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Sour Howes
483m (1585ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Sour Howes as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 179)

Walk Sour Howes walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Sour Howes Summit

Photo: Dave Wainwright

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The Lake District National Park


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

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You can walk to the top of Sour Howes by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Sour Howes Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Sour Howes

Clare Tait walked up on August 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at the end of Dubbs Lane & followed easy track to the hillside. [with] Charlie [weather] Calm, mild & mostly sunny. Perfect walking weather. - Our no 80 Wainwright. Completed with Sallows. Very pleasantly surprised by such a lovely walk on springy grass. Great if you want a couple of crag free Wainwrights.

Pete George climbed on May 3rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Roco [weather] Overcast. Wet on tops

Christine Shepherd bagged on March 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked using walk c349 from Troutbeck [with] On my own [weather] Fine - Bagged again with the mountain bagging group on 12.1.19. Glorious light over the fells. . . . [edit] Climbed again solo on 27.04.2022

Ian Ashton hiked on April 17th, 2022 [with] Liam Jack Jenna wife steve Claire Ruby Connie Joe

Claire Rigg summited on January 30th, 2022 [with] Heidi [weather] Sunny

Dave Gay conquered on September 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Limefitt Park, up via Garburn Road, Sour Howes, Capple Howe, followed wall down to Dubbs Road & back to Limefitt Park. [with] Solo

Geoff Hand scaled on November 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] c332 The Hagg Gill round from Troutbeck [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Warm & Dry - Set out from Church Bridge. Sour Howes is the first Wainwright on the walk.

Paul Ward walked up on April 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Staveley [with] Jamie

Simon Boddy climbed on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Church Bridge [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny & clear

Helen Needham bagged on July 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Troutbeck then onto Sallows [with] Mark [weather] Sunny ish.18 deg. - Wainwright No 5

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Sour Howes

Fields below Sour Howes

Fields below Sour Howes

Photo: David Hayter (285)

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Photo: Ian Goulden (3)

Approaching Sour Howes from Capple Howe

Approaching Sour Howes from Capple Howe

Photo: Dave Wainwright (21)

Sour Howes

Sour Howes

Photo: Andrew Robertson (1)

The summit of Sour Howes

The summit of Sour Howes

Photo: Brian Goreman (1)

Wall stile in between Sour Howes and Sallows

Wall stile in between Sour Howes and Sallows

Photo: Dave Wainwright (23)

Troutbeck from Sour Howes

Troutbeck from Sour Howes

Photo: David Hayter (284)

High Pike from Sour Howes

High Pike from Sour Howes

Photo: David Hayter (286)

Sign near Ullthwaite Bridge at the start of the route up Sour Howes and Sallows

Sign near Ullthwaite Bridge at the start of the route up Sour Howes and Sallows

Photo: Dave Wainwright (9)

Approaching Sour Howes from the south

Approaching Sour Howes from the south

Photo: Mark Egan (2)

Sour Howes from Capple Howe

Sour Howes from Capple Howe

Photo: Dave Wainwright (17)

Troutbeck Tongue and Park Fell Head from Sour Howes

Troutbeck Tongue and Park Fell Head from Sour Howes

Photo: David Hayter (283)

Backstone Barrow with Troutbeck beyond from the lower slopes of Sour Howes

Backstone Barrow with Troutbeck beyond from the lower slopes of Sour Howes

Photo: Neil Milling (13)


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