Ascent: 1865 feet Situated in a small sheltered hollow below the steep upper slopes of Wild Boar Fell, Sand Tarn does indeed have a tiny sandy beach. Though not as high as other fell tops, Wild Boar Fell feels like a proper hill. David and Chris Stewart. (minus The Calf which stayed in the cloud all day). I parked on a minor road between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen, a few miles north east of Cautley Spout in the Howgills, and was on my way by 0940. There was quite a lot of pathless walking and boggy in places too so rough going underfoot. ... A little further on I joined the main path from Stennerskeugh then turned right and descended to the railway. and ate my soup and enjoyed the improving weather before making the final descent back to The Street and thence back to the car. With: On my own Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. When we looked more closely once we were back at home we eventually found it to the left of the capital W of the word Workings (disused). Wild Boar Fell is the legendary home of the last wild boar to survive in England and which was supposedly killed by Sir Richard Musgrave of Hartley Castle in the 15th century. I was born and raised in a Dales village and the surrounding countryside, indeed the whole of the Yorkshire Dales, had limestone pavements and outcrops in abundance so its a bit of a trip down memory lane as well. I've done Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell a couple of times but both times I did the same route from Mallerstang. up to the top, it was completely enshrouded in cloud so after visiting the cairn I headed straight for the trig point. High House is an 18th Century cottage linked to a converted barn. Although only a small part of the The Stennerskeugh and Fell End Clouds form part of Wild Boar’s lower western slopes. During the current situation we are restricting our walks to places which we think will be largely unfrequented or which are likely to have very few people around so, for the time being, we may not be walking in some of the more well known areas of the Lakes. I set off down the minor lane to Castle Bridge. There are many delights to be discovered during the course of the walk. Wild Boar Fell is at the South Eastern edge of Cumbria, just over the border of the North Yorkshire Dales. There are few paths up but this is an exhilarating way to reach the dramatic top and stroll the superb escarpment. A view back up to the marker cairn as I make my way over from one line of clints to the next ….. ….. which, as on Stennerskeugh, just keep on coming like waves on an incoming tide. Wild Boar Fell is at the South Eastern edge of Cumbria, just over the border of the North Yorkshire Dales. Photos from that walk just wouldn’t have been good enough in today’s flat and uninspiring light. Looking over towards Stennerskeugh Clouds as we carry on up the bridleway where large numbers of horses hoof prints have been in evidence right from the start so maybe some fell ponies will appear before long. Nice while it lasted though. Wild Boar Fell is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the civil parish of Mallerstang on the eastern edge of Cumbria, England. Walk 2 - An excellent days' outing starting at Kirkby Stephen Station and finishing at the Moorcock Inn or Garsdale Station 12 miles - approximately 6 hours. Grade - moderate. Back down to the lane where its only a five minute walk back to the car. I walked and revelled in the thrill of it. There isn’t a soul about, not even a speck on the horizon, although J did get out the binoculars and briefly spotted a couple of tiny figures up on top of one of the Howgill fells several miles distant. The obvious descent down to Aisgill Farm from Swarth Fell is steep and trackless. Wild Boar Fell is a mountain (or more accurately a fell) in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the civil parish of Mallerstang on the eastern edge of Cumbria, England.At 2,323 feet (708 m), it is either the 4th-highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales or the 5th, depending on whether nearby High Seat (2,326 ft) is counted or not.. We drop down to the tree taking a look en route at a couple of the pavements we crossed when we were higher up. I decided to pick my way across the clints to the far end and have a look over the edge to see the view  below ….. ….. with a look over to the Howgills on the way ….. ….. while the sound of whinnying in the distance had me looking back to see a group of fell ponies grazing contentedly. A good path led me around to the right, all around the Band on the south edge of Wild Boar Fell, a path which would seep me down gently in a smooth curve around Aisgill Head towards Uldale Gill Head. It must have been even windier over there because they had no sooner appeared than they vanished again, probably looking to find somewhere out of the wind. Wild Boar Fell Mountain Photos. Overlooking the little valley of Dale Slack and another view of Fell End as we reach the end of the Stennerskeugh crest. Having planned for a longish walk and being ready for the off by half past seven we had a cuppa and a re-think about where we could go should the conditions improve during the morning. Over to the right Fell End’s various levels are beginning to appear. Wild Boar Fell is undoubtedly one of my favourite mountains while if I could bottle up how Fell End seems to have a lot more of these levels than the Stennerskeugh end did but the overall result is the same, a series of limestone ledges looking like a pile of plates of various sizes stacked one on top of the other. as soon as I touched the summit cairn on the latter the cloud temporarily cleared over Wild Boar Fell. High Stennerskeugh, Mallerstang, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK The mine lies beside the main track across Wild Boar Fell. We couldn’t find it on the OS map and J was of the firm opinion it ought to be shown on it. Separated from its close neighbour, Swarth Fell, only by a shallow saddle, it naturally follows that the two hills should be combined in a single expedition. As can be seen the lane is long and open and cars can be parked roadside in many places along it. It was too big to fit into one shot so this is the left hand side ….. ….. and this is the view to the right. The top of Fell End Clouds looking north to Stennerskeugh Clouds. Fell End and Stennerskeugh Clouds. There are many delights to be discovered during the course of the walk. This route, from Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen, is a long day across pretty wild country for the Dales. The 4th highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales, it's summit is at 708m (2323ft) with the Settle to Carlisle railway winding its's way through the valley below. A winters walk to Wild Boar Fell from Stennerskeugh with Jim. After deciding not to loiter on the top I dropped down Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay. County/Area - Cumbria. it really was impressive. We then about turn and carry on to the crest of Stennerskeugh Clouds. I found a few challenging gill scrambles and some great hidden waterfalls on the navigational section from Wild Boar Fell to … It was cold but, after a good showing from six o’clock until seven, the sun decided to go back in for the rest of the day. Sat.21 st April 2012 – Wild boar Fell . THERE is a lively tradition that the last wild boar in Westmoreland was killed on the great fell near Kirkby Stephen which still bears the name of the quarry there slain. when I arrived at High Dolphinsty and began the walk along the ridge to Litte Fell all the while enjoying good (though overcast) views down into Mallerstang. The top of Fell End Clouds looking north to Stennerskeugh Clouds 11. Recommend. Studfold Farmhouse across the fields, probably no longer a working farm from appearances so maybe a private dwelling or a holiday let now. Altitude: 708.0 m above mean sea level Find all the transport options for your trip from Windermere to Wild Boar Fell right here. It was such a peaceful, happy few minutes I could happily have stayed longer. Every rise we crest reveals yet another limestone level and you almost begin to believe they will just keep on appearing ad infinitum. Looking back to Little Fell 6. An 11 Mile walk on Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Height is gained quite painlessly and you soon reach the main bridle-path crossing east to west across the fell which is followed as far as the broad col on the main ridge of Wild Boar Fell. A brisk start over fields and track soon brought us onto Wild Boar Fell. As we started to follow the bridleway I took a look back at the junction of the two roads and the location of the former quarry where the car is parked. We emerged from Dale Slack just a little further back at a point between Fell End, the top of which can be seen just behind the tarn, and where we are standing at the moment. At the cattle grid the A683 road between Kirky Stephen and Sedbergh carries on behind the walls over to the left but we crossed the cattle grid to join this lane, known as The Street and thus indicating its Roman origins, which eventually rejoins the A683 at Rawthey Bridge, a short distance away to the south. Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell are two of the Dales 30 Mountains. Location: 54.3843, -2.374. Wild Boar Fell is the 5th highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales national park. On the hillside on the far left of the shot a walled enclosure and the gable end of an old house is visible. A winters walk to Wild Boar Fell from Stennerskeugh with Jim. The limestone escarpment that makes up Stennerskeugh and Fell End Distance: 8.2 miles I sat by the cairn on Fell End Clouds Rome2rio makes travelling from Windermere to Wild Boar Fell easy. Wild Boar Fell is a fine peak towering above the Mallerstang valley which runs between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Time: 3 hours 50 minutes This is a free sample walk but you need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details. Little Fell proved Walk Detail: The walk along the Stennerskeugh to Mallerstang bridleway was very easy and pleasant, the real interest started though Route Summary: Cotegill Bridge - Ais Gill - Angerholme Wold - Angerholme Pots - High Dolphinsty - Yoadcomb Scar - Wild Boar Fell - Sand Tarn - Standard Brow - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike - Smithy Gill Bridge - Cotegill Bridge. Fell End and Stennerskeugh Clouds Distance from search point: 5.6 Miles The Clouds is a rocky outcrop on the flank of Wild Boar Fell, with limestone crags and pavements. As I descended off Little Fell for the first time the cloud cleared off Wild Boar Fell’s Nab. Height is gained quite painlessly and you soon reach the main bridle-path crossing east to west across the fell which is followed as far as the broad col on the main ridge of Wild Boar Fell. Some very deep grikes appeared as we approached the tree but could be easily dealt with lower down where the clints were closer together. Join or log in above if you are already a member. 20 people like this. A header page about the area with subsets for Wild Boar Fell & Mallerstang / The upper Eden valley and Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales? Middleark Scar on Little Fell 4. Unfortunately, by the time I got It forms the Western edge of the valley of Mallerstang and the source of the river Eden. The bridleway is a delight to descend. Route takes in part of lady Anne way, over wild boar fell to Stennerskeugh then back to the station Previous Next The publisher has not added any attributes to this route. I’m blaming the cold wind and not my photographic incompetence. It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. Once the leaves are out the broken branches to the right won’t be quite so noticeable. Viewranger route HERE It was the first time I had seen this particular aspect of the fell and The Clouds is a rocky outcrop on the flank of Wild Boar Fell, with limestone crags and pavements. Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay. Wild Boar Fell 16th October 2020 My wife was busy and the forecast was promising, so I set off on my own, with just Tess our spaniel for company. Wild Boar Fell is a fine peak towering above the Mallerstang valley which runs between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. At 9.00am 15 brave souls emerged at the Fat Lamb despite recent days of heavy rain and low cloud on high fells with forecasts of this to continue. Beyond Wild boar lies the Mallerstang valley and Mallerstang Edge and after that you are in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and yet more limestone country. I would suggest carrying on over Swarth Fell and take the faint path to Aisgill Cottages. We were experiencing what, euphemistically, could be called a sunny spell although it was nothing more than a very faint glimmer through a slightly thinner veil of cloud. peaceful I felt on Little Fell and retrieve when needed I would have fewer worries. We’ve just sauntered along and only explored a little but there is still plenty more to discover because the Clouds cover such a large area on lots of different levels. The white buildings of Street Farm can be seen in the middle distance so the occupants of the farm will probably have such commoner’s rights. Wild Boar Fell. The bridleway is a delight to descend. Wild Boar Fell - Wild Boar Fell East Top - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike - Baugh Fell - Knoutberry Haw: ronaldo333: 24/05/2014: Walked on my own from Cotegill Bridge.Lovely sunshine but a bit hazy and very windy on top. flockwatcher: 19/05/2014 In the shadow of Wild Boar Fell this little oasis of limestone deserves to be much better known. It is interesting for its geology – sandstone, shale, limestone and millstone grit are all present – as well as its history. Not that its a long way but I kept stopping to take pictures. Stennerskeugh Clouds is the hillside behind Street Farm which forms the lower flanks of Wild Boar Fell. An available option of a shorter lower level route was outvoted. Wild Boar Fell is situated 1½ miles southeast of High Stennerskeugh. High Stennerskeugh, Mallerstang, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK The mine lies beside the main track across Wild Boar Fell. The mountain—for its height of 2,300 ft., as well as the peak in which its eastern summit ends, entitles it to the name—is so wild and remote that it might well have been the last refuge of the boar. Route takes in part of lady Anne way, over wild boar fell to Stennerskeugh then back to the station Previous Next The publisher has not added any attributes to this route. Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Wild Boar Fell. We thought about how many years have passed since a tiny seed landed in one of the grikes, and found itself in an ideal place to germinate, thrive and ultimately grow into this splendid specimen. Page Transparency See More. It may have lost a branch or two here and there in past gales but it still has a good shape to it and it makes a striking addition to the landscape. of the summit. Date: 2016-07-29 From: Kirkby Stephen Station To: Wild Boar Fell Distance: 9.5 mls, 15.29 km Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m Parking at: SD 65970 92097 View parking space in: OS Map or Google Street View Route Description: Kirkby Stephen Station, Easegill Head, Windy Hill, Bowber Head, Fat Lamb Inn, Stennerskeugh, Cow Bank, High Dolphinsty, Wild Boar Fell, Sand Tarn A little way back we passed the place where we’d noticed another car parked up when we arrived, its no longer there so there’s only us around now as we return to the old quarry and the car. Though not as high as other fell tops, Wild Boar Fell feels like a proper hill. Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976: Hippster: 08/09/2019: Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976: ronaldo333: 08/09/2019: Revisit to see rebuilt trigpillar as part of Robs Cumbria all completion: cjo: 08/09/2019 Clouds was quite interesting and both were quite different in character with the limestone on the latter being much more haphazard. Wild Boar Fell is, if nothing else, a great name for a hill. Stennerskeugh Clouds is the hillside behind Street Farm which forms the lower flanks of Wild Boar Fell. Wild Boar Fell is a little known but spectacular peak in the far north of the Yorkshire Dales national park. Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Howgill Fells. On the way it was nice to look back at the ruined castle against a blue sky. Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km. As we go higher there’s a corresponding increase in the amount of limestone rocks and boulders scattered everywhere but the bridleway still manages to find a relatively smooth passage through them. The bridleway is quite easy to follow, the hoof prints are a reliable guide, but there’s nothing to stop you following whatever route takes your fancy. Website. Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976: Hippster: 08/09/2019: Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976: ronaldo333: 08/09/2019: Revisit to see rebuilt trigpillar as part of Robs Cumbria all completion: cjo: 08/09/2019 The amazing cairns on Wild Boar Fell East are a must see. The house is available to rent on a self catering basis sleeping around 12. The large dump can be seen in the centre of the photo. As true wild boars became extinct in Great Britain before the development of Modern English, the same terms are often used for both true wild boar and pigs, especially large or semi-wild ones.The English 'boar' stems from the Old English bar, which is thought to be derived from the West Germanic *bairaz, of unknown origin. Walk Summary: A climb up to Wild Boar Fell including a visit to Little Fell and an exploration of the limestone outcrops of Fell End Clouds. The walk was utterly gorgeous, a sumptuous delight. It forms the Western edge of the valley of Mallerstang and the source of the river Eden. Wild Boar Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (29th highest in England, 573rd highest in the UK). Location Details Wild Boar Fell. Wild Boar Fell 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Wild Boar Fell. With J still trying to identify the tree’s location on the map I took a look back up towards it from a few paces down the slope. Wild Boar Fell is a mountain (or more accurately a fell) in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the civil parish of Mallerstang on the eastern edge of Cumbria, England.At 2,323 feet (708 m), it is either the 4th-highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales or the 5th, depending on whether nearby High Seat (2,326 ft) is … We didn’t walk all the way along as the very chilly wind picked up speed even at this relatively low level of 1535′. I peer through very watery eyes from the confines of my hood and balaclava, by ‘eck its nippy up ‘ere. Wild Boar Fell is a fine peak towering above the Mallerstang valley which runs between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Another and even larger cairn towards the end of the pavements and, in total isolation, a sycamore tree just a little further along. Beyond Wild boar lies the Mallerstang valley and Mallerstang Edge and after that you are in the Yorkshire … Climbing photos at Wild Boar Fell uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com It is reported to be the place where the last wild boar in England was shot in the 15th century. Limestone everywhere you look and in incredible quantity, truly an amazing natural feature. Exploring the hills one footstep at a time, Home > Yorkshire Dales > Yorkshire Dales Walks > Wild Boar Fell, Date: 14th March 2007 I’ve never got the zoom lens with me when I need it so its irritating not to be able to include a closer view. Wild Boar Fell . Nevertheless, we’ve had a couple of hours worth of fresh air and exercise and a most interesting little excursion. Wild Boar Fell from Little Fell 5. Still following the hoof prints as we wind our way through the lower levels of limestone beneath Stennerskeugh Clouds. Wild Boar Fell . 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