The Wainwrights

The “Wainwrights” are the Lake District mountains, hills, fells, crags and tops described by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. There are seven of these books, all reproduced in his own script with the fine line drawings that made him famous. The seven books contain 214 catalogued summits, classified by geographical location as follows;

I did my first Wainwright without even knowing it, when I climbed Coniston Old Man in July of 2005. I hadn’t even heard of Alfred Wainwright at that time and the Lakeland fells were a complete mystery to me.

Rob mentioned his name a couple of times I think and the more I investigated the world of fell walking, the more I came across the name. I eventually bought one of the Pictorial Guides off an eBay auction, the Southern Fells, which included Coniston Old Man and I was immediately hooked.

It wasn’t until early 2007 that I decided to start my Wainwright Project, by which time I had ascended two or three more of the fells covered in his books. My overall progress can be seen in the Wainwright Ascent Table page below. My progress against each of the individual books, along with walks covering each of the fells I’ve done can be found by clicking the images or buttons above.

Update 2023:

I’ve long since given up bagging Wainwrights, although I reserve the right to go back at some point and try and complete this list. The problem is me, not them! I don’t like crowded fells, long queues of traffic (both on the roads and on the paths), or the extortionate car parking fees that have been applied to even the smallest laybys in the area. I much prefer the quieter ranges of the Yorkshire Dales, so I doubt I’ll be going back to the Lake District very often, for the foreseeable future.

Wainwright Ascent Table

No.Hill Name HeightFirst AscentNo. Asc
1Allen Crags2575 ft, 785.00 m0
2Angletarn Pikes [Angletarn Pikes North Top]1860 ft, 567.00 m08/09/20072
3Ard Crags1906 ft, 581.00 m0
4Armboth Fell1558 ft, 475.00 m13/10/20121
5Arnison Crag1421 ft, 433.00 m24/03/20081
6Arthur's Pike1749 ft, 533.00 m28/07/20071
7Bakestall2208 ft, 673.00 m0
8Bannerdale Crags2241 ft, 683.00 m25/08/20121
9Barf1539 ft, 469.00 m29/09/20121
10Barrow1493 ft, 455.00 m0
11Base Brown2119 ft, 646.00 m0
12Baystones [Wansfell]1597 ft, 486.90 m28/03/20092
13Beda Fell [Beda Head]1670 ft, 509.00 m08/09/20071
14Binsey1467 ft, 447.00 m0
15Birkhouse Moor2356 ft, 718.00 m12/07/20081
16Birks2041 ft, 622.00 m24/03/20081
17Black Fell1060 ft, 323.00 m20/10/20121
18Blake Fell1880 ft, 573.00 m0
19Blea Rigg1775 ft, 541.00 m02/12/20062
20Bleaberry Fell1936 ft, 590.00 m20/10/20071
21Blencathra - Hallsfell Top2848 ft, 868.00 m25/08/20121
22Bonscale Pike1719 ft, 524.00 m28/07/20071
23Bowfell2959 ft, 902.00 m23/08/20081
24Bowscale Fell2303 ft, 702.00 m25/08/20121
25Brae Fell1923 ft, 586.00 m11/08/20121
26Brandreth2346 ft, 715.00 m25/07/20081
27Branstree2339 ft, 713.00 m11/08/20071
28Brim Fell2612 ft, 796.00 m15/12/20072
29Brock Crags1841 ft, 561.00 m13/10/20071
30Broom Fell1677 ft, 511.00 m29/09/20121
31Buckbarrow1388 ft, 423.00 m0
32Burnbank Fell1558 ft, 475.00 m0
33Calf Crag1762 ft, 537.00 m02/05/20063
34Carl Side2448 ft, 746.00 m31/08/20121
35Carrock Fell2175 ft, 663.00 m13/06/20091
36Castle Crag951 ft, 290.00 m21/10/20071
37Catbells1480 ft, 451.00 m28/01/20061
38Catstye Cam2920 ft, 890.00 m20/09/20081
39Causey Pike2090 ft, 637.00 m29/04/20111
40Caw Fell2287 ft, 697.00 m0
41Clough Head2382 ft, 726.00 m02/06/20121
42Cold Pike2300 ft, 701.00 m0
43Crag Fell1716 ft, 523.00 m0
44Crag Hill [Eel Crag]2753 ft, 839.00 m29/04/20111
45Crinkle Crags - Long Top [Second Crinkle]2818 ft, 859.00 m03/01/20091
46Dale Head2470 ft, 753.00 m0
47Dodd (Skiddaw)1647 ft, 502.00 m31/08/20121
48Dollywaggon Pike2815 ft, 858.00 m20/09/20081
49Dove Crag2598 ft, 792.00 m20/12/20072
50Dow Crag2552 ft, 778.00 m15/12/20071
51Eagle Crag1722 ft, 525.00 m20/10/20071
52Esk Pike2904 ft, 885.00 m23/08/20081
53Fairfield2864 ft, 873.00 m20/12/20073
54Fellbarrow - Mosser Fell1365 ft, 416.00 m0
55Fleetwith Pike2129 ft, 648.90 m24/11/20121
56Froswick2362 ft, 720.00 m05/05/20073
57Gavel Fell1726 ft, 526.00 m0
58Gibson Knott1378 ft, 420.00 m02/05/20062
59Glaramara2569 ft, 783.00 m0
60Glenridding Dodd1450 ft, 442.00 m10/01/20091
61Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright summit)1579 ft, 481.20 m15/09/20121
62Grange Fell [Brund Fell]1365 ft, 416.00 m0
63Grasmoor2795 ft, 852.00 m0
64Gray Crag2293 ft, 699.00 m15/09/20071
65Graystones1483 ft, 452.00 m29/09/20121
66Great Borne2021 ft, 616.00 m11/04/20081
67Great Calva2264 ft, 690.00 m11/08/20121
68Great Carrs2575 ft, 785.00 m27/09/20082
69Great Cockup1726 ft, 526.00 m08/08/20121
70Great Crag (Stonethwaite)1473 ft, 449.00 m0
71Great Dodd2812 ft, 857.00 m02/06/20121
72Great End2986 ft, 910.00 m0
73Great Gable2949 ft, 899.00 m25/07/20081
74Great Mell Fell1762 ft, 537.00 m15/09/20121
75Great Rigg2513 ft, 766.00 m20/12/20071
76Great Sca Fell2136 ft, 651.00 m11/08/20121
77Green Crag1604 ft, 489.00 m0
78Green Gable2628 ft, 801.00 m25/07/20081
79Grey Crag [Sleddale Fell]2093 ft, 638.00 m0
80Grey Friar2536 ft, 773.00 m27/09/20082
81Grey Knotts2287 ft, 697.00 m25/07/20081
82Grike1601 ft, 488.00 m0
83Grisedale Pike2595 ft, 791.00 m0
84Hallin Fell1273 ft, 388.00 m08/09/20071
85Hard Knott1801 ft, 549.00 m06/10/20071
86Harrison Stickle2415 ft, 736.00 m21/04/20072
87Hart Crag2697 ft, 822.00 m20/12/20073
88Hart Side2480 ft, 756.00 m02/06/20121
89Harter Fell (Eskdale)2146 ft, 654.00 m0
90Harter Fell (Mardale)2555 ft, 778.90 m28/04/20074
91Hartsop Above How [Gill Crag - Hartsop Above How]1906 ft, 581.00 m01/12/20082
92Hartsop Dodd2028 ft, 618.00 m15/09/20072
93Haycock2615 ft, 797.00 m0
94Haystacks (Buttermere)1959 ft, 597.00 m24/11/20121
95Helm Crag1329 ft, 405.00 m14/04/20071
96Helvellyn3117 ft, 950.00 m12/07/20082
97Hen Comb1670 ft, 509.00 m0
98Heron Pike (Rydal)2008 ft, 612.00 m20/12/20071
99High Crag (Buttermere)2441 ft, 744.00 m0
100High Hartsop Dodd1703 ft, 519.00 m27/10/20121
101High Pike (Caldbeck)2159 ft, 658.00 m05/11/20052
102High Pike (Scandale)2152 ft, 656.00 m20/12/20071
103High Raise (High Street)2631 ft, 802.00 m28/04/20073
104High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)]2500 ft, 762.00 m21/04/20071
105High Rigg [Naddle Fell]1171 ft, 357.00 m0
106High Seat1995 ft, 608.00 m20/10/20071
107High Spy2143 ft, 653.10 m28/01/20061
108High Stile2644 ft, 806.00 m0
109High Street2717 ft, 828.00 m28/04/20077
110High Tove1690 ft, 515.00 m20/10/20071
111Hindscarth2385 ft, 727.00 m0
112Holme Fell1040 ft, 317.00 m20/10/20121
113Hopegill Head2526 ft, 770.00 m0
114Ill Bell2484 ft, 757.00 m05/05/20073
115Illgill Head1998 ft, 609.00 m22/11/20081
116Kentmere Pike2395 ft, 730.00 m29/09/20073
117Kidsty Pike2559 ft, 780.00 m03/05/20065
118Kirk Fell2631 ft, 802.00 m0
119Knott Rigg2329 ft, 710.00 m11/08/20121
120Knott1824 ft, 556.00 m0
121Lank Rigg1775 ft, 541.00 m0
122Latrigg1207 ft, 368.00 m21/07/20121
123Ling Fell1224 ft, 373.00 m0
124Lingmell2648 ft, 807.00 m0
125Lingmoor Fell [Lingmoor Fell - Brown How]1539 ft, 469.00 m0
126Little Hart Crag [Little Hart Crag - West Top]2090 ft, 637.00 m27/10/20121
127Little Mell Fell1657 ft, 505.00 m15/09/20121
128Loadpot Hill2205 ft, 672.00 m28/07/20071
129Loft Crag2231 ft, 680.00 m21/04/20071
130Long Side2408 ft, 734.00 m31/08/20121
131Longlands Fell1585 ft, 483.00 m11/08/20121
132Lonscale Fell2346 ft, 715.00 m21/07/20121
133Lord's Seat1811 ft, 552.00 m29/09/20121
134Loughrigg Fell1099 ft, 335.00 m28/06/20081
135Low Fell1388 ft, 423.00 m0
136Low Pike1667 ft, 508.00 m20/12/20071
137Maiden Moor1886 ft, 575.00 m0
138Mardale Ill Bell2493 ft, 760.00 m28/04/20072
139Meal Fell1804 ft, 550.00 m11/08/20121
140Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top]1680 ft, 512.00 m0
141Middle Dodd2146 ft, 654.00 m01/11/20081
142Middle Fell1909 ft, 582.00 m0
143Mungrisdale Common2077 ft, 633.00 m25/08/20121
144Nab Scar1476 ft, 450.00 m20/12/20071
145Nethermost Pike2923 ft, 891.00 m20/09/20081
146Outerside1864 ft, 568.00 m0
147Pavey Ark2297 ft, 700.00 m21/04/20073
148Pike of Blisco2313 ft, 705.00 m0
149Pike of Stickle2326 ft, 709.00 m21/04/20072
150Pillar2927 ft, 892.00 m0
151Place Fell2156 ft, 657.00 m13/10/20072
152Raise2897 ft, 883.00 m12/07/20081
153Rampsgill Head2598 ft, 792.00 m28/04/20073
154Rannerdale Knotts1165 ft, 355.00 m0
155Raven Crag1512 ft, 461.00 m13/10/20121
156Red Pike (Buttermere)2477 ft, 755.00 m12/04/20081
157Red Pike (Wasdale)2710 ft, 826.00 m0
158Red Screes2546 ft, 776.00 m01/11/20081
159Rest Dodd2283 ft, 696.00 m08/09/20071
160Robinson2418 ft, 737.00 m0
161Rossett Pike2136 ft, 651.00 m19/04/20082
162Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot1808 ft, 551.00 m0
163Sail2536 ft, 773.00 m29/04/20111
164Sale Fell1178 ft, 359.00 m0
165Sallows1693 ft, 516.00 m05/05/20071
166Scafell Pike3163 ft, 964.00 m0
167Scafell3209 ft, 978.00 m27/07/20081
168Scar Crags2205 ft, 672.00 m29/04/20111
169Scoat Fell2759 ft, 841.00 m0
170Seat Sandal2417 ft, 736.80 m0
171Seatallan2270 ft, 692.00 m0
172Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright summit)1972 ft, 601.00 m0
173Selside Pike2149 ft, 655.00 m11/08/20071
174Sergeant Man2415 ft, 736.00 m21/04/20071
175Sergeant's Crag1873 ft, 571.00 m20/10/20071
176Sheffield Pike2215 ft, 675.00 m10/01/20091
177Shipman Knotts1926 ft, 587.00 m29/09/20073
178Silver How1296 ft, 395.00 m28/06/20082
179Skiddaw Little Man3054 ft, 931.00 m21/07/20121
180Skiddaw2838 ft, 865.00 m21/07/20121
181Slight Side2500 ft, 762.00 m0
182Sour Howes1585 ft, 483.00 m05/05/20071
183Souther Fell1713 ft, 522.00 m25/08/20121
184St Sunday Crag2759 ft, 841.00 m24/03/20082
185Starling Dodd2077 ft, 633.00 m11/04/20081
186Steel Fell [Dead Pike - Steel Fell]1814 ft, 553.00 m01/05/20091
187Steel Knotts [Pikeawassa - Steel Knotts]1417 ft, 432.00 m28/07/20071
188Steeple2687 ft, 819.00 m0
189Stone Arthur1654 ft, 504.00 m0
190Stony Cove Pike [Caudale Moor]2503 ft, 763.00 m15/09/20073
191Stybarrow Dodd2766 ft, 843.00 m02/06/20121
192Swirl How2631 ft, 802.00 m27/09/20082
193Tarn Crag (Easedale)1801 ft, 549.00 m14/04/20071
194Tarn Crag (Sleddale)2178 ft, 664.00 m0
195The Knott (High Street)2425 ft, 739.00 m28/04/20072
196The Nab1890 ft, 576.00 m08/09/20071
197The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]2635 ft, 803.00 m24/07/20053
198Thornthwaite Crag2572 ft, 784.00 m08/07/20076
199Thunacar Knott2372 ft, 723.00 m21/04/20071
200Troutbeck Tongue1194 ft, 364.00 m22/09/20121
201Ullock Pike2264 ft, 690.00 m31/08/20121
202Ullscarf2382 ft, 726.00 m20/10/20071
203Walla Crag1243 ft, 379.00 m20/10/20071
204Wandope2533 ft, 772.00 m29/04/20111
205Watson's Dodd2589 ft, 789.00 m02/06/20121
206Wether Hill2201 ft, 671.00 m28/07/20072
207Wetherlam2503 ft, 763.00 m27/09/20082
208Whin Rigg (Wasdale)1762 ft, 537.00 m22/11/20081
209Whinlatter [Brown How - Whinlatter]1696 ft, 517.00 m29/09/20121
210White Side2831 ft, 863.00 m12/07/20081
211Whiteless Pike2165 ft, 660.00 m29/04/20111
212Whiteside [Whiteside West Top]2320 ft, 707.00 m0
213Yewbarrow2057 ft, 627.00 m0
214Yoke2316 ft, 706.00 m05/05/20073

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