Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Wainwrights Western Fells, Lake District

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

Book Seven – The Western Fells

Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 6-day walking trip, as we summit all the 33 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book Seven of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The Western Fells).

Based in the Lakeland villages of Buttermere and Nether Wasdale, we’ll spend six days completing seven fantastic walks in the beautiful Western Fells of the Lake District.

  • Reach all 33 summits (Western 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 Buttermere & Nether Wasdale with your fellow walkers
  • Small group sizes – maximum 10 people per Mountain Leader

This 6-day walking trip will be based from Buttermere for 3 days and then from Nether Wasdale for 3 days, from where we will be able to access the Western Fells. Buttermere and Nether Wasdale offers a range of accommodation and facilities including Youth Hostels, hotels, pubs, B&Bs and campsites. There are also lots of shops and cafes in both locations. The nearest train station is at Workington or Whitehavene. We’ll car share to the various starting points of the walks.

I would recommend staying at Buttermere on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday nights, and then at Nether Wasdale on Wednesday and Thursday nights.


SUNDAY – Great Gable & Green Gable Circuit
Meet at Honister Slate Mine at 9:30am
Fleetwith Pike 648m
Great Gable 899m
Green Gable 801m
Base Brown 646m
Brandreth 715m
Grey Knotts 697m
14.5km / 1200m ascent

MONDAY – the High Stile Ridge
Meet at Buttermere at 9am
Great Borne 616m
Starling Dodd 633m
Red Pike 755m
High Stile 807m
High Crag 744m
Haystacks 597m
22km / 1280m ascent

TUESDAY – Mellbreak Round
Meet at Loweswater at 9:30am
Burnbank Fell 425m
Blake Fell 573m
Gavel Fell 526m
Hen Comb 509m
Mellbreak 512m
17.5km / 1135m ascent

WEDNESDAY – the Western Lower Fells
Meet at Loweswater at 9am (morning walk)
Fellbarrow 416m
Low Fell 423m
8km / 520m ascent

Meet at Ennerdale Water at 1pm (afternoon walk)
Crag Fell 522m
Lank Rigg 541m
Grike 488m
12km / 785m ascent

THURSDAY – the Haycock Round
Meet at Greendale (Nether Wasdale) at 9am
Middle Fell 582m
Haycock 797m
Caw Fell 697m
Seatallan 692m
Buckbarrow 420m
17km / 1250m ascent

FRIDAY – the Mosedale Horseshoe
Meet at Wasdale Head at 8:30am
Kirk Fell 802m
Pillar 892m
Steeple 819m
Scoat Fell 841m
Red Pike 826m
Yewbarrow 628m
17km / 1495m ascent
Car share between Overbeck Bridge and Wasdale Head.

Please note: This trip includes 7 mountain walks over 6 days, with a combined total of 108 km (67.5 miles) and 7,665 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:

  • Six days of mountain walking, guided by Mark Reid
  • Walk all 33 Western Fells 'Wainwright' summits in Book Seven 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