Great Coum
Looking north along the boundary wall towards the rocky outcrop below the summit
Highest point
Elevation687 m (2,254 ft)[1]
Prominence221 m (725 ft)[1]
Parent peakWhernside
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, Simm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Coordinates54°14′48″N 2°27′39″W / 54.2467°N 2.4607°W / 54.2467; -2.4607Coordinates: 54°14′48″N 2°27′39″W / 54.2467°N 2.4607°W / 54.2467; -2.4607
Great Coum
Great Coum
OS gridSD700835
Topo mapOS Outdoor Leisure 2

Great Coum is a hill in the Yorkshire Dales,[1][2] but is located in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria. The highest point is in Dent parish, but the boundary with Casterton parish crosses the summit. Its neighbours include Crag Hill, Green Hill and Gragareth.

It can be ascended from Dent to the north or by a shorter route, of about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) with 700 feet (210 m) of climbing, from the minor road to White Shaw Moss (SD723821).

Great Coum is classified as a Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, Simm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge and Clem.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Great Coum". Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry (22 March 2013). "Gragareth and Great Coum". Great Mountain Days in the Pennines: 50 classic hillwalking routes. Cicerone Press Limited. ISBN 978-1-84965-891-1. Retrieved 11 February 2021.