GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fountains Fell

8 miles (13 km)

Climb to this prominent fell in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside. The circular walk starts from the beautiful Malham Tarn and climbs to the fell using a section of the Pennine Way National Trail. The route climbs to a height of 668 metres (2,192ft) with lovely views of the pretty Fountains Fell Tarn below. At the northern tip of the route you have the option of following the Pennine Way north west to Pen y ghent, one of the famous three peaks of Yorkshire.
To extend your walking in the area you can explore the Malham Tarn estate with its glacial lake and Tarn Moss Nature Reserve. There's also the climb to Gordale Scar, the fascinating Malham Cove and the beautiful Janet's Foss waterfall to visit on the estate.
The route of the Settle Loop also passes just to the south west of the fell.

Fountains Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fountains Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Fountains Fell summit plateau - - 301089

Fountains Fell summit plateau. Near the highest point of the fell with Pen y Ghent in the middle distance and Ingleborough beyond.

Fountains Fell Tarn - - 402701

Walkers on Fountains Fell Tarn. After a very dry start to April, the tarn is surrounded by dry grass and moss. The shallow brackish water though is still too cold, and shallow, to tempt swimmers but proves a popular place to skim the flat stones found in plenty along the shoreline.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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