Brim Fell

Brim Fell Summit With Scafells
Brim Fell Summit With Scafells

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

A Few Facts About Brim Fell

Wainwright and Birkett Fells -
Brim Fell is ranked number 37 in height in the full Wainwright listing - number 10 in height in Wainwrights Southern Fells - and number 59 in height in the full Birkett listing.

Mining In The Area -
The valley of Levers Water Beck below Brim Fell holds part of the Coniston Coppermine's a huge complex of shafts and tunnels extending over a square mile. The mine was at its most productive in the 1850s declining in output until closure in 1915. Since then there have been occasional attempts at reopening principally in 1954 but tourism has gradually taken over as the main activity in the valley.

Summit Cairns -
The summit of Brim Fell bears a fine slate cairn on grass with a second big cairn to the north east. The views are extensive although the long whale-backed ridge tends to limit the foreground.

Ascents -
Direct ascents are perhaps unusual most walkers traversing from "The Old Man" to Swirl How but perfectly possible. The easiest access is from Coniston climbing via Levers Water to Levers Hawse. Pathless ascents of Raven Tor can also be made from either side for a wilder finish. The Walna Scar Road (Byway open to all traffic) gives access to Goat's Hawse from either side of the ridge and this is the easiest route from the Duddon. Note that a right of way shown descending west from Levers Hawse to Seathwaite Tarn on Ordnance Survey maps does not exist as a path on the ground.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Nuttall, Southern Fell, Sub Hewitt, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details