Kirk Fell, which is a fell with an elevation of 802 metres in the western part of the Lake District in Cumbria, is located between Great Gable and Pillar on the long ring of fells which surround the valley of Ennerdale, and which also stands over Wasdale to the south.
The low passes of Black Sail and Beck Head separate Kirk Fell from it’s two higher neighbours, which gives it a high relative height and makes it a Marilyn and the thirteenth highest fell in the Lake District.
This fell is usually ascended from either the Black Sail or Beck Head passes, however, Kirk Fell can also be climbed as part of the Mosedale Horseshoe, a walk on the fells surrounding Mosedale, which is a side valley of Wasdale.
From the summit of Kirk Fell, which is marked by a cairn, Great Gable, Gable Crag and the Napes can be seen. The Scafells as well as the High Stile and Grasmoor ranges are also clearly visible with distant glimpses of the Skiddaw and Helvellyn ranges.