Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton

The highest point in County Durham


Route outline for walk c407:

Hilton Town Head  -  Hilton Beck  -  Warcop Training Area  -  Swindale Brow  -  Swindale Beck  -  Swindale Edge  -  Marn Gill  -  Christy Bank  -  Siss Gill  -  Burton Fell  -  Little Fell (Burton Fell)  -  Hilton Fell  -  Arnside Rake  -  King's Pot  -  Mickle Fell  -  Fisher Sike  -  Maize Beck  -  Swarth Beck  -  Master Sike  -  Murton Fell  -  Murton Fell (SE Top)  -  Scordale  -  Lowfield Hush  -  Hilton Town Head



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

This walk enters 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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Mickle Fell at 788m (2586ft). Mickle Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (49th highest in England, 88th highest in England & Wales)

Mickle Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (58th highest in England, 107th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (17th highest in England, 414th highest in the UK).

The summit of Mickle Fell is marked by a huge cairn. Mickle Fell's Ordnance Survey Trig Point lies some 2.2km ENE of the summit. Mickle Fell is the highest point in the county of County Durham.

Mickle 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.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Little Fell (Burton Fell) at 748m (2455ft). Little Fell (Burton Fell) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (69th highest in England, 122nd highest in England & Wales)

Little Fell (Burton Fell) is also known as an English Nuttall (85th highest in England, 149th highest in England & Wales). The summit of Little Fell (Burton Fell) is marked by a cairn 650m NW of an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. 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.

You will also reach the summit of Murton Fell at 673m (2210ft). Murton Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (122nd highest in England, 206th highest in England & Wales)

Murton Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (163rd highest in England, 276th highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one 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):

91 Appleby-in-Westmorland


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton

In no particular order . . .

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Misleading Trig Point shaped cairn on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (413)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Mickle Fell from Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Mickle Fell from Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (127)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Murton Fell summit cairn

Murton Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (103)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (416)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Murton Fell summit cairn

Murton Fell summit cairn

Photo: Julian Mansfield (1)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Descending Scordale

Descending Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (132)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Little Fell (Burton Fell) from the path to Mickle Fell

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (412)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Mell Fell and Delfekirk Scar from Swindale Edge

Mell Fell and Delfekirk Scar from Swindale Edge

Photo: Mark Kissipie (118)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Little Fell (Burton Fell) South East Top

Little Fell (Burton Fell) South East Top

Photo: Mark Kissipie (123)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Hilton Beck

Hilton Beck

Photo: Mark Kissipie (116)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - 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)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Discarded ordnance on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Discarded ordnance on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (126)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Hilton Beck emerging from Scordale

Hilton Beck emerging from Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (117)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Mickle Fell from Hilton Fell

Mickle Fell from Hilton Fell

Photo: Mark Kissipie (128)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Descending through Scordale

Descending through Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (133)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Swarth Beck at the head of Scordale

Swarth Beck at the head of Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (130)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Waterfall in Scordale

Waterfall in Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (134)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - A good path up Swindale Edge with Roman Fell on the right

A good path up Swindale Edge with Roman Fell on the right

Photo: Christine Shepherd (568)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Little Fell (Burton Fell) summit cairn with Mickle Fell beyond

Little Fell (Burton Fell) summit cairn with Mickle Fell beyond

Photo: Mark Kissipie (125)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Roman Fell from Hilton Town Head

Roman Fell from Hilton Town Head

Photo: Mark Kissipie (115)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Mickle Fell summit cairn

Mickle Fell summit cairn

Photo: Mark Kissipie (129)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Swarth Beck in Scordale

Swarth Beck in Scordale

Photo: Mark Kissipie (131)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Roman Fell from Swindale Edge

Roman Fell from Swindale Edge

Photo: Mark Kissipie (119)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Siss Gill at Christy Bank

Siss Gill at Christy Bank

Photo: Mark Kissipie (121)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Swindale Edge from Christy Bank

Swindale Edge from Christy Bank

Photo: Mark Kissipie (120)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - 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)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Shelter hiding the Trig Point on Little Fell (Burton Fell)

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (417)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Mickle Fell

Mickle Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (410)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - 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)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Siss Gill from Christy Bank

Siss Gill from Christy Bank

Photo: Christine Shepherd (575)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - Little Fell (Burton Fell) trig point

Little Fell (Burton Fell) trig point

Photo: Mark Kissipie (124)

Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton - The delightful path by Swindale Beck back to Dufton

The delightful path by Swindale Beck back to Dufton

Photo: Christine Shepherd (378)


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