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Birks
624m (2047ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Birks as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 125)

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222nd highest in England,
387th in England & Wales

Walk Birks walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Birks

Photo: Alan Wainwright

You can find Birks & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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See Birks and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Birks by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Birks Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Birks

Martyn Atherton walked up on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C235 Arniston Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop Above How [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Misty, rain & Sunny - Loved the route 6 hrs 50 minutes

Richard Fulcher climbed on August 17th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the Patterdale Cricket Club grounds (£5 all day - honesty box) & set off up the road/track through the Grisedale valley, ascending to Grisedale Tarn. After a coffee & biscuit we ascended the gradual path to St Sunday Crag. After a sandwich we followed the ridge down & up to Birks. The last stage was a steep but zigzag path down to the road & back to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Fresh in the morning with mist over the tops, gradually warming up & the skies turning blue. - A great walk taking us about 7 hours - slow, because we take a lot of photos & generally faff about!

Geoff Hand bagged on May 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c 235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - abandoned due to bad weather [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cold wet & cloudy - Set out to do the full horseshoe, however the weather was poor so I decided not to bother & walked down to Ullswater after climbing Birks & let Tess have a paddle.

Richard Marchant hiked on October 29th, 1993 [from/via/route] Patterdale-Birks-St Sunday Crag-Fairfield-Hart Crag-Hartsop above How & eventually back to Glenridding. [with] Alan Harker [weather] Damp day with the cloud level at 700m

Richard Marshall summited on September 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale [with] Me Dave Elsie and Roxy [weather] Cloudy over 2000 ft

Tim Winn conquered on August 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Barry and Louise [weather] Good

Mark Melling scaled on August 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Patterdale. Over Birks on descent from St. Sunday Craggs. [with] Anne, Steve & Nic Hartley [weather] Dry, cloudy, a little wind on the top - Fantastic views from the top (Silverdale, Ingleborough, great views of Ullswater).

Martin Woods walked up on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale - Birks to Fairfield round to Hellvelyn & down to Glenridding [with] Ackers and Crush [weather] Sun, 22 deegrees v.little breeze

Wayne Baxter climbed on April 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale by the hotel up to Arnison Crag. By the side of Birk to meet the path up to St Sunday Crag, followed the path back to the summit of Birk. Carried on from the summit down back into Patterdale. [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy & windy

Claire Kirk bagged on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Patterdale via Arnison Crag [with] Alone [weather] Dry & sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Birks

Birks summit cairn

Birks summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (55)

The shoulder of St Sunday Crag and Birks (left), Catstye Cam, Birkhouse Moor (centre) and Sheffield Pike from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

The shoulder of St Sunday Crag and Birks (left), Catstye Cam, Birkhouse Moor (centre) and Sheffield Pike from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (2)

The River Duddon at Birks Bridge

The River Duddon at Birks Bridge

Photo: Martin Potter (1)

The flat cairn on the summit of Birks

The flat cairn on the summit of Birks

Photo: Christine Shepherd (527)

Birks from Arnison Crag

Birks from Arnison Crag

Photo: David Hayter (397)

Arnison Crag from Birks

Arnison Crag from Birks

Photo: David Hayter (398)

St Sunday Crag from Birks

St Sunday Crag from Birks

Photo: Gerry Ball (52)

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Photo: Andy Malcolm (8)

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Balfe (14)


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