Walk c439 Black Combe and White Combe from Whicham Church, Silecroft

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
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 25th in England & Wales), a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. )Black Combe is also classified as an English Marilyn (54th highest in England, 768th highest in the UK).

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

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

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, Silecroft

In no particular order . . .

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

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)

White Hall Knott summit cairn

White Hall Knott summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (447)

White Hall Knott from the path off White Combe

White Hall Knott from the path off White Combe

Photo: Christine Shepherd (448)

Black Combe from the col on White Hall Knott

Black Combe from the col on White Hall Knott

Photo: Christine Shepherd (446)

White Combe summit cairn

White Combe summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (444)

Approaching Black Combe Screes

Approaching Black Combe Screes

Photo: Christine Shepherd (439)

Stoupdale Head summit cairn

Stoupdale Head summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (442)

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Black Combe summit Trig point and shelter

Photo: Christine Shepherd (441)

Looking up Whitecombe Beck from the footbridge below Horse Back Crag

Looking up Whitecombe Beck from the footbridge below Horse Back Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (197)


. . . load all 17 walk photos from Walk c439 Black Combe and White Combe from Whicham Church, Silecroft


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