Peaks

 

214

 

 

Pursuers

 

75

 

 

Finishers

 

0

 

 

The Wainwrights, one of most popular peak challenges in the UK. Includes all 214 of the original English Lake District fells listed in A. Wainwright's classic 'Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells'. peakery also features each of the 7 Wainwright books as a separate challenge (if you want to focus on one region at a time).

 

Highest peak

Scafell Pike

3,208 ft / 977 m

Most prominent peak

Scafell Pike

2,992 ft / 911 m

Most summited peak

Scafell Pike

53 summits

Most difficult peak

no info yet

Difficulty breakdown

no info yet

Top climbing months

May   17%

August   15%

April   11%

Highlights
  • Climb the highest hills (called fells in this region of the country) in England.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the most dramatic upland landscapes in England. The whole region is now a World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy the renowned hospitality and food of the region after hikes on the fells.
  • Walk in the steps of the English poets Wordsworth and Coleridge.
  • Some scrambling ability is needed on a few of the fells, but all can be scaled without ropes
"Day 4 of a holiday based at Santon bridge. Fine sunny morning, set off from Greendale farm near Wastwater, to the summit of Middle Fell Good views on top, with the full extent of Wastwater screes revealed and a clear view of Scafell Pikes, Mickledore and Scafell. After spending some time on the summit, we descended the N ridge to a boggy area at 465m, north of Greendale tarn, the views were excellent throughout. Here we continued N for another 1.5Km to High Pikehow on the lower slopes of Haycock, but decided as time was pressing, we would head SW to the summit of Seatallan 693m. This was a ste" - Seatallan, davidlong, Sep 5, 2018
"Buckbarrow is a prominent small peak from the minor road and from Wastwater, but is in fact a rocky outlying peak from the higher grassy peak of Seatallan. We ascended this peak whilst walking a circular route from Greendale near Wastwater. The route involved the ascent of Middle Fell, then Seatallan, then heading SW to the minor summits to Cat Bields and Glade How, then onto the summit of Buckbarrow, which has steep cliffs & gullies down to the road. We descended by Gill Beck to Harrow Head, then walked along the minor road back to our start point. The weather was good all day, with extensive" - Buckbarrow, davidlong, Sep 5, 2018
"Day 4 of a holiday based at Santon bridge. Fine sunny morning, set off from Greendale farm near Wastwater, up the path initially near the Gill, then branched right up through rocky outcrops, enjoying good views as we gained height. The views on top are tremendous, with the full extent of Wastwater screes revealed and a clear view of Scafell Pikes, Mickledore and Scafell. After spending some time on the summit, we descended the N ridge to a boggy area at 465m, north of Greendale tarn, the views were excellent throughout. Here we continued N for another 1.5Km to High Pikehow on the lower slopes " - Middle Fell, davidlong, Sep 5, 2018
"Day 3 of a stay nr Santon Bridge. From here, we walked up through the forest tracks, to the summit of Irton Pike. From Irton Pike, we ascended to the summit of Irton Fell and then up past Greathall Gill to the summit of Whin Rigg. From here we continued up the ridge to Illgill Head. Here there are 2 summits. Great views of all of the Wasdale peaks, including Scafell & Great Gable from the summits and plenty of views down the screes to Wastwater from the path along the escarpment. We returned by the same route, missing out Irton Pike" - Illgill Head, davidlong, Sep 4, 2018
"Day 3 of a stay nr Santon Bridge. From here, we walked up through the forest tracks, to the summit of Irton Crag. From Irton Crag, we ascended to the summit of Irton Fell and then up past Greathall Gill to the summit of Whin Rigg. Around the summit are views down into the screes of Wastwater, with several magnificent viewpoints above cliffs along the escarpment. The views of the Wastwater peaks are excellent. From here we continued up the ridge to Illgill Head." - Whin Rigg (Wasdale), davidlong, Sep 4, 2018