Saturday, 1 July 2000

Wether Hill

The rising slopes of Wether Hill
Height: 671m (2,201ft)
Prominence: 5m (16ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report: 
The East Martindale Fells - 05/04/2014
Summit cairn on Wether Hill
What Wainwright said:

"The High Street range has largely lost its appeal to the walker by the time he reaches to twin grassy mounds of Wether Hill on the long tramp along its spine northwards, and there is nothing here to call for a halt. The top, scarcely higher than the level of the ridge, is quite without interest."

Wether Hill lies on the main ridge of the Far Eastern Fells between Loadpot Hill and High Raise. Lesser ridges also radiate out to the east and north-west. The true summit actually lies 450m to the south, though the Wainwright/Birkett top is marked by a cairn.

The main interest of Wether Hill is its western face that falls steeply into Rampsgill. Partway down the slope is the protrusion of Gowk Hill. This is a round grassy dome from which a rocky spur descends northwards over Brownthwaite Crag and Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa). Enclosed between this and Loadpot Hill is the tiny valley of Fusedale.

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