Saturday, 1 July 2000

Fell Head

The steep sided Fell Head
Height: 640m (2,100ft)
Prominence: 86m (282ft)
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The Howgill Fells - 31/05/2013
The summit cairn on the ridge of Fell Head
Fell Head is one of several peaks in the Howgill Fells that reach a height of over 2,000ft. It is also the most westerly height over 2,000ft in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Being just over a mile from the M6, it is also the nearest 2,000ft hill to a motorway in England.

Aptly named, Fell Head is the highest point in a complex series of ridges and subsidiary summits in the northwestern area of the Howgills. The saddle of Windscarth Wyke joins Fell Head to the neighbouring Bush Howe.

On a fine day, the panorama of the Lake District fells provides the focal point of the view along with the valley of the River Lune and a view down Long Rigg Beck.

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