Howgills 2000ft Tops Walk

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Start: Longdale
Grid Ref: NY644051
Distance: 16 miles (26 km)
 
Climbing: 1,445 metres
Walk time: 7-9 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Alfred Wainwright described the Howgill Fells as looking like a herd of sleeping elephants. Indeed, when on the top plateau of the Howgill Fells and particularly when stood at the trig pillar on the Calf, the highest point on the range of hills, his description bears testament. However, if one thought a walk making a full exploration of the Howgill Fells was an easy task this walk to bag all 2,000 feet summits of the range will show otherwise. There are some serious climbs and although most are short in comparision to those in the neighbouring Lake District some are brutal. Yarlside is the one most will remember, it is a steep sided pyramid. Others too, such as Randygill Top will make sure this trip is remembered. From Longdale the fells and hills tackled, in order, are Middleton, Simon's Seat, Bleagill Head, Stowgill Brow, Breaks Head, Fell Head, Bush Howe, White Fell Head, The Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Little Dummacks, Great Dummacks, Cautley Crag, Cautley Spout Head, Bowderdale Head, Yarlside. Kensgriff, Randygill Top, West Fell and Langdale Knott.

Useful Links:
Yorkshire Dales and Howgill Fells Mountains
Long Distance Walkers Association


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