Kirk Fell

Area:Lake District - Western Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL4(S), OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY194104         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:large windshelter - photo
Daylight:dawn 03:43, sunrise 04:39, sunset 21:52, dusk 22:48
External links:Wikipedia

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Kirk Fell and the ridge to Pillar
Kirk Fell and the ridge to Pillar

Kirk Fell is situated between Great Gable and Pillar near the head of Ennerdale and Wasdale. Its summit plateau has two tops, the east has enough prominence to qualify as a Hewitt whereas it is the west top that is the highest point.

The direct path from Wasdale Head is steep and unrelenting, Wainwright didn't think much of it! So most people use one of the passes either side to ease the pain.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ajdowsett, alanprince, Andy Duff, Ashleighatkinson, Bazwell (twice), beth, CarlandHay, CARLOS (twice), CEW, chloealina, chrisfry35 (x4), Cowles, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, davew, Daz Graham, distantecho, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, Dunkman, eclipseandy, Fellwalker, fizzerfox, gallowshill, GaryR, gbh, Ginty, GraemeLackford, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (twice), HighOrbiter, iggsypoo (twice), JackKendall, James48, jegger, JJH94, johnx, Lambo330, leedrich, leetim206, Luizawoods, Luly, MarjWatson, markhallam, Mc49, Mikew92, navdave (twice), Nottspanther (twice), onceuponatime, Peterfishwick, RuslandRambler, SheepFarmer,, spookyfish, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, steve71, StevetheRover (twice), Suecash (twice), Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, TonyRogerson, vinmac, walsh581,, wittonweavers, wolfgangb, and yorkmunrobagger.

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

If you need accommodation we have details of 14 properties offering rooms near Kirk Fell. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£375-2402 per week
6.1km (3.8 miles) away, sleeps 4
5 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£1377-7428 per week
6.3km (3.9 miles) away, sleeps 8
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£556-2596 per week
7.7km (4.8 miles) away, sleeps 6

Photo by Elizabeth Oldham and is our copyright. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.