Holme Fell is the second smallest of the Wainwright hills, occupying an isolated position north of Coniston Water in the Southern Fells. Like some of the other small Wainwright fells, Holme Fell provides a better panorama than some of its larger rivals because it stands alone therefore commands better uninterrupted views. For Wainwright baggers going on a Holme Fell walk, these views include the full length of Coniston Water, the Coniston Fells and other major fell groups to the North and East.
As well as Wainwright walkers, cave divers are attracted to Holme Fell, where the disused Hodge Close slate quarry's submerged tunnels and chambers are used for the sport. However, if completing a Holme Fell walk, hikers can expect a much more gentle form of exercise, taking in the views on the way to this Wainwright Hill's rocky ridge summit. Common routes for walkers begin at the quarry or at Yew Tree Farm, with Holme Fell also walkable comfortably from Coniston. For hikers looking to complete multiple peaks from their Wainwright maps, the best option to combine with Holme Fell is Black Fell, a similarly sized Wainwright that can be reached easily in circular routes from Tarn Hows.
Further reading on the Wainwright hill Holme Fell can be found in Book Four, The Southern Fells of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.