont Buck Barrow. N across the saddle to Burn Moor and NE to Whitfell summit. Contour S around to Plough Fell. Down to the road and up and back on Stoneside Hill. Windy, cold, dry. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720307381009SalmonJoe09/04/2023
From the top of the Corney Fell road on a pleasant sunny afternoon.Contoured along the open fell east of Buck Barrow,mostly using handy dheep trods.With Oscar.catman20/06/2022
With Catman.oscarrosie20/06/2022
From Burn Moordavidsharpe2314/05/2022
Another great day picking up Birketts on these hills of solitude!! The day started off misty, then cleared and we had an extended light rain shower in the afternoon as we walked from Whitfell to Plough Fell. Plus, we had the added bonus of spotting a meadow pipit clutch of eggs. A happy day of bagging indeed!!morgs4mountains12/05/2021
Parked at SD 1498 8961. Great Paddy crag, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell, Stainton Pike, Buck Barrow, Plough Fell & Stoneside Hill.CJM30/04/2021
From parking area at SD149896, Stoneside Hill, Great Paddy Crag, Buck Barrow, Plough Fell, Whitfell, Burn Moor and Kinmont Buck Barrow.dgresty07/04/2021
From top of Corney Fell Road: Stoneside Hill, Plough Fell, Buckbarrow, Great Paddy Crag, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell, Stainton Pike and the Knott.Lazylizzie01/04/2021
With MarkHonister House10/11/2020
Slow Birkett 2 with SanchoAnduril25/06/2020
Finishing the Southern Fells,Great Paddy Crag,Plough Fell,must be my least favourite fell,and Stoneside Hill.Parked on Fell Road.Paths hard to find on plough Felljocks104/09/2019
From the Corney Rd With Jules and Jill on warm, dry day with swirling cloud on the topsGrey Hare13/07/2019
The Birketts Southern fells WHI-3 Started layby on corny fell road. GREAT PADDY CRAG- BUCK BARROW-KINMONT BUCK BARROW - BURN MORE- WHITFELL (Additional peak) PLOUGH FELL-STONESIDE HILL. Low cloud, sun later, tops confusing in mist and after easy path at start very few paths with walking on tussocky grass made it hard going in places. Views lovely when clear.Hill Wanderer13/07/2019
Bootle to Coniston - Day 1Ajm031028/06/2019
On way back from Whitfell....500th Birkett :)Havenchris19/04/2019
From SW, contouring Buck Barrow. Enjoyed the view towards the Coniston fells, lots of greys and browns and mountainous silhouettes. Devoured a Higginson's of Grange steak & kidney pie at the end.Wycombe Wanderer16/02/2019
On the Birkett walk taking in Buckbarrow etc Weather was mainly dry but mist at approx 1500ftjohnjennison21/08/2018
Detour after Buck Barrow while doing Wainwrights Whitfell walk (OF walk 35). A few feint sheep and quad bike tracks, but hard to follow, so suggest easiest is to just take direct route to top through tufty grass. Pathetic small cairn on flat grassy top, but excellent small rock outcrop just to NNE of summit which is ideal for picnic lunch and enjoying the extensive views to the north. Very quiet, expect only the occasional Birkett bagger ever ventures to this top as its not really on a route to anywhere and has no paths.Hillsidenick05/08/2018
From Whitfell, picked off returning to the car at SD 1496 8963. A wet afternoon.jonglew16/07/2018
Corney Fell road - PLOUGH FELL - Buckbarrow - Great Paddy Crag - Kinmont Buck Barrow. Fine sunny morning, great views all round including Isle of Mancitygent24/05/2018
The Ascent of Whitfell from the Corney Fell Road, visiting Great Paddy Crag, Buck Barrow, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell and Plough Fell. 11.7km with 390m ascent in 3h15m. (S)silveracorn_alan07/01/2018
Parked at summit of Corney Fell road then followed wet path North. Great Paddy Crag-Kinmont Buckbarrow-Buckbarrow-Plough Fell-Burnmoor-Whitfell. Returned to road & then a quick out & back to Stoneside Hill. On own.MorecambeMonkey29/10/2017
cj bw leishachrisj196528/08/2017
Birkett 3Dave Geere27/08/2017
WOs 35-43; Bs 26-38. Cloudless skies so did a huge day with 9 WOs and 12 Bs. Parked at summit of Fell Road then quickly up and back Stoneside Hill. Excellent walk over Great Paddy Crag, Buckbarrow, out and back to Kinmont Buckbarrow and same to Plough Fell (dull). On over Burn Moor to Whitfell - best views of whole trip - and pitched camp under Stainton Pike. Joyce set up camp while I did Stainton Pike, then horrid boggy walk out to The Knott and much better back to White Pike, Woodend Heights and Yoadcastle. Walked back to Fell Road next morning in thick mist.BURGESS24/07/2017
Circuit of Bigert, Whitfell, Buck Barrow and Plough Fell from Bigert Mire. Boggy back to Bigert Mire: better from the road.Eddie01/07/2017
From minor road summit, a round of Stoneside Hill, Buck Barrow, Great Paddy Crag, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell and Plough Fell.rhalstead15/04/2017
A few stones. Contoured to the road at the top of the pass at 150896. Solo.bolton02/12/2016
Parking area (4-5 cars) at the summit of the Corney Fell road at 149896 – Great Paddy Crag – Kinmont Buck Barrow – Burn Moor – Back along path towards Buck Barrow before contouring across to the col & up to the summit. (S)gerrybowes02/12/2016
Whicham Valley Five (four) Trigs - PupLittledave08/12/2015
From summits to west. Bits of paths.destaylor24/11/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave10/07/2015
From Corney Fell road summit via WhitfellCorbett05/07/2015
Birkett WHI3 + Whitfell.clivevilla07/05/2015
Pleasant circuit of these fells from the pass. Buck Barrow, Gt Paddy Crag, Kinmont, Burn Moor, Wansfell and back over Plough Fell to road start. Paths about 50% of way, otherwise short grass and furze. Surprisingly dry but a chill Easterly wind.nordicstar22/03/2015
On Birkett circuit from Corney Fell road summit.ngthack06/02/2015
last hill of an easy short walk bagging birketts from corney fell rdcolinfielding22/09/2014
Beckstones -> Penn -> The Pike -> Bigert -> Whit Fell -> Burn Moor -> Kinmont Buck Barrow -> Great Paddy Crag -> Buck Barrow -> Plough Fell -> Beckstonesbriandiggle15/09/2014
Top of the Corney Fell Road > PLOUGH FELL Grassy summit NOW topped with a large heavy stone!!!! 50m W of cairn > Burn Moor > Buck Barrow > Great Paddy Crag > Kinmont Buck Barrow > Stoneside Hill > Stoupdale Head > White Combe > White Hall Knott > White Combe > Stoupdale Head > Top of the Corney Fell RoadTony Hartry II23/06/2014
With Alan and Sheila Rayner on a backpack from Silecroft (Day 2)Phreerunner19/04/2014
From Buck Barrow, 0.9km of soggy grass with no features whatsoever. Highest point a tussock. Slightly further E there are a few rocks and small cairn.Aye Jimmy11/03/2014
Last summit of round with Mag. Not very interesting but good for hill craft to choose best line of approach and exit. The views are superb.iredale10/03/2014
Corney Fell Road Summit Stoneside Hill Great Paddy Crag Kinmont Buck Barrow Buckbarrow Crag Burn Moor Whitefell Stainton Pike Hesk Fell The Pike Bigert Plough Fell Corney Fell Road SummitAndy Hirst25/11/2013
An afternoon walk on the Birketts on Corney Fell with Steve, Brian and Neil, cold and wet.Lou06/11/2013
Climbed from the Birker moor road in a round of 17 Birkettsrobert25/06/2013
More of a shoulder of Buck Barrow than a distinct summit in its own rightmoorsman20/04/2013
An easy walk from the road to the south of this hill.JohnStoneham19/05/2012
From Corney Fell road summitAnduril31/01/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere22/01/2012
Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Kinmont Buck Barrow - Burn Moor - Plough Fell - Stoneside Hill.ronaldo33314/01/2012