Guide to England's hills & mountains

Backstone Edge

Backstone Edge - Cumbria

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Backstone Edge is the 2402nd highest peak in the British Isles and the 186th tallest in England


699.0 m (2293 ft)


26.0 m (85 ft)

Survey method

Abney level


Cairn with pole


Hill / mountain range

North Pennines W

Nearest town

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Notes & comments

Higher than trig point or cairn to W, but ground 1.15Km SSE at NY 73111 26673 very close