Lonscale Fell

Area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, and Nuttall
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:715m
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY285271         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:no feature: ground 25m S of cairn
Notes:cairn (NY 28540 27171) is Wainwright and Birkett summit
Daylight:dawn 03:59, sunrise 04:50, sunset 21:28, dusk 22:19
External links:Wikipedia

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Lonscale Fell East Peak
Lonscale Fell East Peak


Lonscale Fell is situated between the massifs of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Its east peak, occasionally called Lonscale Pike due to its form, overlooks the old mining valley of Glenderaterra, with the Cumbria Way wending it's way along the steep and craggy east flank.

The easiest ascent is to include it on a walk from the car park at the end of the Gale road, but Wainwright details a couple of interesting routes on the east, and north east ridges to the east peak, the latter requiring some scrambling!

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: JimRiley, Gav Laa, russellporter12, Tirama, adgl, DukeNukem, Boss_keloid, gallowshill, Suecash, hillbilly, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), gilly_3886, Andrew McKillop, sushiwalkies, fizzerfox, daleheadged, jplyons, Mikew92 (twice), CARLOS, Ginty (twice), AGJ64, wolfgangb, walsh581, Susanna, beth, StevetheRover, Lancashire Lad, gbh, and springfishblue.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 94 properties offering rooms near Lonscale Fell. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£390-759 per week
4.1km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 AA Assessed
£125-175 per night
4.1km (2.6 miles) away
NC Non-Classified

4.1km (2.5 miles) away

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