Black Combe

Black Combe

Infobox Mountain
Name = Black Combe
Photo = Black Combe.jpg
Caption = The sprawling cairn on the summit
Elevation = 600 m (1969 ft)
Location = Lake District, England
Range =
Prominence = 362 m
Parent peak = Scafell Pike
Coordinates =
OS "Landranger" 96
Type =
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SD135854
Listing = Marilyn, Outlying Wainwright

Black Combe is a fell in the far south of the English Lake District, just four miles from the Irish Sea. It stands in isolation, some 10 miles away from any higher ground; this factor gives it an excellent all-round panorama of land and sea, with views towards the Scafell group, the Coniston group and the Yorkshire Dales. In exceptionally good visibility the Isle of Man and Snowdonia may be visible, 85 miles to the south. It can be seen from the top end of the Wirral penisula, between the turbines of the new Burbo Bank wind farm. The fell can be climbed from St Mary's Church, Whicham to the south; St Mary's Church, Whitbeck to the west or from the Fell Road which crosses the fell at an altitide of 1,250 feet four miles to the north of the top. It was given a chapter in Alfred Wainwright's "Outlying Fells of Lakeland" book. At 600 m, it is only 10 m short of being a Hewitt. Sub-tops include White Combe, Stoneside Hill and Stoupdale Head.

External links

*Computer generated summit panorama [ Combe] [ index]

* [ Millom Tourist Information Centre]

* [ Millom and Area Home Page]

* [ Visit Millom and Area]

* [ Official Millom Website]

* [ Millom Palladium Events Website]

* [ Millom and Area Reports (News) Website]


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