The Far Eastern Fells

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If it sits to the east of the Kirkstone Pass road, then it's in the Far Eastern Fells.

Around Ullswater and more, this is a quiet area of Lakeland but one well worth exploring.

Wainwright bag count: 17 out of 36

View Wainwrights by Walk

Read the stories of each walk I did where Wainwrights were bagged

A meander along the Coast to Coast

Seven fells that all sit along the Coast to Coast route out of Patterdale.

Around Hartsop

Some nice fells near the hamlet of Hartsop.

Around Loadpot Hill

Four fells at the northern end of the Far Eastern Fells.

The Swindale Round

A trip to the hidden gem of Swindale, and the four most easterly of the Wainwright Fells.

View Wainwrights by Name

Want to plunge in and just read about a particular fell? This is the section to look at.

Caudale Moor

Published 26 March 2023

Also known as Stony Cove Pike. Or John Bell’s Banner. Apparently.

Hartsop Dodd

Published 19 March 2023

The dominating fell with a tiny cairn at its summit.

Grey Crag

Published 22 July 2018

Grey Crag. Most certainly not Gray. That’s somewhere completely different.

Tarn Crag (Longsleddale)

Published 15 July 2018

A mini Tower of Sauron, and an abruptly ending wall.


Published 8 July 2018

Follow the fence to Branstree, calling at the survey pillar and a false summit that’s more impressive than the real thing.

Selside Pike

Published 1 July 2018

Starting the day with a hike from gorgeous Swindale, up to one of the four most easterly Wainwrights.

Kidsty Pike

Published 12 November 2017

Re-visiting a fell, in rather better conditions than the first time.

High Raise (Martindale)

Published 5 November 2017

A perfect fell on which to worry that you’re doing Wainwright bagging all wrong.

Rampsgill Head

Published 29 October 2017

Simple to visit, but stunning in terms of views.

The Knott

Published 15 October 2017

A lovely fell thoroughly ignored by most of the people walking past it.

The Nab

Published 4 October 2017

Winner of the “Most Awkward Wainwright in the Far Eastern Fells” award.

Rest Dodd

Published 27 September 2017

An easy to find fell, when following the main route of the Coast to Coast. But sneaks up on you if you’ve made a wrong turn.

Angletarn Pikes

Published 20 September 2017

A fell where you can get a grand view of Angle Tarn. When there’s no cloud, anyway.

Wether Hill

Published 13 September 2017

Nearby neighbour of Loadpot Hill, and just as attractive in the rain.

Loadpot Hill

Published 6 September 2017

The 17th highest in the Far Eastern fells. Yes, that’s how exciting it is.

Bonscale Pike

Published 30 August 2017

The fell with two towers to welcome you. Assuming you go up the right path that is.

Arthur’s Pike

Published 23 August 2017

A stone circle, and a Roman Road are passed on the way to a fell perhaps named after a king?