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Sail (Derwent Fells)
773m (2536ft)

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


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

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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)

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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

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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)

Dan Milman walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 11th, 2024 [with] Milly [weather] Warm & clear

Sarah Gunn climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 30th, 2024 [from/via/route] Grisedale Pike & Causey Pike from Braithwaite [with] Martin Gunn

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

Christine Shepherd hiked 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 summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] C112

Paul Macey conquered 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 scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 1st, 2023 [with] With jph

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

Richard Fulcher climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 8th, 2022 [from/via/route] Uzzicar [with] Nigel [weather] Cloudy

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

Chris Sheard conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along from Scar Craggs along ridge [with] George [weather] Pleasant at ground level, no rain brightened later later with sunshine as we completed the round - Made this ascent as part of a nice circular coming down the other side of a horse shoe

Richard Beardsley scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dropped off & started route at 0800 hrs from Braithwaite. Route C299. (Barrow, Stile End, Outerside, Sail, Scar Crags & Causey Pike). [with] Myself. [weather] Warm & sunny day. A short spell of low cloud around Sail. - A shorter Coledale Round starting at Braithwaite. An accurate route description which was followed. The only deviation was to include Sail on the easy to follow zig - zag path from the col between Sail & Scar Crags. The steep descent from Causey Pike was interesting so easy does it is the best way. Time took 5 & 1/2 hrs.

Richard Marshall walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Grisedale & Causey [with] Dave Elsie & Rocxy [weather] Sunny warm

Tim Winn climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane, Louise and Barry [weather] Good

Graham Coules bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Dale [weather] Sunny

Claire Murray hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe. Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail & Outerside [with] Vitor [weather] Awful! Started off sunny & hot but was 40mph winds at the top & complete cloud. Very windy & cold, much nicer at lower heights - Hard going to start with but a lovely easy to follow track. Would be much nicer on a day with better weather

Nick Christian summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmoor [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny

Andy Buxton conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on November 2nd, 1988 [from/via/route] From Stair. Coledale Round: Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Grasmore, Grisedale Pike [with] Solo [weather] Clear & cold all day

Kevin Foster scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] Crag Hill. [with] Henry. [weather] Cloudy with light snow showers. - The crux/highlight of today's walk was the ridge linking Crag Hill with Sail. The last deposits of winter snow making the easy ridge scramble that much more fun with steep drops on either side & great views in every direction.

Bill Salisbury walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Newlands [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy windy

Simon Boddy climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rannerdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny & clear

Richard Marchant bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on October 3rd, 1993 [from/via/route] We parked at the car park just before the visitors centre up in Whinlatter Pass. The walk was basically Coledale Round starting with a walk through the Hospital Plantation on to the ridge of Sleet How & the ascent of Grisedale Pike then on to Hopegill Head-Sand Hill down to Coledale Hause followed then by the ascent of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) to Sail & then descended to Outerside missing out on Causey Pike due to Marlene shattered as it had been a long day for her, so then to Stile End & down into Braithwaite & back up the road to the car. That trek up the road seem to go on for ever & was a bad move. [with] Marlene & Alan Harker [weather] A fine day with no wind & wall to wall sunshine - Carried out the Coledale Round with Marlene & Alan Harker & the memorable thing we still laugh about today was the the pubs didn't open all day then & when we got into Braithwaite everything was closed & Marlene was so looking forward to a half of Shandy.

Stephen Reader hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Peak 5 on Coledale 10 peak challenge. [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Mixture of cloud & sunshine

Andrew Johnson summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on February 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Ted [weather] Clear & warm (for February)

John Almond conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] go4awalk c408 from Braithwaite - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Crag Hill - SAIL - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - Barrow - Wainwright 148 [weather] Good - cloudy, warm & dry.

Stephen Eddy scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Mike Woodhouse and Tony Harris [weather] Glorious

Simon Myerscough walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] C408 [weather] Cloudy but warm at times

Christina Lander climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on January 8th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe. Braithwaite - Barrow - Sail - Crag Hill/Eel Crag - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Braithwaite [with] Dick and Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day but very windy. Lots of snow on the high mountains

Andy Jakob bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on October 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Common via cinderella common, Grasmoor & Crag hill [with] Colin and Barry [weather] horrendous cross wind all day & low cloud/ mist

Iain Jones hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] The Coledale Horseshoe [with] Chris Curtis - 30 July 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 2 (Coledale)

Craig Steeland summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Crummock Water over the tops to Braithwaite taking in six Wainwrights [with] Sue [weather] Partly cloudy & quite cool with moderate winds - Took the bus from Braithwaite to Keswick & then another bus to Crummock Water. The second bus cost £7.70 per person one way!

Lydia Hopkinson conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] braithwaite [with] walking group [weather] fab

Chris Faulkner scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Dry

Leon Harvey walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 17th, 2016 [with] Solo

Mark Davidson climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 11th, 2014 [with] Alone [weather] Gloriously sunny

Simon Clark bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on October 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] from Causey Pike

Caroline Winter hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 13th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Stoney Croft [with] And and Becky [weather] Great views of purple heathered mountain flanks & Grisedake Pike - Andy considering bringing his bees here to feast on the heather.

Anthony Scott summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] buttermere [with] me [weather] Exceptional! Hot & sunny

Tracey Cowell conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Braithwaite/ causey pike/ scar crags/ sail/ sail pass/ outerside/ stile end [with] Solo [weather] Sunny with cloud & 30mph gusts

Jon Mapp scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] c408 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Was initially low cloud & drizzle but started to clear - Walking down from Crag Hill this looks like a massive climb but is quite easy

Elaine Evans walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] From Braithwaite to Sail then on to Crag Hill (Eel Crag) & back to Braithwaite via old mine track. [with] Sue [weather] Dry & cloudy with a cold wind. - Good views of Grisedale Pike & Causey Pike plus others

David Noble climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Jack [weather] Sunny

Nick Dobson bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Stoneycroft up Causey Pike & along the ridge route to Eel Crag [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Bright & Sunny

Andy Gibbs hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) during September, 2012 [from/via/route] Coledale Round from Braithwaite [with] Jake [weather] Dreadful

Derek Parkin has summited Sail (Derwent Fells) [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] light cloud sunny

Dave Eyes conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Braithwaite, up Barrow, on to Outersides, up to the saddle & up the Sail zig zags, then up to Eel Crag, then round to Wandope. Returning via Eel Crag & Sail - then up to Scar Crags , along the ridge to Causey pike & then down & round to Braithwaite [with] Christine Eyes [weather] perfect

Ann Davis scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] force crag mine road, eel crag hill [weather] hot & breezy

Christine Knowles walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] part of Coledale Round [with] Graham [weather] Cloudy, but good

Lee Senior climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] As part of COledale Round [with] Andy [weather] rain & low cloud with mist

Michael Vaughn bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] Ravensdale [with] alone [weather] partly sunny

Clive Ward hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on February 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Hazel - See Causey Pike

Angela O'neill summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] Grisedale [with] John [weather] Fine & Sry

Harry Meijer conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Coledale Horseshoe,Braithwaite [with] The Lake District Walker

Tim Buckley scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Eal Crag en-route to Scar Crags. Coledale Round. [with] Solo walk. [weather] Hot & sunny. - Fix the Fells have built a zig zag raised path up the fell, from the top looks like the Inka trail, Macu Picu was not at the other end just Scar Crags.

Beth Webster walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 17th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips

Joanne Mcgawley climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 23rd, 2013 [with] Rich [weather] Muggy then windy & cold, then muggy again! - 11.58 Miles, 8 Wainwrights.

Wayne Baxter bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crag, Causey Pike, Outside, Barrow & Braithwaite. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Kevin Parnham hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on June 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Craghill [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] warm & sunny - Very small cairn in the middle of a bog

Raymond Barnett summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 4th, 2013 [weather] wet

Stephen Mcdonald conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on May 5th, 2013 [from/via/route] c408 [with] Joanna and Sunny [weather] Wet & Windy at top - Had to carry Sunny for 3 miles

John Tippins scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Crag Hill [with] just me [weather] sunny, bright

Chris Bramley walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on April 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Eel grag [with] Phil [weather] Cold, ice snow

Dale Verrall climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaithe - C408 [with] Amber [weather] Blue sky but snow on top & on the north face for the climb down

David Short bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on March 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Chris [weather] fine

Darren Mortimer hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on February 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny with a little wind but very cold on the tops

Phillip Bulley summited Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] Coledale Round [with] David [weather] Cloudy

Iain Taylor conquered Sail (Derwent Fells) on December 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] Braithwaite (NY 23296 23665)

Victoria Bates scaled Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe

Charlie Housley walked up Sail (Derwent Fells) on July 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] As part of an extended Coledale Round which included Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Whitesdie, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, Eel Crag (Crag Hill), Grasmoor & Scar Crags. [with] Solo. [weather] A proper mixture today. Started out with the sun glaringly hot & no cloud, then later, lots of dark clouds & the threat of thunder & lightning. One thing that was constant was the humidity; which was a cracking 90% apparently.

Cheryl Hawkes climbed Sail (Derwent Fells) on October 10th, 2007 [from/via/route] Causey Pike [with] Steve

Tony Aspden bagged Sail (Derwent Fells) on August 2nd, 2007 [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Andy Nicholls hiked Sail (Derwent Fells) on September 26th, 2011 [from/via/route] Keswick

Patrick Rogozinski, Andrew Thornton, Alex Jones, Jonathan Bevan, Clare Houlihan, Maxine Down, Tomasz B, Jenny Godfrey, Jane Wilkinson, Angela Moroney, Matthew Thomas, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Mr M A Blanchard, David Watson, Peter Walsh, Trevor Longman, John Walter, Paul Kendell, Jo Dixon, Robert Maclean, Adrian Roberts, David Shaw, David Laws, Claire Rigg, Louise Sandwith, Jill Dean, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Michael Nolan, Phil Clark, Steve Frank, Paul Booth, David Hickin, Helen Marrs, Andrew Buxton, Louis Smith, Richard Price, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, John Statham, Tracey Cordes, Alan Davidson, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Patrick Buckland, John Southward, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Adam Shewry, Ray O'hara, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Sail (Derwent Fells).

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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)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (25)

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (85)

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)

*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)


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