The Southern Dales Area, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England
Birks Fell is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
|OS Explorer Map OL30|
|1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)
|OS Landranger Map 98|
|1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Birks Fell
Angela Moroney walked up during 2020 [with] JL
Margaret Richards climbed on September 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Horsehead and Birks Fell from Buckden [with] Don [weather] sunny and windy up top - interesting ridge walking, excellent views but very boggy in parts
Kevin Foster bagged on July 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Yockenthwaite (Horse Head Pass) [with] By myself (and Henry my Labrador) [weather] Hot and Sunny (but with a pleasant cool breeze on the tops). - I took a bearing South off the top and soon came upon a stone hut and then even a path! The views were very impressive on the steep descent into Langstrothdale, and across at my next objective Birks Fell. I'd done the approach route via the Horse Head Pass and also the path descending back to Redmire farm near Hubberholme many times when I've crossed to Littondale and back, but the crossing of Birks Fell following the summit wall was new to me. The book describes an easy couple of miles walking to the small cairn signifying the summit of this extensive fell, and a further mile walking beyond that to the descent path. However, do not underestimate this part of the walk, the walking is very rough and boggy and the fell is huge. The number of fences and walls leading away from the summit wall are off putting and I was constantly having to check my position (grid reference) on the map to make sure I was still on the route. I wouldn't recommend this walk in mist or after a prolonged spell of rain. On a positive note the views North to Buckden Pike and Great Whernside and South to Fountains Fell and Pen-Y-Ghent were superb.
Tony Rogerson hiked on October 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Arncliffe & Litton [with] John & Floss [weather] High Cloud
Mark Nattrass summited on September 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Arncliffe [weather] Lovely - Lots of Red Grouse
Chris Faulkner conquered on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Forom Buckden via Firth's Fell [with] Michelle Chandler [weather] Perfect. Sunny with a warm wind.
Caroline Winter scaled on August 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buckden, Redmire Farm, Birks Fell, Firth Fell Summit, Birks Tarn, Birks Fell Summit, Low Combe Stoop, Birk Bank, Buckden [with] solo [weather] Sunny, 21 degrees C, light southerly wind. - Great visibility - Carved track up Fell. Difficulty spotting B Fell Summit. Fallen stone cairn paced from stone wall amongst higher peat Groughs, so guess that was it. My feet touched the higher Peat, just in case! Features- Amazing views, sheep dipping pen, Shimmering Tarn, Jets flying the valley, contrast of Birks Bank wood
Darren Mortimer walked up on July 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Hubberholme [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm and sunny
Christine Shepherd climbed on April 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Walked from Buckden using walk ny153 [with] Jenny [weather] A lovely spring day - A lovely walk with great views and a delightful tarn. We even saw a lizard on the way down to Buckden, just to add even more interest to the walk.
Ray O'Hara bagged on September 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked up and back down from Buckden car park using NY153 [weather] Fine - Nice easy to follow route.
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