Hart Fell Hike

Where: Hart Fell, by Moffat southern Scotland
When: June 2012
Who: I Parker
Why: passing by on the road to England
Weather: Sunny Spells
Height: 2,650ft, 808m
Distance: ?

The 2,650 feet Hart Fell is situated 6 miles east of Moffat following the A708 road to Selkirk. There are two car parks from where the hike can begin.

The Hart Fell range contains 6 other hills over 2,000 ft.

The image below is of the main square in the town of Moffat . This is a popular holiday town with 7 hotels around this square, and a camp site on the southeast side. Road Map

Moffat Accommodation Page

Moffat Town Square image

The image below is from Rounstonefoot, 5 miles east of Moffat along the A708 road heading for Selkirk. This is one route onto the Hart Fell range. This route takes you onto the west side of the range that has Hart Fell at the end.

Roundhousefoot image

The image below is of the other parking place for the hike to Hart Fell. There are cottages here in the area named Capplegill, with a hill road leading up alongside Blackhope Burn, 6 miles east of Moffat, next to the A708 road. This is a sheep farm, so dogs are best not taken, or kept on a lead.

Hart Fell car park image

I was just passing this hiking route on the road to England, so had not enough time to hike any of the peaks. Will return some day to do the Hart Fell range loup. The map below shows the various routes.

Photo Tour of the Range from Capplegill in the snow.

Large OS Map

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

The map also shows the routes to the 2,696ft, 821m White Coomb range from the Grey Mares Tail.

Hart Fell Map image