Saturday, 1 July 2000

Sour Howes

A distance Sour Howes seen from St. Raven's Edge
Height: 483m (1,585ft)
Prominence: 35m (115ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Grassy hummock
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Sallows & Sour Howes - 25/01/2015
The could literally be anywhere but is the summit of Sour Howes
What Wainwright said:

"Sour Howes is a fell with no obvious appeal to walkers, and few other than conscientious guidebook writers will visit its summit; nevertheless it makes a pleasant walk from Windermere, Ings or Staveley especially on a clear day for the views are good".

Sour Howes is mostly grassy although heather grows on the eastern slopes, a high dry stone wall crosses the top and links with the neighbouring fell of Sallows.

The disused and now wooded Applethwaite quarry stands on the western slopes alongside the Garburn track, it is quite substantial and an interesting place to explore.

The top of the fell is a series of grassy knolls, the view is extremely fine for such a small fell, there is a fine vista of the high mountains to the west.

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