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Hen Comb
509m (1670ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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

Hen Comb is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

Richard Fulcher walked up on April 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in Maggies Bridge car park near Loweswater. Walked up through High Nook Farm & around the top of Holme Wood & then ascended up to Burnbank Fell. Continued on to Blake Fell, Gavel Fell & finally Hen Comb. Returned down Loweswater Fell to the hotel in Loweswater for a pint & a lager in the sun! [with] Jen [weather] A perfect day for walking - sunshine, light winds & some cloud in the afternoon. - Good packed lunch with chocolate biscuits & cake!

Christine Shepherd climbed on May 30th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Maggie's Bridge using walk c212 Climbed again on 14.10.21 using walk c413 [with] On my own [weather] Bright & sunny

Pete George bagged on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Loweswater [with] Roco [weather] Sunny

Michael Austin hiked on October 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] C212

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

Chris Sheard conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up on March 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Maggie's Bridge through High Nook farm & over Brown Crag & Gavel Fell [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] clear & 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 climbed on May 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [weather] Hot 🌞🌞🌞

John Bryers bagged on July 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked below Kirkstile Inn uing c421 walking guide. Walked up Mellbreak along to South top & down grassy banks under Thrang Crag & up onto Hen Comb. Very wet under foot & through grass & 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 & mist above 1,000ft. Wet in the grassy areas of the walk. - c421 accurate.

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

Hen Comb from Whiteoak Moss

Hen Comb from Whiteoak Moss

Photo: Christine Shepherd (842)

High Snockrigg and Robinson, Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike from the summit of Hen Comb

High Snockrigg and Robinson, Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike from the summit of Hen Comb

Photo: David Hayter (368)

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Photo: Christine Shepherd (508)

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (364)

Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Photo: Raymond Brown (47)

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

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

Photo: Raymond Brown (46)

Mellbreak with Grasmoor beyond from Hen Comb

Mellbreak with Grasmoor beyond from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (49)

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)

The Isle of Man from Hen Comb

The Isle of Man from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (36)

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike and Dale Head from Hen Comb

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike and Dale Head from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (40)

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (37)

Loweswater with Fellbarrow and Low Fell from Hen Comb

Loweswater with Fellbarrow and Low Fell from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (35)

Hen Comb summit cairn

Hen Comb summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (843)

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (373)

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)

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)

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (45)

Mosedale with Red Pike (Buttermere) (centre left) and Starling Dodd (centre right) beyond from the lower slopes of Hen Comb

Mosedale with Red Pike (Buttermere) (centre left) and Starling Dodd (centre right) beyond from the lower slopes of Hen Comb

Photo: David Hayter (366)


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