Name:Gummer's How
Hill number:2671
Height:321.1m / 1053ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett,
Synge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,WO,B,Sy,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 39044 88486
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:216.7m
Col:104.4m  SD 4044 9450  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7S
Survey:Abney level
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From Gummers How parking, obvious/easy path, then up steeply on the lakeside of the hill, great views-nearer the edge of the hill for better views of Windermere. warm & dry, down the back of hill to rejoin path to parking.apricorum20/05/2024
Gummer's How tourist path from the CP to the S. Nice path frequented by the local Laing cows who have walked along the path to Birch fell making the grassy paths to Birch Fell a bitof a quagmire. A wooden piece of fencing in the otherwise barbed wire fence gives access into the forest and a meander around the trees takes one to the summit mound.matty1971b27/03/2024
Gummer's How tourist path from the CP to the S. Nice path ... lovely summit. Continued along narrower grassy paths to NW of Birch Fell. A wooden piece of fencing in the otherwise barbed wire fence gives access into the forest and a meander around the trees takes one to the summit mound. Returned N to a stone wall and paralleled this eastwards until picking up the ROW heading S to the road. Road Walk in the dusk back to CP.summitter07/10/2023
Parked in forestry car park to S. Good path up with amazing views from the top. Obviously a popular locals walk and several school groups out on the day. Blustery but sunny. Solo.richard6929/09/2023
Whilst completing The LAP race around Windermere.Wheelsy09/09/2023
With Izzy and Margo. Walk 12 of AW's Outlying Fells. Very windy but still enjoyed it. Good views with only the highest tops in cloud.James McKnight16/07/2023
With Scouts & Dave ChapmanJimMayes15/07/2023
Ada Cried when the jets flew byrick_w04/04/2023
From the CP. On to Birch Fell.Andrew Pearson30/01/2023
 yorkielad20/01/2023
From Cartmell Fell Church. 9 km, 450 m asc. Over the summit of Raven's Barrow and then by Heights Cottage and Sow How to Gummer's How. N and NE to Birch Fell summit and back by Lightwood. Misty and messy on and around Birch Fell with fallen trees. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720305080891SalmonJoe07/01/2023
Thirlmere road closures having flumoxed our attempt on Raven Crag, a little stroll up to the trig and some lovely views. With K.sebastiencale01/01/2023
Gummer's How from the FC car park, AW's Outlying Fells Walk 11. Extended to include Birch Fell, following the ridge, then up through the windblown larch trees to the not very obvious summit. 4.3km there and back, with 230m ascent, taking 1h 20m.silverwolf_alan30/10/2022
From carpark, after Top o Selside earlier in day.Flatfield30/06/2022
Repeat ascent from high parkingclimbingkershaw23/03/2022
R OS Challenge Richard Tait29/01/2022
Up and back from the car park. Stunning views.twg2710/12/2021
Free car park to South SD389 876. With J. Misty so no view.David Evans05/11/2021
From car park on the road from Fellfoot to Crosthwaite. Great view of Lake Windermere. Took less than an hour. With Ben and Sally.Victor13/08/2021
from FC Car Park on Fell Foot Browafoster26/07/2021
Up FP from car park in Astley's PlantationArbie26/07/2021
Outstanding panoramic views for such a relatively low hill. One of the very best I've done in quite a long while.Alex C26/06/2021
A nice easy stroll up from the free car park to the south. With Alfie.Dangerous Dave21/06/2021
From Gummers How car parkphilz00810/06/2021
On the way home, with J&ECaralynR04/06/2021
Gummer's How, Birch Fell, Raven's Barrow, Whin Brow, Newton Fell North, Saskills, Staveley Fellkeithouk03/05/2021
Unable to park in car park due to ice but parked on side of road instead. Very icy ascent up and down but gorgeously clear over Windermere. With GFEFionalevey16/01/2021
Walked up on Honeymoon in the lakesJoel17/12/2020
Cartmel Fell & Staveley Fell. Beautiful November weekend. Very warm and during second lock down. Did with Leonie.outlyingfells2007/11/2020
NP JH MH HHHWiZZLorD26/10/2020
A short hike to a cloudy summit.JazDisney08/09/2020
Solo, from Gummerís How car park. Ravenís Barrow (Cartmel Fell), passing Sow How Tarn, then revisited Gummerís How. Walked between summits via Lightwood & Birch Fell. After getting home, checked & realised Iíd misunderstood the location of Birch Fell summit so I canít claim it. Wonít be returning to correct my error!ADT30/08/2020
Walk 12 of AW's Outlying Fells. First done 14/07/2020 but the weather was bad that day so came back today. Was rewarded with fine weather and views. Ran back down to the car park.James McKnight08/08/2020
From Gummer's How Car Park, Staveley Fell and Gummer's How. Last day of a trip to Grange bagging Wainwright Outlying Fels. Weather broke and we did these two fells in driving rain and high winds. Couldn't even see Windermere. Utterly grim.Lazylizzie04/08/2020
Walk 12 of AW's Outlying Fells. Drizzly weather with hardly any views so I came back on 08/08/2020, a much sunnier day.James McKnight14/07/2020
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Parking/start piont) Gummers How car park - Gummers How - Car Park.redbob12/07/2020
I have wanted to do gummers how for a while and having done it I want to keep going back. Parking at the gummers how layby, myself, Bec, Lily and Myla who had all done amazing to get up at 6am to get here set off. Gorgeous wooded rocky path leads to and simply scramble to the top. the views continued to excite and kept getting better and better. At the top we were joined by a herd of cows which at 1st made Bec nervous but soon realised they were harmless. We sat just under the summit and had porridge for breakfast soaking in the views of Windermere. Absolutely stunning and could of stayed there all day. We made the short trip back passed more cows and the girls slept all the way home. Fantastic fell.Scotty 2 Hotty14/06/2020
Staveley Fell - Gummer's Howmnph13/03/2020
1/2 Gummer's How and then Birch Fell from the usual route.nickywood119/01/2020
Ascent from Gummerís How car park on Fell Foot Brow, through Gummerís How Plantation to summit. Return same route.raymooremanx15/12/2019
Gummer's How from car parkmnph18/11/2019
As Wainwrightabbo000106/11/2019
From car park on Fell Foot Brow with Anne on good footpath to Gummer's How. It was a beautiful sunny day, rather cold, with excellent visibility enjoyed by many others making the ascent. The views from the summit were extensive.pwbellarby28/10/2019
Solo jaunt in the pouring rain. Even the cows were fed up.Shutterlag25/10/2019
Quick walk up Gummner's How.Walkingmurphy31/08/2019
From Fell Foot National Trust via Staveley Fell. Very windy.Slash317/08/2019
Solo. From the car park to the south. An easy but pleasant walk. Rain.mike.hoult11/08/2019
After being beaten back by bracken and searing heat on White Combe/Black Combe walk decided on Gummers How on way back to digs. A straight forward walk to top and back (with hoards of others) on a very hot, humid and hazy day.Grasmoor03/08/2019
Went with my grandad, Jonglew, dad and younger brother Jonathan. We scrambled up the rocks.williamglew29/07/2019
On a circular Foot Loose walk on a warm dry day ..starting from the old road lay-by near Newby Bridge (Barrow Banks ) and Cartmel Fell ..22 members & Jill and Sal the four footed ones !Grey Hare21/07/2019