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placename:- Fiend's Fell
parish Glassonby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
Altitude 2082 feet
coordinates:- NY643406
10Km square:- NY64

1Km square NY6440

hearsay On occasion a cloud is seen lying on the fell top, and above it, a space in between, a dark band of swirling cloud; these are the Helm Cloud and Helm Bar, precursors of a Helm Wind. This enormous wind comes off the fell into the Eden Valley, sometimes with the force of a hurricane, and from it came the reputation of Fiends Fell as an evil place.
A missionary from Canterbury climbed the fell to exorcise the evil, and erected a cross on the fell top, renaming it Cross Fell. The cross is now gone; the wind still blows.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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