Wether Hill, from Lowther House

All that remains of Lowther House on Loadpot Hill. Wether Hill rises behind, but note it is the next, gentle rise on the ridge – the one behind that is Red Crag, and the skyline is formed by High Raise and Rampsgill Head.

Height: 2210 feet above sea level.

Wether HIll from Sheffield Pike

Wether HIll from Sheffield Pike. Picture taken on walk 48.

Volume: Book 2 (The Far Eastern Fells)

Date climbed: 18th August 2011 (walk 42)

Bagged as number: 129 of 330. [ << Loadpot Hill (128)  (130) Steel Knotts >> ]

Summit cairn of Wether Hill

Summit cairn of Wether Hill: Ullswater and Blencathra amongst things visible in the background.

Route of ascent and descent:  Approached on the ridge from Loadpot Hill, left on the ridge to Steel Knotts.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 2 of his chapter): “The High Street range has largely lost its appeal to the walker by the time he reaches the twin grassy mounds of Wether Hill on the long tramp along its spine northwards, and there is nothing here to call for a halt. The top, scarcely higher than the general level of the ridge, is quite without interest….”

What I say: Wether Hill seemed completely incidental on this walk, far more so than its northerly neighbour, Loadpot Hill, which despite being slightly lower and just as flat-topped had character. Wether Hill’s summit cairn turned up barely before I’d started looking for it and the next eminence on the ridge in the direction of High Raise, known as Red Crag, seems to have more of a claim to full fell status.

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