The Northern Fells

The Northern FellsThe Northern Fells are particularly independent from other high level regions of the Lake District. Writing about it, Wainwright states “Circular in plan, the area of the Northern Fells is completely severed from all other mountainous parts … by Bassenthwaite Lake, the Vale of Keswick and the low country of the Glenderamackin River, which extend like a wide moat around the southern base of the group. West and north these fells are bounded by the coastal plain of Cumberland and east by the valley of the Eden. Thus they rise in isolation as an independent and separate geographical unit” (Wainwright 1962, Northern Fells ).

They include the rolling Caldbeck and Uldale Fells – ‘serene and restful, a perfect sanctuary for birds and animals and fell-walkers who prefer to be away from the crowds’; Skiddaw – ‘an affable, friendly giant’; majestic Blencathra – ‘the mountaineer’s mountain’; Latrigg – the favourite of visitors to Keswick – and many more.

NameHeight (m)Height (ft)GPS ref
Skiddaw9313054NY 26040 29085
Blencathra8682848NY 32345 27712
Skiddaw Little Man8652838NY 26679 27785
Carl Side7462448NY 25497 28086
Long Side7342408NY 24881 28441
Lonscale Fell7152346NY 28544 27171
Knott7102329NY 29622 32985
Bowscale Fell7022303NY 33343 30541
Great Calva6902264NY 29089 31188
Bannerdale Crags6832241NY 33616 29081
Ullock Pike6802231NY 24441 28758
Bakestall6732208NY 26647 30740
Carrock Fell6602165NY 34176 33638
High Pike (Caldbeck)6582159NY 31873 35002
Great Sca Fell6512136NY 29135 33898
Mungrisdale Common6332077NY 31059 29231
Brae Fell5861923NY 28878 35159
Meal Fell5501804NY 28259 33711
Great Cockup5261726NY 27336 33311
Souther Fell5221713NY 35472 29140
Dodd5021647NY 24420 27353
Longlands Fell4831585NY 27590 35402
Binsey4471467NY 22513 35525
Latrigg3681207NY 27886 24685

The Northern Fells