Sunday, 16 November 2014
Wild Boar Fell
Location: Mallerstang - Cumbria
Height: 708 metres (2,323 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Stony/Boggy/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point, Cairns, Wind Shelter
An impressive and distinctive looking, vast, wind swept, flat topped fell in Mallerstang Cumbria. The Settle-Carlisle railway runs along its eastern flanks, and a number of interesting stone cairns adorn the edges of the fell.
The views are excellent from the summit, to the north is the town of Kirkby Stephen with Little Fell and Mickle Fell, with Great Dunn Fell and the mighty Cross Fell beyond. To the north east the views are dominated by High Seat, the same mass of land continues to give eastern views across Mallerstang to Hugh Seat, to the south east is the large mass of land that is Abbotside Common, with Great Shunner Fell just peaking up beyond. The south is dominated by adjoining Swarth Fell with Knoutberry Haw beyond. The south west and the immediate western views are made up the Howgill Fells with the southern Lake District fells beyond. The north western view looks across the Eden Valley towards Shap and the Shap Fells with High Street and the Helvellyn range beyond.