The Western Fells

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On the far edge of Lakeland, stand the fells to the West of Crummock Water and Buttermere. A quieter part of Lakeland, but by no means any less beautiful.

View Wainwrights by Walk

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

A tour of Loweswater

Tucked in the far north western corner of the Lake District.

The Buttermere Fells

If you're in Buttermere, you can't escape a group of fells looking down on the village and the lake. Fells that stand there, calling for you. And I was in Buttermere. And they did call me.

Three Smaller Western Fells

A group of smaller climbs, all on Western edge of the Lake District.

View Wainwrights by Name

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

Great Borne

Published 9 February 2020

An ascent from Buttermere for a fell that should never be ascended from Buttermere.

Starling Dodd

Published 16 February 2020

A fell with its own pile of twisted metal at the summit.

Red Pike (Buttermere)

Published 23 February 2020

It’s a Pike and it’s a bit reddy.

High Stile

Published 1 March 2020

The middle fell of the Buttermere Three.

High Crag

Published 8 March 2020

The third of the Buttermere Pikes, and the one with the best views of Black Sail hostel.

Burnbank Fell

Published 15 March 2020

Right at the far north western edge of the Lake District lies a cracking little fell with some lovely views.

Blake Fell

Published 29 March 2020

The middle of three fells overlooking Loweswater.

Gavel Fell

Published 5 April 2020

The third of three fells that sit around Loweswater.

Hen Comb

Published 12 April 2020

‘Pleasant enough on a sunny day for anybody who doesn’t want to get excited’ apparently.


Published 4 June 2023

A small, quiet fell on the edge of the Western Fells.

Low Fell

Published 11 June 2023

Low Fell really isn’t that big. But it does have a nice view.


Published 18 June 2023

A large, rather daunting looking fell with views of Crummock Water and Loweswater. When the weather’s good, anyway.

The Western Fells - the trail highlights

The Wizard In The Water

Published 19 July 2020

Scale Force, in the west of the Lake District.