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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

    Mellbreak & Hen Comb

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

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

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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