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Hen Comb

Hen Comb

Grid Reference: NY 13213 18119
Height: 509 metres/1670 feet

"The view is better than anticipated, with one aspect in particular, that of Buttermere in a frame of fells, of classic beauty."
A Wainwright

Hen Comb, one of the Loweswater Fells, climbs from the valley of Loweswater gently,a long ridge climbing over first Little Dodd then up the long grassy spine to the summit of Hen Comb. Moesdale Beck and Whiteoak Beck flank the ridge to either side draining from the large boggy area to the south of the summit of Hen Comb.

A circuit can be made by combining Hen Comb with either Gavel Fell and the Loweswater Fells to the west or with the magnificent Mellbreak to the east.

  1. Mellbreak & Hen Comb: Private Guiding

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 850m / 2800ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Some steep ascents over rough ground but great rocky summits with equally great views

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