Wainwright summit: GR: NY43657 03980 1691′ True height: 1693′ 516m (same location)
Summary: Sallows is one of the lower fells that Wainwright featured in his Far Eastern Fells Pictorial Guide. It forms part of the high ground between the Kentmere and Troutbeck valleys. It is usually climbed in combination with a visit to neighbouring Sour Howes. The name Sallows is most likely derived from the old english for Willow but like the heather mentioned in the Pictorial Guides by AW there is little evidence now of either plants. Grazing has reduced the vegetation to just tussocky grass. At the time of writing the guide it would appear that this area was not crossed by footpaths and was private. Today it is Open Access ground and the grouse shooting that AW refers to has ceased. The views are best to the west.
Topographical features: The top of the fell is reasonably flat but with an unusual 10m long mound of bedrock on the very top. There can sometimes be a very small cairn to mark the summit. This is both the Wainwright summit and the true summit.
Points of interest: There is not much of interest on the area of Sallows. The old line of grouse butts on the eastern slopes and the old disused small quarry on the southern slope are hardly worth a mention.
Nearest facilities: Car parking can be had at either near Troutbeck Church (free) or in the village of Kentmere (honesty box at the small parking area at the village hall or a farmers field which is open on ocassions for a small fee) for those wanting to walk the short circular routes to this fell and Sour Howes.
Star rating: (1.4 / 5) a low rating as it has few merits.
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