Kirk Fell

Area:Lake District - Western Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Clem, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:802m (with a drop of 181m)
Maps:OL4(S), OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY194104         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:large windshelter - photo
Daylight:dawn 04:13, sunrise 05:01, sunset 21:17, dusk 22:05
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: 3mz0, @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, ajdowsett, Alan0409, alanprince, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, Ashleighatkinson, Bazwell (twice),, beth, CarlandHay, CARLOS (twice), cat wakelin, CEW, chloealina, chrisfry35 (x4), Cowles, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, davew, DavidMBurnett, Daz Graham, distantecho, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, Dunkman, eclipseandy, Felltopper, Fellwalker, fizzerfox, Floydian1, gallowshill, GaryR, gbh, Ginty, GraemeLackford, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (x7), HighOrbiter, HollySalaman, Homesick Scorrie, iggsypoo (twice), Itismegann, JackKendall, James48, Jandy, jegger, JJH94, johnx, Katherined (x8), kenzie, Lambo330, leedrich, leetim206, lludwinski, Luizawoods, Luly, mariablky, MarjWatson, markhallam, Mc49, McLeish,, Mikew92, navdave (twice), Nottspanther (twice), okult, onceuponatime, pah800, Petemoss (x17), Peterfishwick, racheljanemchugh, Riven, RuslandRambler, SheepFarmer,, spookyfish, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, steve71, StevetheRover (twice), Suecash (twice), Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, TonyRogerson, Toy poodle, Tricia15, tunebluez, vinmac, Walmo124 (twice), walsh581,, wittonweavers, wolfgangb, and yorkmunrobagger.

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

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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