Name:Holme Fell
Hill number:2673
Height:315.7m / 1036ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 31503 00605
Summit feature:rock 60m SSW of cairn
Col:150.3m  NY 3279 0166  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn on large rock outcrop (Birkett) 60m NNE at NY 31529 00655 is 0.5m lower; rock outcrop 110m NNE at NY 31557 00699 is 0.2m lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:the highest point is also the Wainwright summit
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Circular from Yew Tree Tarn. Black Fell then Holme Fell.davepeel31/05/2024
Scrambled up West ridge - grade 1 with L and Neil -introducing him to scrambling, on a grey low cloud day wit light rain never far away- but kept dry. a great fun choice for a low level adventure. Then onto summit, down and across to scramble up Tilberthwaite Gill, with some exciting traversing on steep walls of ravine before stopped by a waterfall. Wet foot for all and leg for L!Chris Pearson24/05/2024
Lakes trip day 1 with dadvisionset18/05/2024
National Orienteering event -organised by LOC. Helped on start line. Came within a whisker of the summit on my run - all very demanding legs and terrain as expected - technical and physical. Shallow re-entrant control near summit, one of many.Chris Pearson17/05/2024
With Debbie, O & E. Camping at Baysbrownchrislayne06/05/2024
To and from Ox Fell Road, and then to Black Fell. With Mike.jd1617/04/2024
Park Fell, Black Fell, Holme Fell, Birk Fell Man, Wetherlam, Lad Stoneskeithouk18/02/2024
Solo hike. Yewdale Beck & Holme Fell Circular. 5.9km = 2hrs. Clear weather today; only breezy once I reached the exposed hillside at the top. Made friends with some Herdwick sheep near Yew Tree Farm at the start of the route :) Could easily extend this to reach Ivy Crag (302m) but cloud was fast setting in, and the descent and ascent to reach it would have taken me a further 20 mins.LaurenAyres26/01/2024
R Richard Tait14/12/2023
On the way home from Coniston YH, with Alex McBride, started from the informal large parking area just south of Shepherds Bridge (SD 3142 9982). We followed the 'bridleway' (I hate the English access laws) toward Glen Mary Bridge but turned before hand, up to the Uskdale Gap via Harry Guards Wood, got to the cairn shown on the OS maps first, before moving west to the higher area (spot height of 317m), cracking views over Coniston Water. Returned the same way, we past a few people, its a popular wee hill.chillyman822/10/2023
Storm Babet. 9th visit. 7 hrs on my feet covering 21 km linking 12 low hills (5 repeat tumps & 7 new sub-tumps) on a circuit from Knipe Fold. Took a battering from Storm Babet - met office forecast of 'Gales or severe gales northeasterly winds, even at lower levels and stormy on the tops'. Up from Hodge Close peering carefully into the old slate quarries and frightening holes having trekked over from Little Langdale and picked off the delightful oak wooded sub-tump of Low Coppice. Battled into wind along the whole mile long lumpy length of the fell with its many ups and downs- including the summit and the two sub-tumps. Viscous updraft (venturi effect) when on the escarpment edge of Man Crag. A grassy path twists along the ridge and I discovered descends to the bridleway to N -perfect for my needs rather than plunging down steep scree and deep bracken to get back to the other side of Tarn Hows. Marvelled at how I ever found any controls up here on my first big O Champs back in 87.Chris Pearson20/10/2023
Parked in lay-by next to Yew Tree Tarn. Path around the tarn links with fp up Uskdale Gap. Limited views from the top with approaching rain ahead of storm Agnes. Just made it back as the rain started. Solo.richard6927/09/2023
Loop from the drunken Duck Inn at Barngates - Black Fell, Tarn Howes, Holme Fell, Lingmoor Fell, Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge. 24km, 1144m ascent, 5h40Rockdoctor12/08/2023
Parked in the layby next to Yew Tree Tarn, around the tarn, up through Uskdale Gap and followed well defined path to the top, cool and a bit of clag A few Belties around the tarn on returnmatty1971b26/07/2023
Nice run from hawks head. Met a radio transmitter guy on the top, chatting to a guy on a boat . :)danwalker115004/06/2023
Part of a steady 10-miler, following a double BGR recce the day before.NumptyDumpty14/05/2023
A late afternoon walk up Holme Fell from Tilberthwaite. 5km with 200m ascent in 1h 30m.silverwolf_alan12/02/2023
From TilberthwaiteAJF12/02/2023
Loop from tarn hows. Holme Fell and Black Fell. 3 hrsLongwojo11/02/2023
Wainwright Walk 34: Spider (Black Fell & Holme Fell)DavidHiner19/01/2023
From Hodge Close car park with FJ. On return diverted off to visit the extremely impressive quarries, which can be accessed from the northern side. Standing under the arch that connects the two quarries is the most impressive point.Mark Jackson26/12/2022
Parked in small roadside area beyond Tongue intake plantation. Walked via High Oxen Fell farm to visit the huge Hodge Close Quarries en routeHirta05/12/2022
With AJ.DaveT15/11/2022
A loop from the Tarn Hows CP, taking in Tom Heights, Black Fell, Park Fell, Great How and Holme Fell, finishing with a climb up past the waterfalls in spate.summitter17/10/2022
Loop from Skelwith Bridge for 3Ws.atreides788718/09/2022
7.2 mile circular from the car park west of Tarn Hows. We followed a lovely trail through woods up to Tarn Hows then followed paths across to Black Fell. We descended west and after ending up on a wrong path that disappeared into a bog, We found the correct path by Hollin Bank to the road. We then followed mostly tracks past High Oxen Fell farm and found our way up onto Holme Fell. We then descended to Yew Tree Tarn, back to the car park. 555m ascent. Only a few people about. Sunny conditions becoming overcast and then becoming sunny again. Great views of the higher mountains from both summits.DanTrig16/09/2022
From Tarn Hows and backdavidsharpe2310/09/2022
Straight up and down from Glen Mary car parkdombenson06/09/2022
Climbed with Zoe and Martha.neilblair35319/08/2022
From Hodge Close, including a swim in the old quarry reservoir/tarn. With Melissa. Wainwright and Birkett bagged.forsterfamily717/08/2022
From Glen Mary Bridge. 11 km, 520 m asc. Up by Harry Guards Wood and Uskdale Gap to Holme Fell summit. N dowto the BW and join the High Oxen Fell track to Hollin Bank. S on the BW and NE alon gthe path to Black fell summit. Back by the Tarn Hows Cumbria Way path and the Glen Mary Waterfalls. Hot, sunny.
From Yew Tree Tarn via Uskdale Gap - on to Black fell following the Birkett routebenarbia no 309/08/2022
From Hodge Close quarry, little scramble near top.Flatfield01/07/2022
Lovely day. Up from Glen Mary Bridge with Ben and Soph and then to Yew Tree Tarn for a dip with Jax.jeffpl10/06/2022
Black Fell/Black Crag, Tarn Hows, Holme Fell circularBarns15007/06/2022
Climbed Black Fell and Holme Fell with Andrew the day before his birthday and my intro to wild swimming in Windermere!jackfowler13/05/2022
R Richard Tait06/05/2022
Pete and I climbed Black Fell walked back to the car, drove to Holme Fell and did that one immediately afterwards. Nice weatherRiver-Girl27/02/2022
Dad, Rita, Phil and Ted Black fell and Holme fell.Daisy Dee16/01/2022
Quick one from the National Trust car park at the bottom. Quiet and lovely views from the top. 2.5 miles 787 ft elevation.nell158314/11/2021
Climbed with PhoebeMrD03/09/2021
Lovely walk from Tarn Hows- Sunny day+ views of Coniston water. NE cairn is a nicer viewJoel45102/09/2021
Parked at Glen Mary (below Tarn Hows) to do this and Black Fellmnb2027/08/2021
Black Fell and Holme Fell from the Glen Mary Car Park, visiting Hill Fell, Black Fell, Tom Heights, and Holme Fell. 12km with 600m ascent in 3h 30m. (S)silveracorn_alan10/07/2021
me and flo nice view over conniston nice steady hikeLauralj8402/07/2021
Parked at Hodge Close quarry steady walk past old reservoirs and return. Sunny & hot. On my own.alwaysinshorts01/07/2021