The Northern Fells

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A large cluster of fells to the north of Keswick, the Northern Fells are rather self-contained, but do include some mighty fells such as Blencathra, and the small but perfectly formed Latrigg.

Wainwright bag count: 7 out of 27

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

The Blencathra Range

A five fell walk, taking Souther Fell, Blencathra, Mungrisedale Common, Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell.

The Northern Fells Singles Collection

Fells bagged by themselves in a single fell walk.

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

Bannerdale Crags

Published 12 April 2017

With some nice crags, and a truly excellent cairn, can there be a finer place to visit than Bannerdale Crags?


Published 29 March 2017

Surely the highlight of any tour of the Blencathra range is this one; a fell that Wainwright counted as one of his favourites.

Bowscale Fell

Published 19 April 2017

A rather non-descript fell completes the Blencathra group, although a delightful tarn allows for some celebration.


Published 12 June 2022

Dodd. The perfect wet weather fell.


Published 29 July 2015

A short but fantastic jaunt up a fell that looks over Keswick.

Mungrisdale Common

Published 5 April 2017

Don’t go there, says Wainright. But we must because you put it in your book, says the fell bagger.

Souther Fell

Published 22 March 2017

All good tours of the Blencathra range should start with a fell that has a rather ghostly tale to tell.

Also about The Northern Fells

Up a hill with nowhere to go

Published 21 January 2018

Get to the top, and launch yourself off into the wind.

I can see Skiddaw House from here! Honest!

Published 13 October 2013

A mighty view of a mighty youth hostel.