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The Wainwrights

Page Type: List

Location: Lake District, England, Europe

Object Title: The Wainwrights

County: Cumbria

 

Page By: Nanuls

Created/Edited: Sep 9, 2007 / Feb 21, 2008

Object ID: 335037

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Introduction

Alfred Wainwright MBE (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991) was a British hillwalker, guidebook author and illustrator. His seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Published between 1955 and 1966 and consisting entirely of reproductions of his hand-written manuscript, has become the standard reference work to the 214 fells of the English Lake District.

Each of the seven books cover a different distinct part of the Lake District:

Book 1 — The Eastern Fells
Book 2 — The Far Eastern Fells
Book 3 — The Central Fells
Book 4 — The Southern Fells
Book 5 — The Northern Fells
Book 6 — The Northwestern Fells
Book 7 — The Western Fells

The 214 fells included in the series are now generally known as 'the Wainwrights', and these range in height from 985 feet (Castle Crag) to 3210 feet (Scafell Pike). Completing all the Wainwrights is a popular peak bagging challenge. The Wainwrights differ from other bagging lists such as the Munros and Marilyns in that Wainwright never set out to compile such a list, and inclusion is not based on objective criteria such as altitude or prominence.

In 1974 his book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland was published as a supplamentary volume and added a further 117 fells to be bagged.

These tables are a work in progress and will be updated as mountains and hills are added to SummitPost. Where available a photograph of the mountain has been included in the tables, sometimes these photographs double up when more than one fell is present in the picture and no other photograph is available.

The Wainwrights

Book 1: The Eastern Fells


Photo Name Metres Feet Map Grid Ref 1:25K 1:50K
Helvellyn 950 3117 90 NY342151
  Nethermost Pike 891 2923 90 NY343142
  Catstye Cam 890 2920 90 NY348158
  Raise 883 2897 90 NY342174
  Fairfield 873 2864 90 NY358117
  White Side 863 2831 90 NY337166
  Dollywaggon Pike 858 2815 90 NY346130
  Great Dodd 857 2812 90 NY341205
  Stybarrow Dodd 843 2766 90 NY343189
  St Sunday Crag 841 2759 90 NY369134
  Hart Crag 822 2697 90 NY368112
  Dove Crag 792 2598 90 NY374104
  Watson's Dodd 789 2589 90 NY335195
  Red Screes 776 2546 90 NY396087
  Great Rigg 766 2513 90 NY355103
  Hart Side 756 2480 90 NY359197
  Seat Sandal 736 2415 90 NY343115
  Clough Head 726 2382 90 NY333225
  Birkhouse Moor 718 2356 90 NY363159
  Sheffield Pike 675 2215 90 NY369181
  High Pike (Scandale) 656 2152 90 NY374088
  Middle Dodd 654 2146 90 NY397096
  Little Hart Crag 637 2090 90 NY387100
  Birks 622 2041 90 NY380143
  Heron Pike 612 2008 90 NY356083
  Hartsop Above How 570 1870 90 NY385121
  Great Mell Fell 537 1762 90 NY396253
  High Hartsop Dodd 519 1703 90 NY393107
  Low Pike 508 1667 90 NY373078
  Little Mell Fell 505 1657 90 NY423240
  Stone Arthur 500 1640 90 NY347092
  Gowbarrow Fell 481 1578 90 NY407218
  Nab Scar 450 1476 90 NY356073
  Glenridding Dodd 442 1450 90 NY380175
  Arnison Crag 433 1421 90 NY393150


Book 2: The Far Eastern Fells



Photo Name Metres Feet Map Grid Ref 1:25K 1:50K
  High Street 828 2717 90 NY440110
  High Raise 802 2631 90 NY448134
  Rampsgill Head 792 2598 90 NY442128
  Thornthwaite Crag 784 2572 90 NY431100
  Kidsty Pike 780 2559 90 NY447125
  Harter Fell 778 2552 90 NY459093
  Stony Cove Pike [Caudale Moor] 763 2503 90 NY417100
  Mardale Ill Bell 760 2493 90 NY448101
  Ill Bell 757 2484 90 NY436077
  The Knott 739 2425 90 NY437127
  Kentmere Pike 730 2395 90 NY465077
  Froswick 720 2362 90 NY435085
  Branstree 713 2339 90 NY477099
  Yoke 706 2316 90 NY437067
  Gray Crag 699 2293 90 NY427117
  Rest Dodd 696 2283 90 NY432137
  Loadpot Hill 671 2201 90 NY456181
  Wether Hill 670 2198 90 NY455167
  Tarn Crag 664 2178 90 NY488078
  Place Fell 657 2156 90 NY405169
  Selside Pike 655 2149 90 NY490111
  Grey Crag [Sleddale Fell] 638 2093 90 NY497072
  Hartsop Dodd 618 2028 90 NY411118
  Shipman Knotts 587 1926 90 NY473062
  The Nab 576 1890 90 NY434152
  Angletarn Pikes 567 1860 90 NY413148
  Brock Crags 561 1841 90 NY418136
  Arthur's Pike 533 1749 90 NY461207
  Bonscale Pike 524 1719 90 NY453200
  Sallows 516 1693 90 NY436039
  Beda Fell [Beda Head] 509 1670 90 NY428171
  Baystones [Wansfell] 488 1601 90 NY403051
  Sour Howes 483 1585 90 NY426031
  Steel Knotts 432 1417 90 NY440182
  Hallin Fell 388 1273 90 NY433198
  Troutbeck Tongue 364 1194 90 NY422064


Book 3: The Central Fells


Photo Name Metres Feet Map Grid Ref 1:25K 1:50K
  High Raise 762 2500 89/90 NY280095
Harrison Stickle 736 2415 89/90 NY281074
  Sergeant Man 736 2415 89/90 NY286088
  Ullscarf 726 2382 89/90 NY291121
  Thunacar Knott 723 2372 89/90 NY279079
Pike of Stickle 709 2326 89/90 NY273073
Pavey Ark 700 2297 89/90 NY284079
Loft Crag 680 2231 89/90 NY277071
  High Seat 608 1995 89/90 NY287180
  Bleaberry Fell 590 1936 89/90 NY285195
  Sergeant's Crag 571 1873 89/90 NY274113
  Steel Fell 553 1814 90 NY319111
  Tarn Crag (Easedale) 550 1804 90 NY304093
  Blea Rigg 541 1775 90 NY301078
  Calf Crag 537 1762 90 NY301104
  Eagle Crag 525 1722 89/90 NY276121
  High Tove 515 1690 89/90 NY288166
  Armboth Fell 479 1572 89/90 NY298157
  Raven Crag 461 1512 90 NY303188
  Great Crag 450 1476 89/90 NY269146
  Gibson Knott 420 1378 90 NY317100
  Grange Fell 415 1362 89/90 NY264162
  Helm Crag 396 1299 90 NY327093
  Silver How 395 1296 90 NY325066
  Walla Crag 376 1234 89/90 NY277213
  High Rigg 357 1171 90 NY308219
  Loughrigg Fell 335 1099 90 NY346051


Book 4: The Southern Fells



Photo Name Metres Feet Map Grid Ref 1:25K 1:50K
Scafell Pike 978 3209 89/90 NY215072
Scafell 964 3163 89/90 NY206064
Great End 910 2986 89/90 NY226083
  Bowfell 902 2959 89/90 NY244064
  Esk Pike 885 2904 89/90 NY236075
Crinkle Crags - Long Top 859 2818 89/90 NY248048
Lingmell 807 2648 89/90 NY209081
Old Man of Conistion 803 2635 96/97 SD272978
  Swirl How 802 2631 89/90 NY272005
  Brim Fell 796 2612 96/97 SD270985
Allen Crags 785 2575 89/90 NY236085
  Great Carrs 785 2575 89/90 NY270008
Glaramara 783 2569 89/90 NY246104
  Dow Crag 778 2552 96/97 SD262977
  Grey Friar 773 2536 89/90 NY259003
  Wetherlam 763 2503 89/90 NY288011
  Slight Side 762 2500 89/90 NY210050
  Pike of Blisco 705 2313 89/90 NY271042
  Cold Pike 701 2300 89/90 NY262035
  Harter Fell 654 2146 96 SD218997
  Rossett Pike 651 2136 89/90 NY249075
  Illgill Head 609 1998 89 NY169050
  Seathwaite Fell 601 1972 89/90 NY229101
  Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot 551 1808 89/90 NY258124
  Hard Knott 549 1801 89/90 NY231023
  Whin Rigg 535 1755 89 NY150035
  Green Crag 489 1604 96 SD200982
  Lingmoor Fell 469 1539 90 NY302046
  Black Fell 323 1060 90 NY340015
  Holme Fell 317 1040 90 NY315006


Book 5: The Northern Fells