The Southern Fells

The Southern FellsThe Southern Fells take in many of the highest fells in Lakeland, including Scafell Pike, Scafell and Bowfell. These are bordered by Wasdale to the West, Borrowdale to the North, and Langdale to the East. The Southern Fells also include the Coniston range right on the Southern Boundary of Wainwright’s Lakeland Fells.

Writing about the “Scafell-Bowfell massif” Wainwright notes that “within this area the fells are the highest, the roughest and the grandest in Lakeland: they are of volcanic origin and the naked rock is much in evidence in the form of towering crags and wildernesses of boulders and screes” ; and writing about the Coniston fells he says “Compact, distinctive, with several summits of uniform height just above 2,500′ the slaty Coniston fells bear many industrial scars which detract little from the general excellence of the scenery and, indeed, provide an added interest. The dry turfy ridges are a joy to tread”

NameHeight (m)Height (ft)GPS ref
Scafell Pike9783209NY 21548 07223
Scafell9643163NY 20682 06484
Great End9102986NY 22670 08385
Bowfell9022959NY 24470 06443
Esk Pike8852904NY 23660 07505
Crinkle Crags8592818NY 24863 04869
Lingmell8072649NY 20925 08144
Coniston Old Man8032635SD 27237 97815
Swirl How8022631NY 27282 00551
Brim Fell7962612SD 27074 98556
Great Carrs7852575NY 27045 00880
Allen Crags7852575NY 23668 08529
Glaramara7832569NY 24723 10565
Dow Crag7782552SD 26254 97794
Grey Friar7702526NY 26009 00359
Wetherlam7622500NY 28820 01108
Slight Side7622500NY 20969 05028
Pike O' Blisco7052313NY 27118 04212
Cold Pike7012300NY 26289 03613
Harter Fell (Eskdale)6532142SD 21881 99718
Rossett Pike6502133NY 24920 07565
Seathwaite Fell6322073NY 22735 09708
Illgill Head6091998NY 16542 04800
Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)5501807NY 25832 12479
Hard Knott5491801NY 23193 02369
Whin Rigg5351755NY 15200 03442
Green Crag4891604SD 20025 98274
Lingmoor Fell4691539NY 30277 04605
Black Crag3231060NY 34023 01591
Holme Fell3171040NY 31528 00654

The Southern Fells