Whitfell


Whitfell

Infobox Mountain
Name = Whitfell
Photo = Whitfell_from_Kinmont_Buck_Barrow.jpg
Caption = From the summit of Kinmont Buck Barrow, looking to the flat summit of Burn Moor and Whitfell (centre), with the Duddon Valley right
Elevation = 573 m (1880 ft)
Location = Lake District, England
Range =
Prominence = "c." 221 m
Parent peak = Black Combe
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 96
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Grid_ref_UK = SD158929
Listing = Marilyn, Outlying Wainwright¿
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Whitfell (or sometimes Whit Fell) is a hill in the southwestern part of the Lake District. It is the highest point between Black Combe and Harter Fell on the broad ridge to the west of the Duddon Valley. Views from the summit include the full length of the Duddon Valley including its estuary; the western side of the Coniston fells; the Eskdale fells including Scafell and Bowfell; much of western Cumbria including the estuary of the Rivers Esk, Mite and Irt; the Isle of Man; as well as the hills to the south culminating in Black Combe.

The hill is relatively infrequently visited, and is a fairly characterless grassy mound, extensively grazed by sheep, though with a very large cairn, whose stones may be from a tumulus. A bridleway crosses the fell to the north of the summit, but it is probably more frequently visited on a round including Burn Moor, Kinmont Buck Barrow, and Buck Barrow from the summit of the Corney Fell road, a route described by Alfred Wainwright in his book "The Outlying Fells of Lakeland".


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