Whinlatter - Brown How

Whinlatter Brown How Summit
Whinlatter Brown How Summit

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A Few Facts About Whinlatter - Brown How

Location -
Whinlatter is a small fell in the North Western Fells of the Lake District just north of the Whinlatter Pass. It is easily climbed from the top of the Whinlatter Pass through the Forestry Commission plantations. The Whinlatter Visitor's Centre a popular tourist attraction is on the south side of the fell. The hill is part of a horseshoe around the valley of Aiken Beck. The fells name originates from a combination of the Old Norse and Gaelic languages. With the Old Norse word 'hvin' meaning gorse or furze and the Gaelic word 'lettir' meaning slope the name translates as "The Gorse or furze-covered slope."

Wainwright Fell -
Whinlatter - Brown How is classified as the summit according to Alfred Wainwrights "Pictorial Guide To The Lakeland Fells". There has been some debate to Wainwright's viewpoint but in fact the true summit is Whinlatter Top which is just a short distance away on the summit ridge.

Summit -
The summit of Whinlatter - Brown How bears a large circular hide or windshelter. The view is poor except for the close-ups of Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike across the pass showing their full craggy glory on this side. Through Whinlatter Pass there is also a sight of the Helvellyn range and Skiddaw group. Whinlatter - Brown How stands at 517 metres (1,696 feet).
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Fellranger, North Western Fell, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details