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Dovenest Top
633m (2078ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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157th highest in England,
269th in England & Wales

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Walk Dovenest Top walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Dovenest Top Summit

Photo: John Antrobus

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The Lake District National Park


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OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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

Caroline Winter walked up Dovenest Top on August 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Seatoller car park, track up Rosthwaite Fell, Tarn at Leaves, Dovenest Fell. [with] Becky [weather] Gales force gusts predicted, needing to crouch & brace ourselves against wind on Rosthwaite Fell. Good visibity to Glaramara - Unable to park along road near start so back tracked to Seatoller House & parked in paid CP opposite-£6. Path disappears along Rosthwaite Fell, so climbed up to beneath Bessy Boot, where climbers could be heard. Came to Tarn at Leaves, & spotted what appeared to be Dovenest top. Found ourselves following a low route to the left, so climbed up to find the dome shaped top, as on photo in goforawalk, but nothing resembled. Got onto highest point, & altitude meter confirmed 632 M, but as other crags insight we also made way to a few others. Returned same route to car & returned home. Second attempt on 20/9/2021. Used GPS to find top this time. Reckon it is easier to locate walking from Glaramara. Third attempt 29/11/22. Walked from Seathwaite to Glaramara & then GPS to Dovenest- clear visibility & so easy to locate & definitely bagged it !

John Tippins climbed Dovenest Top on October 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] From Seatoller [with] Alone [weather] Dry to start with & mild - t-shirt mild for the ascent. Started to rain mid-morning, then rained on & off all day. Very low cloud - in cloud for most of the walk. Wind quite calm. - Not an enjoyable walk, particularly the stretch from Rosthwaite to Glaramara. Confronted with many sheer rock faces that you have to find a way over. And I forgot the warning about the scree at Aaron Crags until I was part way down. It was bad. 'Not for the faint hearted' - you're not kidding.

Kevin Foster bagged Dovenest Top on June 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny & Hot. - There were too many tops visited on this walk to give a full description of each one. The route of the walk roughly followed the Sty Head Tarn path via Stockley Bridge, then as the path levelled off a steep ascent up the flanks of Seathwaite Fell to reach Wainwright's Top, then the true summit (Main Top) followed by a subsidiary top (South Top). The route then went past Sprinkling Tarn & climbed to Esk Hause (not the true one) before turning left & climbing to the summit of Allen Crags. Numerous tops were then visited along the undulating & interesting ridge including Glaramara & Rosthwaite Fell before descending off the ridge by dropping left at Tarn at Leaves into the ravine of Rottenstone Gill (not as bad as it sounds!). On reaching the lane to Thorneythwaite another left turn down a tarmac road & across field paths eventually led me back to the car parked at Seathwaite. Another tiring but superb day in The Lakes. I do feel as though I am saving the best until last with these Western & Southern Fells?

Simon Myerscough hiked Dovenest Top on April 1st, 2007 [from/via/route] C139 [with] Martin & Bill [weather] Sunny, chilly-ish

Anthony Scott summited Dovenest Top on October 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] walk c139 [with] me

Mark Davidson conquered Dovenest Top on October 10th, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Typical October Day - a bit grey

Darren Mortimer scaled Dovenest Top on April 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Stonethwaite [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Cold & very windy with a little sun from time to time

Iain Taylor walked up Dovenest Top on March 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Stonethwaite ( NZ 26086 13905) [weather] Snowing

Ray O'hara climbed Dovenest Top on June 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Stonethwaite - Rosthwaite Fell - Dovenest Top - Combe Door Top - Combe Head - Glaramara - Red Beck Top - High House Tarn Top - Allen Crags - Seathwaite Fell (South Top) - Seathwaite Fell - Stockley Bridge - Stonethwaite [weather] Walking in cloud from Combe Door Top onwards & in rain for much of the time. - My new waterproof trousers didn't do what they said on the tin!

Christine Shepherd bagged Dovenest Top on May 28th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Borrowdale Youth Hostel [with] On my own [weather] Sunny in the morning turning to rain & mist. - I was glad this summit was so distinctive as it helped with route finding in a lonely area.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Dovenest Top

*Scafell Pike (far left back) and The Borrowdale Fells featuring Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Stead, Glaramara, Comb Head, Comb Door Top, Dovenest Top and Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) from High Raise (Langdale)

*Scafell Pike (far left back) and The Borrowdale Fells featuring Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Stead, Glaramara, Comb Head, Comb Door Top, Dovenest Top and Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) from High Raise (Langdale)

Photo: Tim Hope (32)

Dovenest Top from Rosthwaite Cam (Rosthwaite Fell)

Dovenest Top from Rosthwaite Cam (Rosthwaite Fell)

Photo: John Antrobus (8)


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