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: 3
Related trip reports:
The Greenburn Round - 09/12/2017
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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