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
AMBLESIDE & GLENRIDDING, LAKE DISTRICT
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.
OUTLINE OF THE WALKS
Meet 9am at Sadgill, Longsleddale
Shipman Knotts 587m
Kentmere Pike 730m
Harter Fell 778m
Selside Pike 655m
Tarn Crag 664m
Grey Crag 638m
20km / 1155m ascent / 8 hours
Kentmere & Troutbeck
Meet 9:30am at Troutbeck
Sour Howes 483m
Ill Bell 757m
The Tongue 364m
17.5km / 1000m ascent / 7 hours
Meet 12 noon at Hartsop
Brock Crags 561m
Rest Dodd 696m
The Nab 576m
10km / 745m ascent / 4 – 5 hours
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
Meet 9:30am at Glenridding
Place Fell 657m
Beda Fell 509m
Angletarn Pikes 567m
17km / 900m ascent / 6 hours
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.
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 seven mountain walks over six consecutive days in the Lake District, with a combined total distance of 107km and 6,350m of ascent.
- All seven walks will include uneven ground, rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, wet/boggy ground, sustained ascents and descents, steep and exposed ground, scrambling (hands on rock/rock steps) and mountain summits; 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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