Saturday, 1 July 2000


Barrow from the slopes of Outerside
Height: 455m (1,493ft)
Prominence: 71m (233ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn
Times climbed: 2
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The summit of Barrow overlooking Derwentwater
What Wainwright had to say:

"Barrow occupies an enviable position overlooking a scene fair as any in the kingdom. In shape a long narrow ridge, rooted in Braithwaite, it rises to present a broad flank to the valley of Newlands, before curving west to join the mass of Outerside”.

Barrow is a slender ridge that climbs out of Braithwaite. Though modest in height, the summit's location at the end of a ridge ensures that the views are extensive. Skiddaw presents a particularly pleasing panorama in the distance. Barrow, like an ancient burial mound, gets its name from the Anglo Saxon word meaning hill or long ridge.

The summit is marked by a small cairn located on the turfy covering.

Return to Lake District – North Western Fells

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