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Birkhouse Moor

Birkhouse Moor, Penrith CA11 0PU, UK

Hill Walking

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Birkhouse Moor


Birkhouse Moor is a fell in the Lake District National Park and it is an outlier of the Helvellyn range in the Eastern Fells. Technically, this fell an eastern ridge of Helvellyn itself, but was treated as a separate fell by Alfred Wainwright. Birkhouse Moor has an elevation of 718 metres.

This walk starts in Glenridding where there is ample parking at a Lake District National Park Authority pay and display car park. The walk is a circular route of 8.3 miles and includes both Birkhouse Moor and Catstycam. It also passes by the picturesque Lanty's Tarn and Red Tarn. The paths are mostly well-maintained and not overly challenging.

From the summit, there are impressive views back to Glenridding and Ullswater.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.