Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Wainwrights Northern Fells, Lake District

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

Book One – The Northern Fells

Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 5-day walking trip, as we summit all 24 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book Five of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The Northern Fells).

Based in the Lakeland town of Keswick, we’ll spend five days completing six fantastic walks in the Northern Fells of the Lake District.

  • Reach all 24 summits (Northern 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 Keswick with your fellow walkers
  • Small group sizes – maximum 10 people per Mountain Leader

This 5-day walking trip will be based from Keswick, from where we will be able to access the Northern Fells. Keswick offers a range of accommodation and facilities including Youth Hostel, hotels, pub, B&Bs and a campsite. There are also lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. The nearest train station is Penrith, from where there is a bus service to Keswick. We’ll car share to the various starting points of the walks.


MONDAY – Skiddaw Round
Starting Point – Gale Road, near Keswick
Lonscale Fell 715m
Skiddaw Little Man 865m
Skiddaw 931m
Carl Side 746m
Longside Edge 734m
Ullock Pike 691m
Dodd 502m
Latrigg 368m
19km / 1200m ascent / 9 hours
Car share between Millbeck and Gale Road.

TUESDAY – Uldale Fells
Starting Point – Over Water
Longlands Fell 483m
Brae Fell 586m
Great Sca Fell 651m
Knott 710m
Meal Fell 550m
Great Cockup 526m
16km / 830m ascent / 7 hours

WEDNESDAY – Blencathra Horseshoe
Starting Point – Mungrisdale
Bowscale Fell 702m
Bannerdale Crags 683m
Mungrisdale Common 633m
Blencathra 868m
Souther Fell 522m
17km / 940m ascent / 8 hours

THURSDAY A – Dash Beck Round
Starting Point – Orthwaite
Great Calva 690m
Bakestall 673m
13km / 825m ascent / 5 hours

Starting Point – Binsey
Binsey 447m
3km / 180m ascent / 1 hour

FRIDAY – Caldbeck Fells
Starting Point – Mosedale
Carrock Fell 660m
High Pike 651m
10km / 550m ascent / 6 hours

Please note: All walks to start at 9:30am. This trip includes 6 fell and mountain walks over 5 days, with a combined total of 78 km (49 miles) and 4,525 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; full guidance will be given along these sections. A good level of fitness & stamina will be required. 




This includes:

  • Five days of mountain walking, guided by Mark Reid
  • Walk all 24 Northern Fells 'Wainwright' summits in Book Five 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