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Little Fell (Burton Fell)
748m (2455ft)

The North Pennines, Cumbria, England

Little Fell (Burton Fell) is inside the Warcop Army Training Area. For safety reasons public access is restricted to public rights of way during non-firing days only. Access is only permitted on 12 weekends per year, which are publicly notified 12 months in advance. Information these weekends can be obtained by calling 0800 783 5181. For more details see: Walking on Mickle Fell.


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The summit of Little Fell (Burton Fell) is marked by a cairn 650m NW of an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record Little Fell (Burton Fell) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
69th highest in England,
122nd in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
85th highest in England,
149th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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Little Fell (Burton Fell) Summit

Photo: Mark Kissipie

You can find Little Fell (Burton Fell) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL19 Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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Little Fell (Burton Fell) on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

See Little Fell (Burton Fell) and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


You can walk to the top of Little Fell (Burton Fell) by using this easy‑to‑follow route map:
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Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton

The highest point in County Durham

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 15.75ml (25km)
Ascent:2,918ft (889m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Little Fell (Burton Fell) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Caroline Winter walked up Little Fell (Burton Fell) on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Windmore green, cattle grid South side, fence line to Mickle Fell, Little Fell. [with] Becky [weather] Very Warm, dry day - The walk destined to be a nightmare from the start…Pass granted in July, & organised walk booked for Little Fell, but Becky needed to self isolate due to a Covid Contact & I was feeling ill 3 months following AZ jab ! Pass granted for this weekend, so got an early start, but took detour as B6226 from Brough closed. Detour of 45 mins took us back to closed off road. Informed we would need to drive 60 miles to Teeside to get to cattle grid !!! Left car in side road & walked to start & got an extension from Warcop of exit time. Dry spell of weather made easier walking, so decided to go for Little Fell. (That's where it all went wrong. We had difficulty locating highest point of 748 m, & were getting short on time to get out area. Took a bearing to Hanging Seal, but got parted & I headed off on a different fence line. I got lost & just before being benighted found a track heading into Brough, where I walked the road back to the car. An unpleasant experience.

Kevin Foster climbed Little Fell (Burton Fell) on August 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Linear route (two cars) from lay-by on B6276 near Grains of the Beck, Lunedale valley to Murton village (car park at north end of village), Eden valley Cumbria [with] Me and Bruce [weather] Sunny, with heavy showers until late afternoon then just sunny. - After Mickle Fell we left the Strathmore estate & ventured onto MOD land. We had been issued with permits to climb Mickle Fell by the permitted north & south routes this being a non-firing weekend. However, I really wanted to bag Little Fell which was off these prescribed routes, especially with the clear visibility & decent weather, so we descended off the boot of Mickle Fell & ventured along the 'ridge' suggested in the Nuttall book via Arnside Rake to Little Fell. The track was a little soggy in places & indistinct but by arcing around the worst of the wet ground we managed to reach the fell's highest ground without too much discomfort. The shelter & trig point are a little south of the actual highest point of the fell but there isn't that much difference in height.

Darren Mortimer bagged Little Fell (Burton Fell) on July 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Hilton [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Overcast with the odd sun & windy on the tops. - Shit walking

Mark Davidson hiked Little Fell (Burton Fell) on November 16th, 2008 [with] Mike [weather] Lovely & sunny for November - First 'wild camp' in the van

Christine Shepherd summited Little Fell (Burton Fell) on August 6th, 2016 [from/via/route] Walked from Hilton using walk c407 [with] On my own [weather] Fine & breezy - It was not easy to find the few stones that mark the summit of this fell. Luckily I met someone else who was looking & we managed to find them together.

Chris Faulkner conquered Little Fell (Burton Fell) on August 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Hilton, Burton Fell & Mickle Fell. [with] Michelle Sandler [weather] Bright, sunny with showers - Bloody long day. Mountain littered with shells!!

Patrick Rogozinski has walked, climbed & bagged Little Fell (Burton Fell).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Rebuilt Cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell) but still very small

Rebuilt Cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell) but still very small

Photo: Christine Shepherd (415)

Shelter hiding the Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Shelter hiding the Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (417)

Discarded ordnance on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Discarded ordnance on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (126)

Me with the very small summit cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Me with the very small summit cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (419)

Climbing Little Fell (Burton Fell) with the Vale of Eden and the Lake District beyond

Climbing Little Fell (Burton Fell) with the Vale of Eden and the Lake District beyond

Photo: Mark Kissipie (122)

Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (416)

Little Fell (Burton Fell) South East Top

Little Fell (Burton Fell) South East Top

Photo: Mark Kissipie (123)

Mickle Fell from Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Mickle Fell from Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (127)

Little Fell (Burton Fell) trig point

Little Fell (Burton Fell) trig point

Photo: Mark Kissipie (124)

Little Fell (Burton Fell) from the path to Mickle Fell

Little Fell (Burton Fell) from the path to Mickle Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (412)

Misleading Trig Point shaped cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Misleading Trig Point shaped cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (413)


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