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About The Western Fells

The Western Fells are a group of hills in the English Lake District. Centred on Great Gable they occupy a triangular area between Buttermere and Wasdale and are characterised by high ridges and an abundance of naked rock.

Ennerdale almost bisects the Western Fells, but access for cars barely penetrates the valley and its head is Black Sail Hut, England's most remote Youth Hostel.

Great Gable and its neighbours can be reached from Wasdale Head, Seathwaite, Honister Pass or Gatesgarth (Buttermere).

Access to the Northern arc is continuous along the Buttermere valley althought the southern arc is more remote, particularly as the ridge gradually moves away from Wasdale.
 
Western Fells
 The Western Fells Ordnance Survey - OS Open Data License
 
The Western Fells as described in the A. Wainwright 'Book 7'
A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells
 
    Fell Name Height GPS Reference
    m ft  

1

Great Gable

899 2949 NY 21102 10317

2

Pillar

892 2927 NY 17126 12101

3

Scoat Fell

841 2759 NY 15940 11384

4

Red Pike (Wasdale)

826 2710 NY 16530 10610

5

Steeple

819 2687 NY 15757 11678

6

High Stile

807 2648 NY 16748 14783

7

Kirk Fell

802 2631 NY 19498 10485

8

Green Gable

801 2628 NY 21472 10716

9

Haycock

797 2615 NY 14477 10722

10

Red Pike (Buttermere)

755 2477 NY 16054 15453

11

High Crag

744 2441 NY 18060 14017

12

Brandreth

715 2346 NY 21489 11928

13

Caw Fell

690 2264 NY 13198 11001

14

Grey Knotts

697 2287 NY 21731 12567

15

Seatallan

692 2270 NY 13964 08403

16

Fleetwith Pike

648 2126 NY 20587 14167

17

Base Brown

646 2119 NY 22516 11461

18

Starling Dodd

633 2077 NY 14206 15747

19

Yewbarrow

628 2060 NY 17338 08472

20

Great Borne

616 2021 NY 12398 16379

21

Haystacks

597 1959 NY 19338 13206

22

Middle Fell

582 1909 NY 15075 07222

23

Blake Fell

573 1880 NY 11043 19684

24

Lank Rigg

541 1775 NY 09164 11955

25

Gavel Fell

526 1726 NY 11699 18386

26

Crag Fell

523 1716 NY 09729 14384

27

Mellbreak

512 1680 NY 14843 18562

28

Hen Comb

509 1670 NY 13213 18119

29

Grike

488 1601 NY 08495 14076

30

Burnbank Fell

475 1558 NY 10999 20950

31

Low Fell

428 1404 NY 13730 22618

32

Buckbarrow

420 1378 NY 13572 06126

33

Fellbarrow

416 1365 NY 13219 24245
         
Linked photographs courtesy of Stridingedge.net
 

 

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