Name:Wild Boar Fell
Hill number:2720
Height:708.4m / 2324ft
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EP02 Shunner-boar
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SD 75802 98798
Summit feature:embedded rock 30m S of trig point
Col:355.8m  SD 7789 9633  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S
Observations:rock is 3cm higher than trig point (SD 75796 98888)
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Wild Boar Fell (final).doc
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Walking the Six Peaks Trail. Today from Garsdale station to Kirkby Stephen station. £4.90 for return rail fare. Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell (both high points) and Little Fell.ijpowell03/06/2024
bus 573 from Kendal dropped me at Stennerskeugh road end. Pennine Bridleway to col then easy slopes to top.trimarc215/05/2024
From the parking spot at The Thrang up to Wild Boar Fell,across to the east top,along the ridge to Swarth Fell and Swarth Fell Pike and down to Aisgill Moor cottages.Hitched a lift back up the road to my car with a guy from Kirkby which was very welcome indeed in the heat.ARM10/05/2024
9 of 10 from the Thrang.robertphillips04/05/2024
Parked at entrance to Little Ing Farm, plenty of little parking spots on this road. Up the bridleway to point 582m, then south west along wide grass path to summit trig and shelter, visited summit rock. lovely walk.hils07/04/2024
Very very wet underfoot.Donpeblo28/03/2024
From Stennerskeugh via the Nab following Wainwright's Howgill book route 27benarbia_806/01/2024
Parked at pull-in by side of road near HazelGill Fm,enough space for two cars, parked sensibly close to the wall, start of path opposite.mazz17/06/2023
Aisgill Cottages - Hanging Lund - Little Fell - Yoadcomb Scar - Wild Boar Fell trig - Swath Fell- Swarth Fell Pike - Tup Hole - Brunt. Cloudy & breezy but clear. 16.3km 3hrs 46. Mobbed by lapwings, curlew, snipe chicks, excellentJohn Eley07/06/2023
From Hazelgill Pennine bridalway to ridge. Good views a leisurely 4hours20 including the cairns to SW.rogreeves18/10/2022
Circuit of Wild Boar Fell tops and Swarth Fell tops from Cotegill Bridge, reasonably dry underfoot, on a cool but not too windy day.milimana11/10/2022
From AisgillThe Playful Pig10/10/2022
From High Stennerskeugh to High Dolphinsty then up the ridge and along path to the summitJulieB22/09/2022
DofE SupportBaggerGutt21/09/2022
With Val. From small parking area near Thrang. Short section of road then Pennine Bridleway to ridge and ascent to The east summit then on to the main summit near the TP and shelter. Hot and sunny. Heatwave conditions but thankful for a good breeze higher up.mike.hoult11/08/2022
After Baugh Fell in the morning. Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell. from bridge over railway east of Swarth Fell summit. track from here takes you across left to wall, followed this up to point where it turned south then straight up rto ridge just south of Swarth Fell summit then north along ridge to Wild Boar Fell, an odd line of cairns before you get there. A very impressive summit shelter. North to Bridle Way, then back along road to start. Might have been better to double bacvk tyo Swarth Fell Tarn using walls as guide down to start point. A good walk.dickscroop22/06/2022
Seventh summit of the week for Boo and I. The one metre climb from the east top began to take it's toll. Boo jumped in every bog and mini tarn across the top.Alphaville19928/05/2022
Nuttall walk 11.2: Wild Boar Fell, Wild Boar Fell East Top, Swarth Fell, Swarth Fell Pike, Baugh Fell (Tarn Rigg Hill) , Knoutberry Haw. Very hard, often pathless walk on a beautiful March day. Parked on the raod, car surrounded by fell ponies.Lazylizzie26/03/2022
Up and down from the pub and annoyed when we realised that we could have parked closer to the PBW.PhilipChaston28/08/2021
Parking at barn at SD776965. N along B6259 and up farm track to Hazelgill. Then bridleway to High Dolphinsty. Good ATV track out to Little Fell and back. Good path up to Wild Boar Fell summit with good linking path to E top. Poorer path down to col and along to Swarth Fell. At Swarth Fell Pike took small path at Rt angles L (NE) down through Stubbing Rigg to Aisgill Moor Cottages.Isbjorn24/08/2021
From the east, path from Little Ing up onto north ridge.Topographer5713/07/2021
With John Bethelandydgreen105/07/2021
Walked from layby on Kerby Stephen, up lady Anne's way to just before outgill then up to col and then summit. Walked along ridge southwards and then returned down to B 6259. Took refreshment at the Moorcock, accompanied by MCW. Also summited in 2016 with RW and GWWoolly Hattie16/06/2021
Parked at the Street, followed the Pennine Bridleway to the top, then up the path onto Wild Boar Fell East Top, then across to Wild Boar Fell and back down via Sand Tarn and The Clouds to parking.Chipstertrain18/04/2021
Making most of dryer under foot conditions. Evening circular of 3 tops from Uldale. Bit of a slogconanharrod16/04/2021
Circuit from Uldale including Baugh Fell. Sunny, clear, cold windsRockdoctor02/04/2021
Ascent from Hazelgill. Followed the main path, and turned back perhaps 50 metres vertical height below The Nab owing to poor visibility, high winds, and slippery grass underfoot.thomasrandall9617/12/2020
Beautiful day. With Bryher from near Aisgill Cottages. Impressive massive area of native trees planted on Aisgill Moor. Very wet underfoot there and recent big mudslide.jenx19/11/2020
Cotegill Bridge > Angerholme Pots > Little Fell > The Nab > Wild Boar Fell > Swarth Fell > Swarth Fell Pike > Hell Gill Force > Cotegill Bridge Just Me and H, Blue Sky day with a nagging cold wind, ground not too wet.johnkaysleftleg17/09/2020
From A638 for a round of Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell.rhalstead16/09/2020
19.3 miles 2889ft walk, start at Cross Hall Farm Caravan Park Cautley, walk along A638 to Beck Side, take right Lane to Bluecaster Side, follow briddleway across moor to Uldale then Nutall route to Flint Howe and Sand Tarn then summit of Wild Boar Fell, cross plateau to view point then follow fence line to Swarth Fell and Swarth Fell Pike, back track and take fence line down across Holmes Moss Hill to A Pennine Journey path and follow west to Foggy Hiil and back to Cautley.stephenbuda10/09/2020
From Aisgill Cottages, walked north along the Lady Anne Highway, then south along the ridge top visiting Wild Boar Fell, Wild Boar Fell East Top, Swarth Fell and Swarth Fell Pike with Chris, Christine, Eric, Geoff and Steve. 18Km with 700m ascent in 6 hours.silveracorn_alan13/08/2020
Mallerstang roundemily20/06/2020
Walking from Garsdale Station (Garsdale Head) ascent of Turner Hill and on to Swarth Fell Pile following fence line. On to Wild Boar Fell. Return via the same route.raymooremanx14/06/2020
Out and back from Thrang. Mist cleared before start, lovely day but windy. Rounsfell13/06/2020
W/Wright WotHF no.28.Sedge05/06/2020
On circular walk from Smithy Gill Bridge via Swarth Fell, then on to High Seat and Little Fell.Peter_W_Mitchell 27/05/2020
Return from here descending passed Sand Tarn and down the North slopes to the track and back to the start.smocks and denims05/03/2020
From The Thrang. Under the railway on PBW, over to Wild Boar Fell from the col then onto Swarth FellLongwojo22/12/2019
Round walk from parking area near cotegill bridge to wild boar fell and swarth fell then over to swarth fell pike, east to to road. Solo.axoree09/11/2019
With J during a long weekend in Yorkshire. An iffy weather day meant abandoning our plan to ascend Cross Fell. Headed to the Thrang where there is space for a few cars to park. Walked S along the road to Little Ing Farm where the Pennine Bridleway leads up to the ruined farm & then under a railway arch. Some curious sheep stood their ground by the fence, one farting a greeting at us... Followed the track up to the col & turned L just before the gate up the edge to the cairn at the sharp point. No view, so wandered over to the trig point. Back by the same route getting a brief view at the top of the edge.NotReallyABagger20/10/2019
Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976Hippster08/09/2019
Wild Boar Fell > Wild Boar Fell East Top from GR: SD 7826 9976ronaldo33308/09/2019
Revisit to see rebuilt trigpillar as part of Robs Cumbria all completioncjo08/09/2019
From NW, The Thrang, revisited en route to the East Top, also to visit the 3rd 708m spot height (SD 76037 98849, level grass, P2ish)RHW08/09/2019
From Little Ing via Bridleway and East Top.NormanW27/08/2019
Parked at the Thrang and climbed via the Pennine Bridleway. Cloud inversion this morning so the views were fantastic. Headed onto Swarth FellGary Heath26/08/2019
Parked near to pennine way path, lovely walk to summit, visited the two peaks as both logged as 708m. Warm morning, blue sky good views. Company: Soloiandesbottes15/05/2019
cj bw gceabschrisj196513/04/2019
Climbed in the snow with Smivvy. Car wouldn't start when we got back down. Had to be towed 110 miles bank home. Got home at 1:30 in the morning.zaul_uk03/02/2019