Name:Benty Hill
Hill number:3677
Height:609.2m / 1999ft
Parent (Ma):2707  Cross Fell
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EP01 Crossfell-micklefell
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Grid ref:NY 66937 43047
Summit feature:no feature: grass 15m NE of cairn
Col:581.1m  NY 66145 42817  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86
(1:25k) OL31W
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Benty Hill (Final).doc
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Gilderdale horseshoe from Gilderdale bridge layby - Grey Nag, Tom Smith's Stone Top, Blackfell, Hartside Height, Benty Hill and Scarberry Hill. Overcast, blowy day. With Gillian and Grahamrichard6913/11/2021
Circular walk from Hartside Pass: Hartside Heights - Benty Hill - out along Maiden Way via Melmerby Bothy to Meg's Cairn - Cuns Fell - with return via Melmerby Fell and Fiend's Fell.RobB14/04/2021
From Gray Nag via Hartside Height. In spite of the headwind, it seemed easier than the outward journey; probably best sticking to the fence. Some sunshine but the higher summits back in cloud now so I've been lucky. Back to start. 5 hours 40mins.Wycombe Wanderer20/01/2020
Added to Nuttalls walk after Black fell solocolinfielding31/12/2019
From S, handy layby, (which should have an OSBM Bolt, couldn't find, poss gone)RHW24/03/2019
After Fiends Fell,from cafe remains up to Hartside Height,then along north side of fence to summit.Returned on south side of fence on drier,clearer track to grouse butts and then down on further track to road.Wonderful hot,sunny day.With Oscar.catman26/02/2019
With Catman.oscarrosie26/02/2019
direct from road up rough grass. two lads sheltering from wind behind cairn waiting for parents to arrivecjo17/02/2019
Hartside Height > Benty Hill from GR: NY 64661 41804ronaldo33327/12/2018
Hartside Height > Benty Hill from GR: NY 64661 41804Hippster27/12/2018
From NY 6772 4241, roadside verge parking for 1 or 2 cars. Followed ATV track to the top, past a line of 13 grouse butts.jonglew21/09/2018
13.3 mile circular from Castle Nook farm. Walked along Pennine Way south towards Alston then followed walled track onto the moors, climbed over easy walls onto Park Fell Summit and trig then left summit enclosure under barbed wire in broken wall, followed pathless but fairly easy ridge onto Benty Hill (all fence crossings are easy not barbed after Park Fell), then ascended Hartside Height onto Black Fell, followed broad ridge to Tom Smiths Stone Top Nuttall then Grey Nag, the numerous bogs on the way are still fairly dry at the minute. From Grey Nag descended east pathless at first then ATV track to Little Heaplaw, and descended steeply down to road, along road back to start. High Cloud/sunny, unsurprisingly saw no one all day.DanTrig04/08/2018
From Alston via Park Fell.Coxswain20/06/2018
Up from the road, parking by the wee house as described by others. Just Bryher today, bit soggy and wet underfoot, nice cairn on summit.nordicstar30/01/2018
Straight up from A686 through open gate onto hillside. No path. With Eire, Evan, Coel, Danu & Alfie. Walked down the ridge over Scarberry Hill (598m) and Park Fell (511m) then down for a pint in Alston.Dangerous Dave18/06/2017
Parked at small lay by on A686 near bend across from old house. Followed shooting track to fence line, followed this to summit.Alan Caine11/06/2017
Parked on small layby on A686 opposite disused stone building at NY 65826 42317. Quad-bike track heads south from here to ridge fence then carries on alongside fence to summit. A bit boggy in places but mostly easy tromping.David Gradwell02/11/2016
Nuttall Walk EN 9.8 Grey Nag & Black Fell from Gilderdale Bridge, visiting Grey Nag, Tom Smith’s Stone Top, Watch Hill, Thack Moor, Black Fell and Benty Hill. 28km with 780m ascent in 7h 40m. (S)silveracorn_alan05/08/2016
From Hartside Height. Rough and wet ground on a very hot sunny dayroute68519/07/2016
From SE, pull-in on A686 - opposite side of road to small copse. Then gate and grousers' track mentioned by others. Very boggy in parts.Aye Jimmy25/11/2015
From a layby on the A686 near Meathaw Hill disused Quarries, a couple of hundred yards back towards Hartside, through a gate and then an obvious grouse shooters track that goes right to the summit.Fisky Boy11/09/2014
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke11/09/2014
Having bagged my last Lakes Nuttall in the morning, nipped over to northern Pennines Nuttalls tomorrow. Meanwhile a pleasant diversion to Benty Hill and Park Fell, and return via Maiden Way.ijpowell19/06/2014
With Jo, two walks from Hartside Cross. In morning followed fence to Benty Hill (excellent views down the Gilderdale Valley), and then in afternoon to Fiend’s Fell. Weather; generally sunny with high intermittent clouds, warm, good visibility.amblerbob26/05/2014
With G. From A686 NY 678 424 > Maiden Way > Melmerbey Fell > Fiend's Fell > Hartside Height > Benty Hill > start.RT197030/06/2013
From Harbut Law, a round of Gray Nag, Tom Smith's Stone, Black Fell, Benty Hill and Park Fell.rhalstead17/02/2013
Along Fence from Park Fell and back. Very wet underfoot.Crib Goch24/11/2012
Small pull-in suitable for a couple of cars alongside the Alston road. Tried to follow the fence line upwards but became sucked in by the boggy ground. Moved a short distance away and came across A vehicle track which ran straight towards the top cutting off the angle of the fence. Followed it back down to the roadside access point.moorsman24/06/2010
A short (70 minute) extra after a 5-hour walk from Hartside Cross to Cross Fell.David Purchase05/05/1993
Alan Whatley18/02/2022
A W Bryan22/05/2021
Edwin Gradwell02/11/2016
Dave Geere22/09/2014