Book 3: The Central Fells

centralIn the north is the Vale of Keswick, providing wide and total separation from Skiddaw and the Northern Fells. To the west runs the long valley of Borrowdale, flowing in this instance from Stake Pass at the head of Langstrath, all the way to Keswick. The parallel eastern boundary is created by Thirlmere and the Vale of St John, all of these valleys ultimately joining the River Derwent. At the head of Thirlmere is the pass of Dunmail Raise, crossed by the A591 road. South of Dunmail Raise the Vale of Grasmere runs down to Windermere, forming the remainder of the eastern boundary. In the west, Stake Pass descends into Great Langdale. This also descends, via the River Brathay, to Windermere.

As the name suggests, the Central Fells are the only group to be entirely surrounded by other Lakeland ranges. However, topographical links only exist with two of the surrounding groups. South west across Stake Pass are Rossett Pike and the Southern Fells while Dunmail Raise connects to Seat Sandal in the Eastern Fells. The North Western and Western Fells are cut off by the long gash of Borrowdale.

Source: [Wikipedia]

Central Fells Ascent Table


No. Hill Name Classification(s) Height First Ascent Total Ascents
1 High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] Lake District - Central Fells 2500 ft, 762.00 m 2007-04-21 1
2 Sergeant Man Lake District - Central Fells 2415 ft, 736.00 m 2007-04-21 1
3 Harrison Stickle Lake District - Central Fells 2415 ft, 736.00 m 2007-04-21 2
4 Ullscarf Lake District - Central Fells 2382 ft, 726.00 m 2007-10-20 1
5 Thunacar Knott Lake District - Central Fells 2372 ft, 723.00 m 2007-04-21 1
6 Pike of Stickle Lake District - Central Fells 2326 ft, 709.00 m 2007-04-21 2
7 Pavey Ark Lake District - Central Fells 2297 ft, 700.00 m 2007-04-21 3
8 Loft Crag Lake District - Central Fells 2231 ft, 680.00 m 2007-04-21 1
9 High Seat Lake District - Central Fells 1995 ft, 608.00 m 2007-10-20 1
10 Bleaberry Fell Lake District - Central Fells 1936 ft, 590.00 m 2007-10-20 1
11 Sergeant's Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1873 ft, 571.00 m 2007-10-20 1
12 Steel Fell [Dead Pike - Steel Fell] Lake District - Central Fells 1814 ft, 553.00 m 2009-05-01 1
13 Tarn Crag (Easedale) Lake District - Central Fells 1801 ft, 549.00 m 2007-04-14 1
14 Blea Rigg Lake District - Central Fells 1775 ft, 541.00 m 2006-12-02 2
15 Calf Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1762 ft, 537.00 m 2006-05-02 3
16 Eagle Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1722 ft, 525.00 m 2007-10-20 1
17 High Tove Lake District - Central Fells 1690 ft, 515.00 m 2007-10-20 1
18 Armboth Fell Lake District - Central Fells 1558 ft, 475.00 m 2012-10-13 1
19 Raven Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1512 ft, 461.00 m 2012-10-13 1
20 Great Crag (Stonethwaite) Lake District - Central Fells 1473 ft, 449.00 m 0
21 Gibson Knott Lake District - Central Fells 1378 ft, 420.00 m 2006-05-02 2
22 Grange Fell [Brund Fell] Lake District - Central Fells 1365 ft, 416.00 m 0
23 Helm Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1329 ft, 405.00 m 2007-04-14 1
24 Silver How Lake District - Central Fells 1296 ft, 395.00 m 2008-06-28 2
25 Walla Crag Lake District - Central Fells 1243 ft, 379.00 m 2007-10-20 1
26 High Rigg [Naddle Fell] Lake District - Central Fells 1171 ft, 357.00 m 0
27 Loughrigg Fell Lake District - Central Fells 1099 ft, 335.00 m 2008-06-28 1

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