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Black Sails
745m (2445ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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72nd highest in England,
127th in England & Wales

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88th highest in England,
153rd in England & Wales

Walk Black Sails walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Black Sails Summit

Photo: David Elliott





Black Sails is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Black Sails is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Black Sails by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:





Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Black Sails, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

Caroline Winter walked up Black Sails on April 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Black sails, Wetherlam [with] Becky [weather] Cloud lifted and great views late morning/afternoon, breezy on ascent to Hell Gill Pike - Busy up here. Some off to Coniston from Swirl Hawse, we some how missed plane debris on Great Carrs! Lost time on descent of Prison Band and detour off path to Black Sails. Also, after rocky scramble decent.....ended up on the minor track to the mines, and boy was it steep and never ending. We were in dismay at another climb to get back over to Wet Side. Late for booked meal, but fantastic circuit

Anthony Scott climbed Black Sails on September 22nd, 2015 [with] me

Graham Coules bagged Black Sails on April 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Nel Foot bridge [weather] Perfect

Louis Smith hiked Black Sails on July 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] temperature inversion

Mark Davidson has summited Black Sails [with] Theresa [weather] Can't remember - Can't remember the date but would have been the late 1990's

Rob Cheshire conquered Black Sails on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] From Three Shire Stone, horseshoe route including Great Carrs, Swirl How, Black Sails and Wetherlam. [with] Solo [weather] Warm and Sunny, with a moderate haze.

Darren Mortimer scaled Black Sails on July 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Low Tilberthwaite [with] Dermot Palmer

Mark Purcell walked up Black Sails on August 10th, 2013 [with] TA

Joanne Mcgawley climbed Black Sails on August 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails and Wetherlam [with] Rich [weather] Very Warm and Humid - 9.98 miles

Iain Taylor bagged Black Sails on November 8th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coniston (SD 30001 97460)

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Black Sails

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (18)

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Photo: David Elliott (2)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (14)


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