Name:Black Combe South Top
Hill number:3869
Height:588.1m / 1929ft
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Classification:B
Drop:7.5m
Col:580.6m  SD 1360 8529  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1127925/11/2015SD 13559 85161  F: Embedded rocks east of small cairn and south of very large cairnSteveSmith
Subpoint
2GJ
4237921/04/2024SD 13562 85168  F: rock
O: rock 7m ESE is of similar height
S: 1m LIDAR
jimbloomer
Summit
Jim
-1747902/12/2009SD 13581 85147  F: cairn
O: highest point is a rock at SD 13570 85164
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Subpoint
1GG
-1748009/08/2014SD 13580 85150  F: cairn
O: highest point is a rock at SD 13570 85164
S: Abney level
K&AD
Subpoint
1
-1748124/05/2009SD 13557 85160  F: rock by large cairn
S: Abney level
PDC
Subpoint
2
-1748209/08/2014SD 13562 85177  F: rock
O: this is the highest point
S: Abney level
K&AD
Subpoint
3
-1748302/12/2009SD 13570 85164  F: rock
O: this is the highest point
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
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4



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As others, Ascent from Whicham Church direct to summit, easy to follow. Very Windy on the summit and claggy. Descent by same routematty1971b28/03/2024
With old Guys. Cloudy dayHardenC17/03/2024
Parked in the layby on the A595 immediately before the turning to Whicham church, although plenty of space in the community car park by the church (voluntary donation). Followed the winding track up to Black Combe and it's S Top. Hazy views but I imagine the view down the coast line from the large cairn on the S Top would be impressive. Cloudy and breezy walk. Solorichard6905/03/2024
From the north cairn for lunch. Next stop White CombeRowanP02/06/2023
From Whitbeck parking (SD119839), N along PFPs on E side of intake walls (no waymarkers of any kind) to Holegill, then up RoW NE, then SE, to top. Down S ridge to Seaness, then NW down non-RoW towards Whitbeck - no exit to farm, but a faint FP cuts around E side of copse to emerge at PFP sign 300m SE of phone box.Isbjorn21/01/2023
From Whicham Church Black Combe, Stoupdale Head, White Combe, Black Combe Southphilz00821/07/2022
An ascent of Black Combe from Beckside following AW's route to the summit, returning by the Gray Stones ridge. Bagged the following summits along the way: White Hall Knott, White Combe, Black Combe Trig, Black Combe South Top, Stoupdale Head and Gray Stones. 16km with 770m ascent in 4 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan30/10/2021
From WhichamThe Playful Pig27/07/2021
Parked in lay-by on busy road at Hallbeck House. Footpath past Ralliss Cottage then path through bracken up onto east ridge. Easy going once through bracken. Impressive stout cairn looks out to sea. Solo. Birketts Rnd 2.Dangerous Dave10/07/2021
White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Black Combe and its South Top from Beckside. Sun, swirling cloud and an outstandingly enjoyable route for my Outlying Fells completion.Nick Down105/07/2021
Silecroft station - Black Combe South Top - Black Combe - Stoupdale Head - Stoneside Hill - Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Kinmont Buck Barrow - Whitfell - Burn Moor - Bootle station.Mark Jackson22/06/2021
I really enjoyed my walk over the Birketts in this area today. I started from the mountain road near Stoneside Hill and walked over in wonderful conditions. Breezy with white fluffy clouds and far reaching views!!morgs4mountains11/05/2021
cloudy then onto Black combe.Philposs27/02/2021
Morning walk, Black Combe, Stoupdale Crags, White Combe. From Whicham. With Steve.Longwojo18/09/2020
Revisit with AlexDave Geere21/03/2020
Revisit with PeteDave Geere15/10/2019
Mountain bikewinterwalker21/09/2019
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Caitlin Powell, Dave Topliss, Sue Woodhouse, Jo nee Woodhouse? (Parking/start) Beckside - Whicham Mill - Horse Back - Black Combe - Black Combe South Top - Stoupdale Head - Beckside.redbob17/08/2019
From layby on A595.Slash321/07/2019
From Main top in low cloud with M&V.PeterD28/12/2018
Circuit from BecksideAjm031009/09/2018
Up and down from Whicham in near gale force winds which made it intresting.jocks104/09/2018
From SD 1348 8261, parking for 2-3 cars on N side road. With Steve Lewis.jonglew16/07/2018
second ascentthenomad16/07/2018
Very hotjohnjennison30/06/2018
Debs and TaliskerMountain Goat20/05/2018
Black Combe Fell Racetomd410/03/2018
Revisit with KeithDave Geere04/02/2018
CHAOS Club walk with Frank guesting, Stoneside Hill, again, then, Stoupdale Crags, Gray Stones, White Comb, both tops on Black Comb, than back along the ridge to Raven Crag.Hard work in the boggy ground.Lou05/11/2017
With SRFrank16/08/2017
WOs 17,18 and 19; Bs 7,8,9,10 and 11. Another cloudless day so drove to Beckfoot and up steep path to White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Black Combe and Black Combe S. top, returning to col and descending to Beckfoot via bridleway.BURGESS18/07/2017
Black Combe South Top, Black Combe, Stoupdale Head, Stoneside Hill, Great Paddy Crag, Kimmont Buck Barrow, Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell, Bigertkeithouk16/07/2017
With PG - on descent from Black Combe itself.JohnIvor03/06/2017
Starting at Beckside ascended White Hall Knott then on to White combe. Diverted off to Stoupdale head before visiting Both summits of Black Combe. Descended via Eller Peatpot. Fine Day Snowdonia and Scotland visible. All hills with NY,GY and H apart from Stoupdale Head which was solo.johnkaysleftleg29/04/2017
From Whitbeck church, a round of Black Combe south top, Black Combe, Stoupdale Head, White Combe and Whitehall Knott.rhalstead15/04/2017
5th and final hill of 5 today with my daughter Katherine, on a route from Green Road station to Silecroft via Knott Hill (out and back solo from track to Swinside stone circle) lunch at Swinside stone circle, Raven Crag, Stoupdale Head and Black combe arriving in a Glyderesque landscape of small spiky rocks competing for the summit. I spent 5 mimutes circling and climbing onto them. Did not visit the Beehive Cairn as man-made and lower by sight anyway. Descent 100m until track reached and then followed track and fp's to Silecroft, after 1 minute the train arrived to take us back to Barrow. A great day out in the hills!Dazingdale01/04/2017
5/7 Another sunny day (Humphrey Head/Burney/Kirkby Moor/Black Combe/Black Combe South Top/GrassGath Heights/Gummer How)Fergalh26/03/2017
You know when someone says it's going to be wet and you're like 'sure but I'm hard core?' Well, today it was wet. Very wet. With DTL attempted to go on to White Combe but got lost and needed to abandon. Return journey to Silecroft.Fionalevey21/02/2017
From Silecroft Station via Black Combe in thick mist with FJEtrimarc221/02/2017
From Gray Stones. Sky gradually clouding over since starting the walk at 1pm but could see Galloway, Man and Snowdonia. Summit just at freezing level. Quick and easy descent via Sty Knotts with good view into Black Combe. Back to start at 4pm.Wycombe Wanderer20/11/2016
Done with Richard Turner as part of a circular walk from Whicham.falunty27/07/2016
Done with Richard Turner as part of a circular walk from Whicham.nitranrenrut27/07/2016
Black Combe Fell RaceAndySwift12/03/2016
Fell race reccerichardsun06/03/2016
Birkett 3Dave Geere20/12/2015
Whicham Valley Five (four) Trigs - PupLittledave08/12/2015
From Whitbeck church. Black Combe south top, Black Combe, Whitehall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Grey Stones, Raven Crag and Stoneside Hill. 16 mile epic in some horrendous Lakeland weather!!AlunRees3120/07/2015
From Whitbeck church. Black Combe south top, Black Combe, Whitehall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Grey Stones, Raven Crag and Stoneside Hill. 16 mile epic in some horrendous Lakeland weather!!Alunrees3320/07/2015
Also previously on Black Combe raceKatyT27/06/2015
Walked it with Becky Willis from our camper van.chrisj196521/06/2015
Seaness - Black Combe - Black Combe South Top from Townend lay-by.Corbett27/05/2015
up the track from rallies farm.bardolph30/04/2015
short walk from black combe then steep descent to A595colinfielding29/10/2014
With Meds. Walked over to this after the summit.bolton10/10/2014
CJM10/10/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/07/2014
Whicham Church Kirk Bank South Summit Black Combe Black Combe Stoupdale Head White Combe White Hall Knotts White Combe Beck Black Combe Beck Eller Peat Pot Black Combe Kirk Bank Whicham ChurchAndy Hirst19/06/2014
Up with Bert from Silecroft station. Very straightforward. Something of an inversion on top.campagvelocet11/06/2014
Birketts BLC walk BLC/1. Beckside layby. WHITE HALL KNOT - WHITE COMBE - STOUPDALE HEAD - BLACK COMBE - SOUTH TOP BLACK COMBE. Took wrong direction at start but soon on the tops.Sunny spells turned to sunny but low cloud on Black Combe so no views.Hill Wanderer06/05/2014
With Alan Rayner on a hot afternoon, from SilecroftPhreerunner18/04/2014
Start point silecroft train station.Mattvix71128/02/2014
With Bev in appalling conditions. Cloud cover from 150M so saw nothing.simon and co13/12/2013
Climbed from Beckside in a round of all 5 Birkettsrobert06/08/2013
From Beckside via White Combe and Black Combe top. V. Hot day, great views.Argentum6609/07/2013
White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Black Combe, Black Combe South Topronaldo33326/05/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere13/05/2012
Lakes 3 dayer. Solo. Silecroft station>Black Combe>Stoneside Hill>Buckbarrow>Kinmont Buckbarrow>Burn Moor>Whitfell>Stainton Pike>Yoadcastle>Woodend Heights>White Pike>Overnight by Devoke Water)Green Crag>Harter Fell>Hard Knott>Overnight at Lingcaove>walk out along Eskdale to Ravenglass station.gary.jones405/05/2012
From Black Combeollismark17/03/2012
getting up black combe on the way home from a weekend in nether wasdale.AvidSockWearer30/01/2012
From Black Combe - down over Seaness to Townend laybyAnduril28/01/2012
A lot of protruding rocks compete for the top as the beehive cairn does not look to me to be the high point. No euipment with me to verify this.clivevilla11/09/2011
detour off the path to get here.JohnStoneham17/08/2011
From road head, plod out over moor from GR150896 and Stoneside hill. Long but pleasant ridge out to summit somewhat spoiled by parties defacing cairn and rubbishnordicstar05/06/2011
KeithByTheC18/03/2011
semi clear day, tarns and ground iced over. Good views over the Irish sea,and Morecambe Bayrjlowndes01/02/2011
With tim747Shutterlag07/11/2010
Beckside-White Hall Knott-White Combe-Stoupdale Head-Black Combe-Black Combe South Top. Birkett BLC1 walkbenarbia_830/10/2010
Whicham -> Black Combe -> Black Combe South Top -> Whichambriandiggle25/09/2010
birthday walk, one of many ascentsneil akitt09/09/2010
With Jo, circular walk from Beckside: up road to Fox And Goose Cottages then onto White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head, Whitecombe Head, Black Combe, Black Combe South Top, returning to Whitecombe Head for descent to start. Weather; over cast, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob18/06/2010
Quick from whicham. Good conditionsdanwalker115026/05/2010
1dads08/05/2010
Birketts CLF walk S/BLC2 Parked in the Lay-by on the A595 near Townend > Whitbeck Mill > Miller Gill > Black Combe > BLACK COMBE SOUTH TOP summit a mess of exposed rock not the cairn to the S or cairns to the E > Townend Knotts > Fell Brow > Lay-byTony Hartry II11/03/2010
A quick nip over from the other summit in cloud.Walker Dan19/09/2009
From Whicham church. Good path/track.destaylor29/06/2009
Silecroft - Black Combe South Top - Black Combe - White Combe - Black Combe - Silecroft. Beautiful day, great walk.CandS3702/04/2009
Backside ..Raiias passing Whicham Mill...Stunning view..snow covered summit against a blue skyGrey Hare30/11/2008
Birketts CLF walk S/BLC1, Beckside Farm > White Hall Knott > White Combe > Stoupdale Head > Black Combe > S TOP - BLACK COMBE rough area of jagged rock highest point NOT the cairn > Sty Knotts > Whitecombe Beck > Beckside FarmTony Hartry20/07/2008
Cairns on rocky section of ridge. Massive Winshelter cairn a few yards southmick10/05/2008
top in thick mistgigglejon12/01/2008
Park next to farm at approx: SD153847. Nice area to explore. Surprised to see mountain biker on top, so not sure what route he came from!Jhimmy08/04/2007
Came up from A 595 then over White Hall Knott, White Combe, Stoupdale Head and Black Combe. Took direct descent to Ralliss.garyhoney03/01/2007
for SOTA ActivationIan G7KXV08/12/2006
With: hb sb ab; Parked at Kirkbank and walked up the bridle track to the summit. Very windy day with only intermittent views. Returned over S top.Ian Baines26/10/2006
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines26/10/2006
With Barnie.Dangerous Dave26/08/2006
On return to Whitbeck from Black Combe trig.Aye Jimmy23/07/2006
walk-black combebabsjess07/06/2004
Train to Silecroft – Black Combe South Top – Black Combe – Devoke Water. Camped close to Devoke Water. (DC)gerrybowes05/04/2004
Richard Tait01/01/2001
With Diane and John Highmorethenomad17/04/1999
With PE.Dugswell228/03/1993
DP.Vin07/08/1986
An early morning trog up from Whicham and run down (from Barrow)Chris Pearson12/05/1985
Black Combe Fell Race and many times since.Eddie20/03/1983
Did a solo run from my Aunt's in Silecroft, maybe spring 1981 (or 1980), over Black Combe and down White Combe.JKblank
On a trip from Silecroft to Keswick keeping to the highest ground - 2002.summitsupblank
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