Saturday, 1 July 2000


Haycock and its subsidiary summit Little Gowder Crag
Height: 797m (2,615ft)
Prominence: 94m (308ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Haycock & Caw Fell - 25/03/2017
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
The Ennerdale wall and summit cairn on Haycock
What Wainwright said:

"Haycock rises in a massive dome on the Wasdale and Ennerdale watershed, and its comparative neglect by walkers must be ascribed more to its remote position on the fringe of the dreary and unattractive moors of Kinniside and Copeland than its own shortcomings, which are few".

Haycock is an imposing dome-shaped fell, its popularity with walkers diminished somewhat by its remoteness.

Northwest of the summit, on the ridge continuing to Caw Fell, is Little Gowder Crag. This subsidiary top, listed as a Nuttall, has its rock face to the north of the ridge, appearing as a prominent knuckle in views from that side.

A wall, the Ennerdale Fence, runs along the watershed, crossing the top of the fell. There is a cairn on either side, that to the north being regarded as the nominal summit.

The view is good for a fell so removed from the centre of the District with the Scafells being seen in profile.