Maiden Moor is a fell in the English Lake District
standing 6 km (3.7 miles) south of the town of Keswick and is part of
the high ground that separates the Newlands Valley and Borrowdale
It has a modest height of 576 m (1,890 ft) and so fails to be
mentioned on many UK mountain lists but it does have a separate chapter
in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.
fell's main natural features are Bull Crag which lies below the summit
on the Newlands side and the hollow of Yewthwaite Combe which stands
beneath the col linking the fell with Catbells on the Newlands side.
There is no easy way of discerning the exact highest point as the
top is a level grassy plateau but there are excellent views across the
Newlands valley to the Coledale fells and beyond.
stands between two well known fells (Catbells and High Spy) and is part
of the popular Newlands Horseshoe walk, so it is often approached along
the ridge from other fells by walkers whose main objective is a longer
However the fell can be climbed directly from Grange in
Borrowdale and Little Town in the Newlands valley. Both routes climb to
the col (Hause Gate) linking the fell to Catbells and then ascend by the
Approaching the top of the fell the path splits
with the main path continuing to High Spy without (unusually) going over
the highest point of the fell. The right hand fork follows the
escarpment above Newlands to reach the summit which is crowned by a
routes near Maiden Moor