Name:Top o' Selside (Wainwright summit)
Hill number:3863
Height:332.3m / 1090ft
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Col:326.5m  SD308918  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1254407/03/2016SD 30806 91864  F: cairn
O: this West top is 0.6m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
3460811/04/2021SD 30805 91862  F: cairnjimbloomer
4238122/04/2024SD 30804 91861  F: cairn
O: ground 10m WNW and 15m E are both of similar height as base of cairn; this West top is 1.0m lower than Hill 2667 the East top
-1745309/09/2006SD 30805 91860  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1745409/03/2007SD 30806 91862  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1745521/01/2007SD 30805 91862  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1745621/01/2007SD 30803 91861  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1745725/02/2012SD 30805 91862  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1745804/09/2012SD 30805 91858  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
David Purchase
-1745904/05/2012SD 30806 91861  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1746025/08/2010SD 30806 91865  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
-1746117/01/2014SD 30807 91864  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
Aye Jimmy
-1746223/03/2014SD 30806 91858  F: cairn
O: this West top is 1m lower than Hill 2667 the East top (Marilyn)
S: Abney level
306317/01/2014SD 30807 91864  F: Cairn on Wainwright summit.Aye Jimmy

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Same parking and route as pjbellarby to visit both Wainwright and Marilyn tops. Getting chilly in the early evening and the Old Man had his head in the cloud. Solo, just the sheep on the top.richard6905/03/2024
Solo. From Dodgson Wood car park up permissive path to near Low Parkamoor and then track SSW. Path to Wainwright summit and on to highest point of Top o' Selside. Only a few light showers after several days of heavy rain. Back same way.pwbellarby21/09/2023
With Carol - Park on verge just north of Water Park, near High Nibthwaite. Use track from High Nibthwaite village to the top of Top o’ Selside (1099’) (and second top). Good views of Lake Coniston, and Coniston Range, to the west. Reverse the last ascent and then head to High Light Haw (867’), Low Light Haw (810’) and Brock Barrow (748’). From summit pillar, head east and pick up path to Caws Beck, returning to High Nibthwaite. Hot (27 degrees) and breezy. A great clockwise walk. Navigation, using paths and sheep tracks, generally straightforward.DABT05/09/2023
From the Dodgson Wood CP, up to Low Parkamoor, then on to The Park, the Top o' Selsides, Heel Toe Hill, Arnsbarrow Hill, Stang Hill, High Light Haw, Low Light Haw and finally Brock Barrow. Walked back alongside the lakeside road.summitter19/10/2022
This was the once that was a graft. The ground was hard work with no paths and some distance from the others. Still stunning walking through all the heather and rocks. Didn’t see anyone all day and felt like we were abroad with the weather. Passing the dried up Arnsbarrow Tarn we put in some serious effort and made it to the summit. Absolutely shattered we stopped and ate our Greggs sandwiches and drank. After the break we followed the stoney track back to the car and Bec got bit on the knee by a horsefly. Tired and overheating we stopped for a beer and Bec a swim in Coniston before going to Hawkshead to stay in a camping pod for a few days. Had a delicious pizza in the Queens head and a pint of dizzy blonde before back to the pod for more beer and games of cards. Great start to the weekScotty 2 Hotty20/06/2022
Carron Crag, Top O'Selside, Top O'Selside, Heel Toe Hillkeithouk05/06/2022
Revisit. Grey & windy walk from our accommodation for 5 nights at Thurston bagging benchmarks en route. Carron Crag followed by The Park [Park Crags] and then Top o' Selside revisit. Loads of small worms underneath most of stones in cairn removed to view block.Dugswell231/12/2021
With Val. Started at Dodgson Wood car park. Good path to Low Parkamoor then track SSW then path to TP and on to the nearby Marilyn summit. Good weather.mike.hoult26/08/2021
8 tops round from niberthwaiteholtsd08/07/2021
Water Yeat - Top o' Selside (Wainwright, Marilyn) - Carron Crag - Tarn Intake - Castle Wood Hill - Scale Ivy Intakes - Claife Heights - Latterbarrow - Near Sawrey.Mark Jackson23/06/2021
On first day of Lakes hillwalkingPhilipChaston07/06/2021
With Alfie. Pleasant walk back down to Water Park, descending fp through woods.Dangerous Dave14/05/2021
Parked at the P sign on the OS map on the east side of Coniston Water and walked up the permissive track. Clockwise to Top o Selside (2 peaks) High Light Haw, Low Light Haw and Brock Barrow. Lunch on Brock Barrow above the ruin where AW said there is a great view- there is . Menadered north back to the track. 8.5km circuit.RowanP29/04/2021
Abbot Park to High Dam via Rusland, Cross lands and Ickenthwaitfellowsa21/04/2021
With Jo, grace, Sam and erniestuduncan13/04/2021
Parked at Dodgson Wood Car Park upto Top O' Selside (Wainwright top); Top o' Selside ;Heel Toe Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill; Stang Hill; High Light Haw; Low Light Haw and the nameless Brock barrow. Great morning didnt see a soul until we where returning to the car.Philposs06/03/2021
With Adam. From Selside car park; Birkett walk OUT3 plus Heel Toe Hill.JMDobb28/11/2020
From Dodgson Wood car park. Wainwright, Marilyn, Heel Toe Hill.CJM20/10/2020
From High Nigh Nibthwaite: Top O' Selside (Wainwright top); Top o' Selside (true summit;Heel Toe Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill South Top/Stang Moss; High Light Haw; Low Light Haw and Brockbarrow. Clear September day with high winds.Lazylizzie12/09/2020
ACW circuit from road 200 yards N of High Nibthwaite. Head-high bracken, brambles and gorse blocked Wainwright’s route up Buck Barrow, so I followed the path by the wall E and cut up slopes of bracken and scree to the true summit and WO summit at the square cairn. Thereafter, a hugely enjoyable walk through a miniature upland of rock and heather tops: Low Light Haw, High Light Haw, Arnsbarrow S and N, Heel Toe Hill and the true and WO summits of Top O’Selside, returning by the green lane.Nick Down109/09/2020
Round of Bethecar Moor with Debs & Tali prior to Debs swim course.Mountain Goat23/08/2020
As Wainwrights Outlying Fells route.dgresty16/03/2020
Together with Brock Barrow; High Light Haw & Top Low Light Haw. With Deb with no visabilityjonesj202/02/2020
Brock Barrow; Low Light Haw; High Light Haw With Deboutlyingfells2002/02/2020
En route to MarilynIanHHill25/01/2020
6/6 The Park, Carron Crag, Heel Toe Hill, Arnsbarrow Hill, Stang Moss and Top o Selside. All from NT car park in Dodgson Wood, East side of Coniston Water.nickywood119/01/2020
Revisit with Keith and PeteDave Geere30/12/2019
From Top o Selside route to Carron Crag.smocks and denims16/11/2019
With Jules ,Kev, Wendy & Jill on a very wet day with poor visibilityGrey Hare01/11/2019
Brock Barrow,Low Light Haw, High Light Haw, Top O'Selside and Carron Crag completed.Walkingmurphy30/10/2019
From Stock Farm (Bletherbarrow Ln, Nibthwaite Grange) through Arklid Great Wood to High Bethecar to Brock Barrow. On to Low and High Light Haw. Footpath via Stang Moss and Arnsbarrow Hill, to Top o’Selside. Descent to Grizdale Forest via Heel Toe Hill to Set Level. Through forest to Carron Plantation and Carron Crag. Through Grizdale Forest via Scale Green Intake, Rake Close, Smooth Knott to exit forest near Penny Bank. Ascent of Penny Bank and on to Old Parrock Hill, Talbot Moss and Low Bethecar and return to car.raymooremanx21/09/2019
From Dodgson Wood (free) car park.jonglew06/08/2019
With K while bagging HuMP summitAshley20/05/2019
With Jez and Eleri. Rough going for a 4yr old.CaralynR21/04/2019
Short walk up Top o' Selside from High Nibthwaitedavidpettit8413/04/2019
3 of 4: From the Marilyn top. With Karen, Sam and Lauren.ChrisR10/04/2019
Circular from High Nibthwaite - Brock Barrow, Low Light Haw, High Light Haw,Top O Selside. Cold windy day but dry.Grasmoor23/02/2019
From wood above Nibthwaite Grange, High Bethacar Farm, nameless (Top o' Selside - Brock Barrow), Actual summit, Low Light Haw, High Light Haw, Top o' Selside (Wainwright summit), Top o' Selside and back down the Green Lane and High Nibthwaite.Chipstertrain12/12/2018
From tiny car park up 'new' path to track then over green path to Wainwright top and over to true summit. Views of Coniston were excellent on a cold but very clear day.SS28/10/2018
Circuit from Crab Haws car parkAjm031011/09/2018
Good ol' Wainwright. This to me is the true summit.stig_nest28/05/2018
Wainwright's Outlying Fells Walk No22 from High Nibthwaite, visiting Brock Barrow, Low Light Haw, High Light Haw and Top o'Selside (Wainwright Summit). 8.3km in 2h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan29/04/2018
Bagged on the way to Marilyn summit.assynt_bob11/04/2018
AW’s outliers, first of four tops from Water Yeat taking in Top o Selside, Highligh How, Lowlight How and Brockbarrow.WAYNE ROWLETT18/03/2018
With Evan, Sail, Danu & Alfie. Third time up here for Evan and I.Dangerous Dave03/02/2018
From Dodgson Wood car park en-route to true summit.Winterfloodian26/01/2018
with Sue, wet and windy from layby near Dodgson Wood, both summits and Arnsbarrow and south top Stang Hill, return lower path.Frank26/11/2017
Parked at Dodgson Wood car park & up through the woods. Top o'Selside (WO/B)-Top o'Selside (Ma)-Heel Toe Hill-Arnsbarrow Hill-Stang Hill-High Light Haw-Low Light Haw-Brockbarrow. Visited the true summit on Brockbarrow then Wainwright's 2 cairns before heading down to the Cumbria Way as the sun was setting. Beautiful colours & great views over Coniston Water & the Coniston Massif. Descended through the woods by headtorch. On own.MorecambeMonkey02/11/2017