Saturday, 1 July 2000

Burnbank Fell

The disappointing Burnbank Fell
Height: 475m (1,558ft)
Prominence: 19m (62ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn and fence
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report: 
The Loweswater Five - 08/05/2016
A fence crosses the summit
What Wainwright said:

"West of Loweswater the high ground of Lakeland gives place to the undulating rural country of the quiet Marron Valley, and the last height of all is the grassy dome of Burnbank Fell, a cornerstone, a beginning and an end".

Burnbank Fell is the most westerly of the Loweswater Fells, a group of low grassy hills lying just south of Loweswater. Burnbank Fell marks the northwestern perimeter of the Lakeland Fells, its feet set on the boundary of the National Park.

Beyond lie the valley of the River Marrom and the industrial towns of the coastal plain. The top of Burnbank Fell is a rounded grassy dome, the summit marked by an old fence post and a small cairn.

The Lakeland view is greatly restricted by Blake Fell although there is a vista of the Northern and North Western Fells.