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Hen Comb
509m (1670ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Hen Comb as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 171)

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164th highest in England,
374th in England & Wales

Walk Hen Comb walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Hen Comb Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Claire Murray walked up on March 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb and Mellbeck from Loweswater [with] Vitor [weather] Lovely! - Lovely walk over peaty ground, would be very boggy in the rain

Chris Sheard climbed on October 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Across from Gavel fell [with] Jamie [weather] Winds eased, warmed up 14c (wild overnight with heavy hail) - Nice easy off over Loweswater fell - Mosedale ford washed out wet boot stream crossing - great fun!!!

Christina Lander bagged on October 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater - Mosedale Beck - Hen Comb - Gavel Fell - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge [with] Dick [weather] Bright start, then in the clouds on Hen Combe. Then bright with good visibility for the rest of the walk - Very boggy, might not do this exact walk again!

Nick Dobson hiked on March 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Maggie's Bridge through High Nook farm and over Brown Crag and Gavel Fell [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] clear and sunny but chilling wind - Topped Brown Crag first before moving onto Gavel Fell. We then continued onto Hen Comb. I slipped crossing stream on return to farm, bottom half drenched. First of 2020

Carl Murphy summited on May 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [weather] Hot 🌞🌞🌞

John Bryers conquered on July 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked below Kirkstile Inn uing c421 walking guide. Walked up Mellbreak along to South top and down grassy banks under Thrang Crag and up onto Hen Comb. Very wet under foot and through grass and braken on route shown using C421 guide! [with] With Mya my faithful 12 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Started out OK, but soon light rain and mist above 1,000ft. Wet in the grassy areas of the walk. - c421 accurate.

Dave Eyes scaled on June 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked a circuit of Burnbank fell, Blake fell, Gavel Fell , Hen Comb and Little Dodd. Down to Loweswater for a beer and then back along the banks of Loweswater to the car. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Lovely sunny day - brilliant views. Ended with a beer in the pub at Loweswater

Wayne Baxter walked up on April 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Loweswater, Mellbreak, steep down hil (but could not find path) across Mosedale Beck at a steel bridge, steep up hill climb to Hen Comb, Loweswater. Had to get our feet wet to cross Mosedale Beck [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy all day but dry - Not a nice walk two very steep climbs and boots and socks off to get back to main path

Richard Marshall climbed on March 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] C212 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very Windy at times.

Andrew Johnson bagged on January 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] Maggie's bridge [with] Tim and Ted [weather] Blue skies, chilly

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Hen Comb

Mellbreak with Grasmoor beyond from Hen Comb

Mellbreak with Grasmoor beyond from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (49)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Photo: Jack Adams (1)

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (373)

Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Photo: Raymond Brown (47)

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (364)

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (45)

Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb summit cairn

Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb summit cairn

Photo: Raymond Brown (48)

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (37)

Hen Comb (left), Gavel Fell, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell (right) from Scale Hill, Loweswater

Hen Comb (left), Gavel Fell, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell (right) from Scale Hill, Loweswater

Photo: Philip Butler (10)

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Photo: Christine Shepherd (508)


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