The North Western Fells

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Tucked away in (funnily enough) the north west of the Lakes, the North Western Fells are perhaps wilder and less explored than many of their counterparts.

Even so, it's here that you'll find two Lakeland favourites: Catbells and Grisedale Pike. And, of course, so much more.

Wainwright bag count: 10 out of 29

View Wainwrights by Walk

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

(Not quite) the Coledale Horseshoe

A traverse of the Coledale fells that didn't quite go according to plan.

A Newlands Horseshoe

Overlooking the Newlands Valley are a series of fells. One of them is well known. Catbells. But the others are frequented far, far less.

The North Western Singles Collection

Fells in the North Western fells that were bagged by themselves, rather than as part of a longer walk.

View Wainwrights by Name

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


Published 2 February 2020

An easy fell to end off a tour of the Newlands Valley?

Dale Head

Published 26 January 2020

It’s at head of a dale. So what else are you going to call it?

High Spy

Published 19 January 2020

Who fancies a game of High Spy? I’ll start. High Spy with my little eye, a fell in the Newlands Valley…

Maiden Moor

Published 12 January 2020

The far less frequented neighbour of Catbells.


Published 27 January 2019

A grand place for settling down and getting the old pipe out for an hour’s quiet meditation. Except during the school holidays.


Published 20 January 2019

Wainwright believed the view to lack charm. But at least there was a view for us to see.

Hopegill Head

Published 13 January 2019

Not necessarily on the Coledale Horseshoe, but in bad weather, definitely worth a visit.

Grisedale Pike

Published 6 January 2019

A stunning fell with some amazing views from its 791m high summit. Or so I am told.

Castle Crag

Published 9 December 2018

The family friendly fell that makes up in interest what it lacks in size.


Published 18 July 2013

A well known family fell, or the scene of abject terror?

Also about The North Western Fells

VideoSam’s First Fell

Published 12 September 2013

Baby, meet fell. Fell, meet baby.