Walk the Wainwright Outliers - Beacon (Blawith Fells)
Beacon (Blawith Fells)
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Walk The 116 Wainwright Outlying Fells in The Lake District

The Wainwright Outlying Fells comprise 116 smaller hills and tops mentioned in the 1974 book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' by Alfred Wainwright and published by The Westmorland Gazette.

It differs in format from Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (which comprises seven volumes listing 214 mountains and tops - each with its own chapter) in that each of its 56 chapters describes a walk rather than a single fell - often taking in several minor tops along the way.

This has caused much confusion on the part of authors attempting to produce a definitive list of peaks - particularly when at least 7 identical fells are given different names*, there are a number of 'nameless summits'* and not all of the tops mentioned in the chapters appear on the list towards the back of the book*.

There are 110 Tops named on the list on pages 270-271 but closer inspection reveals that:

Which gives you 103 different summits. There are 13 other tops mentioned within the chapters that do not appear on the list at the back of the book which brings the total number of Wainwrights Outlying Fells to 116. All can be walked by any reasonably fit hill walker.

Incidentally, the chapters in the book are arranged in clockwise order starting in south eastern lakeland, with the first chapter devoted to Scout Scar, a walk starting at Kendal Town Hall.

*Personally, I think AW did this on purpose. His 7 Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells show an acute attention to detail and it seems unlikely that he would then go on to make so many 'mistakes'. Furthermore, I think he found all this incessant list ticking by Peak Baggers to be mildy ridiculous so included a few inconsistancies to tax us all a little. Come to think of it, the last time I was passing Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) (where Alfred Wainwright's ashes are scattered) I'm sure I heard a faint chuckle on the wind.



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116 tops including: Walna Scar, Black Combe, Great Yarlside, Howes (Mosedale) . . . . . .

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The Wainwright Outlying Fells in The Lake Distict by Lake Distict Region or Area

The Central Fells; The Eastern Fells; The Far Eastern Fells; The Northern Fells; The North Western Fells; The Southern Fells; The Western Fells; The Southern Marches; The South Western Marches; The Far Eastern Marches; The South Eastern Marches . . .

 













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Peak Bagging The Mountains in England

Walk the Lake District - Southern fells Peak Bagging Map and Fell List which includes Scafell Pike
Example shown: The Lake District Southern Fells which includes Scafell Pike, England's Highest Mountain

Peak Bagging The Mountains in England is a way of discovering and experiencing new hills and mountains that you might not otherwise have thought of walking on - often in glorious solitude well away from the crowded honeypots.

It can be a lot of fun and immensely satisfying too!

Peak Bagging The Mountains in England - How to get started

Peak Bagging Location Maps and Tick Lists detailing all the Mountains, Peaks and Hills in a particular area are available is selected areas now. Each one includes room for you to record which mountains you have climbed, who you went with and what you thought of it as well as offering inspiration for your next walk or expedition.

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