Name:Hand Lake
Hill number:3608
Height:499.6m / 1639ft
Parent (Ma):2732  The Calf
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Lune
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:NY 64728 00610
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:41m
Col:459m  NY649002  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Hand Lake (Final).doc
Comments:Deleted from Dewey list for insufficient height
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From just above Carlingill bridge on a round of Linghaw, Fell Head, Simons Seat, Docker Knott, Hand Lake and Uldale Head with M and V.PeterD24/03/2024
From Tebay in thick morning mist with a promise of sunshine, up the road to Tebaygill then a handy ATV track all the way to Blease Fell. Continued on an ATV to Uldale Head, still in mist. We thought about calling it a day, but the sun was threatening to finally show its face so we went over to Docker Knott and Hand Lake. As we descended northwards the cloud cleared and the sun shined bright over the Howgill horizon. We picked up the track to Long Gills and then the minor road back to Tebay. 3.5hrs round.summitter03/09/2023
From Gaisgill and onto Docker Knott and Simon's Seat. Very enjoyable hills devoid of peopletrimarc225/08/2022
Carlin Gill roundFlatfield27/02/2022
From Longdale - out and back on same route. With Trevortrimarc210/02/2022
See route for Uldale Head.smocks and denims12/01/2022
As part of Kong Mini Mountain Marathon starting in Tebay.welshyboyo29/08/2021
Last top on Longdale- Simon's Seat- Over Sale- Docker Knott- Longdale fellwalk. It had the greatest feel of wildness and remoteness we'd encountered in the Howgills. We descended the N ridge to Uldale at NY 64290204 where the path shown on OS maps proved to be very good for our return by Elliot Howe and through Ellergill to get back. Interestingly, we had to climb above the lower part of Langdale on both sides to get to Longdale/ Gaisgill. With Petepwheeler14/06/2021
4/4 A good mid winter round from Gaisgill, getting tricky Howgill Hills, along to Longdale, up to Town Head and turn left into Cowbound Lane an old green track which spits you nicely out on the shoulder of Langdale Knott near Dickey's House (barn). From Langdale Knott summit knee killer down to Langdale beck then paddle over river (brr), up the shoulder left of Little Nevy Gill and curve right up to Simon's Seat. Continue south and then curve right contouring round to reach the Shoulder to climb Docker Knott (saves a steep down and up) and then drop and climb easily to Hand Lake. Down North ridge, cross Uldale beck and climb over should on good track which brings you all the way back down to Gaisgill. Took right hand track round the farms at th bottom to avoid being intrusive. Nice horseshoe 5 hours.nickywood122/12/2020
From Uldale Head. On to Docker Knott.Wycombe Wanderer05/09/2020
Parked just near the beck 624 995 and did a round of Blease Fell, Uldale Head, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Simons Seat and Linghaw, rebagging Fell Head en route.clivevilla28/07/2020
Parked just south of Carlingill. Blease Fell, Udale Head, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Fell Head and Linghaw. After Blease, mainly ATV tracks.PGCE04/06/2020
A 4 Dewey day comprising of a high level circuit of Langdale from Gaisgill (NY 636 047) visiting Blease Fell, Ulldale Head, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Simon's Seat, Fell Head, Bush Howe, The Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Hazelgill Knott, West Fell and Langdale Knott. 31km with 1500m ascent in 8h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan25/05/2020
From ROW initially two ridges to the west then skirting east across two valley bottoms, round low northern ends and diagonally up the western flank of ridge.vegibagger20/03/2020
Blease Fell, Uldale Head, Hand Lake, Docker Knott, Simon's Seatkeithouk22/12/2019
From a camp high in Carlin Gill, after a night of heavy rain, first of four outlying Howgill topsColin Crawford11/09/2019
From Carlingill Bridge via Linghaw, Fell Head, various lesser hills, and Docker Knott. Returned the same way.Fisky Boy10/09/2019
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke10/09/2019
Return to gaisgill, mist and drizzle most of daycjo01/06/2019
Ascended from Uldale Head via the peaceful Uldale Beck two. Returned the same way to return to car at Carlingill Bridge.JohnW30/04/2019
A W Howgill hill circuit starting from near Carlin Gill bridge. Followed Carlin Gill upstream then a scramble up Black Force & on to Fell Head, Simon's Seat, Middleton (Trig), Hand Lake & Ulldale Head.ger23/04/2019
From Longdale with Rick Salter. Langdale Knott -> Middleton trig -> Simon's Seat -> Docker Knott -> Hand Lake. Then on to 2 more Howgill hills.jonglew17/12/2018
With Jon Glew from Longdale, good circuit, via Middleton trig, long valley walk back to Longdalenordicstar17/12/2018
9.2 mile circular from near Fairmile Gate, walked north along road and followed trail near Carlingill Beck, forded a few streams then climbed steeply up Uldale Heads slopes using a mixture of sheep trails and ancient tracks to col, headed west to bag Blease Fell and unlisted Hare Shaw (23m Prominence) with its cairn, then descended back to col and climbed up onto Uldale Head, descended very steeply to Blakethwaite Bottom, up onto Hand Lake and then Docker Knott, then an easy ascent onto Fell Head (2nd time bagged), descended via Whins End, forded stream then back across to car park. Very hot and sunny exhausting day, we shortened the walk for this reason. Easy Howgill terrain underfoot throughout mainly on ATV trails.DanTrig05/08/2018
Pleasant walk from Gaisgill to complete the Howgill fells-Uldale Head(excellent views today)-Docker Knott-Hand Lake.With Oscar.catman16/05/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie16/05/2018
Hand Lake > Docker Knott > Simon's Seat > Middleton trig from GR: NY 64289 05172 [room for one car]ronaldo33320/03/2018
Overnight camping route on Northern Howgills from Gaisgill. Took road to Cotegill and then track and open fell to Langdale Knott. Continued to West Fell and Hazelgill Knott with increasing covering of snow. Camped just beyond Hazelgill Knott. Continued to Simon's Seat, Docker Knott (both tops) and Hand Lake. Descended N along ridge then traverse to Waskew Head and return to Gaisgill. Wet and cloudy day 1, bright on day 2.RobertP04/02/2018
From Tebay, Blease Fell, Uldale Head, this, Docker Knott and Simons Seatbardolph19/09/2017
From GaisgillAlan Caine28/05/2017
Galltywenallt30/09/2016
From Uldale Head. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave22/05/2016
Round of Fell Head, Docker Knott, Hand Lake and then back along the Fell Head traverse to Linghaw from Fairmile Gate. Good ground.Eddie20/10/2015
Parked at cattle grid at Fairmile Gate but there's what appears to be a purpose made parking area a little further north. Linghaw, Fell Head, Simon's Seat, Docker Knott, Hand Lake, Uldale Head, Blease Fell. A lot of up and down and not really a logical walk, but bagged 6 new tops and revisited a mountain so satisfying from a box ticking perspective.ijpowell21/08/2015
with Jonny and Darren, Jim Training for Macmillan 8 peaksKliorsi24/07/2015
With Claire and Andy from Tebay.Crib Goch30/11/2013
Extension N of the Docker Knott ridge and equally unexciting. Bit of a drop now into the valley to the W then up onto Uldale Head.Aye Jimmy11/07/2013
The actual top is well to the north of the of the 495 spot height and considerably exceeds this height. My GP made it 501mmoorsman08/03/2013
1dads05/08/2011
from simons seat - down then easy up - small cairngigglejon30/01/2010
A stand alone hill - further into the Howgills than it looks on the mappeebs02/12/2009
With Ross. Started from Bowderdale in a loop involving West Fell, Hazelgill Knott, Simon's Seat and Hand Lake.Jhimmy13/09/2009
Easy walk up from camp at Blakethwaite Bottomabrannon25/04/2009
Very small Cairn on flat grassy topmick01/03/2008
400m tops of northern Howgills - convoluted up and down tough circuit(run) with Lesley. started with a steep ascent of Blease Fell Then out around northern spurs and back going directly down and up over the spurs taking in this top which had been promoted to Dewey status at time.Chris Pearson29/05/2006
unremarkable grassy hill. gaisgill: anticlockwise - cotegill RHW07/11/1998
Mark Hodgson15/05/2023
dickiewren26/02/2023
Isbjorn20/07/2021
conanharrod10/04/2021