Alfred Wainwright’s Lake District fells and pictorial guides

Alfred Wainwright was born in Blackburn in 1907 and at the age of 13 left school to work in the town hall offices. His first visit to the Lake District was not until he was 23 years old, when he climbed Orrest Head which overlooks Windermere. Transfixed by the amazing views, it became his sole ambition to live in Lakeland.

At the age of 41 he eventually moved to Kendal and from 1952 he devoted every evening and weekend to researching and compiling the seven wonderful guidebooks. The project took 13 years to complete and earned him an MBE.

A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS being an illustrated account of a study and exploration of the mountains in the English Lake District.

Alfred Wainwright
A PICTORAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS being an illustrated account of a study and exploration of the mountains in the English Lake District.

THE LAKELAND FELLS BOX SET BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Lakeland Fells. The 50th anniversary box set containing all seven Lake District books.
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Wainwright divided the Lake District into seven areas and set down a detailed study of 214 Lake District fells in seven pictorial guides.

Key to map below: 1 The Eastern Fells (35 fells); 2 The Far Eastern Fells (36 fells); 3 The Central Fells (27 fells); 4 The Southern Fells (30 fells); 5 The Northern Fells (24 fells); 6 The North Western Fells (29 fells); 7 The Western Fells (33 fells).

Key to Wainwright's seven Lake District divisions: 1 The Eastern Fells; 2 The Far Eastern Fells; 3 The Central Fells; 4 The Southern Fells; 5 The Northern Fells; 6 The North Western Fells; 7 The Western Fells.

The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Eastern Fells was originally published by Henry Marshall in 1955.

BOOK ONE is dedicated to THE MEN OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY whose maps of Lakeland have given me much pleasure both on the fells and by my fireside.

Alfred Wainwright
The Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE EASTERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Eastern Fells of the Lake District.
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The 35 Eastern Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries:

  • The River Glenderamackin and Dacre Beck to the north.
  • Ullswater, Goldrill Beck and Kirkstone Pass to the east.
  • Stock Ghyll and the River Rothay to the south.
  • Dunmail Raise, Thirlmere and St John’s Beck to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Arnison Crag433 metres1421 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 393 149
Birkhouse Moor718 metres2354 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 363 159
Birks624 metres2047 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 380 143
Catstye Cam890 metres2919 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 348 158
Clough Head726 metres2382 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 333 225
Dollywaggon Pike859 metres2817 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 346 130
Dove Crag792 metres2598 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 374 104
Fairfield873 metres2865 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 358 117
Glenridding Dodd442 metres1450 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 380 175
Gowbarrow Fell481 metres1579 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 407 218
Great Dodd857 metres2812 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 342 205
Great Mell Fell537 metres1762 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 396 253
Great Rigg766 metres2514 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 355 104
Hart Crag823 metres2700 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 368 112
Hart Side756 metres2480 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 359 197
Hartsop Above How584 metres1916 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 383 120
Helvellyn950 metres3116 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 342 151
Heron Pike621 metres2038 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 357 086
High Hartsop Dodd519 metres1703 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 393 107
High Pike656 metres2152 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 374 088
Little Hart Crag637 metres2090 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 387 100
Little Mell Fell505 metres1657 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 423 240
Low Pike508 metres1667 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 373 078
Middle Dodd654 metres2146 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 397 095
Nab Scar450 metres1476 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 355 072
Nethermost Pike891 metres2924 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 343 142
Raise883 metres2896 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 342 174
Red Screes776 metres2546 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 396 087
Saint Sunday Crag841 metres2760 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 369 133
Seat Sandal737 metres2417 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 344 115
Sheffield Pike676 metres2218 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 369 181
Stone Arthur504 metres1654 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 347 092
Stybarrow Dodd844 metres2768 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 343 189
Watson’s Dodd789 metres2589 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 335 195
White Side863 metres2832 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 337 166
The view of Dove Crag, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag from Bleaberry Knott.
The view of Dove Crag, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag from Bleaberry Knott

The Far Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Far Eastern Fells was originally published by Henry Marshall in 1957.

BOOK TWO is dedicated to the memory of THE MEN WHO BUILT THE STONE WALLS, which have endured the storms of centuries and remain to this day as monuments to enterprise, perseverance and hard work.

Alfred Wainwright
The Far Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE FAR EASTERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District.
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The 36 Far Eastern Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries and places:

  • Ullswater and Pooley Bridge to the north.
  • The River Lowther, Swindale Beck and Little Mosedale Beck to the east.
  • Long Sleddale, Kentmere, Troutbeck and Ambleside to the south.
  • Stock Ghyll, Kirkstone Pass and Goldrill Beck to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Angletarn Pikes567 metres1860 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 413 148
Arthur’s Pike533 metres1749 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 460 206
Beda Fell509 metres1670 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 428 171
Bonscale Pike524 metres1719 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 453 200
Branstree712 metres2334 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 477 100
Brock Crags561 metres1841 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 416 136
Cauldale Moor763 metres2502 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 419 100
Froswick720 metres2362 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 435 085
Gray Crag699 metres2293 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 427 117
Grey Crag638 metres2093 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 497 072
Hallin Fell388 metres1273 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 433 198
Harter Fell779 metres2556 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 459 093
Hartsop Dodd619 metres2031 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 411 118
High Raise802 metres2631 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 448 134
High Street828 metres2717 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 440 110
Ill Bell757 metres2484 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 436 077
Kentmere Pike731 metres2397 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 465 077
Kidsty Pike780 metres2559 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 447 125
The Knott739 metres2425 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 437 126
Loadpot Hill672 metres2205 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 456 180
Mardale Ill Bell760 metres2493 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 447 101
The Nab576 metres1890 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 434 151
Place Fell657 metres2156 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 405 169
Rampsgill Head792 metres2598 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 443 128
Rest Dodd696 metres2283 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 432 136
Sallows516 metres1693 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 436 039
Selside Pike655 metres2149 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 490 111
Shipman Knotts587 metres1926 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 472 062
Sour Howes483 metres1585 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 427 032
Steel Knotts432 metres1417 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 440 181
Tarn Crag664 metres2178 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 488 078
Thornthwaite Crag784 metres2572 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 431 100
Troutbeck Tongue364 metres1194 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 422 064
Wansfell487 metres1597 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 404 053
Wether Hill671 metres2201 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 455 167
Yoke707 metres2320 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 437 067
The view of Froswick and Ill Bell from Wander Scar.
The view of Froswick and Ill Bell from Wander Scar

The Central Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Central Fells was originally published by Henry Marshall in 1958.

BOOK THREE is dedicated to those eager explorers of the fells THE DOGS OF LAKELAND willing workers and faithful friends, and an essential part of Lakeland life.

Alfred Wainwright
The Central Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE CENTRAL FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Central Fells of the Lake District.
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The 27 Central Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries and places:

  • Keswick to the north.
  • St John’s Vale, Thirlmere, Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Rydal Water and the River Rothay to the east.
  • The River Brathay and Great Langdale to the south.
  • Stake Pass, Langstrath, Borrowdale and Derwent Water to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Armboth Fell475 metres1558 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 295 157
Bleaberry Fell590 metres1936 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 285 195
Blea Rigg541 metres1775 feetOS Explorer OL6, OL7Grid reference NY 301 078
Calf Crag537 metres1762 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7Grid reference NY 301 104
Eagle Crag525 metres1722 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 275 121
Gibson Knott420 metres1378 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 316 100
Grange Fell417 metres1369 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 264 162
Great Crag449 metres1473 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 270 146
Harrison Stickle736 metres2415 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 281 074
Helm Crag405 metres1329 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL7Grid reference NY 326 093
High Raise762 metres2500 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 280 095
High Rigg355 metres1165 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL5Grid reference NY 308 219
High Seat608 metres1995 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 287 180
High Tove515 metres1690 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 289 165
Loft Crag682 metres2237 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 277 071
Loughrigg Fell335 metres1099 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 346 051
Pavey Ark700 metres2297 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 284 079
Pike O’ Stickle708 metres2324 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 273 073
Raven Crag461 metres1512 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL5Grid reference NY 303 187
Sergeant Man736 metres2415 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 286 088
Sergeant’s Crag571 metres1873 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 273 113
Silver How395 metres1296 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 324 066
Steel Fell553 metres1814 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 319 111
Tarn Crag549 metres1801 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7Grid reference NY 303 093
Thunacar Knott723 metres2372 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 279 079
Ullscarf726 metres2382 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 291 121
Walla Crag379 metres1243 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 276 212

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The view of Helm Crag from Loughrigg Fell.
The view of Helm Crag from Loughrigg Fell

The Southern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Southern Fells was originally published by Henry Marshall in 1960.

BOOK FOUR is dedicated to the hardiest of all fellwalkers THE SHEEP OF LAKELAND the truest lovers of the mountains, their natural homes and providers of their food and shelter.

Alfred Wainwright
The Southern Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE SOUTHERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Southern Fells of the Lake District.
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The 30 Southern Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries:

  • Borrowdale and Langstrath to the north.
  • Stake Pass, Great Langdale and Yewdale to the east.
  • Walna Scar Pass and Birker Fell to the south.
  • Irton Fell, Wast Water, Wasdale and Sty Head to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Allen Crags785 metres2575 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 236 085
Black Fell323 metres1060 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 340 015
Bowfell903 metres2962 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 244 064
Brim Fell796 metres2611 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference SD 270 985
Cold Pike701 metres2300 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 262 036
Coniston Old Man803 metres2633 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference SD 272 978
Crinkle Crags859 metres2818 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 248 048
Dow Crag778 metres2552 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference SD 262 977
Esk Pike885 metres2904 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 236 075
Glaramara783 metres2569 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 246 104
Great Carrs785 metres2575 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 270 009
Great End910 metres2984 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 226 083
Green Crag489 metres1603 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference SD 200 982
Grey Friar773 metres2536 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 260 003
Hard Knott549 metres1801 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 231 023
Harter Fell653 metres2143 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference SD 218 997
Holme Fell316 metres1037 feetOS Explorer OL7Grid reference NY 315 006
Illgill Head609 metres1997 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 168 049
Lingmell807 metres2648 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 209 081
Lingmoor Fell470 metres1542 feetOS Explorer OL6, OL7Grid reference NY 302 046
Pike O’ Blisco705 metres2313 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 271 042
Rossett Pike651 metres2136 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 249 075
Rosthwaite Fell551 metres1808 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 258 124
Scafell964 metres3162 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 206 064
Scafell Pike978 metres3209 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 215 072
Seathwaite Fell601 metres1972 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 229 101
Slight Side762 metres2500 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 209 050
Swirl How802 metres2633 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 272 005
Wetherlam763 metres2503 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 288 011
Whin Rigg537 metres1762 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 151 035
The view of Great End from Styhead Tarn.
The view of Great End from Styhead Tarn

The Northern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Northern Fells was originally published by Henry Marshall in 1962.

BOOK FIVE is dedicated to those who travel alone THE SOLITARY WANDERERS ON THE FELLS who find contentment in the companionship of the mountains and of the creatures of the mountains.

Alfred Wainwright
The Northern Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE NORTHERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Northern Fells of the Lake District.
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The 24 Northern Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries:

  • Caldbeck to the north.
  • The River Caldew and Mosedale to the east.
  • The River Glenderamackin and the River Greta to the south.
  • The River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Bakestall673 metres2208 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL4Grid reference NY 266 307
Bannerdale Crags684 metres2244 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 335 290
Binsey447 metres1467 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 225 355
Blencathra868 metres2847 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 323 277
Bowscale Fell702 metres2303 feetOS Explorer OL5, OL5Grid reference NY 333 305
Brae Fell586 metres1923 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 288 351
Carl Side747 metres2450 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 254 280
Carrock Fell662 metres2173 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 341 336
Dodd502 metres1647 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 244 273
Great Calva691 metres2267 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 290 311
Great Cockup526 metres1726 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 273 333
Great Sca Fell651 metres2136 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 291 339
High Pike658 metres2159 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 318 350
Knott710 metres2329 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 296 329
Latrigg369 metres1211 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 279 247
Longlands Fell483 metres1585 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 275 354
Long Side734 metres2408 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 248 284
Lonscale Fell715 metres2346 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 285 271
Meal Fell549 metres1802 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 283 337
Mungrisdale Common632 metres2073 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 311 292
Skiddaw930 metres3052 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 260 290
Skiddaw Little Man865 metres2838 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 266 277
Souther Fell522 metres1713 feetOS Explorer OL5Grid reference NY 354 291
Ullock Pike690 metres2265 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 244 287
The view of Blencathra from Hausewell Brow.
The view of Blencathra from Hausewell Brow

The North Western Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The North Western Fells was originally published by Westmorland Gazette in 1964.

BOOK SIX is dedicated to those unlovely twins MY RIGHT LEG and MY LEFT LEG staunch supporters that have carried me about for over half a century, endured much without complaint and never once let me down.

Alfred Wainwright
The North Western Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE NORTH WESTERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the North Western Fells of the Lake District.
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The 29 North Western Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries:

  • The Vale of Embleton and Bassenthwaite Lake to the north.
  • The River Derwent and Derwent Water to the east.
  • Honister Pass to the south.
  • Buttermere, Crummock Water and the River Cocker to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Ard Crags581 metres1906 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 206 197
Barf469 metres1539 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 214 267
Barrow455 metres1493 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 227 218
Broom Fell510 metres1674 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 195 270
Castle Crag290 metres951 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 249 159
Catbells451 metres1480 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 244 198
Causey Pike637 metres2090 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 218 208
Dale Head753 metres2470 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 222 153
Eel Crag839 metres2753 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 192 203
Grasmoor852 metres2794 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 174 203
Graystones450 metres1478 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 176 266
Grisedale Pike791 metres2595 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 198 225
High Spy653 metres2143 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 234 162
Hindscarth727 metres2385 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 215 165
Hopegill Head770 metres2525 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 185 221
Knott Rigg556 metres1824 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 197 188
Ling Fell374 metres1227 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 179 285
Lord’s Seat552 metres1811 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 204 265
Maiden Moor575 metres1886 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 236 181
Outerside568 metres1864 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 211 214
Rannerdale Knotts355 metres1165 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 167 182
Robinson737 metres2418 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 201 168
Sail773 metres2536 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 198 202
Sale Fell359 metres1178 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 194 296
Scar Crags672 metres2205 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 208 206
Wandope774 metres2539 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 188 197
Whinlatter517 metres1696 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 191 251
Whiteless Pike660 metres2165 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 180 189
Whiteside707 metres2320 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 170 219

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The view of Grasmoor and Whiteside from Mellbreak North Top.
The view of Grasmoor and Whiteside from Mellbreak North Top

The Western Fells by Alfred Wainwright

The Western Fells was originally published by Westmorland Gazette in 1966.

BOOK SEVEN is dedicated to ALL WHO HAVE HELPED sometimes with advice, sometimes with information, sometimes with no more than a friendly nod or smile. They are too many to be named, and indeed some are unknown, anonymous fellow-walkers who pass the time of day and are gone. I must, however, thank my wife, for not standing in my way, and a few special friends who would not ask for identification here, for making the way easier for me to travel. It has been a long and lonely way, but I have trodden it increasingly aware of the goodwill and encouragement of many kind people, most of whom I shall never meet. And now, after thirteen years, I have come to the end of it and my final task, a difficult one, is to find words adequate to express my appreciation to everybody who has helped. The least I can do, and the most I can do, is to acknowledge my debt by this dedication.

Alfred Wainwright
The Western Fells by Alfred Wainwright.

THE WESTERN FELLS BY ALFRED WAINWRIGHT
A pictorial guide to the Western Fells of the Lake District.
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The 33 Western Fells are enclosed by the following boundaries:

  • Crummock Water, Buttermere and Sty Head to the north-east.
  • Wast Water to the south.
  • Ennerdale Water to the west.
NameMetresFeetMapGrid
Base Brown646 metres2119 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 225 114
Blake Fell573 metres1880 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 110 196
Brandreth715 metres2346 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 214 119
Buckbarrow423 metres1388 feetOS Explorer OL6, 303Grid reference NY 135 061
Burnbank Fell475 metres1558 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 110 209
Caw Fell697 metres2287 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 132 109
Crag Fell523 metres1716 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 097 143
Fellbarrow416 metres1365 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 132 242
Fleetwith Pike649 metres2129 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 205 141
Gavel Fell524 metres1720 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 116 184
Great Borne616 metres2021 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 123 163
Great Gable899 metres2949 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 211 103
Green Gable801 metres2628 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 214 107
Grey Knotts697 metres2287 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 217 125
Grike488 metres1601 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 085 140
Haycock797 metres2615 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 144 107
Haystacks597 metres1959 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 193 131
Hen Comb506 metres1661 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 132 181
High Crag745 metres2444 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 180 139
High Stile806 metres2646 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 170 148
Kirk Fell802 metres2631 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 194 104
Lank Rigg541 metres1775 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 091 119
Low Fell423 metres1388 feetOS Explorer OL4, 303Grid reference NY 137 226
Mellbreak512 metres1680 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 148 186
Middle Fell582 metres1909 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 150 072
Pillar892 metres2928 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 171 121
Red Pike (Buttermere)755 metres2478 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 160 154
Red Pike (Wasdale)826 metres2710 feetOS Explorer OL4, OL6Grid reference NY 165 106
Scoat Fell841 metres2759 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 159 113
Seatallan692 metres2270 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 140 084
Starling Dodd633 metres2077 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 142 157
Steeple819 metres2687 feetOS Explorer OL4Grid reference NY 157 116
Yewbarrow629 metres2062 feetOS Explorer OL6Grid reference NY 173 084
The view of Great Gable from the Scafell Pike Corridor Route.
The view of Great Gable from the Scafell Pike Corridor Route

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