Name:Hartsop Above How [Gill Crag - Hartsop Above How]
Hill number:2578
Height:586.1m / 1923ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Subdodd
Grid ref:NY 38318 12003
Summit feature:knoll
Col:556.7m  NY 3807 1191  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:local topography fits Wainwright's sketch and knoll is several metres higher than any other top on ridge; embedded rock on knoll 240m away at NY 38540 12105 is probably Wainwright's NE summit
Survey:Abney level
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Day 27/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, with Catherine tackling the northern horseshoe up Fairfield around Deepdale from Patterdale, visiting Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. Lowish cloud covering the high tops, also breezy and drizzle at times. But some sunbeams coming through. 19km with 1160m ascent taking 7h 50m.Alan_70+03/06/2024
From Brothers Watertrimarc214/05/2024
From Car park at Brothers Water, up to Hartsop above How, then to Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag and finally High Hartsop Dodd before returning to car park. About 7 miles.Stevebrownie23/04/2024
From Sykeside Campsite. Along path past Brothers Water to Cow Bridge and then up through woods and along ridge path. Back the same way. 2.5 hours.Longwojo14/04/2024
From Cow Bridge car park. Up through the woods (the stile at the top over the wall is a bit of an adventure at the moment with missing and loose rungs) and back down along the nose. The permissive path skirting Low Wood to the A592 is not really there at the moment. Lots of fallen trees and at least one of the stiles is down. With K.sebastiencale02/04/2024
The Deepdale Horseshoe from Bridgend with Chris. Taking in Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. The final four Wainwrights of my fourth round. Ready to start my Wainwright Challenge now for my fifth round. 17km with 1160m of ascent, taking us 8 hours on a decent weather day.silverwolf_alan31/03/2024
Walk was lovely to this point then we lost visibilityejjohnstone04/12/2023
From Cowbridge up to Fairfield and back via Grisedale due to high windsPhilipChaston22/11/2023
Bob & Duke Friday 22nd/9/2013 Z 15:31hrs.DukeNukem22/09/2023
From the bus stop just beyond Hartsop, which is right by where the path starts. Simple path to follow. After this I did Dow Crag and then the Fairfield horseshoe anti-clockwise. Weather forecast must have put people off as I only saw one other walker until I was coming down from Fairfield.Richard22/09/2023
Warm, rolling clouds and blue skysiholden09/09/2023
From Bridge End, Patterdale. 13.5 km, 850 m asc. SW up the ridge to Gale Crag and Hartsop Above How, and continuing up to Hart Crag. S to Dove Crag, E to Little Hart Crag. Down the ridge to High Hartsop Dodd and back by Hartsop Hall and Brothers Water.SalmonJoe29/08/2023
Cow Bridge car park, up through Low Wood and along the ridge. On to Hart Crag.jeffpl17/05/2023
R Richard Tait17/05/2023
8/9 Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag. All revisits, but two new ticks for my combined collection with Ian moving us closer to our Cumbrian Completion together. A damp morning, misty all day but nice walk.nickywood122/04/2023
Deepdale Horseshoe from deepdale bridge. Gale Crag; Hartsop above How; Hart Crag; Fairfield; Cofa Pike; St Sunday Crag; Birks; Arnison Crag. With Boris.ytfckent15/04/2023
Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Cragkeithouk07/04/2023
Parked in Cow Bridge car park next to Brothers Water.A steep walk through Low Wood to get to the ridge. Very damp on top of 'Hartsop Above How'. Walked back the same way having had lunch near the top when the rain stopped.markm30/03/2023
8.7 miles & 2728 ft elevation. With Carl. Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd. Lovely sunny views but a tad windy!nell158305/02/2023
Wainwright Walk 30: Spider (Hartsop Above How)DavidHiner05/01/2023
From Deepdale Bridge. 7 km, 440 m asc. Up by Deepdale Park and the ridge over Gale Crag summit to Hartsop Above How summit (Gill Crag) Return same.
16.6 miles 4785ft walk, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag from Sykeside Camping Park.stephenbuda10/10/2022
RAYNET radio operator for safety cover of The Hodgson Brothers' Mountain Relay at Hart Crag Summit Checkpoint.
St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop above How from Bridgend (during the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II).JMDobb19/09/2022
Walked from the straight from the bnb up Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St. Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks and finally Arniston Pike before dropping down into the valley into Patterdale for a swift pint (116/214 Wainrights) with John Herbertgeorge_herbert_19/09/2022
Gale Crag > [TP 1870ft/ Wainwright's NE summit] > Hartsop Above How (Gill Crag - Hartsop Above How) > Erne Nest Crag (Blake Brow) > Dove Crag N cairn > Dove Crag > Dove Crag NE Spur Foot > Stand Crags > Stand Crags NE Top > Stand Crags Far NE Top > [Stangs North Top] from GR: NY 40275 13385ronaldo33304/09/2022
Repeat ascent. Circuit from Patterdale: Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.vuirich06/08/2022
Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday, Fairfield, Hartsop Above HowBarns15030/07/2022
Done with Berniehroper30/07/2022
With AJ to tick off one of her isolated Wainwrights.DaveT27/06/2022
From Brothers WaterChopperbrown28/04/2022
From Kirkstone Inn via Brothers Waterdavepeel14/04/2022
Deepdale horseshoe from Patterdale. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag.alunrees3910/04/2022
Reached on descent from Hart Crag to PatterdaleRichardW05/03/2022
With Sue from Cow Bridge, on 2nd Round of WRs, nice horseshoe of Hartsop Above How and Dove Crag. Return via impressive Dovedale. Excellent views between cloud, cold often sunny but path often covered in ice and hard snow. Fading light had to mis out Stangs.Frank21/01/2022
A circular walk on the fells above Hartsop, visiting Rest Dodd, The Nab, Satura Crag, Brock Crags (both summits), Buck Crag, Heck Crag, Angletarn Pikes (both summits), Stony Rigg, Gale Crag, and Hartsop Above How. 23km with 1500m ascent in 7h 50m. (S)silveracorn_alan21/12/2021
2 years later back again post COVID for RAYNET radio comms for the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. My checkpoint was Hart Crag.higlett03/10/2021
From Patterdale, hill #7 on a loop around Deepdale Common. Low enough to be finally out of the cloud & mist. Left the crowds behind.DanMaisieBex25/09/2021
10 mile run. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.quadbarrel03/09/2021
Usual route up from Cowbridge and over Gale Crag. A rest day, away from all the holiday crowds down below. Solo. W162 Rnd6.Dangerous Dave25/08/2021
Supporting Carol on her Wainwrights roundDinoF28/06/2021
Hartsop above How, Dove Crag (via Priest's Hole), Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd with Trout.robba_wag19/06/2021
West have of the Hartsop round.atreides788713/06/2021
Solo walk from Brothers Water. High Hartsop (519m) first and Little Hart Crag (637m). Then another down and up to reach Red Screes (776m), then Middle Dodd (642m). Then I made the most difficult detour of the day, dropping to Stangs (474m) so I could bag the summit and then climbing all the way back to to Dove Crag (792m) and Hart Crag (822m). I then made a detour over to Great Rigg (766m) returning via my highest point of the day at Fairfield (822m) before walking back to Hart Crag and descending the ridge via the two summits on Hartsop above How (586m). A challenging walk as once on the fells I seemed to be constantly going up and down with very little level walking and the step counter measured 25 miles of 'real' distance walked. It was clear and sunny the entire day, some of the best views I've had up here for ages and relatively quiet considering the weather and time of year.meltdiceburg12/06/2021
With Keith from Deepdale Bridge up ridge to Hartsop above How (2 left) and on in poor visibility to Hart Crag. Nasty on wet rock off to Dove Crag then down to Scandale Pass (no point in Little Hart Crag in visibility) and back to car via Brotherswater. Unpleasant conditions all day.SS10/06/2021
With Dad and Ann-Charlotte. Parked at Cow Bridge and took the very steep path straight up through the woods. Lots of leg pain! Path went to a stile crossing the mountain wall below Blea berry Knott. This woodland path looked very slippery for a descent. Straightforward walk to the summit on a perfect day for some Wainwrights on the Air radio activity. We descended the full length of the ridge but found that the permissive path starting NY399139 on the map had been erased on the ground so we had to continue to Deepdale bridge and walk along the road and in the NT woods on the provided footpaths.M0YDH06/06/2021
From Cow Bridge car park.Cicatrice12/05/2021
From Brother’s Water solo (although GFE running harder loop clockwise to my anti-clockwise hike). Gorgeous day.Fionalevey20/03/2021