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About The Northern Fells

The Northern Fells are a group of hills in the English Lake District. Including Skiddaw, they occupy a wide area to the north of Keswick.

Smooth sweeping slopes predominate with a minimum of tarns or crags but Blencathra in the south east of the group is the principal exception to this trend.

The Northern Fells are entirely surrounded by roads, but traversed by none. Keswick and Threlkeld provide good access to the south from the A66 road for the Skiddaw and Blencathra groups.

The minor road along the eastern boundary connects the hamlets of Mosedale and Mungrisdale and gives equally good access to the Caldew and other eastern valleys.

Further minor roads circuit the northern perimeter for operations Back o'Skiddaw, connecting finally to the Keswick - Carlisle road along the shore of Bassenthwaite. From here the Dash Valley and Longside Edge can be gained.

A service track follows Dash Beck past its major fall (Whitewater Dash) to Skiddaw House, the easiest entrance to Skiddaw Forest.

The tourist route up Skiddaw will generally be busy, but solitude can easily be found on the northern hills.

 
Northern Fells
 The Northern Fells Ordnance Survey - OS Open Data License
 
The Northern Fells as described in the A. Wainwright 'Book 5'
A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells
 
    Fell Name Height GPS Reference
    m ft  

1

Skiddaw

931 3054 NY 26040 29085

2

Blencathra

868 2848 NY 32345 27712

3

Skiddaw Little Man

865 2838 NY 26679 27785

4

Carl Side

746 2448 NY 25497 28086

5

Long Side

734 2408 NY 24881 28441

6

Lonscale Fell

715 2346 NY 28544 27171

7

Knott

710 2329 NY 29622 32985

8

Bowscale Fell

702 2303 NY 33343 30541

9

Great Calva

690 2264 NY 29089 31188

10

Ullock Pike

690 2264 NY 24441 28758

11

Bannerdale Crags

683 2241 NY 33616 29081

12

Bakestall

673 2208 NY 26647 30740

13

Carrock Fell

660 2165 NY 34176 33638

14

High Pike (Caldbeck)

658 2159 NY 31873 35002

15

Great Scafell

651 2136 NY 29135 33898

16

Mungrisdale Common

633 2077 NY 31059 29231

17

Brae Fell

586 1923 NY 28878 35159

18

Meal Fell

550 1804 NY 28259 33711

19

Great Cockup

526 1726 NY 27336 33311

20

Souther Fell

522 1713 NY 35472 29140

21

Dodd

502 1647 NY 24420 27353

22

Longlands Fell

483 1585 NY 27590 35402

23

Binsey

447 1467 NY 22513 35525

24

Latrigg

368 1207 NY 27886 24685
         
Linked photographs courtesy of Stridingedge.net
 

 

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