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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The Wainwright Outlying Fells in The Lake District National Park
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116 tops including: Walna Scar, Black Combe, Great Yarlside . . .

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The Southern Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights is a way of discovering and experiencing new mountains, peaks, tops and hills that you might have not otherwise 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!

To get started, see Peak Bagging the Wainwrights - how to get started or click on each link below to download an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) document containing a Location Map and Tick List of all the Wainwrights, Mountains (Hewitts) and Hills (Bridgets) by area.

On each one you will find room to record which mountains, peaks and hills you have climbed (or 'bagged') and offer mouth watering inspiration for your next walk.


Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks:

Also available are special versions of the above Lake District Peak Bagging Maps and Tick Lists that include the 59 walks that visit all 214 Wainwrights.


The Central Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Central Fells


The Eastern Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Eastern Fells


The Far Eastern Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Far Eastern Fells


The Northern Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Northern Fells


The North Western Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The North Western Fells


The Southern Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Southern Fells


The Western Fells Peak Bagging Map

Peak Bagging the Wainwrights in The Western Fells


For more information on how to get started and Mountain Tick Lists and Peak Bagging Maps available for other areas of England, Wales and Scotland click here.

*A free example peak bagging map and tick list is available via a link in the current edition of our regular newsletter - click here to get your copy now!




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