Saturday, 1 July 2000

Broom Fell

Broom Fell over Widow's Hause
Height: 511m (1,667ft)
Prominence: 27m (89ft)
Region: North Western Fell
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Nothing (a large columnar cairn is 170m to the NW)
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
A Whinlatter Round - 05/10/2014
Barf, Lord's Seat & Broom Fell - 01/02/2014
A large cairn sits on top of Broom Fell (almost!)
What Wainwright said:

"Broom Fell is the geographical centre of the upland mass rising between Bassenthwaite Lake in the north and Whinlatter Pass in the south but acknowledges the superiority of a near and higher neighbour, Lord's Seat, to which it is connected by a high ridge. There is little if interest on this rounded grassy hill."

Broom Fell is a small hill and is rarely climbed, despite inclusion in Wainwright's influential Pictorial Guides. It stands on a low ridge that connects Lord's Seat and Graystones.

The top is grassy, and the summit is marked by the end of a wall coming up from Aiken Beck to the south-west. A tall cairn now exists close to the summit as does a small wind shelter made from part of the wall. The highest point can be found a short distance to the south-east.

The view southward takes in the Whiteside-Grisedale Pike ridge and the Grasmoor fells behind.

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