Saturday, 1 July 2000

Fountains Fell

Fountains Fell on a fine November day
Height: 668m (2,192ft)
Prominence: 243m (797ft)
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn
Summit feature: Large cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The summit cairn on Fountains Fell
Fountains Fell is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. The eastern slopes of the fell form part of the National Trust's Malham Tarn and Moor estate

The name Fountains derives from ownership of the land in the 13th century by the Cistercian monks of Fountains Abbey (25 miles (40 km) to the east, near Ripon), who used it for sheep grazing.

The Pennine Way crosses Fountains Fell about a third of a mile north of the summit.

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