Follow Walking Britain for the latest news. The path led me in a curve around from east to south. Being quite steep in part the climb was the hardest work of the walk so far but as I was to find out not the hardest part of the walk. Wild Boar Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (29th highest in England, 573rd highest in the UK). I parked on a minor road between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen, a few miles north east of Cautley Spout in the Howgills, and was on my way by 0940. This first part is quite boggy in places but the only real obstacle is Aisgill - very steep sided and too wide to jump at the lower reaches. Wild Boar Fell. Here you can enjoy more great views of Cross Fell Walk, Great Dun Fell and the Howgills.You could also follow the long distance Pennine Journey north from The Thrang. Cumbria walk from Cotegill onto Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell above Mallerstang. ©2021 GPS Cycle and Walking Routes | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Which GPS. Turn south-east and return to the Mallerstang edge to inspect the small gathering of tall cairns that stand like sentinels guarding the fell. Please ask permission to use site content and images. The top can be identified by the embedded rock 30m S of trig point. Viewranger route HERE Includes suggestions for longer ridge routes.More information, Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West, Part of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. "At Cotegill Bridge join the fell through the gate between the quarry and the bridge. Includes advice and useful links. This Cumbria walk starts from near Pendragon Castle and includes an ascent of Wild Boar Fell which features a great view down to Sand Tarn, some impressive cairns and most of all wonderful views in all directions. Wild Boar Fell is a little known but spectacular peak in the far north of the Yorkshire Dales national park. While the Nab is one of the highlights of Wild Boar Fell another is the walk along the top of Yoadcomb Scar to the row of tall cairns, or standards, that line the rim of High White Scar. The classic route for walking up Wild Boar is via the bridleway from Hazelgill Farm, ascending west to High Dophinsty before following Scriddles ridge top to Blackbed Scar. Incredible views, little tarns, stone men, rolling hills, steep drops, vast bogs and few people make a day on Wild Boar Fell a very enjoyable one! Wild Boar Fell 16th October 2020 My wife was busy and the forecast was promising, so I set off on my own, with just Tess our spaniel for company. Ahead and slightly to your right is Grisedale. Wild Boar Fell. Walk Detail: Just three weeks after a superb walk on to High Seat from Outhgill I was back in Mallerstang for a walk on to Wild Boar Fell and its near neighbour Swarth Fell. Wild Boar Fell from Ravenstonedale - Yorkshire Dales walk After receiving a couple of enquiries, we thought it would be nice to share more details of some of the circular walks that form part of our trips, for people who live in the area or are interested in doing these walks individually, rather than as part of a longer walking holiday. They have contributed 11 public walk reports including this summit. Route has much of interest & scenic variety. This route, from Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen, is a long day across pretty wild country for the Dales. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). Saturday, 9 November 2019. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their … The varied underlying geology is reflected in the scenery with limestone and gritstone the prominent rocks resulting in virtually every type of scenery from dry valleys to wild moorland. ... Wild Boar Fell. Besides the Pots there are also some fine examples of limestone pavements in this area which may surprise newcomers to the district. Saturday, 9 November 2019. A final shot of High Seat and Hangingstone Scar from Cotegill Bridge. Follow the main path over Swarth Fell Pike. Yorkshire Dales Walk. The walk starts alongside the Settle and Carlisle Railway Line which threads its way through the wide valley of Mallerstang. The summit trig point is protected by a stone windbreak and provides a wide ranging view across the Howgills and much of Cumbria. From the trig point walk out to The Nab, the northernmost point of the summit plateau. Separated from its close neighbour, Swarth Fell, only by a shallow saddle, it naturally follows that the two hills should be combined in a single expedition. Despite the occasional boggy patch and the need for some navigational skills in poor visibility, this is an ideal walk for those wishing to see what Fell walking is all about. Discover maps for all of GB, discover local walking, running and cycling routes or create and share your own. However do chose a good day with the cloud off the fells and take along a copy of the 1:25,000 OS Map. A short steady climb takes you to the summit cairn, although the best views are to be had further east on the craggy face that overlooks Mallerstang. The 4th highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales, it's summit is at 708m (2323ft) with the Settle to Carlisle railway winding its's way through the valley below. I then made my way northwards to join the walk as described at the intake wall. Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Swarth Fell at 681m (2235ft). Here you turn west to High Dolphinsty where you then turn south to climb to the fell summit. Description: Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay. GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file. to reach the north bank of Far Cote Gill which is followed back to where you parked your car. Strangely most of this walk stays outside the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park even though it feels and looks as though it should not have been excluded by the legislators. In view for the full duration of the climb, you can be forgiven to be surprised to learn this is not the summit of Wild Boar Fell but it still provides an excellent place to enjoy the view across Mallerstang to the Fells of Archy Styrigg and Hugh Seat. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes. Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres. All the walking routes up Wild Boar Fell on Mud and Routes can be found below. Grade - moderate. Walk Grading. County/Area - Cumbria. Distance: 5¾ miles 9 kilometres 4 – 5 hours. Author - Lou Johnson. Copyright © 1997 - 2020 Walking Britain. for Wild Boar Fell, Eden (CA17 4LL) (CA17 4LL) Use the map type in the top left to choose OS Explorer for walking maps, or OS Landranger for cycling or driving maps. To the north it is more a sharp and steep downwards. It occupies a site close to a young River Eden with the peaks of Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge towering over it. Here you will find a series of cairns with fantastic views over the Eden Valley and Mallerstang. Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Care is needed when near Angerholme Pots and along the edge but otherwise provided normal precautions are taken then no problems should be encountered. Wild Boar Fell is a summit in the Yorkshire Dales – Northern Fells region or range in England. Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Howgill Fells. Pendragon Castle is the far point of the walk and for the first two miles the return walk keeps largely to the banks of the beautiful River Eden and the impressive view across to Wild Boar Fell (named as the place where the last indigenous wild boar was killed in England). You'll pass the wonderful cliffs at The Nab before reaching the 2,323 ft (708 m) summit. Starting from Cotegill Bridge alongside the Settle and Carlisle … From here a clear path takes you in a large sweeping arc, first west along the band and then south to the col that lies between Wild Boar and Swarth Fells. Wild Boar Fell is 708 metres high. Wild Boar Fell Traverse This walk is very special – it entails the full traverse of the Wild Boar Fell ridge from Garsdale in the south to the outskirts of Kirkby Stephen in the north. Limited off-road parking is available near to Cotegill Bridge (grid ref. It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. Other places near Wild Boar Fell, Eden (CA17 4LL) (CA17 4LL) Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres. There are 321 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Wild Boar Fell. It is also surprisingly accessible by public transport, but you will still have to work to reach the summit! Walking | Wild Boar Fell | Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay.Written for Walkingworld by David and Chris Stewart The Ramblers - Britain’s walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure. Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridge. Wild Boar Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (29th highest in England, 573rd highest in the UK). Around here you will pass the impressive Hell Gill Force, the highest waterfall on the river. Walk Route Map. All the walking routes up Wild Boar Fell on Mud and Routes can be found below. Heading south-west the true summit lies some distance away across a broad plateau. Author - Lou Johnson. 9 miles (14.5 km) This circular walk climbs Wild Boar Fell in the Mallerstang area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.More information, The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.More information, This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Wild Boar Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (122nd highest in England, 206th highest in England & Wales). Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details. Sand Tarn hides just below the top of Wild Boar Fell From the railway tunnel the next 2 kilometres involved a climb of over 350 metres to Blackbed Scar and Wild Boar Fell's summit plateau. This circular walk climbs Wild Boar Fell in the Mallerstang area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The view of sand Tarn with Ravenstonedale framing the picture is another view to behold on Wild Boar Fell. The route offers some great views, the delights of the Valley of Mallerstang and a visit to Pendragon Castle. Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay. Follow the west side of the intake wall north maintaining this direction through the area containing Angerholme Pots even though the wall has veered away to your right. However it is worth noting that the station is approximately 1 mile from the pub by road and slightly less by the new Pennine Bridleway [see later]. When you reach Hazelgill Farm there is a lovely footpath which winds its way through the valley bottom all the way to Pendragon Castle. It literally is a summit with a long wide ridge at the top. Incredible views, little tarns, stone men, rolling hills, steep drops, vast bogs and few people make a day on Wild Boar Fell a very enjoyable one! Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell, and Pendragon Castle Walk. Wild Boar Fell. Route outline for walk c323: Needle House Farm - Flint Howe - Sand Tarn - Sandtarn Riggs - Wild Boar Fell - Yoadcomb Scar - High White Scar - The Band (Wild Boar Fell) - Aisgill Head - Standard Brow - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike - Holmes Moss Hill - Rawthey Gil Foot - Holme Moss - Whin Stone Gill - Blea Gill - Uldale House - Nettlehouse Gill - Needle House Farm. Use it for free now. Wild Boar Fell from Ravenstonedale - Yorkshire Dales walk After receiving a couple of enquiries, we thought it would be nice to share more details of some of the circular walks that form part of our trips, for people who live in the area or are interested in doing these walks individually, rather than as part of a longer walking holiday. Just to the south of the starting point is Aisgill Summit, the summit of the railway and the watershed between the River Eden and the easterly flowing River Ure. Wild Boar Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (122nd highest in England, 206th highest in England & Wales). Though not as high as other fell tops, Wild Boar Fell feels like a proper hill. Wild Boar Fell The Moorcock Inn [01969 667488] welcomes walkers and provides a good finishing point having an excellent selection of ales and food. The castle is steeped in history. According to legend the original castle was built by Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur, in the 5th century and may have been the site of his death when a well was poisoned by the Saxons. It was beautiful. A Cumbria walk from Pendragon Castle to the summit of Wild Boar Fell. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Howgill Fells, Start - OS grid reference SD774968Lat 54.36621 // Long -2.349333Postcode CA17 4JY (approx. for Wild Boar Fell, Eden (CA17 4LL) (CA17 4LL) Use the map type in the top left to choose OS Explorer for walking maps, or OS Landranger for cycling or driving maps. However this route is now adorned with a "private" notice on the gate after a new owner has taken control. Once there you are on Wild Boar Fell’s table top plateau, a rather boggy expanse. A detour upstream to just above the magnificent waterfall revealed a reasonably easy crossing place.". Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples that don't follow this rule. About Wild Boar Fell. Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. SD765000. After taking in the new view that has opened up across the northern Howgills, turn south following the gritstone edge to the prominent outcrop of the Nab. I did before starting out on a new walk. You can start the walk from the small parking area at The Thrang, off the B6259. On the way home I stopped in the layby on the A684 above Sedbergh to take a shot of the Howgills.. 4.) Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info. Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell overlook Mallerstang and provide the basis for an excellent walk on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Point No. Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km. More on that later. The route uses sections of the Pewnnine Bridleway and a Pennine Journey long distance path. Not seen from the summit is Sand Tarn which nestles under the western slopes of Wild Boar Fell and worth a diversion if you have time and energy to spare. The original route was to cross the railway bridge and head north along the road as far as the railway viaduct opposite Aisgill Farm where a gated track leads under the railway and onto the open fell. If returning to the train station, there is a wooden bridge before Nateby. Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell, and Pendragon Castle Walk Distance: 5¾ miles 9 kilometres 4 – 5 hours A walk along an ancient green highway with mountains, an iconic sculpture, a deep gorge, a waterfall, the Settle/Carlisle railway, and the infant river Eden. County/Area - Cumbria. Wild Boar Fell is a little known but spectacular peak in the far north of the Yorkshire Dales national park. All rights reserved. A walk along an ancient green highway with mountains, an iconic sculpture, a deep gorge, a waterfall, the Settle/Carlisle railway, and the infant river Eden. It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Wild Boar Fell. ID:283 Distance:6.2 miles Height gain:500 Metres Map:Explore OL 19 ContributorDavid and Chris Stewart. Wild Boar Fell is 708 metres high. Up until now I had followed the route I had taken on my previous walk to Wild Boar Fell and Uldale. Other places near Wild Boar Fell, Eden (CA17 4LL) (CA17 4LL) Self Catering & Cottage Holidays - Properties throughout the UK & Europe. Follow the path across the summit plateau past some cairns to the trig point at map ref. It's located just to the south of Mallerstang and Outhgill which is another possible start point, though parking is limited here. Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay. Time - 5 hours 0 minutes. Wild Boar Fell is a summit in the Yorkshire Dales – Northern Fells region or range in England. You then head north along Slade Edge with a riverside section leading you back to Lock Hill and The Thrang.If you enjoy this climb then head to the nearby Nine Standards Rigg to extend your walking in the area. Go to My Location Auto Pan Map Stop Auto Pan Go to Route Start Hide Route Show Route Auto Pan Map Stop Auto Pan Go to Route Start Hide Route Show Route The top can be identified by the embedded rock 30m S of trig point. Just before I bottomed out in the concave of the dip between Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell at Standard Brow/ Uldale Gill Head I passed through a pretty field of Bog Cotton. 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