Saturday, 1 July 2000

Loadpot Hill

Loadpot Hill
Height: 672m (2,205ft)
Prominence: 49m (161ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: OS pillar
Times climbed: 2
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The East Martindale Fells - 05/04/2014
The trig pillar on Loadpot Hill
What Wainwright said:

"After the narrow waisted Straights of Riggindale, the High Street Range develops a buxom girth as it proceeds north. The eastern slopes descend gradually covering a considerable tract of moorland that ins intersected by a succession of deep-cut gills. Nowhere is this characteristic manifest more than in Loadpot Hill".

Loadpot Hill and its descending ridges cover an area of around 12 square miles and is the last principal height on the main ridge of the Far Eastern Fells, before the land falls away to Penrith and the River Eamont.

The main road between Pooley Bridge and Askham encloses the broad slopes of heather and fell grass, with a wide depression at Moor Divock and then a steeper rise to the independent summit of Heughscar Hill. Moor Divock is a site of historic interest, complete with tumuli, standing stones, boundary markers and stone circles. There are also sink holes and old quarries.

The summit is topped by an Ordnance Survey pillar. An extensive Lakeland view can be seen to the west with the Pennines more distant to the east.

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