Saturday, 1 July 2000

Birks

Birks from Boredale Hause
Height: 622m (2,041ft)
Prominence: 20m (66ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, sub Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Pile of stones
Times climbed: 3
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The summit
What Wainwright said:

"The spur falling from St. Sunday Crag lacks a distinctive summit but is sufficiently well defined to deserve a separate name; but, being an unromantic and uninteresting fell, it has earned itself nothing better than the prosaic and unassuming name of Birks".

Birks is a fell located on the north east ridge of the higher and better known fell of St. Sunday Crag. Walkers often pass over the top of Birks either climbing or descending from the larger fell. The fells name means a place where Birch trees predominate.

Birks is regarded by guide book writers as an unspectacular fell, however, it has 19 metres of prominence from St. Sunday Crag and therefore qualifies as a Nuttall. Wainwright also gives the fell a separate chapter in his Pictorial Guide as "it is sufficiently well defined to deserve a separate name"

The best of the views from the summit are towards the lower reaches of Ullswater.

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