Height: 372 metres / 1220 feet Grid reference: SD 19499 97843
Start point: Brown Rigg on the Birker Fell road. (SD 181 962)
Birker Fell Road (Brown Rigg) – Little Crag – Great Crag on Birker Fell (221) – Broad Crag on Birker Fell (222) – White How on Birker Fell (223) – Great Worm Crag (224) (OF) – Rough Crag – Birker Fell Road (Brown Rigg)
Weather: Overcast and windy with showers.
Today’s walk is a circuit of the knobbly and boggy Birker Fell and it follows a hybrid version of Wainwright’s Great Worm Crag chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 136. This area is a virtually pathless, boggy waste and the many grassy hummocks complete the scene. I’m certain that on a clear day the views to the Sca Fell range would be superb…