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Capel Fell

Graham

Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
Altitude
678 m (2224 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
NT163069
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
133 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
0
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Meaning
 

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

 Description
Capel Fell lies to the E of Moffat and is one of four Grahams in the Ettrick Hills.

Capel Fell along with Croft Head and Ettrick Pen lie within a few km of each other and the ascent of all three is perfectly feasible in a single outing.

The closest access is from the NE at the end of the public road alongside the Ettrick Water. Much of this road is also part of the Southern Upland Way.

 
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Capel Fell

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
Cheviots
by Metcheck
Capel Fell Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Capel Fell.

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 Routes that include Capel Fell

We currently have no routes listed for Capel Fell.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Capel Fell

 Baggers Gallery for Capel Fell

James at summit on a superb day. 16/08/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the summit beside our home made summit marker with the use of our GPS and walking poles 16/08/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

I'm ashamed to admit that this was my first hill in 6 months. Capel Fell was a good choice to get me back into the swing of things. A fairly easy-going walk mostly through forest tracks with some lovely views over to Hart Fell and White Coomb.

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White

Myself, Alba, Bunny, Chris, Gary, Jake and Andrew(sitting) on Summit Capel Fell, 23/03/2014

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Barry Cross on 03 Jun 2017
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Croft Head, Capel Fell and Ettrick Pen
by David McSporran

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