Name:Baxton Fell
Hill number:16496
Height:469m / 1539ft
Parent (Ma):2814  White Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SD 67200 56018
Summit feature:ground within 1m of white-topped post
Drop:56m
Col:413m  SD667573  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) OL41W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 49 users)ByDate of Ascent
P&D car park in Dunsop Bridge & up Middle Knoll. From Middle Knoll, a steep descent NNW alongside wall, through gate & across pasture to join bridleway via kissing gate in field corner - Bridleway to Dunsop Head & then N. on intermittent trod/path along fence line to white-topped post & summit. Peatland restoration work has been carried out in summit area.gerrybowes21/03/2024
Ascent from Whitendale via Dunsop Head. Lots of slogging along stock fencing, undulating and wet ground to white-topped pole.Vulcan29/02/2024
From Cross of Greet, with AT, JT and BL. Followed the fence-line SW then south up to the summit. Then onwards down to the col and up the broad NW ridge of Baxton Fell to its top. Return by outward route over the top of White Hill again. 12.2km, with 375m of ascent.Man of Kernow115/04/2023
From Dunsop Bridge with C, did Middle Knoll first ascended from Whitendale initially on BW and then on ATV track which stopped with fence in sight which followed to top near white topped post.PeterD12/07/2022
Parked in the car park at Dunsop Bridge, walked along metalled bridleway / footpath up Whitendale to about SD 655 536, then headed up S ridge to summit of Middle Knoll, descended steeply down to the east and then to farm at Whitendale. Headed up BW to east then along fence north to Baxton Fell. Retraced route and followed ridge on to Burn Fell Trig, and down towards Beatrix. Then FP east to Rough Syke Barn and up to Boarsden Moor. Down through fields to near Boardsen, FP south and then up very difficult Faber Knoll, surrounded by BWFs!! Finally south across footbridge and back along pleasant permissive road / track to Thorneyholme Hall and Dunsop Bridge. A round trip of 23 km with 800m ascent in just under 7 hours.silveracorn_alan05/03/2022
Baxton Fell > Burn Fell trig from GR: SD 69312 54735ronaldo33318/09/2021
Baxton Fell > Burn Fell trig from GR: SD 69312 54735Hippster18/09/2021
Dunsop bridge, Middle Knoll Whitendale to Dunsop head path, then north along fence to Baxton Fell. Returned south to Beatrix; private sign on gate at bottom, not on gate at top.Flatfield25/07/2021
With Andy. From Dunsop Bridge, Middle Knoll, Whitendale and up track before tramp across moor. Hard going and very tired. Mist, rain and wind. First big outing after lockdown.Campbell Singer13/07/2020
With Colin, down from Middle Fell via Whitendale and up the tracks to the shooting butts and then following the new fence to the top.Andrew Pearson13/05/2020
With Andy after Middle Knollcolinfielding13/05/2020
After middle knoll, grouse shoot in progress to the south, no access issues. Summit by white topped pole near grouse butt.cjo23/11/2019
After Middle Knoll from Dunsop BridgeLongwojo02/09/2018
From mapped track to NE (Roman Road), the track from spot height 349, continues as an ATV track to SD 6745 5620carole engel01/09/2018
Early dart, lovely day so decided to climb Baxton Fell and Wolfhole Crag to complete Q7. 17:30, 18 degrees at Lower Salter. Biked all the way to Croasdale Fell and up as far as possible and continued on foot. Biked back to gate NE of Wolfhole Crag.Wycombe Wanderer31/08/2018
Solo. From P & D car park, Dunsop Bridge. Whitendale Farm, Dunsop Head, then followed the fence N to summit. A very warm day.ADT30/06/2018
From Dunsop Bridgemart079709/05/2018
On Marmot Dark Mountains route (twice!).nix_snilloc27/01/2018
Stravaiging from Higher Wood House and Whitendale on a sunny September afternoon, about perfect.IWC17/09/2017
From Dunsop Bridge, a big circular.bardolph17/05/2017
With Jo, from Parrock Head: Woodhouse Lane passing interesting farm machinery graveyard, Roman Road to the Witches 400 Stone, track onto Baxton Fell, then alongside fence to Burn Fell Trig, before returning by fp past Burnside Cottage. Weather; cloudy, warm, good visibility.amblerbob18/06/2016
From SW via the Croasdale quarry. Met the returning Gradwell trio on arrival at start. Parking for 1 car.jimbloomer02/06/2016
Parking for one car by gate c150m SE of end of minor road at SD 69306 54745. We did a circular walk to include Burn Fell. Not because it's blessed with a trig but because it's included in a list of Bowland Tops with at least 15m of drop. We arrived back at the car exactly at the same time Jim Bloomer rolled up in his car. A pleasant gentleman to be sure but goes off on one at the mention of landowners!David Gradwell02/06/2016
After Middle Knoll. Up from Whitendale beside Calf Clough to col, then follow fence to summit. Bike up to waterworks from Dunsop Bridge.ngthack24/04/2016
Parking for a single car just before the end of the Hornby Moor road (alt 836ft) If you ignore the notices, plenty just a short distance through the gate. Follow the road as far as the obvious white Witches Stone. Take the next turn off to the left and the track can be followed to about 400 yards from the summit .... after which it is tussock grass. 5.01 miles, 2:20 minutes return trip.moorsman22/10/2015
With Dugswell, combining my last Lancashire pillar on Burn Fell and Baxton my last Lancashire Tump.Alan Caine06/08/2015
Parked at the junction of Back Lane and Wood House Lane then walked up the footpath passed Burnside Cottage and onto the fell with an off-piste diversion to Burn Fell trig. Then headed due north over mixed wet moorland to Baxton Fell with Alan Caine. Returned by walking ESE to join the track above Dane Hill Well where this track was followed back Wood House Lane in under 3 hours.Dugswell206/08/2015
Limited parking at road end to SE, beyond which 'Your car may be seized' notices. Previous attempt in July failed near Croasdale Quarry, turned back by RSPB because of nesting hen harriers. Higher of two tracks above quarry led onto moor, track faded out for last 400m of rough heather and tussocks. Summit near fence corner, numerous peat hags. Reading taken on one with wooden post.Aye Jimmy13/10/2014
deep hags, good view of nearby Bowland massif & distant 3 Peaks et al. c/w circuit from road-end to SE RHW21/08/2005
On a mountain rescue training day...date approx...induction training and it was a Saturday in October 1994. Walked up very close to white hill then over to Baxton Fell before going to Burn Fell trig point then back to Slaidburn.Dugswell215/10/1994
Sprog15/04/2023
Halfdecent15/04/2023
PM02/07/2022
David8402/01/2021
RichardM23/11/2019
greenandblue30/09/2018
pwithnall18/09/2018
mae15/07/2018
PaulineC17/09/2017
Martin R13/03/2017
MM15/06/2016
George Gradwell02/06/2016
Edwin Gradwell02/06/2016
GaryJones01/07/2013
Anton01/01/2013
Nick Caunt12/07/2012
Sherlock21/08/2010
hughbagger21/03/2009
andrew.allum01/01/2000