Summary: Humphrey Head was described by AW as the “odd man out” as it was outside the boundary of the national park at that time and even since the expansion of the Lake District National Park in 2016 the extension did not reach down as far as here. At only a height of 172′ this is at the opposite end of the spectrum to some of the lakeland giants not only in height but also for location and landscape.
Topographical detail: Wainwrights summit is the trig column (see below) at a height of 172′ 52m GR: SD 39102 73829 but the true summit is 12″ 30cm higher and is some 150m north of the column.
Points of interest: The views to the south across Morcambe Bay are extensive and to the east can be seen Arnside and Silverdale beyond the Kent estuary. The west side of the headland is formed by cliffs and there can be found a dramatic natural arch as well as a memorial plaque to William Pedder who died in 1857 aged 10. Humphrey Head is a nature reserve managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Adjoining fells: none
Nearest facilities: Car park (free) spaces at Kents Bank station, limited parking space (free) at end of Holy Well lane. Railway station at Kents Bank. Shops, food and accomodation at Grange over Sands.
Star rating: (1.5 / 5) This star rating applies if Humphrey Head is reached via a walk from Kents Bank which add interest and variety of environment. If a visit is made by just parking at the end of Holy Well lane then the rating would drop to just one.
Check walks on this fell:
23/5/18 Humphrey Head from Kents Bank