Pointless Wainwright bagging numbers

Published 7 January 2018

Two walkers next to gate at the beginning of the path up to St Sunday Crag

Two walkers chat at at a gate.

214 – the number of fells documented by Wainwright.

71 – the number of those fells I’ve so far been to.

11 – the number of fells I’ve visited that have ‘Fell’ in their name (Black Fell, Bleaberry Fell, Bow Fell, Bowscale Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Harter Fell, Holme Fell, Lingmoor Fell, Loughrigg Fell, Souther Fell, Steel Fell.)

8 – the number of fells I’ve still to do from the Central Fells pictorial guide.

8 – the most fells I’ve done in a single day so far (those of the Fairfield Horseshoe.)

6 – the number of fells I’ve been to whose name contains just one word (Blencathra, Catbells, Fairfield, Helvellyn, Latrigg, Raise.)

5 – the number of fells I’ve been to that have a colour in their name (Silver How, Red Screes, White Side, Green Crag, Black Fell.)

5 – the number of fells I’ve been to with the word ‘Dodd’ in their name (Great Dodd, Middle Dodd, Rest Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson’s Dodd.)

4 – the number of fells I’ve been to the summit of more than once (Hart Crag, Low Pike, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd.)

4 – the number of fells I’ve been to that have a name in there somewhere (Dollywagon Pike, Stone Arthur, Harrison Stickle, Arthur’s Pike.)

3 – the number of fells I’ve stood on top of whilst accompanied by a sleeping baby (Catbells, Gowbarrow Fell, High Rigg.)

2 – the number of different fells called High Raise I’ve been to (one in Langdale, and one in the High Street range.)

2 – the number of fells I’ve visited that have ‘The’ at the start of their name (The Nab, The Knott.)

1 – the number of fells where I accidentally went to a secondary summit, rather than the actual one, thus ruining my claim to having fell-bagged it (and no, I’m not telling you which. But I am planning to revisit it.)

I was going to tell you how many fells referenced a fish in their name… But I was told “Don’t tell him, Pike!” Although I don’t really know why.

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