Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Wainwrights Far Eastern Fells, Lake District

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

Book Two – The Far Eastern Fells

Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 6-day walking trip, as we summit all the 36 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book Two of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The Far Eastern Fells).

Based in the Lakeland towns of Ambleside and Glenridding, we’ll spend six days completing seven fantastic walks in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District.

  • Reach all 36 summits (Far Eastern 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 & Glenridding with your fellow walkers
  • Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader

This 6-day walking trip will be based from Ambleside for 2 days and then from Glenridding for 4 days, from where we will be able to access the Far Eastern Fells. Ambleside and Glenridding offers a range of accommodation and facilities including Youth Hostels, hotels, pubs and B&Bs, as well as a campsite at Glenridding. There are also lots of shops and cafes in both locations. The nearest train station 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 Sunday & Monday nights, and then at Glenridding on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.


SUNDAY – Longsleddale Round
Meet 9am at Sadgill, Longsleddale
Shipman Knotts 587m
Kentmere Pike 730m
Harter Fell 778m
Branstree 713m
Selside Pike 655m
Tarn Crag 664m
Grey Crag 638m
20km / 1155m ascent / 8 hours

MONDAY – Kentmere & Troutbeck
Meet 9:30am at Troutbeck
Sour Howes 483m
Sallows 516m
Yoke 706m
Ill Bell 757m
Froswick 720m
The Tongue 364m
17.5km / 1000m ascent / 7 hours

TUESDAY A – Wansfell Pike
Meet 9:30am at Ambleside
Wansfell Pike
5km / 420m ascent / 2 hours

TUESDAY B – Rest Dodd Round
Meet 12 noon at Hartsop
Brock Crags 561m
Rest Dodd 696m
The Nab 576m
10km / 745m ascent / 4 – 5 hours

WEDNESDAY – High Street Horseshoe
Meet 9am at Hartsop
Hartsop Dodd 618m
Cauldale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) 763m
Gray Crag 699m
Thornthwaite Crag 784m
Mardale Ill Bell 760m
High Street 828m
Kidsty Pike 780m
High Raise 802m
Rampsgill Head 792m
The Knott 739m
19.5km / 1180m ascent / 8 – 9 hours

THURSDAY – Place Fell
Meet 9:30am at Glenridding
Place Fell 657m
Beda Fell 509m
Angletarn Pikes 567m
17km / 900m ascent / 6 hours

FRIDAY – Loadpot Hill & Hallin Fell
Meet 9:30pm at Martindale
Arthurs Pike 533m
Bonscale Fell 524m
Loadpot Hill 671m
Wether Fell 671m
Steel Knott and 432m
Hallin Fell 388m
18km / 950m ascent / 7 hours

Please note: This trip includes 7 mountain walks over 6 days, with a combined total of 107 km (67 miles) and 6,350 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 36 Far Eastern Fells 'Wainwright' summits in Book Two 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