Kirk Fell

Area:Lake District - Western Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:802m
Maps:OL4(S), OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY194104         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:large windshelter - photo
Daylight:dawn 05:13, sunrise 05:53, sunset 20:39, dusk 21:20
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:

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: adgl, DukeNukem, distantecho, ajdowsett, Hannahfw, Stephenmshanks, steve71, gallowshill, eclipseandy, Suecash (twice), Sylwia J Kociemba, leetim206, spookyfish, drsylvester68, Dunkman, fizzerfox, Mikew92, CARLOS (twice), Ginty, AGJ64, jegger, walsh581, beth, StevetheRover (twice), Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, and gbh.

If you need accommodation we have details of 18 properties offering rooms near Kirk Fell. Here are some examples:

3 Visit England Assessed
£110+ per night
7.9km (4.9 miles) away
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£286-1312 per week
8.2km (5.1 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£577-1730 per week
9.5km (5.9 miles) away, sleeps 2

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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