A featured fell is my way of studying each fell in turn and recording thoughts and observations.
One of the most vertically challenged of the Wainwright Fells, this is no giant, you can take grandma with you.
Holme Fell Summit
I've only been up here once - on a cool, clear November morning in 2008.
Holme Fell - disused reservoir
Most chapters in Wainwright's books have the map(s) after the paragraphs on "Natural Features". Holme Fell and neighbouring Black Fell are two that have the maps on page 2 and "Natural Features" follow thereafter.
Holme Fell from Yew Tree Tarn
AW "It is a characteristic of many of Lakeland's lesser heights that what they lack in elevation they make up in ruggedness ... such a one is Holme Fell ... one of the most attractive of Lakeland's Fells."
Hodge Close is a fascinating place, the big hole has the "wow" factor, especially for young children - keep hold of them!
Where: Southern Fells. It's close to Coniston and not far from Tarn Hows.
Suggested Route: Park at Hodge Close Quarry and, armed with your map and a compass, head for the disused reservoirs. A short walk in a southerly direction will bring you to the summit before very long.
My Frequency: Once.
Whilst You're There: Black Fell.
Someone Else's View: Gary Richardson's MyWainwright's Website
Walk Dates: with links to Reports (on this website) where applicable:
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 ©
Give me any comments you have about Holme Fell.