|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 06:54, sunrise 07:30, sunset 17:23, dusk 17:59|
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:
Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: adgl, DukeNukem, SheepFarmer (twice), distantecho, ajdowsett, Hannahfw, Stephenmshanks, steve71, gallowshill, eclipseandy, Suecash (twice), Sylwia J Kociemba, leetim206, CEW, Nottspanther, chrisfry35 (x3), HighOrbiter, spookyfish, drsylvester68, Dunkman, fizzerfox, Mikew92, CARLOS (twice), Ginty, AGJ64, wolfgangb, jegger, walsh581, beth, StevetheRover (twice), Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, and gbh.
In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:
If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near Kirk Fell. Here are some examples: