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Sail (Derwent Fells)
773m (2536ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Record Sail (Derwent Fells) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
59th highest in England,
101st in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 50)

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English Nuttall
73rd highest in England,
125th in England & Wales

Walk Sail (Derwent Fells) walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood

You can find Sail (Derwent Fells) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Sail (Derwent Fells) and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Sail (Derwent Fells) and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


You can walk to the top of Sail (Derwent Fells) by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:3,840ft (1,170m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,641ft (1,414m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12ml (19km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Sail (Derwent Fells) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Sail (Derwent Fells)

David Higginbottom walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 3rd, 2023 [from/via/route] Route 408 [with] Carolyn [weather] Good

Christine Shepherd climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] I climbed Sail using walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite [with] On my own [weather] Clear & sunny - I climbed this peak again on 2.6.10 on a beautiful but sad day in the Lake District. Climbed this for a third time as part of the 10 in 10 challenge on 22.6.2019. Climbed again after Crag Hill on 23.9.23.

Michael Austin bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] C112

Paul Macey hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c408 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny & warm 23 degrees at start 25 at end cloud built later in day - Missed out Hopegill Head & Sand Hill as had climbed yesterday new path not on map to bypass these after Hobcarton Crag

Ian Ashton summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 1st, 2023 [with] With jph

Angeline Grieveson conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on January 21st, 2023 [with] Dotty

Richard Fulcher scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the small quarry car park on the left near the start of the Whinlatter Pass after passing through Braithwaite. The path up to Grisedale Pike leaves from this car park & wends up & around the hills up to the peak - a fairly continuous climb with the craggiest part near the top. From Grisedale we headed across to Hobcarton Crag, veering off to the left down to Coledale Hause & then approached Crag Hill from the back near Wandope Moss. From Crag Hill we worked our way down & across to Sail the along the ridge to Scar Crags & Causey Pike. We reversed from CP & traversed across to the main path at High Moss. I then climbed up Outerside & slipped & slid down the wet rocks to Low Moss (very tricky after rain) & eventually met up with Jen at Barrow Door. I declined Barrow as I'd had enough! One for another day! We returned down the easy path that gently slopes down the side of Barrow. [with] Jen [weather] Sunshine & showers, occasional gusts of wind. - A tiring but rewarding walk.

Kate Peacock walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Car park on Whinlatter bank [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No breeze at all. Humid all day. Hotter on the morning, rain toward the end which I was glad about but it didn't really cool down - Couldn't really enjoy a lot of the tops because of flying ants.

David Butterfield climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 8th, 2022 [from/via/route] Uzzicar [with] Nigel [weather] Cloudy

Pete George bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Roco [weather] Cool but clear

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Sail (Derwent Fells)

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (85)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (25)

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (90)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (154)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: Keith Evans (4)


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