Brant Fell summit

The summit of Brant Fell, looking south, with Windermere below.

Summit: Just one, Brant Fell at 629’ above sea level.

Volume: Book Eight (the Outlying Fells).

Date baggedFirst visit: 29th May 2014 (walk 83). Second visit: 20th December 2018 (walk 155).

Bagged as numberFirst round: 260 of the 330. [ << School Knott (257-259)  (261) Heughscar Hill >> ].

Second round: 174 of 330. [ << School Knott (171-173)  (175) Lonscale Fell >> ]

Route of ascent and descent: Both times were the same: I came at it from the east, along the Dales Way from School Knott, and up from Brantfell Farm. Descended to Bowness.

Brant Fell

Brant Fell, in danger of being dwarfed by a cow

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 34 of volume 8): “A visitor to Bowness with time to kill, or wishing to escape from the throngs of day-trippers, cannot do better than walk up Brant Fell and, in solitude, enjoy its fine prospect of Windermere or a simple scramble on its inviting summit rocks.”

What I say: A good view makes this worth a visit but I wouldn’t come all the way to the Lakes with the sole purpose of bagging this single fell (and there are nicer places than Bowness, too). It does not help when I do a fell the same way both times but there’s not a lot of scope for variation here bearing in mind the desirability of linking this ascent with that of School Knott nearby. Then again it does make a good finish to that walk, and one can do summit to pub in 20 minutes.

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2 Responses to “Brant Fell”

  1. […] the fells bagged today was School Knott, rising above Windermere town. Orrest Head (pictured) and Brant Fell bookended it at each end of walk 83. Have a look at the linked pages for more […]

  2. […] I did bag four more summits: the three in the School Knott chapter of the Outlying Fells, and then Brant Fell above Bowness. Read all about it and see more photos on the walk 155 page. The walk mostly took […]

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