Height: 53 metres / 174 feet Grid reference: SD 39100 73827 Category: The Outlying Fells
I was down in Grange-Over-Sands on business this afternoon and decided to go for Humphrey Head when I saw the only glimmer of sunlight over it and out over Morecambe Bay. It is over 6 years since I have been up here – how time flies (gulp!).
Wainwright – “A fell it certainly is not, being a meagre 172 feet above the sea…Fellwalkers need an occasional change of scene. Here is one, on Humphrey Head”.
Today’s walk is a visit to Humphrey Head, a promontory jutting into Morecmbe Bay south west of Grange-Over-Sands. Humphrey Head is detailed in Wainwright’s Humphrey Head chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 66, and lies outside the National Park boundary.
‘Not by any exercise of the imagination can Humphrey Head be classed as an outlying fell of Lakeland’…. ‘Fellwalkers need an occasional change of scene. Here is one on Humphrey Head.’ – AW: ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’