Broom Fell

Broom Fell Summit
Broom Fell Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Broom Fell, Cumbria, Lake District

A Few Facts About Broom Fell

Location -
Broom Fell is a small hill which lies on a ridge connecting Lord's Seat and Graystones but is rarely climbed. Alfred Wainwright did however accord it the status of a separate fell in his influential guidebook series the Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. The North Western Fells occupy the area between the rivers Derwent and Cocker a broadly oval swathe of hilly country elongated on a north-south axis. Two roads cross from east to west dividing the fells into three convenient groups. The most northerly sector rising between Whinlatter Pass and the Vale of Embleton includes Broom Fell.

Summit And View -
The top is grassy and the summit is marked by the end of a wall coming up from Aiken Beck to the south west. Since this wall connects to no others and simply stops at the highest point its purpose in unknown. A summit cairn of approximately 2m in height now exists on the summit as does a small wind shelter made from part of the wall. The view southward takes in the Whiteside-Grisedale Pike ridge and the Grasmoor fells showing behind. Westward across the Vale of Lorton are the Loweswater Fells and to the east and north there are sightings of higher fells on either side of Lord's Seat. The coastal plain and Solway Firth are also seen to good effect.
Links To Walks

Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Fellranger, North Western Fell, Sub Dewey, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details