Name:Birk Fell [Bleaberry Knott - Birk Fell]
Hill number:3680
Height:512m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):2561  Place Fell
SMC/RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EL06 Highstreet-arnside
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge, Subdodd
(B,Sy,s5)
Grid ref:NY 40274 18259
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:29.4m
Col:483m  NY 4030 1800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:drop measured as 29.4m
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveying Birk Fell Final.doc
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Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - Kilbert How - Bleaberry Knott - High Dodd - Sleet Fell. Nice morning walk, great views over Ullswater to Helvellyn rangematty1971b27/04/2024
Sean and Andyjordanwalmsley198707/05/2023
Jordan and Seanandyblunt07/05/2023
4 of 9 after a night parked at patterdale hotel car park. Down from the knightThe-Z-Man07/05/2023
From parking used for Hallin fell, a Seven and half mile walk taking in the Birkett summits of Low Birk fell, Birk fell, The Knight, High Dodd and Sleet fell with just shy of 3000ft of accent in four hours.WAYNE ROWLETT22/01/2022
Bob & Duke; Sandwick Rnd =x7 tops.DukeNukem26/12/2021
Parked at Patterdale for a circuit of Boredale Beck over 14 summits. 11/14. Great viewpoint.PGCE17/11/2021
As for route to sleet Fell.smocks and denims14/10/2021
The Scalehow round from Sandwick, starting with a thrash through the giant bracken to Sleet Fell then on the far better paths to High Dodd, Place Fell, Round How, The Knight, Birk Fell and Low Birk Fell. About 3.5 hours in total.summitter14/08/2021
From Martindale for a round of Sleet Fell, The Knight, Birk Fell and Low Birk Fell.rhalstead18/12/2020
We headed over from low birk fell on a round from Martindale church. With RichieZoe Little20/11/2020
See Sleet fell entryNeil Midgley08/07/2020
From The Knight. On to Low Birk Fell.Wycombe Wanderer27/11/2019
After Low Birk Fell.Wheelsy29/10/2019
FOLLOWED BIRKETT'S ROUTE FROM SANDWICK OVER LOW BIRK FELL, BLEABERRY KNOTT, THE KNIGHT, HIGH DODD AND SLEET FELL. LOST PATH IN HEAD-HIGH BRACKEN ON INITIAL ASCENT AND TOOK 40 MINS. TO COVER 1K UP LOW BIRK FELL. GOOD WALK AFTER THAT WITH VIEWS OVER GLENRIDDING BUT CLOUD COVERING HIGHER FELLS.BURGESS17/07/2019
With Sue from Patterdale. Birk Fell Long Crag, High Dodd and Sleet Fell, return via lake path to start. Another very wet and windy day.Frank15/03/2019
From the Knight with Eileenjohnjennison07/08/2018
Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - BLEABERRY KNOTT - The Knight - High Dodd - Sleet Fell. Nice solo morning walk, great views over Ullswater to Helvellyn rangecitygent09/05/2018
R Trev Rob Richard Tait15/03/2018
Cow Bridge-Hartsop-Boredale Hause-Round How-Place Fell-High Dodd-The Knight-Birk Fell(Bleaberry Knott)-Low Birk Fell then down to path along the side of Ullswater & back towards Patterdale. Continued on path towards Hartsop then over footbrige onto to track to A592 & back to Cow Bridge. On own.MorecambeMonkey11/03/2018
with Phil WLittledave29/01/2018
Short round of 5 hills. Same route as gerrybowes. Pathetic looking cairn, rebuilt to give it a bit more form.jonglew29/09/2017
Parked on wide, firm grass verge at end of surfaced road in Sandwick at 423196 (Space for 6-7 cars) – After ascent of Low Birk Fell, along intermittent path to the summit cairn. Continued to The Knight, High Dodd & Sheet Fell. (PM)gerrybowes15/03/2017
From Low Birk Fell to this summit with a great viewpoint. Onto The Knight next. With GB.bolton15/03/2017
Place Fell Birketts from PatterdaleAjm031004/10/2016
On the place fell windy walkTobo196929/09/2016
With Magiredale07/08/2016
With Rachel, from Patterdale, a round of the sub summits on Place Fellbardolph16/06/2016
2nd hill following Birkett route just started to rain a bit spoiling the views for a short while solo walkcolinfielding07/04/2016
After all the rain and floods sunshine!!jocks127/12/2015
Parked Sandwick. A round of the Birketts and Wainwright on Place Fell. Set off late, after 1230, overcast and drizzly but cloud above summits, just. Got back to car as it got dark, nearly blown off Place Fell summit. Nice round.Mark T23/11/2015
Round of Place Fell, Beda Fell and Angle Tarn Pikes including Synges and Birketts from Patterdale 508 bus stop - 4,000'.Eddie17/10/2015
Parked in Sandwick.Jacqdaw09/09/2015
With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/08/2015
CJ BW MJ KJ SW JWchrisj196528/08/2015
Circuit from Sandwick on very pleasant summer's day-Low Birk Fell-Birk Fell(Bleaberry Knott)-Place Fell-Round How-High Dodd-Sleet Fell.With Catman.oscarrosie15/07/2015
Birkett's MAR2.clivevilla09/05/2015
FR & ASVin18/03/2015
With Mike Parsons and Sue on a lovely day.Phreerunner29/09/2014
With G. From Sandwick > Low Birk Fell > Birk Fell > The Knight > Place Fell > Round How > Beda Head > Winter Crag > Sandwick.RT197015/09/2014
Contoured round from High Dodd but got held up by short sharp thunderstorm partway. Managed to find a good spot to sit it out. Then just deep wet bracken to contend with! Fine summit and viewpoint.Aye Jimmy08/08/2014
Travelling north from The Knight it is possible to follow paths that follow a direct line most of the way. If you head straight down from The Knight into the north directional valley you pick up a track that becomes a better path lower that you get. It crosses the stream easily and eventually makes it way up this beastie.moorsman20/06/2014
Easy parking by the church at Martindale 3855, 3574, 3831, 3680, 3857 a fine round.destaylor26/04/2014
Birkett route MAR1CaralynR20/04/2014
start Howtown, beautiful sunshineadrianpatten17/10/2013
R Richard Tait03/08/2013
Place Fell Round MAR 1 from Sandwick.Sid11/06/2013
(Walkers With) My own (Parking Point) Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Place Fell - BIRK FELL - The Knight - Lakeside Path - Side Farm - Patterdaleredbob01/03/2013
Great view - lovely day.jaggedlakes27/02/2013
Low Birk Fell, Birk Fell, The Knight, Place Fell, High Dodd, Sleet Fellronaldo33324/11/2012