Sunday, 16 November 2014

Great Coum

Location: Yorkshire Dales - Cumbria
Height: 687 metres (2,254 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Boggy
Great Coum is a distinctive high fell of the Yorkshire Dales National Park that towers above the village of Dent, Cumbria. The north eastern edge is the most distinctive part of the fell with a large rocky cliff that can be seen in the above picture (taken from Dent railway station). The fell is adjoined to its slightly lower neighbour Crag Hill, which together start a superb high ridge of ground that stays mainly above 2,000 feet above sea level until it reaches the northern edge of the village of Ingleton in North Yorkshire. 
Great Coum provides some excellent views from its wind swept summit. The northern view looks across Dentdale towards Aye Gill Pike with East Baugh Fell just peaking up beyond, the north eastern views are of Great Knoutberry Hill, east looks towards the northern edges of Whernside and across to Wold Fell beyond. The southern view looks along the fell top itself, the south eastern view looks towards neighbouring Crag Hill, with western views looking towards Castle Knott. The north western view looks towards Calf Top and on clear day the Lake District fells are visible too.

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