Holme Fell might not be the loftiest of fells, but what it lacks in height, it more than makes up for in other attributes. The fell itself is littered with steep rocky outcrops and to an certain extent, the area is easy enough to explore off the beaten track. On the eastern side of the fell is Yew Tree Tarn; man made but nonetheless attractive. North of the summit are a few nice little tarns which are quite lovely in the right conditions. The biggest attraction around here however, apart from the fell itself, has to be Hodge Close Quarry. If you're interested in old quarries or if it's a big hole in the ground you're after then this the one for you. Not only can you view the partially flooded quarry from above, you can easily walk down into the quarry itself and view it from the waters edge.
Not only can Holme Fell be enjoyed by itself on a short walk, it can, and often is included on a walk with the nearby Black Crag and Tarn Hows; another man made tarn and in this case one of the Lake Districts most popular beauty spots.