Name:Great How - Eskdale Fell
Hill number:3571
Height:522m / 1713ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
Grid ref:NY 19746 03992
Summit feature:cairn and OS bolt on rock
Col:469m  NY200041  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:bolt is 2m SE of cairn
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 247 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
10.5 mile circuit from the Woolpack Inn. Goat Crag, Whin Crag, Dawsonground Crags, Whinscales, Great How, Boat How, Bleatarn Hill.JulieB19/05/2024
From Whinscales. Direct route past small tarn on grass. KeithByTheC19/05/2024
Wild, wet and windy day. Climbed with Andy ChadwickChris Terrey 13/04/2024
To be addedJames McKnight09/09/2023
w/ Jack, Jonny and Danny on a mega synge bagging expeditionwcroasdell13/08/2023
From Wha House. 16 km, 1050 m asc. Up by the Cat Cove path to Slight Side and Scafell. S to Great How, Whinscales, Dawsonground Crags, Whin Crag and Goat Crag. Dry, warm.
Circular walk from Beckfoot taking in Bleatarn Hill, Boat How, Great How, whinscales, Dawsonground crags, Whin Crag, Peelplace Noddle, Great. Barrow, Crag Coppice, Hodge How and Dalegarth How.PeterD30/01/2023
From the free parking area at Wha House farm on a Seven mile route reaching the summits of Peelplace Noddle, Great How, Whinscales, Dawsonground crag, Whin crag, Bull How and Goat crag, taking Four and half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT11/10/2022
Descending from Slightside, heading back to Wha House. on my own, dry.alwaysinshorts08/10/2022
A round of 8 fells from the parking opposite Wha House Farm. Starting with Goat Crag and walking anti clockwise to the final fell Peelplace Noddle. My final R34 Dodd.Alan Caine20/03/2022
The ascent of Scafell from Wha House, via Slight Side, Symmonds Knott, returning via Slight Side, Great How and Boat How to Boot. A wonderful November day in the Lakes, with a mixture of vivid blue sky and mist drifting around the hills. Even a sighting a splendid Brocken Spectre from Symmonds Knott. 21km with 1200m ascent in 7h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan13/11/2021
From Dalegarth via Eel and Stony Tarns to Great How: Eskdale Fell and Eskdale Fell: Whinscales.RobB02/09/2021
My completion fell for the Fellrangers. From Eskdale via Eel Tarn and Whinscales. NNick Caunt07/07/2021
Dry with cloud lifting so went for this Eskdale group from Wha Far. Followed Slight Side path to Catcove Beck then up rough grass onto Great How. Then over Whinscales, Dawsonground Crag, Whin Crag and Goat Crag. Pathless and full of humps and little valleys and wouldn't have located summits without GPS. Hard work but good path down at the end.BURGESS11/06/2021
from High Scarthjef26/05/2021
Wha house farm CP > Goat Crag > Slight Side > Scafelll > Great How > Whinscales > Dawsonground Crags > Wha house farm CP. Solo walk. Stunning day once again with great views and lots of sunshine. Lost the will so left Whin Crag unbagged for the day.johnkaysleftleg18/05/2021
I hadn't initially planned on coming here today due to a knee injury, but hey ho, you're a long time dead!! Climbed up via Oliver Gill and the rain hit us as we summited. Still had great views of Scawfell even in the rain!!morgs4mountains13/05/2021
From Whahouse Farm: Goat Crag, Bull How. Whin Crag, Dawsonground Crags, Whinscales, Great How and Boat How.Lazylizzie30/04/2021
Wha House car park, Goat Crag, Bull How, Whin Crag, Dawsonground Crags, Great How, Eskdale Fell, Eel Tarn. Hardly a path all miserable drizzly day.ijpowell22/09/2020
Wha House - Cowcove zigzags - Silverybield - Cam Spout - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Slight Side - Great How - Catcove Beck - Wha House.Mark Jackson24/07/2020
After Boat Howe, direct from Lambford Bridge which has a do not use notice on it. Direct up steep slope then back to Boot viaWhinscalestrimarc220/02/2020
Revisit with PeteDave Geere03/11/2019
After Boat How, steep and pathless ascent from Burnmoor Tarn.Colin Crawford06/09/2019
with Scafell, Skight Sideraymondwilkes26/06/2019
From Eskdale hostel on a circular walk for 10 local hills: Great Barrow -> Peelplace Noddle -> Whin Crag -> Dawsonground Grags -> Eskdale Fell -> Great How -> Cat Crag -> Brock Crag -> Bull How -> Goat Crag. Heavy rain and hail on and off - more on than off. With my nephew, Andrew P.jonglew27/04/2019
From Station car park for a round of Boat How, Great How, Whinscales, Dawsonground Crags, Whin Crag and Goat Crag.rhalstead21/04/2019
From Goat Crag in low cloud. Neat cairn, nearby rivet, few views. Other contour lower per Abney.Denise 30/12/2018
Followed the Scafell track from the National Trust carpark and then a stream to ascend this fine summit. It is a large knoll with a sense of remoteness even in summer.JohnW31/07/2018
Hot From Boat How then up Oliver Ghyll. Nice waterfallsjohnjennison25/06/2018
From the Woolpack Inn, Eskdale. East along the road to Wha House, then RoW north past Whinscales. Then pathless ascent NW up to the summit. Onwards to Slight Side.Man of Kernow110/05/2018
Yew Bank, Throstlehow Crag, High Scarth, Great How, Goat Crag from Eskdale, parking short distance west of telephone box at bottom of Hardknott Pass. Interesting and complex rugged terrain.RobertP14/01/2018
Great Barrow, Whinscales, Great How, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knottkeithouk28/12/2017
From Dawsonground Crags then down to Whinscales. All good ground.Eddie06/10/2017
Almost blown over during ascent. Never left a summit as quickly.Peak Rambler12/04/2017
Route one from Boat How. On to Whinscales.Wycombe Wanderer05/01/2017
From Boot via Boat How.Hammy29/11/2016
From Boat How to the non existent Bulatt bridge where I waded the torrent. Went to the north side near Bleaberry Hill and had an easy ascent. GB ascended from Lambford Bridge. Next.. onto Whinscales the birkett.bolton29/09/2016
Dalegarth Station car park (£3.50 for the day) - After ascent of Boat How, crossed Lambford Bridge & then picked a way up between outcrops to S. ridge of Great How - Along ridge to summit cairn and OS bolt. (S)gerrybowes29/09/2016
From Wasdale via the coffin route, minor summits and geocaches, great 360 viewsbardolph24/04/2016
My last dewey with Andy,Paul,Fred,Oliver,Dave in England and walesDARRENG22/04/2016
DARRENG's last Dewey.andrew brown22/04/2016
Scafell from Boot - up via Slight Side and down via Eskdale Fellnosdrahcir21/04/2016
with Paul views starting to open up after low clouds moved a little highercolinfielding23/03/2016
From Dalegarth station. Round of Birketts etc. on each side of Whillan Beck.ngthack11/01/2016
Great walk from home with Kevin. An Incredibly sunny and warm afternoon. Stopped for a shower under the cascading waterfalls of a very full Oliver Gill. On the way up passed Alpine Club Moss. The summit area is fascinating and worth visiting.Karmakarl18/09/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196517/08/2015
YHA - Goat Crag - Bull How - Whin Crag - Dawsonground Crag - Cat Crag - Whinscales - Great How - Great Scarth Crag - Cam Spout Crag - Silverybield - Heron Crag - Brock Crag - YHAmcbiydw201/08/2015
Highest point on circuit starting from Woolpack Inn and continuing to Cat Crags, Dawsonground etc. Cairn and OS bolt about 2m away. Fine viewpoint.Aye Jimmy14/07/2015
Parked in the Delgarth Railway Station > Boot > Eel Tarn > Peelplace Noddle > Goat Crag > Bull How > Whin Crag (Eskdale) > Dawsonground Crags > Eskdale Fell - Whinscales > Great How - Eskdale Fell > Lambford Bridge > Boat How > Brat's Moss > Boot > Delgarth Railway StationTony Hartry II11/06/2015
A circuit including 3 Birkett's from Boot.Neil Haslewood09/04/2015