SOTA from Gummer’s How

On Tuesday 29th of May 2018 we will be operating portable from Gummer’s How.

HF and VHF equipment will be available for use and members from the Furness Amateur Radio Society will be joining us and hopefully making an Amateur TV contact back towards Barrow.

If you are unable to make it to Gummer’s How please consider listening on 2m 145.500 FM or 80m SSB (see the SOTAWatch spots list and look for G/LD-050 for working frequencies).


Gummer’s How is located at the South end of Lake Windermere approximately 1km from the Fell Foot National Trust Park.

From the Lancaster/Morecambe area you would take the M6 North to Junction 36, then follow the A590 initially to Kendal and then the slip to the left, still the A590 to Barrow. When you reach the Newby Bridge Roundabout you take the A592 to Windermere and the turning to Gummer’s How is signposted at around 1/2 a mile. Take the right-hand turning then park in the car park which is about 1 mile up the hill. We will meet there at 7pm.

The Ascent

The walk up Gummer’s How is around 1km long with an ascent of 100m via a footpath and stone steps. The track shown below follows around the Eastern side of the hill to avoid the trickier direct path.

The Views

The views from Gummer’s How are impressive given the modest 100m ascent. The following computer generated 360 degree panorama has all the visible summits listed.


If you would like to try your hand at a Summits on the Air activation you will need to register with the SOTA Database website to record your activation (this can be done after the event) and the SOTAwatch website if you’d like to post an Alert and self-spot when there (however, M0NOM will be posting an alert so chasers will know we are there).