Walking the Wainwrights Eastern Fells, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
Book One – The Eastern Fells
Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 6-day walking trip, as we summit all 35 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book One of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The Eastern Fells).
Based in the Lakeland village of Glenridding, we’ll spend six days completing six fantastic walks in the Eastern Fells of the Lake District.
- Reach all 35 summits (Eastern Fells) on six 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 Glenridding with your fellow walkers
- Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader
GLENRIDDING, LAKE DISTRICT
This 6-day walking trip will be based from Glenridding, from where we will be able to access the Eastern Fells. Glenridding offers a range of accommodation and facilities including Youth Hostel, hotels, pub, B&Bs and a campsite. There are also shops and cafes. The nearest train stations are Windermere or Penrith, from where there is a bus service to Glenridding. We’ll car share to the various starting points of the walks.
OUTLINE OF THE WALKS
Great Rigg & Greenhead Gill
Meet 1pm at Grasmere
Stone Arthur (504m)
Great Rigg (760m)
Heron Pike (612m)
Nab Scar (450m)
10.5km / 750m ascent / 4 hours
Red Screes & Scandale Round
Meet 9:30am at Ambleside
Red Screes (776m)
Middle Dodd (654m)
Little Hart Crag (637m)
High Hartsop Dodd (519m)
Dove Crag (792m)
High Pike (658m)
Low Pike (508m)
19.5km / 1300m ascent / 8 hours
Gowbarrow Fell & the Mells
Meet 9:30am at Brownrigg, Great Mell Fell
Great Mell Fell (537m)
Gowbarrow Fell (481m)
Little Mell Fell (505m)
15km / 800m ascent / 6 hours
Meet 9:30am at Glenridding
Birkhouse Moor (718m)
Catsye Cam (890m)
Nethermost Pike (891m)
Dollywaggon Pike (858m)
Seat Sandal (737m)
19km / 1250m ascent / 8 hours
Meet 8am at Glenridding
White Side (863m)
Stybarrow Dodd (843m)
Watson’s Dodd (789m)
Great Dodd (857m)
Clough Head (726m)
Hart Side (756m)
Glenridding Dodd (442m)
Sheffield Pike (675m)
26km / 1530m ascent / 9 – 10 hours
Please note: This trip includes 6 fell and mountain walks over 6 days, with a combined total of 106 km (66 miles) and 6,710 metres of ascent (& 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, as well as the Grade 1 scramble along Swirral Edge; full guidance will be given along these sections. A good level of fitness & stamina will be required.
YOUR GUIDE - MARK REID
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark has walked over 28,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 17,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 26 years! Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
EXPERIENCE, FITNESS & INFORMATION
- No experience is required as full guidance will be given.
- A good level of fitness and stamina is required as the walks will be demanding and will include steep and mountainous terrain. We will be walking six mountain walks over six consecutive days in the Lake District, with a combined total distance of 106km and 6,710m of ascent.
- All six walks will include uneven ground, rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, wet/boggy ground, sustained ascents and descent, steep and exposed ground, scrambling (hands on rock/rock steps) and mountain summits; one of the routes will include Swirral Edge, a grade 1 scramble (full guidance and support will be given to all participants by your Mountain Leader). We may also experience adverse weather conditions.
- We can provide full outdoor walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 17,000 people out walking in the hills, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk of accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian.
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