The Wainwrights

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It was never my intent to try to do every Wainwright fell. But somehow I ended up doing so anyway.

This section is broken down to follow the different geographical areas used by Wainwright to divide his Pictorial Guides.

The Central Fells

Sitting between Derwent Water and Borrowdale, and Thurlmere and the Dunmail Raise. Includes such luminaries as the Langdale Pikes and High Raise.

The Eastern Fells

Between the Keswick to Ambleside road, and Ullswater, you'll find the Eastern Fells. Includes Fairfield and Helvellyn.

The Far Eastern Fells

All of Lakeland that is the east of the Kirkstone Pass.

The North Western Fells

Tucked away near Keswick can be found Catbells, Grisedale Pike and more.

The Northern Fells

A large cluster of fells to the north of Keswick.

The Outlying Fells

A selection of fells for the older walker less able to do bigger climbs? Or a mopping up job of smaller fells?

The Southern Fells

Fells to the of Great Langdale, Borrowdale and Wasdale as well as those around Eskdale.

The Western Fells

On the far edge of Lakeland, stand the fells to the West of Crummock Water and Buttermere. A quieter part of the fells but a beautiful one.

Visiting the Wainwrights

Published 5 September 2013

It’s going to take time. But I’ll get them all in the end.

Also about The Wainwrights

Coming up with a Wainwright completion plan

Published 17 September 2023

With 75 fells left to do, I’ve realised I need a plan.

Completing all the Wainwrights in the Central Fells

Published 12 March 2023

Summing up the now completed Central Fells.

My favourite Lake District fell? How on earth do you decide?

Published 18 October 2020

I have a feeling that trying to do so, really is just the route to madness.

Driving to the Lake District and back in a day

Published 24 June 2018

Proving to myself that I can visit the Lakes for a day and be back for bed time.

Pointless Wainwright bagging numbers

Published 7 January 2018

Random numbers put on a page, about Wainwrights, and all for no particularly good reason.

Wainwrights in Numbers, 2017

Published 27 December 2017

Let’s all look at graphs that show how well I’ve been doing with my fellbagging in the Lakes!

Patterdale Village Store

Published 19 November 2017

There’s a shop that is an important one in the world of Wainwright bagging. It’s not a massively flashy shop, nor is it one that is particularly large in size. But size and image aren’t everything.

Busing around the Lake District

Published 16 August 2017

If you’re a walker and in the Lakes, the bus is a great way to get to your fell of choice. Unless you want to get to Kentmere anyway.

A bad year for Wainwrights?

Published 14 December 2016

By pointlessly plotting the number of Wainwrights I have walked per year, I have spotted a link in the years I have bagged the least,

The Wainwright State of Play 2015

Published 7 October 2015

With a summer of hill climbing, it’s time to do some charts and find out the Wainwright bagging stats.

Open topped through the Lakes

Published 22 September 2013

Can there be anything finer than an open top bus?

Bagging the Wainwrights whilst visting the Lakes

Published 16 July 2013

Is it possible to do twenty Wainwrights in a trip to the Lakes?

Joining the dots in Wainwrights

Published 15 May 2012

Like many walkers, I have a set of Wainwright’s guides on my bookshelf. Seven in total. As well as Wainwright’s Pennine Way Companion and his A Coast to Coast Walk, there’s five pictorial guides to the Lake District.