Silver How forms part of the Blea Rigg ridge and has an elevation of 395 m (1,296 ft) and a prominence of around 30 m (98 ft). Wainwright accorded it the status of being a separate fell because of its rough slopes and ‘the interaction of crag and conifer’, especially on the Grasmere side. This view still draws many walkers and photographers. Its parent peak is Harrison Stickle. There are countless routes to the summit from a variety of starting points, but the most common is probably from Grasmere. The summit is marked by a large cairn and sits directly above the village, with commanding views of the area all around.