Book 5: The Northern Fells

northernThe Northern Fells form a self contained unit, quite remote from the other ranges. The western boundary is formed by Bassenthwaite Lake and the southern perimeter by the River Greta, one of its principal feeders. The River Caldew bounds the eastern edge of the group, flowing away toward Carlisle. At Caldbeck the Calder is joined by the Whelpo Beck which drains many of the northern slopes. Only on the east, between the headwaters of the Greta and Caldew, does a bridge of higher ground strike out to connect with the rest of Lakeland, a long ridge curving southward to connect with Great Mell Fell in the Eastern Fells. This ridge, whilst significant topographically, is in many places unnoticed on the ground. The deep trough of Bassenthwaite wards off the North Western Fells, while the Central Fells rise beyond Keswick and the Greta.

North of the area defined by Wainwright the countryside takes on a moorland character, gradually declining toward the Solway Firth. Some of the minor tops in this area were covered by Wainwright in his later Outlying Fells volume, published in 1974.

Source: [Wikipedia]

Northern Fells Ascent Table


No. Hill Name Classification(s) Height First Ascent Total Ascents
1 Skiddaw Lake District - Northern Fells 3054 ft, 931.00 m 2012-07-21 1
2 Blencathra - Hallsfell Top Lake District - Northern Fells 2848 ft, 868.00 m 2012-08-25 1
3 Skiddaw Little Man Lake District - Northern Fells 2838 ft, 865.00 m 2012-07-21 1
4 Carl Side Lake District - Northern Fells 2448 ft, 746.00 m 2012-08-31 1
5 Long Side Lake District - Northern Fells 2408 ft, 734.00 m 2012-08-31 1
6 Lonscale Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 2346 ft, 715.00 m 2012-07-21 1
7 Knott Lake District - Northern Fells 2329 ft, 710.00 m 2012-08-11 1
8 Bowscale Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 2303 ft, 702.00 m 2012-08-25 1
9 Great Calva Lake District - Northern Fells 2264 ft, 690.00 m 2012-08-11 1
10 Ullock Pike Lake District - Northern Fells 2264 ft, 690.00 m 2012-08-31 1
11 Bannerdale Crags Lake District - Northern Fells 2241 ft, 683.00 m 2012-08-25 1
12 Bakestall Lake District - Northern Fells 2208 ft, 673.00 m 0
13 Carrock Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 2175 ft, 663.00 m 2009-06-13 1
14 High Pike (Caldbeck) Lake District - Northern Fells 2159 ft, 658.00 m 2005-11-05 2
15 Great Sca Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 2136 ft, 651.00 m 2012-08-11 1
16 Mungrisdale Common Lake District - Northern Fells 2077 ft, 633.00 m 2012-08-25 1
17 Brae Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 1923 ft, 586.00 m 2012-08-11 1
18 Meal Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 1804 ft, 550.00 m 2012-08-11 1
19 Great Cockup Lake District - Northern Fells 1726 ft, 526.00 m 2012-08-08 1
20 Souther Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 1713 ft, 522.00 m 2012-08-25 1
21 Dodd (Skiddaw) Lake District - Northern Fells 1647 ft, 502.00 m 2012-08-31 1
22 Longlands Fell Lake District - Northern Fells 1585 ft, 483.00 m 2012-08-11 1
23 Binsey Lake District - Northern Fells 1467 ft, 447.00 m 0
24 Latrigg Lake District - Northern Fells 1207 ft, 368.00 m 2012-07-21 1

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