Saturday, 1 July 2000

Fellbarrow - Mosser Fell

Height: 416m (1,365ft)
Prominence: 49m (161ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Fellbarrow & Low Fell - 24/03/2017 
Low Fell & Fellbarrow - 28/03/2015
The summit is capped by a trig pillar
What Wainwright said:

"The Vale of Lorton is sheltered in the west by a low range of grassy rounded hills uncharacteristic of Lakeland and not really part of it, this despite having southern roots in Loweswater amid scenery that is wholly typical of the district".

To the east of Fellbarrow is the Vale of Lorton, through which flows the River Cocker. This is a wide cultivated valley with a number of small parcels of woodland, the settlement of Thackthwaite lying nearest to the fell.

A low ridge circuiting the western end of Crummock Water joins Burnbank Fell to Low Fell and Fellbarrow, confirming them as the last outpost of the Western Fells. The two fells form a ridge 2 miles long with the lower Fellbarrow at the northern end.

The summit is a gently curving grassy dome, crossed by a fence, and sports an Ordnance Survey triangulation column and a cairn. To west and north are the Irish Sea and Solway Firth, seen across the Cumberland plain.