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Whinlatter

Whinlatter



Grid Reference: NY 19695 24903
Height: 525 metres/1722 feet

"Whinlatter tempts few walkers, the steep slopes of heather and scree above the Pass being too rough to contemplate, but the crest of the fell is entirely different - a delightful undulating ridge, a joy to walk upon."
A Wainwright

Whinlatter Top, the highest point on the ridge to the north of Whinlatter Pass is a surprisingly good summit, a long grassy ridge, descending west to the equally picturesque summit of Brown How.

The views from the summit are spectacular, particularly south, looking across Whinlatter Pass to Grisedale Pike and the surrounding Fells.

A short descent to the north brings the walker down to the forestry tracks and an easy walk either down to Aiken Beck or north towards Lord's Seat and Barf.

  1. On the summit of Barf

    Above Whinlatter: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle fells above the Whinlatter Forest giving great views over northern Lakeland and the Solway Coast.

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 770m / 2500ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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