The Southern Fells

Wainwright notes that such anticipation surrounded the release of the Southern Fells that he was asked to release it (Book 4) before the Central Fells (Book 3). Being a man who sticks to his plans, he steadfastly refused, of course.

But it's easy to see why people wanted this book - just look at the fells it contains - Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Scafell Pike, Scafell - these alone make the book worth having. Undoubtedly, this is an area where one could spend a lifetime and never get bored.

I've listed below all of the fells that Wainwright classified as belonging to the Southern Fells, together with notes detailing visits I have made to them. Some fells have pages of their own - click on any of the fell names that have links to visit these...

This page is a work in progress. As fells are visited, climbed and photographed, they will be added.

The Tallest Fell


Scafell Pike: 3210 feet.

The Shortest Fell


Holme Fell: 1040 feet

Number of Fells above 2000 feet



The Southern Fells - Fells with pages on this site

Height - 2649 ft

The Southern Fells - List of all fells

Allen Crags

Height - 2572 ft

Black Fell

Height - 1056 ft


Height - 2960 ft

Brim Fell

Height - 2611 ft

Cold Pike

Height - 2300 ft

Coniston Old Man

Height - 2633 ft

Crinkle Crags

Height - 2816 ft

Dow Crag

Height - 2555 ft

Esk Pike

Height - 2903 ft


Height - 2569 ft

Great Carrs

Height - 2575 ft

Great End

Height - 2984 ft

Green Crag

Height - 1602 ft

Grey Friar

Height - 2536 ft

Hard Knott

Height - 1803 ft

Harter Fell

Height - 2140 ft

Holme Fell

Height - 1040 ft

Illgill Head

Height - 1983 ft

Height - 2649 ft

Lingmoor Fell

Height - 1539 ft

Pike o' Blisco

Height - 2313 ft

Rossett Pike

Height - 2106 ft

Rosthwaite Fell

Height - 1808 ft


Height - 3162 ft

Scafell Pike

Height - 3210 ft

Seathwaite Fell

Height - 1970 ft

Slight Side

Height - 2499 ft

Swirl How

Height - 2630 ft


Height - 2502 ft

Whin Rigg

Height - 1755 ft