Name:Banks
Hill number:16159
Height:245.9m / 807ft
Parent (Ma):2583  Great Mell Fell
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:NY 35091 38877
Summit feature:no feature: grassy pasture
Drop:53.6m
Col:192.3m  NY 3612 3858  
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Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
Having failed to identify a suitable parking spot near Newlands (my planned approach from the north) I continued around to the southern approach and parked on the grass verge nearly opposite to the drive for Banks Farm. Then it was a straightforward stroll up the drive through the 'garden' and over the stile to the footpath which runs virtually straight over the 'summit' in the field next to the dead windmill. Third and final minor summit in a short excursion to pick up some of the very few remaining summits close to home and not requiring a prolonged and very obvious trespass.ytfckent20/04/2023
Up PROW from Banks farm through muddy fields. Summit adjacent to windturbine which has had rotor and generator destroyed due to prevoius storms.cjo05/02/2023
From the south.robertphillips01/07/2022
On a 3 mile round from H Newmarket.Moorponder03/01/2022
Up from the road Newlands warehouses to the NW on the ROW initially up east side access yard of the industrial complex till ROW reached at very top left end.vegibagger04/12/2021
Finally a good summit walk after some rubbish northern Tumpsconanharrod07/03/2021
Banks from GR: NY 35550 38221ronaldo33315/12/2020
Banks from GR: NY 35550 38221Hippster15/12/2020
Squeezed onto roadside near Banks Farm, up their drive, through yard, out into pastures. Very inquisitive but harmless cattle on way. Small wind turbine near summit but not intrusive. Pleasant Viewsnickywood110/10/2020
Parked on lane below Banks Farm. Ground very soft from recent rain, frost, and cattle. Quite hard with crutches.GordonAdshead10/11/2019
Easy parking opp road to Banks Farm, pleasant walkDC11main03/05/2019
A nice walk up from the SE. Very windy.jenx09/02/2019
Repeat with Jenx and Bryher but from South this time. Verge parking by lane to farm, across three fields to top area. Very windy. Good views to Hesket and Caldbecknordicstar09/02/2019
From north.Wycombe Wanderer09/12/2018
Parking on the bend west of Newlands. Easy but unpleasant start to the path through a working factory wick with lorries (Makes you wonder why you are here with all the Lakeland hills to chose from). From here the path follows the track until close to the summit ... it does not veer off through the farm as shown on the map. Summit to the right in an open field. 20 pointless minutes return.moorsman10/05/2018
On PRoW through Banks Farm.jonglew21/07/2017
From SE via Banks Farmjimbloomer24/10/2016
Parked in Hesket Newmarket village car park and took an anticlockwise circuit via minor roads and summit footpath,5km.Lionel Bidwell09/04/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave02/01/2016
Last one of the day on cycle route from Fellside Centre taking in a few tumps and trigs. Path via Banks Farm to indistinct high point in grassy field. Wander arround in darkness before settling on NY 35097 38876 as highest point.RichardM01/01/2016
From the N, then f/p and track past mast as previous loggers. Frisky bullocks in summit field shied away when countered.Aye Jimmy11/08/2015
Parking is challenging around herepeebs12/05/2015
With Jo, from Hesket Newmarket: Banks Farm Hill. Weather; high cloud, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob19/11/2014
Climbed from the North, a grain storage / malting depot. Track runs to single windturbine but private and gated, easy walk though. Final field to top, great views of Northern Fells and Caldbeck valley.nordicstar06/10/2014
Dull dull dull. For completists only. I trundled up here on the way out to Fauld's Brow. Boomcbiydw207/08/2013
pasture SE of fence, fine view of N Fells. From N, RoW thru farm, track to wind generator, stile RHW30/10/2011
maknipe07/07/2023
Mark Hodgson04/03/2023
PeteF17/07/2022
Martin R03/01/2022
SteveC03/01/2022
Edwin Gradwell17/03/2020
David Gradwell17/03/2020
George Gradwell17/03/2020
AlanD11/11/2018
andrew brown16/06/2018
Dusty22/03/2018
Rambling Ray03/02/2017
mae03/01/2017
GaryJones19/09/2016
Susan Bidwell09/04/2016
Jacqdaw23/08/2015
Hillsidenick23/08/2015
Dave Geere18/11/2014
David Purchase05/10/2014
stevent080904/10/2014
Sherlock29/07/2010