Mountains & Fells

Striding Edge. Picture by Simon Ledingham.

Striding Edge. Picture by Simon Ledingham

 
Cumbria contains three mountainous areas –

 
The Lake District is famous for its mountains and fells, of which there are four over three thousand feet in height.
 
There are many books published of walking and climbing, but the best known books are probably the seven ‘Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells’ by A Wainwright (1907-1991).
 
More recent books are those by Paul Hannon of Hillside Publications, who has published a series on ‘Walking Country’, which cover hillwalking in the Lake District and Cumbria, and the long distance walks that go through Cumbria. These, like Wainwright’s books, are illustrated with maps and drawings of places of interest, and contain much factual information about the places mentioned.
 
Some of the most popular mountains and fells in Lakeland:
 

 

FellHt (feet)Ht (metres)Grid Ref
Scafell Pike3210978NY 215072
Scafell3162963NY 207064
Helvellyn3117950NY 341151
Skiddaw3054930NY 261291
Bowfell2960902NY 245064
Great Gable2949898NY 211103
Pillar2927892NY 171121
Fairfield2863872NY 358117
Blencathra2847867NY 323277
Crinkle Crags2816858NY 248049
High Street2718828NY 441111
Steeple2687818NY 157117
High Stile2644806NY 169147
Coniston Old Man2635803SD 272978
Grisedale Pike2593790NY 198225
Glaramara2560780NY 247105
Dow Crag2553778SD 263978
Red Screes2547776NY 396088
Wetherlam2502762NY 288011
Red Pike (Buttermere)2479755NY 160154
Robinson2417736NY 202168
Harrison Stickle2403732NY 282074
Harter Fell2129649SD 219997
Causey Pike2035620NY 217209
Haystacks1959597NY 194132
Lingmoor1530466NY 327093
Catbells1481451NY 244199
Helm Crag1299396NY 327093
Walla Crag1234376NY 277213
Loughrigg Fell1101336NY 347051
Castle Crag980299NY 249159
Internet Sites related to Walking the Fells
David Hall – Lake District Walks
John Dawson’s Lake District Walks
Andrew Leaney’s Lakeland Fells

 
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