Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Wainwrights Southern Fells, Lake District

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

Book Four – The Southern Fells

Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 7-day walking trip, as we summit all the 30 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book Four of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The Southern Fells).

Based in the Lakeland town of Ambleside for four days and then the village of Boot in Eskdale for three days, we’ll spend seven days completing seven fantastic walks in the Southern Fells of the Lake District.

  • Reach all 30 summits (Southern Fells) on seven guided mountain walks with Mark Reid, a highly experienced Mountain Leader
  • Experience the camaraderie of ‘Walking the Wainwrights’ with like-minded people
  • Make new walking friends and share your sense of achievement on each summit
  • Sociable evenings at Ambleside & Boot with your fellow walkers
  • Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader

This 7-day walking trip will be based from Ambleside for 4 days and then from Boot in Eskdale for 3 days, from where we will be able to access the Southern Fells. Ambleside and Boot offers a range of accommodation and facilities including Youth Hostels, hotels, pubs and B&Bs as well as a campsites. There are also shops and cafes in both locations. The nearest train station to Ambleside is at Windermere, from where there is a regular bus service to Ambleside. We’ll car share to the various starting points of the walks.

I would recommend staying at Ambleside on Saturday, Sunday & Monday nights, and then at Boot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.


SATURDAY – Glaramara, Great End & Seathwaite Fell
Meet 9am at Seathwaite, Borrowdale
Seathwaite Fell 601m
Great End 910m
Allen Crags 785m
Glaramara 783m
Bessyboot 551m
18.5km / 1190m ascent / 8 hours

SUNDAY – Lingmoor, Holme & Black Fells
Meet 9:30am at Tarn Hows, near Coniston
Lingmoor Fell 469m
Holme Fell 317m
Black Fell 323m
19.5km / 990m ascent / 6 – 7 hours

MONDAY – Crinkle Crags & Bowfell
Meet 9am at Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale
Pike of Blisco 705m
Cold Pike 701m
Crinkle Crags 859m
Bowfell 902m
Esk Pike 885m
Rossett Pike 651m
19km / 1480m ascent / 7 – 8 hours

TUESDAY – Coniston Fells
Meet 9am at Walna Scar Road, near Coniston
Dow Crag 778m
Old Man of Coniston 803m
Brim Fell 796m
Swirl How 802m
Great Carrs 785m
Grey Friar 773m
Wetherlam 763m
20km / 1270m ascent / 8 hours

WEDNESDAY – Scafell Pike & Lingmell
Meet 9:30am at Lake Head, Wasdale Head
Scafell Pike 978m
Lingmell 807m
8.5km / 970m ascent / 5 hours

THURSDAY – Scafell & Whin Rigg
Meet 9am at Porterthwaite, Miterdale
Whin Rigg 537m
Illgill Head 609m
Scafell 964m
Slight Side 762m
20km / 1300m ascent / 8 – 9 hours

FRIDAY – Harter Fell & Hard Knott
Meet 9:30am at Jubilee Bridge, Eskdale
Green Crag 489m
Harter Fell 649m
Hard Knott 549m
13.5km / 900m ascent / 6 hours

Please note: This trip includes 7 mountain walks over 7 days, with a combined total of 119 km (74 miles) and 8,100 metres of ascent (and descent). All timings and distances are approximate. The precise routes and mountains will be decided each day, given weather conditions and group needs. All walks will include mountainous terrain, steep ground and mountain summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions. Some walks will include scrambles and exposed paths or ridges. A good level of fitness & stamina will be required. 




This includes:

  • Seven days of mountain walking, guided by Mark Reid
  • Walk all 30 Southern Fells 'Wainwright' summits in Book Four of Wainwright's Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells
  • Use of our Outdoor gear if required.
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
NB: Please provide food, travel & accommodation. Please see the Walk Overview for full details of what to wear, bring and general advice about the walks