The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Kirk Fell is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Kirk Fell is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Kirk Fell
Christine Shepherd walked up on June 4th, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Honister Slate mine using walk c151 Climbed again on 23.08.2021 from Wasdale, the first fell in a long day's walking using walk c240. [with] On my own [weather] Hot & hazy - Followed the walk route over Kirk fell but didn't climb Great Gable on this occasion as my husband was waiting for me at Honister. On my second visit I descended via the scree slope. An exciting descent but not for the faint hearted.
Darren Wilson climbed on June 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Last Wainright walks Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Pillar & Kirk Fell [with] Mike [weather] Sunny dry beautiful day out, steep climb up
Christina Lander bagged on June 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Pillar - Yewbarrow - Wasdale Head [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful, sunny day - During our holiday staying at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith
Kevin Foster hiked on May 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Honister Pass (slate mine). [with] By myself. [weather] Low clouds down on tops gradually lifting. - The true summit of Kirk Fell is a short stroll from the East top across a grassy dip. The descent to Black Sail Pass looks a bit daunting but isn't too bad if taken carefully. Again the views are worth it especially of Lingmell , the Scafell massif & Wasdale.
Caroline Winter summited on August 2nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head, Kirkfell, East Top, Kirkfell crags, Mosedale Beck [with] Becky [weather] Rain morning, clearing later - Direct route up steep south side. 2 groups of Bob Graham challengers passed us. I found the steepness quite a struggle. Lunch in shelter at top before finding the sister top. Intended to include Pillar, but decided to add on to our Yewbarrow walk in a few days time. Pleasant descent of Mosedale beck & an early steak dinner at the Inn.
Andrew Johnson conquered on November 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Honister [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy
Bay Wan scaled on August 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Kirkfell to Great Gable [with] Cocoa dog - 8 yrs old [weather] Sunny summers day. 20 degrees - Lots of scree especialy at the top of Kirkfell.
Richard Marshall walked up on August 4th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start of Mosedale horseshoe [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very warm. Then showers later on - Boot went so only did Kirk Fell
Richard Marchant climbed on November 23rd, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp at Beckhead Tarn below Great Gable. Day 1 we ascended Yewbarrow then onto Red Pike-Scoat Fell-Pillar-Kirk Fell & descended to Beckhead Tarn & camped the night & what a cold night. Day 2 Great Gable-Scafell Pike via the corridor route then Sca Fell & back down to Wasdale & the car. [with] Best Friend Ray Collins. [weather] Clear blue skies, no wind but very cold & in the minus overnight
Elaine Evans bagged on June 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Honister slate mine to Kirk Fell via Moses Trod & return. [with] Sue [weather] Started overcast with a cool breeze & low cloud but it cleared & the sun came out to be a lovely day. - Superb views of Scafell range, Pillar & Great Gable to name but a few.
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