Saturday, 1 July 2000

Silver How

Silver How stands high over Grasmere
Height: 395m (1,296ft)
Prominence: 28m (92ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Tumbled cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Blea Rigg & Silver How - 22/01/2017 
Silver How & Loughrigg Fell - 26/05/2014
The summit cairn provides a wonderful view into the valley
What Wainwright said:

"A lovely name for a lovely fell: Silver How is delightful. Not because the summit is remarkable, except for the view. It is the rough slopes that delight the eye, especially on the Grasmere side, the interaction of crag and conifer is landscape artistry at its best".

Silver How stands over the village of Grasmere. How, derived from the Old Norse word "haugr", is a common local term for a hill or mound.

Silver How forms part of the Blea Rigg ridge and would be considered just another of the many tops on that fell, were it not for Wainwright's decision to accord it a separate chapter in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

The true summit, marked by a large tumbled cairn, sits directly above Grasmere and provides fine all round views.

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