Walk c439 Black Combe and White Combe from Whicham Church

Fantastic views on a clear day!


Route outline for walk c439:

- Silecroft  -   Whicham Church  -   Kirkbank Farm  -   Townend Knotts  -   Black Combe  -   Blackcombe Screes  -   Whitcombe Screes  -   Stoupdale Head  -   White Combe  -   White Hall Knott  -   Whitecombe Beck  -   Parsonage Breast  -   Kirkbank Farm  -   Whicham Church.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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

The highest point of this walk is Black Combe at 600m (1969ft). A rare location in the United Kingdom where, on a clear day, you can see five countries - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & Southern Ireland and the self-governing British Crown dependency, The Isle of Man.

William Wordsworth claimed that the summit of Black Combe offered "the amplest range of unobstructed prospect may be seen that British ground commands." Black Combe is also known as an English Dewey (12th in England, 25th in England & Wales), a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 2)Black Combe is classified as a Marilyn (54th highest in England, 768th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Stoupdale Head, 472m (1549ft). Stoupdale Head is also known as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 34)

You will also reach the summit of White Combe, 415m (1362ft). White Combe is also known as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 46)


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 96
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c439 Black Combe and White Combe from Whicham Church

In no particular order . . .

Black Combe from the col on White Hall Knott

Black Combe from the col on White Hall Knott

Photo: Christine Shepherd (446)

A helpful arrow leading to Black Combe summit

A helpful arrow leading to Black Combe summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (440)

Clouds over the higher fells looking back towards Boot from Great Worm Crag

Clouds over the higher fells looking back towards Boot from Great Worm Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (450)

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

Stoupdale Head summit cairn

Stoupdale Head summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (442)

Black Combe from White Hall Knott

Black Combe from White Hall Knott

Photo: Mike Knipe (213)

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Photo: Christine Shepherd (441)

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Photo: Mike Knipe (74)

Climbing White Hall Knott

Climbing White Hall Knott

Photo: Mike Knipe (212)

Looking back to Millom and Duddon Sands from the path up Black Combe

Looking back to Millom and Duddon Sands from the path up Black Combe

Photo: Christine Shepherd (438)


. . . load all 21 walk photos from Walk c439 Black Combe and White Combe from Whicham Church


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