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Walks to the Howgill Fells

This page shows all my Howgill Fells walks. The list is sorted in date order, with the most recent walk at the top of the page. You can get a rough idea of how easy or difficult the walk is likely to be from the distance and height gain numbers on the walk. Click on the walk name to get more information for that walk, including a dynamic OS map and a downloadable GPX file for your GPS device.

This fell group is mostly an arbitrary collection created for the purposes of exploring the whole of the Howgill Fells. The whole of the range now falls inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, since its expansion in 2016, but the the area is mostly empty of walkers apart from the area around the Calf.

The area is bounded to the south and the east by the A683 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen road and to the west by a little minor lane call Howgill Lane, part of which is an old Roman Road. To the north the A685 makes a logical border, from the M6 junction to about Ravenstonedale. Inside this is some of the best grassland walking in England. This includes all hills listed in the Database of British & Irish Hills, but excludes any hill classified as 'Un'. Unclassified hills are typically hills that used to be classified (perhaps as a Dewey), but have since been removed from that category and as they have no other classification to fall back on, they become Unclassified. I don't see the point in going out of my way to bag these.

Date Walk name Dist Ascent Region Howgill Fells on this walk GPX
2013-06-01Carlin Gill6.4 m2100 ftHowgill FellsFell Head, Linghaw, Docker Knott
2013-05-25Hooksey & The Calf12.4 m3500 ftHowgill FellsThe Calf, Yarlside, Randygill Top, Hooksey, Hazelgill Knott, Kensgriff, West Fell
2012-03-31Harter Fell & Wandale Hill7.5 m1800 ftHowgill FellsHarter Fell, Wandale Hill
2012-03-10Uldale Head and Simon's Seat10.4 m3100 ftHowgill FellsFell Head, Simon's Seat, Uldale Head, Hand Lake, Linghaw
2012-02-25Cautley Spout and West Fell11.0 m2500 ftHowgill FellsHazelgill Knott, West Fell
2011-08-13Ling Haw & Arant Haw11.5 m2900 ftHowgill FellsThe Calf, Calders, Fell Head, Bush Howe, Arant Haw, Linghaw, Winder
2009-08-22Fell Head & The Calf11.0 m2800 ftHowgill FellsThe Calf, Calders, Bram Rigg Top, Fell Head, Bush Howe, Winder
2009-07-25Yarlside13.0 m2700 ftHowgill FellsYarlside, Randygill Top, Green Bell, Kensgriff
2009-02-07Green Bell11.0 m1800 ftHowgill FellsGreen Bell, Kensgriff
2008-10-04The Calf8.5 m2400 ftHowgill FellsThe Calf, Calders, Winder