It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. Climbing photos at Wild Boar Fell uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com 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. On the way it was nice to look back at the ruined castle against a blue sky. We didn’t walk all the way along as the very chilly wind picked up speed even at this relatively low level of 1535′. Its quite a sight and much more enjoyable than peering down at a road. We couldn’t find it on the OS map and J was of the firm opinion it ought to be shown on it. David and Chris Stewart. Ascent: 1865 feet 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 … Distance: 8.2 miles Wild Boar Fell is a little known but spectacular peak in the far north of the Yorkshire Dales national park. 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. Wild Boar Fell Mountain Photos. 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 at the South Eastern edge of Cumbria, just over the border of the North Yorkshire Dales. Page Transparency See More. Wild Boar Fell - Sand Tarn - Stennerskeugh Clouds - Fell End Clouds - Street, 10. 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. The limestone escarpment that makes up Stennerskeugh and Fell End An available option of a shorter lower level route was outvoted. The amazing cairns on Wild Boar Fell East are a must see. I've also wanted to visit the limestone scars of Fell End and Stennerskeugh Clouds so I worked out this route to combine both. peaceful I felt on Little Fell and retrieve when needed I would have fewer worries. Fell End and Stennerskeugh Clouds. This route, from Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen, is a long day across pretty wild country for the Dales. From the west starting at Street and returning via Sand Tarn and Stennerskeugh Clouds. The weather was fine and clear and I had a good view of the edge of Wild Boar Fell in the distance. Wild Boar Fell. Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres . I walked and revelled in the thrill of it. We were right in our thinking and eventually we stepped out onto this grassy level. After an egg butty and various other delights, we squelched off to Swarth Fell and Swarth Fell Pike – an easy but sloppy traverse. 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. Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridge Introduction to Walk 1160. Wild Boar Fell . Most walkers climb Wild Boar Fell from Mallerstang but this challenging route ascends from Stennerskeugh. 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. The recent windy conditions are drying out the ground very nicely and although there’s still a bit of ‘give’ underfoot no ominous squelching has been experienced so far. 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. We’ll make our way over to that after I’ve had a peep over the edge which I have finally reached. 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. 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. Situated on the edge of the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Wild Boar Fell is the fourth highest of the Yorkshire peaks. Location: 54.3843, -2.374. 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. 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. 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. 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. In the shadow of Wild Boar Fell this little oasis of limestone deserves to be much better known. The bridleway is on Common Land, part of Ravenstonedale Common and, as is the case with Common Land all over the country, is an area where people have certain traditional rights – the right to collect wood, cut turf for fuel, to fish or to allow animals to graze and so on. Sand Tarn 8. It is interesting for its geology – sandstone, shale, limestone and millstone grit are all present – as well as its history. The house is in the tiny village of Outhgill. I’m sure we’ll be back before too long, its a fascinating place. Back down to the lane where its only a five minute walk back to the car. 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. Community See All. 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 Looking back for a view of Harter Fell I noticed the owners of some of the dozens and dozens of hoof prints quietly grazing the fellside some distance below us. After a brief descent north to get a better view of Middleark Scar I sat for a short break by the line of cairns just south east 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 With: On my own 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. Generally though the cloud had got lower and it was not until I got to High Grade - moderate. I set off down the minor lane to Castle Bridge. On the way it was nice to look back at the ruined castle against a blue sky. It was a nice sunny morning when I arrived and I parked outside the old Quaker Burial ground which is a walled enclosure behind the wall. The walk was utterly gorgeous, a sumptuous delight. Wild Boar Fell 7. 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. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Nevertheless, we’ve had a couple of hours worth of fresh air and exercise and a most interesting little excursion. Wild Boar Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (29th highest in England, 573rd highest in the UK). A superb walk on to Wild Boar Fell via Angerholme Wold before returning over the unsung neighbouring top of Swarth Fell. I found a few challenging gill scrambles and some great hidden waterfalls on the navigational section from Wild Boar Fell to … The obvious descent down to Aisgill Farm from Swarth Fell is steep and trackless. The following mile or so of walking over Fell End Clouds and the fine ridge of Stennerskeugh Clouds was pure delight. 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. Limestone everywhere you look and in incredible quantity, truly an amazing natural feature. Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Wild Boar Fell. 20 people like this. It was the first time I had seen this particular aspect of the fell and When I reached the edge I was expecting to have a view down to the road but there was a surprise in store for ….. ….. instead of looking down to a road I had this view across a natural amphitheatre, a wonderful and very unexpected sight. 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. High House is an 18th Century cottage linked to a converted barn. Photos from that walk just wouldn’t have been good enough in today’s flat and uninspiring light. Unseen from Wild Boar Fell’s trig point it is a worthwhile detour as it is one of the loveliest tarns in the Dales. Walking back towards the top of Dale Slack and on our right the many limestone pavement levels of the Stennerskeugh Clouds descend layer by layer back down to the valley. Looking southwards along the Stennerskeugh ridge towards Fell End and the Howgills. The large dump can be seen in the centre of the photo. Stennerskeugh, Wild Boar Fell, Sand Tarn, Cumbria [ 15 km] Wed 23 May 2012: Plan + Profile: SD 7284 9928 Drove to Gillbeck Bridge at Fell End to the NE of Sedbergh. to Sand Tarn which I was lucky enough to get a look at thanks to some temporary patches of higher cloud. up to the top, it was completely enshrouded in cloud so after visiting the cairn I headed straight for the trig point. Ironically Wild Boar Fell is indeed where the last wild boar roaming freely in the UK fell. Wild Boar Fell is a fine peak towering above the Mallerstang valley which runs between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Alternatively a morning or an afternoon could be spent simply exploring the area. 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. Wild Boar Fell. Stennerskeugh, Wild Boar Fell, Sand Tarn, Cumbria [ 15 km] Wed 23 May 2012: Plan + Profile: SD 7284 9928 Drove to Gillbeck Bridge at Fell End to the NE of Sedbergh. At the foot of the western side of Wild Boar Fell is a prominent limestone outcrop known as The Clouds, the precise origin of the name is unclear but given their white and knobbly appearance its an appropriate description. wild boar fell’s cairn collection. Location Details Wild Boar Fell. Wild Boar Fell is the culmination of the long, broad ridge of hill that defines the western margin of Mallerstang. Once the leaves are out the broken branches to the right won’t be quite so noticeable. 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.. 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. 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. We then about turn and carry on to the crest of Stennerskeugh Clouds. 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. The views from Wild Boar Fell today stretched from somewhere North of Gretna to the middle bits of Airedale – and Morecambe bay and much of the Lake District hills. 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. We drop down to the tree taking a look en route at a couple of the pavements we crossed when we were higher up. Every rise we crest reveals yet another limestone level and you almost begin to believe they will just keep on appearing ad infinitum. 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