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Hen Comb
509m (1670ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Wainwright
(No. 171)

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164th highest in England,
373rd 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)



Hen Comb is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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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

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

John Bryers climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on March 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] C212 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very Windy at times.

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

Phillip Bulley scaled on July 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Melbreak. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and hot

Simon Myerscough walked up on May 4th, 2008 [from/via/route] C212 [with] Martin [weather] Sunny at times, very windy and gusty at times

John Almond climbed on September 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c212 from Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - HEN COMB - Mellbreak, south and north tops - Wainwright 114 [with] Solo [weather] Good. - Slow descent of Hen Comb and rough crossing of Mosedale, before climbing on to south flank of Mellbreak - no path and not recommended! Didn't descend White Crag - retraced path from Mellbreak north top, then traversed down a path to Mosedale, joining a good level path back to Loweswater.

John Walter bagged on April 15th, 2017 [from/via/route] .

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

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)

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (364)

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)

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (373)

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

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

Photo: Raymond Brown (46)

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Photo: Christine Shepherd (508)

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Great Borne from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (45)

The Isle of Man from Hen Comb

The Isle of Man from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (36)

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)


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