Walking the Wainwrights North Western Fells, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
Book Six – The North Western Fells
Walk the Wainwrights with Mark Reid on this 5-day walking trip, as we summit all 29 ‘Wainwrights’ in Book Six of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (The North Western Fells).
Based in the Lakeland town of Keswick, we’ll spend five days completing seven fantastic walks in the North Western Fells of the Lake District.
- Reach all 29 summits (North 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 Keswick with your fellow walkers
- Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader
KESWICK, LAKE DISTRICT
This 5-day walking trip will be based at Keswick in the Lake District, from where we can easily access the North Western Fells. Keswick offers a range of accommodation and facilities including campsites, Youth Hostel, hotels, pubs and B&Bs. There are also lots of shops, cafes and supermarkets. The nearest train station is at Penrith, from where there is a regular bus service to Keswick.
OUTLINE OF THE WALKS
Meet 9:30am at Rannerdale, Crummock Water
Rannerdale Knotts 355m
Whiteless Pike 660m
Hopegill Head 770m
16km / 1260m ascent / 8 hours
Meet 9:30am at Braithwaite
Causey Pike 637m
Scar Crags 672m
Eel Crags 839m
Grisedale Pike 791m
15.5km / 1100m ascent / 8 hours
Meet 3pm at Brumston Bridge, Wythop Valley
Sale Fell 359m
Ling Fell 373m
5.5km / 425m ascent / 2 hours
Meet 9:30am at Little Town, Newlands Valley
Maiden Moor 576m
High Spy 653m
Dale Head 753m
16.5km / 1150m ascent / 8 hours
Meet 9:30am at Newlands Hause
Ard Crags 581m
Knott Rigg 586m
5.5km / 370m ascent / 2 hours
Meet 12:30pm at Rosthwaite, Borrowdale
Castle Crag 290m
3.5km / 195m ascent / 2 hours
Please note: This trip includes 7 mountain walks over 5 days, with a combined total of 76 km (47.5 miles) and 5,300 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. We’ll car share to the start of each walk.
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 25,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 14,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 25 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.
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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 five consecutive days in the Lake District, with a combined total distance of 76km and 5,300m of ascent.
- All seven 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; 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 14,000 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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