The Western Fells

The Western FellsThe Western Fells lie within a wide sector, driving deep into the heart of Lakeland at Sty Head. They are bounded in the north-west by the Cocker valley, ‘jewelled by the lovely lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water’. South-west their boundary is Wasdale, running towards the sea.

The rugged territory around Sty Head is crowded with fine peaks: the hoary old favourite, Great Gable, the magnificent Pillar, the fascinating Haystacks and the exhilarating spine of the High Stile ridge. Further west the slopes are smooth and rounded, declining into grassy foothills and rolling sheep pastures – terrrain described by Wainwright as splendid walking country, but comparatively unexciting and unfrequented.

NameHeight (m)Height (ft)GPS ref
Great Gable8992949NY 21102 10317
Pillar8922927NY 17126 12101
Scoat Fell8412759NY 15940 11384
Red Pike (Wasdale)8262710NY 16530 10610
Steeple8192687NY 15757 11678
High Stile8062644NY 16748 14783
Kirk Fell8022631NY 19498 10485
Green Gable8012628NY 21472 10716
Haycock7972615NY 14477 10722
Red Pike ( Buttermere)7552477NY 16054 15453
High Crag7442441NY 18060 14017
Brandreth7152346NY 21489 11928
Caw Fell6972287NY 13198 11001
Grey Knotts6972287NY 21731 12567
Seatallan6922270NY 13964 08403
Fleetwith Pike6482126NY 20587 14167
Base Brown6462119NY 22516 11461
Starling Dodd6332077NY 14206 15747
Yewbarrow6282060NY 17338 08472
Great Borne6162021NY 12398 16379
Haystacks5971959NY 19338 13206
Middle Fell5821909NY 15075 07222
Blake Fell5731880NY 11043 19684
Lank Rigg5411775NY 09164 11955
Gavel Fell5261726NY 11699 18386
Crag Fell5231716NY 09729 14384
Mellbreak5121680NY 14843 18562
Hen Comb5091670NY 13213 18119
Grike4881601NY 08495 14076
Burnbank Fell4751558NY 10999 20950
Low Fell4231388NY 13597 22262
Buckbarrow4201378NY 13572 06126
Fellbarrow4161365NY 13219 24245

The Western Fells