Cumbrian fells – Wainwrights

This gazetteer contains a list of the Cumbrian Fells known as Wainwrights. Alfred Wainwright, and his Pictorial Guides, are close to the heart of many Lakeland fell walkers. So, I had to list all 214 of them, as part of my look at Cumbrian Fells.

Why is a fell a Wainwright?

It’s not to do with altitude or location or it being the main peak of a particular group of fells. It’s simply because Alfred Wainwright liked it and chose to include it in his guides. If you don’t agree with his choice, then take it up with him. He died in 1991, by the way.


One issue that I did discover, while compiling this list, is the problem of altitude. Obviously, the Ordnance Survey maps are metric and altitudes are rounded to the nearest metre. This can change the order of the fells.

The Pictorial Guides were written in the 1950s and 60s. So, the altitudes of the fells are in feet. So, I resolved to list the Wainwrights in order of altitude in feet, as they were written, using the altitudes given in the guides, but with a conversion to metres.


Also, the exact locations of some of the peaks, as decided by Wainwright, can be difficult to determine. Maps of the time were significantly less detailed or accurate and he just gives a rough idea of where his chosen location is. In his own words, about High Raise in Langdale, “An area without definite boundaries cannot have a determinable centre, and the ‘most central fell’ must remain a matter of individual opinion.” He didn’t seem too concerned about accurate location. So, in this case, neither am I. I’ve given a 10 figure Ordnance Survey grid reference, based on various sources and my estimate of where it should be. So, if you think I’ve made any mistakes, I’m happy to take a look at the error. But, if it’s negligible, I’m not too concerned.


Each entry, in the Fell column, has a link to the relevant Wiki page. Hopefully, these are useful. However, I have no influence over their content or accuracy.

Pictorial Guides

I’ve included a column for the Pictorial Guide that each of them appear in. The numbers in this column relate to the list below.

  1. The Eastern Fells
  2. The Far Eastern Fells
  3. The Central Fells
  4. The Southern Fells
  5. The Northern Fells
  6. The North Western Fells
  7. The Western Fells
RankFellAltitude (ft)Altitude (m)Pictorial GuideGrid ReferenceMap(s)
1Scafell Pike32109794NY 21545 07225Explorer OL6
2Scafell31629644NY 20674 06476Explorer OL6
3Helvellyn31189511NY 34258 15106Explorer OL5
4Skiddaw30539315NY 26040 29090Explorer OL4
5Great End29849104NY 22670 08384Explorer OL6
6Bowfell29609034NY 24469 06454Explorer OL6
7Great Gable29498997NY 21105 10340Explorer OL4, OL6
8Pillar29278937NY 17119 12109Explorer OL4
9Nethermost Pike29208911NY 34381 14198Explorer OL5
10Catstye Cam29178901NY 34810 15819Explorer OL5
11Esk Pike29038854NY 23658 07505Explorer OL6
12Raise28898811NY 34320 17424Explorer OL5
13Fairfield28638731NY 35873 11759Explorer OL5
14Blencathra28478685NY 32339 27736Explorer OL5
15Skiddaw Little Man28378655NY 26671 27793Explorer OL4
16White Side28328641NY 33790 16669Explorer OL5
17Crinkle Crags28168594NY 24855 04870Explorer OL6
18Dollywaggon Pike28108571NY 34611 13070Explorer OL5
19Great Dodd28078561NY 34194 20562Explorer OL5
20Grasmoor27918516NY 17492 20339Explorer OL4
21Stybarrow Dodd27708451NY 34309 18907Explorer OL5
22Scoat Fell27608427NY 15996 11387Explorer OL4
23St Sunday Crag27568411NY 36924 13406Explorer OL5
24Eel Crag (Crag Hill on maps)27498386NY 19264 20372Explorer OL4
25High Street27188292NY 44074 11060Explorer OL5
26Red Pike (Wasdale)27078267NY 16543 10591Explorer OL4, OL6
27Hart Crag26988231NY 36820 11268Explorer OL5
28Steeple26878207NY 15740 11666Explorer OL4
29Lingmell26498084NY 20917 08121Explorer OL6
30High Stile26448067NY 17007 14814Explorer OL4
31High Raise (High Street)26348032NY 44822 13451Explorer OL5
32Old Man of Coniston26338034SD 27227 97826Explorer OL6
33Swirl How26308024NY 27263 00548Explorer OL6
34Kirk Fell26308027NY 19493 10484Explorer OL4, OL6
35Haycock26187987NY 14475 10721Explorer OL4, OL6
36Brim Fell26117964SD 27068 98559Explorer OL6
37Dove Crag26037941NY 37452 10435Explorer OL5, OL7
38Green Gable2603794NY 21472 10720Explorer OL4, OL6
39Grisedale Pike25937916NY 19833 22548Explorer OL4
40Watson’s Dodd25847881NY 33565 19561Explorer OL5
41Rampsgill Head25817872NY 44272 12818Explorer OL5
42Great Carrs25757854NY 27070 00958Explorer OL6
43Allen Crags25727844NY 23669 08527Explorer OL6
44Thornthwaite Crag25697842NY 43136 10010Explorer OL5, OL7
45Kidsty Pike25607812NY 44743 12579Explorer OL5
46Glaramara25607814NY 24604 10476Explorer OL4, OL6
47Dow Crag25557794SD 26252 97790Explorer OL6
48Red Screes25417751NY 39652 08767Explorer OL7
49Harter Fell, Mardale25397742NY 45968 09328Explorer OL5, OL7
50Grey Friar25367734NY 25863 00370Explorer OL6
51Wandope25337736NY 18815 19739Explorer OL4
52Sail25307726NY 19819 20280Explorer OL4
53Hopegill Head25257706NY 18563 22155Explorer OL4
54Great Rigg25137661NY 35594 10416Explorer OL5, OL7
55Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike)25027632NY 41778 10032Explorer OL5, OL7
56Wetherlam25027634NY 28814 01096Explorer OL6
57High Raise, Langdale25007633NY 28073 09543Explorer OL4, OL6
58Slight Side24997624NY 20988 05011Explorer OL6
59Mardale Ill Bell24967612NY 44763 10120Explorer OL5, OL7
60Hart Side24817571NY 35912 19742Explorer OL5
61Red Pike (Buttermere)24797567NY 16048 15441Explorer OL4
62Ill Bell24767552NY 43657 07745Explorer OL7
63Dale Head24737546NY 22301 15331Explorer OL4
64High Crag2443745NY 18047 14005Explorer OL4
65The Knott24237392NY 43709 12681Explorer OL5
66Carl Side24207385NY 25495 28087Explorer OL4
67Robinson24177376NY 20178 16872Explorer OL4
68Seat Sandal24157371NY 34384 11523Explorer OL5
69Sergeant Man24147363NY 28643 08897Explorer OL6
70Long Side24057345NY 24878 28436Explorer OL4
71Harrison Stickle24037333NY 28170 07396Explorer OL6
72Kentmere Pike23977312NY 46548 07789Explorer OL7
73Hindscarth23857276NY 21570 16518Explorer OL4
74Clough Head23817261NY 33389 22552Explorer OL5
75Ullscarf23707233NY 29149 12173Explorer OL4
76Froswick23597192NY 43520 08519Explorer OL7
77Thunacar Knott23517173NY 27941 07985Explorer OL6
78Birkhouse Moor23507171NY 36353 15980Explorer OL5
79Lonscale Fell23447155NY 28540 27164Explorer OL4
80Brandreth23447157NY 21483 11934Explorer OL4
81Branstree23337122NY 47786 10024Explorer OL5, OL7
82Knott23297105NY 29600 32985Explorer OL4
83Pike of Stickle23237093NY 27394 07364Explorer OL6
84Whiteside23177076NY 17040 21953Explorer OL4
85Yoke23097042NY 43772 06738Explorer OL7
86Bowscale Fell23067035NY 33333 30538Explorer OL5
87Pike of Blisco23047034NY 27115 04219Explorer OL6
88Pavey Ark22886983NY 28466 07903Explorer OL6
89Caw Fell22886987NY 13183 10984Explorer 303, OL4
90Grey Knotts22876987NY 21720 12567Explorer OL4
91Gray Crag22866972NY 42762 11704Explorer OL5
92Rest Dodd22786952NY 43250 13636Explorer OL5
93Loft Crag22706923NY 27750 07134Explorer OL6
94Seatallan22666917NY 13960 08403Explorer OL6
95Great Calva22656915NY 29075 31181Explorer OL4
96Cold Pike22596894NY 26273 03570Explorer OL6
97Sheffield Pike22326811NY 36913 18172Explorer OL5
98Bannerdale Crags22306805NY 33535 29026Explorer OL5
99Ullock Pike22306805NY 24440 28759Explorer OL4
100Wether Hill22106742NY 45578 16735Explorer OL5
101Scar Crags22056736NY 20850 20666Explorer OL4
102Loadpot Hill22016712NY 45726 18082Explorer OL5
103Bakestall21896685NY 26636 30745Explorer OL4
104Tarn Crag (Far Eastern Fells)21766642NY 48836 07828Explorer OL7
105Carrock Fell21746635NY 34167 33636Explorer OL5
106Whiteless Pike21596586NY 18021 18975Explorer OL4
107High Pike (Caldbeck)21576585NY 31868 35010Explorer OL5
108High Pike (Scandale)21556571NY 37436 08824Explorer OL7
109Place Fell21546572NY 40560 16968Explorer OL5
110High Spy21436546NY 23405 16237Explorer OL4
111Selside Pike21426532NY 49028 11169Explorer OL5
112Harter Fell, Eskdale21406534SD 21843 99712Explorer OL6
113Great Sca Fell21316505NY 29136 33895Explorer OL4
114Fleetwith Pike21266487NY 20607 14165Explorer OL4
115Base Brown21206477NY 22513 11465Explorer OL4
116Middle Dodd21066421NY 39741 09569Explorer OL5, OL7
117Rossett Pike21066424NY 24913 07567Explorer OL6
118Grey Crag20936382NY 49698 07202Explorer OL7
119Little Hart Crag20916381NY 38744 10032Explorer OL5, OL7
120Starling Dodd20856367NY 14207 15748Explorer OL4
121Mungrisdale Common20686315NY 31179 29188Explorer OL5
122Yewbarrow20586287NY 17346 08496Explorer OL6
123Birks20406221NY 38009 14358Explorer OL5
124Causey Pike20356216NY 21879 20845Explorer OL4
125Great Borne20196167NY 12388 16382Explorer 303, OL4
126Hartsop Dodd20186152NY 41128 11860Explorer OL5
127Heron Pike20036111NY 35607 08302Explorer OL7
128High Seat19956083NY 28704 18051Explorer OL4
129Illgill Head19836054NY 16893 04927Explorer OL6
130Seathwaite Fell19706014NY 22902 10183Explorer OL4, OL6
131Bleaberry Fell19325893NY 28566 19575Explorer OL4
132Shipman Knotts19265872NY 47261 06305Explorer OL7
133Brae Fell19205865NY 28871 35159Explorer OL4
134Middle Fell19085827NY 15078 07218Explorer OL5, OL7
135Haystacks19005807NY 19338 13164Explorer OL4
136The Nab18875762NY 43427 15196Explorer OL5
137Maiden Moor18875766NY 23671 18199Explorer OL4
138Blake Fell18785737NY 11043 19683Explorer 303, OL4
139Sergeant’s Crag18735713NY 27389 11379Explorer OL4
140Hartsop above How18705701NY 38300 12007Explorer OL5
141Outerside18635686NY 21109 21460Explorer OL4
142Ard Crags18605676NY 20692 19771Explorer OL4
143Angletarn Pikes18575662NY 41321 14816Explorer OL5
144Brock Crags18425622NY 41669 13663Explorer OL6
145Steel Fell18115523NY 31967 11160Explorer OL5
146Lord’s Seat18115526NY 20425 26562Explorer OL4
147Rosthwaite Fell18075514NY 25585 11834Explorer OL4
148Hard Knott18035504NY 23190 02372Explorer OL6
149Tarn Crag (Easedale)18015493NY 30314 09311Explorer OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7
150Knott Rigg17905466NY 19739 18871Explorer OL4
151Blea Rigg17765423NY 30161 07824Explorer OL6, OL7
152Lank Rigg17755417NY 09152 11958Explorer 303, OL4
153Meal Fell17705405NY 28298 33761Explorer OL4
154Calf Crag17625373NY 30183 10448Explorer OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7
155Great Mell Fell17605371NY 39673 25388Explorer OL5
156Whin Rigg17555354NY 15200 03444Explorer OL6
157Arthur’s Pike17475332NY 46100 20648Explorer OL5
158Great Cockup17205255NY 27332 33319Explorer OL4
159Gavel Fell17205257NY 11662 18488Explorer 303, OL4
160Bonscale Pike17185242NY 45345 20088Explorer OL5
161Crag Fell17105227NY 09724 14378Explorer 303, OL4
162High Hartsop Dodd17025191NY 39347 10763Explorer OL5, OL7
163Whinlatter16965176NY 19106 25138Explorer OL4
164Sallows16915162NY 43655 03982Explorer OL7
165Souther Fell16805125NY 35467 29149Explorer OL5
166Mellbreak16765117NY 14853 18613Explorer OL4
167Broom Fell16705096NY 19546 27039Explorer OL4
168High Tove16655083NY 28912 16510Explorer OL4
169Beda Fell16645082NY 42786 17059Explorer OL5
170Hen Comb16615077NY 13211 18117Explorer 303, OL4
171Little Mell Fell16575051NY 42317 24024Explorer OL5
172Low Pike16575051NY 37367 07841Explorer OL7
173Stone Arthur16525041NY 34770 09245Explorer OL5, OL7
174Eagle Crag16505033NY 27610 12051Explorer OL4
175Dodd16124925NY 24421 27352Explorer OL4
176Green Crag16024894SD 20013 98282Explorer OL6
177Wansfell (Baystones)15974872NY 40371 05267Explorer OL7
178Grike15964877NY 08499 14084Explorer 303, OL4
179Longlands Fell15804825NY 27596 35392Explorer OL4
180Burnbank Fell15804827NY 11000 20950Explorer 303, OL4
181Gowbarrow Fell15794821NY 40726 21722Explorer OL5
182Armboth Fell15704793NY 29672 15962Explorer OL4
183Sour Howes15684782NY 42770 03219Explorer OL7
184Barf15364686NY 21462 26740Explorer OL4
185Lingmoor Fell15304674NY 30277 04612Explorer OL6, OL7
186Raven Crag15204643NY 30347 18781Explorer OL4
187Great Crag15004583NY 26989 14684Explorer OL4
188Barrow14944566NY 22707 21822Explorer OL4
189Catbells14814526NY 24410 19860Explorer OL4
190Graystones14764506NY 17607 26696Explorer OL4
191Binsey14664475NY 22508 35525Explorer OL4
192Nab Scar14504421NY 35542 07364Explorer OL7
193Glenridding Dodd14254351NY 38049 17564Explorer OL5
194Arnison Crag14244341NY 39355 14974Explorer OL5
195Steel Knotts14144312NY 44027 18124Explorer OL5
196Buckbarrow14104307NY 13592 06119Explorer 303, OL6
197Gibson Knott13794213NY 31703 10051Explorer OL5, OL7
198Grange Fell13634163NY 26463 16272Explorer OL7
199Fellbarrow13634167NY 13212 24252Explorer OL6, OL7
200Low Fell13604157NY 13719 22634Explorer OL6, OL7
201Helm Crag12993963NY 32634 09349Explorer OL5, OL7
202Silver How12923943NY 32472 06636Explorer OL7
203Hallin Fell12713882NY 43301 19818Explorer OL5
204Walla Crag12343763NY 27683 21286Explorer OL4
205Ling Fell12243736NY 17957 28594Explorer OL4
206Latrigg12033675NY 27918 24699Explorer OL4
207Troutbeck Tongue11913632NY 42237 06423Explorer OL7
208Sale Fell11703576NY 19439 29664Explorer OL4
209High Rigg11633553NY 30853 22007Explorer OL4, OL5
210Rannerdale Knotts11603546NY 16728 18252Explorer OL4
211Loughrigg Fell11013363NY 34693 05142Explorer OL7
212Black Fell10563224NY 34041 01639Explorer OL7
213Holme Fell10403174NY 31506 00609Explorer OL7
214Castle Crag9853006NY 24934 15937Explorer OL4

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