Outdoor Adventures

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

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.


MONDAY – Grasmoor Round
Meet 9:30am at Rannerdale, Crummock Water
Rannerdale Knotts 355m
Whiteless Pike 660m
Wandhope 772m
Grasmoor 852m
Hopegill Head 770m
Whiteside 707m
16km / 1260m ascent / 8 hours

TUESDAY – Coledale Horseshoe
Meet 9:30am at Braithwaite
Barrow 455m
Outerside 568m
Causey Pike 637m
Scar Crags 672m
Sail 773m
Eel Crags 839m
Grisedale Pike 791m
15.5km / 1100m ascent / 8 hours

WEDNESDAY A – Whinlatter & Lorton Fells
Meet 9:30am at Scawgill Bridge, Whinlatter
Whinlatter 525m
Barf 468m
Lords’s Seat 552m
Broom 511m
Graystones 456m
13.5km / 800m ascent / 5 hours

WEDNESDAY B – Wythop Valley
Meet 3pm at Brumston Bridge, Wythop Valley
Sale Fell 359m
Ling Fell 373m
5.5km / 425m ascent / 2 hours

THURSDAY – Newlands Horseshoe
Meet 9:30am at Little Town, Newlands Valley
Catbells 451m
Maiden Moor 576m
High Spy 653m
Dale Head 753m
Hindscarth 727m
Robinson 737m
16.5km / 1150m ascent / 8 hours

FRIDAY A – Keskadale Fells
Meet 9:30am at Newlands Hause
Ard Crags 581m
Knott Rigg 586m
5.5km / 370m ascent / 2 hours

FRIDAY B – Borrowdale Viewpoint
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.




This includes:

  • Five days of mountain walking, guided by Mark Reid
  • Walk all 29 North Western Fells 'Wainwright' summits in Book Six 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