Kirk Fell

Overview
Height: 2,630 Feet - 802 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 195 105
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Seven

Bland the southern aspect may be, but the dark north face is very different. Here, shadowed cliffs seam the upper slopes in a long escarpment, a playground for climbers, above rough declivities that go down to the Liza in Ennerdale. Linking with Great Gable is the depression of Beck Head to the east; westwards is a counterpart in Black Sail Pass. And between is a broad undulating top, with tarns, the ruins of a wire fence, and twin summits: on the whole a rather disappointing crown for so massive a plinth.


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Kirk Fell seen over Beck Head.

Kirk Fell seen over Wasdale Head.

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell seen from the head of the Mosedale Valley.

Kirkfell Crags from the top of Black Sail Pass.

The Scafells from Kirkfell Tarn.

Great Gable (foreground) and Kirk Fell from the Corridor Route.


Rib End seen from Beck Head.

Kirk Fell north top summit cairn.

Pillar and the Grasmoor fells seen from Kirk Fell summit cairn.

 

There are 6 walks to choose from including Kirk Fell

The Wasdale Head Watershed

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22nd April 2017
ASCENT: 5,244 Feet - 1,599 Metres
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Crags - Top of Blacksail Pass - Gatherstone Beck - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Wasdale Head
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 9 The Gables and Kirk Fell

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10th April 2016
ASCENT: 3,290 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Hause - Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Gillercomb Head - Base Brown - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Rib End - Beck Head - Stone Cove - Moses Trod - Drum House - Honister Hause
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 5 -The Gables and Kirk Fell

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4th April 2015
ASCENT: 3,290 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell North Top - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Pass – Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Base Brown - Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Beck Head – Kirk Fell (North Top) – Kirk Fell – Beck Head – Moses Trod – Drum House – Honister Pass
 

Great Gable & Kirk Fell from Honister Mine

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16th October 2014
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet 1,098 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Great Gable – Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Pass – Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Beck Head – Kirk Fell (North Top) – Kirk Fell – Black Sail Pass – Kirk Fell North Traverse – Beck Head – Moses Trod – Drum House – Honister Pass
 

The patron fell of Wasdale

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31st January 2012
ASCENT: 2,700 Feet, 823 Metres
MILES: 4.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Black Sail Pass – Kirk Fell – Kirk Fell Tarn – Kirk Fell Screes – St Olafs Church – Wasdale Head
 

Mosedale Round, Via The High Level Route

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26th June 2010
ASCENT: 1,554 Mtrs 5,100 Ft
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Red Pike & Yewbarrow
ROUTE:  
 

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