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Watch Hill (Cockermouth)
235m (771ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk c457 Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) from Cockermouth

Easy walk up two Wainwright Outlying Fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 4.5mls (7km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 3 Icon (Easy)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Watch Hill (Cockermouth) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Trevor Williams walked up Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on February 10th, 2022 [with] Paul, Barry & Trevor [weather] cloud & rain

Colin Egan climbed Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on July 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Ascent from layby on old main road to Keswick, rtn via same route. [with] My wife Faith [weather] Fine.

Tracey Cowell bagged Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on November 19th, 2017 [with] Andrew Foster and Billy Foster

Christine Shepherd hiked Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on June 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Walked from The Higham Road using The Wainwright Outlying Fells book [with] On my own [weather] Sunny & clear. - A delightful little walk with brilliant views in all directions including views over The Solway Firth today.

Dave Gay summited Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on April 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Route as in Wainwrights Outlying Fells book, parked on the Higham Road [with] JC

Mark Davidson conquered Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on March 23rd, 2015 [with] Alone [weather] Bit grey but dry

Mark Purcell scaled Watch Hill (Cockermouth) on June 7th, 2013 [with] SB

Paul Booth, Peter Thwaites, Louise Sandwith, David Preston and David Laws have all walked, climbed & bagged Watch Hill (Cockermouth).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Cockermouth from Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Cockermouth from Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (117)

Small pile of stones which seem to mark the highest point on Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Small pile of stones which seem to mark the highest point on Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (586)

Ewe and lambs by a wall on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Ewe and lambs by a wall on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (116)

Rocky outcrop on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) with Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) in the distance

Rocky outcrop on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) with Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) in the distance

Photo: Mark Davidson (120)

Lone, wind swept tree on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Lone, wind swept tree on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (118)

Ewe and lambs at the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Ewe and lambs at the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (112)

The unmarked summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

The unmarked summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (122)

View from the summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

View from the summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (121)

Warning notice on the gate below the summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Warning notice on the gate below the summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (114)

Approaching Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Approaching Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (113)

Broom growing beside a wall on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Broom growing beside a wall on Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (119)

Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (115)

Looking west on the unmarked summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Looking west on the unmarked summit of Watch Hill (Cockermouth)

Photo: Mark Davidson (123)

Finger post and kissing gate at the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Finger post and kissing gate at the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (111)

At the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

At the bottom of Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill)

Photo: Mark Davidson (110)


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