Saturday, 1 July 2000

Steel Fell

Steel Fell
Height: 553m (1,814ft)
Prominence: 80m (262ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Steel Fell - 25/07/2015
Easedale - 08/09/2013
The summit on a lovely summer evening
What Wainwright said:

"Travellers north along the main road over Dunmail Raise are accompanied by a rising ridge of high ground that culminates in a formidable wall of rough fell overlooking the pass itself and then falls abruptly to valley-level before Thirlmere is reached. This familiar height is Steel Fell".

Steel Fell rises to the west of Dunmail Raise, and is easily climbed by the mile long sloping ridge of Cotra Breast. A half mile wide triangular plateau lies on the summit with the highest point topped by a large cairn.

The summit itself, like many of the Lakeland fells, bears a different name; Dead Pike.

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