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Fountains Fell
668m (2192ft)

The Southern Dales Area, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England


Record Fountains Fell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
129th highest in England,
219th in England & Wales

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173rd highest in England,
292nd in England & Wales

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41st highest in England,
656th in Great Britain

Walk Fountains Fell walking UK Mountains in The Southern Dales Area The Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire    England

Fountains Fell Summit

Photo: Gerry Hurst

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OS Explorer Map OL2
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 98
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Angela Moroney walked up during 2020 [with] JL

Simon Boddy climbed on January 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Malham Tarn [with] My girlfriend

Margaret Richards bagged on September 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] walk 22 yorks dale south and west book [with] Don [weather] clear day

Kevin Foster hiked on July 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Darnbrook Fell [with] By myself [weather] Rain to start, low cloud but then tops clearing and hot and sunny. - Very soggy underfoot between Darnbrook Fell and Fountains Fell following the summit wall. I couldn't find the ladder stile mentioned in the walk route description. I climbed over a gate in the wall instead and ascended directly to reach the Pennine Way path which was a relief after all the heather and bog trotting prior to that. I then followed the PW path to the prominent cairn (true summit) on Fountains Fell with fantastic views South and West. The South top looked a good distance away and was another out and back so as I was running out of time, I made an agonising decision to leave the South top for another day and returned along the PW path to the start of the miner's track. This area of the fell has plenty of interest with it's open mine workings, bell-pits and disused coke ovens as a reminder of the coal industry that thrived up here. After a last good look around at the views I followed the miners track back down to the road and my waiting car (a good mile further down the road where I'd left it).

Andy Jakob summited during August, 1985 [with] Edith

Chris Faulkner conquered on April 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] Dale Head [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Dry / blowy

Tony Rogerson scaled on May 10th, 2015 [from/via/route] Dale Head Darnbrook Fell Fountains Fell South Top & Gingling Hole [with] Darren Floss Robbie & Ruby [weather] High cloud

Caroline Winter walked up on May 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Litton, Dawson Close, Darnbrook moor, Darnbrook Fell, Fountain Peak, Fountain Fell, Pennine Way to Dawson Close, Litton [with] Myself [weather] Overcast, rain/sleet late morning with Easterly wind; strong at times. Chucking it down with rain from 2 pm. - Thank goodness for the stone walls which sheltered me from the wind and rain. Only met one person; a Yorkshire man in the cross over of PW before Fountain Peak. We disagreed which was the official highest peak, and just to satisfy him I walked to Fountain Fell as well as the stone cairn. I collected a blue walking pole lost near the cairn. Got back to Litton in time to get to the Kettlewell garage as warning oil light declare itself driving through Arncliffe. Thank you to the garage for helping me out.

Trevor Williams climbed on November 6th, 2013 [with] paul [weather] wet in afternoon

Christine Shepherd bagged on July 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from Dale Head using walk ny135 [with] On my own [weather] A real scorcher!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Fountains Fell

Fountains Fell Tarn near Fountains Fell (South Top)

Fountains Fell Tarn near Fountains Fell (South Top)

Photo: Gerry Hurst (24)

Fountains Fell from Pen-y-ghent

Fountains Fell from Pen-y-ghent

Photo: Paul Harrison (14)

Fountains Fell Tarn

Fountains Fell Tarn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (91)

Fountains Fell (South Top) summit cairn

Fountains Fell (South Top) summit cairn

Photo: Gerry Hurst (23)

Towers and Curricks on Fountains Fell

Towers and Curricks on Fountains Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (88)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (7)

Fountains Fell summit cairn

Fountains Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (89)

Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell

Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell

Photo: Gerry Hurst (21)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks from Fountains Fell

The Yorkshire Three Peaks from Fountains Fell

Photo: Wayne Hill (74)

Beacon on the top of Fountains Fell

Beacon on the top of Fountains Fell

Photo: Gerry Hurst (20)


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