Name:Black Combe South Top
Hill number:3869
Height:588.1m / 1929ft
Parent (Ma):2646  Black Combe
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:SD 13562 85168
Summit feature:rock
Drop:7.5m
Col:580.6m  SD 1360 8529  
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Observations:rock 7m ESE is of similar height
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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