What are the Wainwright Hills?

By Dave Roberts   

on August 22, 2018   5/5 (1)

What are the Wainwright Hills?

The Wainwrights are the 214 hills described by Alfred Wainwright in his 7 volume Pictoral Guide to the Lake District fells. The list does not depend on height, merely on the premise that Wainwright deemed the hill worthy of a mention! The more we hear of nit-pickers who want to see if one mountain is 10cm lower or higher than whatever, the more we like his approach. The list will never change because an impressive hill has been re-surveyed and found not worthy and your peak is now crossed out rather than ticked off. Wainwright took the mountain or hill on merit, and that the peak was worth climbing and including your day’s walk. Follow and heed his advice, you won’t be disappointed!

His books remain the standard classification of the Lake District mountains and the one we follow for our Lake District Walks.

The areas of the Lake District according to Wainwright are; Lake District – Southern Fells, Lake District – Eastern Fells,  Lake District – Northern Fells, Lake District – Western Fells, Lake District – North Western Fells, Lake District – Far Eastern Fells, Lake District – Central Fells.

Here’s a full list of the 214 Wainwrights In Order of Height

1 Scafell Pike (978 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
2 Scafell (964 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
3 Helvellyn (950 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
4 Skiddaw (931 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
5 Great End (910 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
6 Bowfell (902 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
7 Great Gable (899 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
8 Pillar (892 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
9 Nethermost Pike (891 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
10 Catstye Cam (890 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
11 Esk Pike (885 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
12 Raise (883 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
13 Fairfield (873 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
14 Blencathra – Hallsfell Top (868 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
15 Skiddaw Little Man (865 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
16 White Side (863 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
17 Crinkle Crags – Long Top [Second Crinkle] (859 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
18 Dollywaggon Pike (858 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
19 Great Dodd (857 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
20 Grasmoor (852 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
21 Stybarrow Dodd (843 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
22 St Sunday Crag (841 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
23 Scoat Fell (841 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
24 Crag Hill [Eel Crag] (839 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
25 High Street (828 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
26 Red Pike (Wasdale) (826 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
27 Hart Crag (822 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
28 Steeple (819 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
29 Lingmell (807 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
30 High Stile (806 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
31 The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man] (803 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
32 Kirk Fell (802 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
33 High Raise (High Street) (802 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
34 Swirl How (802 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
35 Green Gable (801 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
36 Haycock (797 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
37 Brim Fell (796 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
38 Rampsgill Head (792 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
39 Dove Crag (792 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
40 Grisedale Pike (791 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
41 Watson’s Dodd (789 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
42 Allen Crags (785 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
43 Great Carrs (785 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
44 Thornthwaite Crag (784 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
45 Glaramara (783 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
46 Kidsty Pike (780 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
47 Harter Fell (Mardale) (779 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
48 Dow Crag (778 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
49 Red Screes (776 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
50 Sail (773 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
51 Grey Friar (773 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
52 Wandope (772 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
53 Hopegill Head (770 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
54 Great Rigg (766 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
55 Stony Cove Pike [Caudale Moor] (763 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
56 Wetherlam (763 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
57 Slight Side (762 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
58 High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] (762 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
59 Mardale Ill Bell (760 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
60 Ill Bell (757 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
61 Hart Side (756 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
62 Red Pike (Buttermere) (755 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
63 Dale Head (753 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
64 Carl Side (746 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
65 High Crag (Buttermere) (744 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
66 The Knott (High Street) (739 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
67 Robinson (737 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
68 Seat Sandal (736.8 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
69 Sergeant Man (736 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
70 Harrison Stickle (736 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
71 Long Side (734 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
72 Kentmere Pike (730 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
73 Hindscarth (727 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
74 Ullscarf (726 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
75 Clough Head (726 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
76 Thunacar Knott (723 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
77 Froswick (720 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
78 Birkhouse Moor (718 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
79 Lonscale Fell (715 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
80 Brandreth (715 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
81 Branstree (713 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
82 Knott (710 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
83 Pike of Stickle (709 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
84 Whiteside [Whiteside West Top] (707 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
85 Yoke (706 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
86 Pike of Blisco (705 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
87 Bowscale Fell (702 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
88 Cold Pike (701 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
89 Pavey Ark (700 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
90 Gray Crag (699 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
91 Grey Knotts (697 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
92 Caw Fell (697 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
93 Rest Dodd (696 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
94 Seatallan (692 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
95 Ullock Pike (690 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
96 Great Calva (690 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
97 Bannerdale Crags (683 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
98 Loft Crag (680 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
99 Sheffield Pike (675 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
100 Bakestall (673 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
101 Scar Crags (672 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
102 Loadpot Hill (672 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
103 Wether Hill (671 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
104 Tarn Crag (Sleddale) (664 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
105 Carrock Fell (663 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
106 Whiteless Pike (660 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
107 High Pike (Caldbeck) (658 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
108 Place Fell (657 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
109 High Pike (Scandale) (656 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
110 Selside Pike (655 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
111 Middle Dodd (654 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
112 Harter Fell (Eskdale) (654 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
113 High Spy (653.1 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
114 Great Sca Fell (651 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
115 Rossett Pike (651 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
116 Fleetwith Pike (648.9 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
117 Base Brown (646 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
118 Grey Crag [Sleddale Fell] (638 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
119 Causey Pike (637 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
120 Little Hart Crag [Little Hart Crag – West Top] (637 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
121 Mungrisdale Common (633 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
122 Starling Dodd (633 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
123 Yewbarrow (627 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
124 Birks (622 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
125 Hartsop Dodd (618 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
126 Great Borne (616 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
127 Heron Pike (Rydal) (612 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
128 Illgill Head (609 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
129 High Seat (608 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
130 Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright summit) (601 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
131 Haystacks (Buttermere) (597 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
132 Bleaberry Fell (590 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
133 Shipman Knotts (587 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
134 Brae Fell (586 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
135 Middle Fell (582 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
136 Ard Crags (581 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
137 Hartsop Above How [Gill Crag – Hartsop Above How] (581 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
138 The Nab (576 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
139 Maiden Moor (575 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
140 Blake Fell (573 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
141 Sergeant’s Crag (571 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
142 Outerside (568 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
143 Angletarn Pikes [Angletarn Pikes North Top] (567 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
144 Brock Crags (561 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
145 Knott Rigg (556 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
146 Steel Fell [Dead Pike – Steel Fell] (553 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
147 Lord’s Seat (552 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
148 Rosthwaite Fell – Bessyboot (551 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
149 Meal Fell (550 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
150 Tarn Crag (Easedale) (549 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
151 Hard Knott (549 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
152 Blea Rigg (541 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
153 Lank Rigg (541 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
154 Calf Crag (537 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
155 Whin Rigg (Wasdale) (537 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
156 Great Mell Fell (537 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
157 Arthur’s Pike (533 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
158 Great Cockup (526 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
159 Gavel Fell (526 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
160 Eagle Crag (525 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
161 Bonscale Pike (524 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
162 Crag Fell (523 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
163 Souther Fell (522 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
164 High Hartsop Dodd (519 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
165 Whinlatter [Brown How – Whinlatter] (517 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
166 Sallows (516 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
167 High Tove (515 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
168 Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top] (512 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
169 Broom Fell (511 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
170 Hen Comb (509 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
171 Beda Fell [Beda Head] (509 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
172 Low Pike (508 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
173 Little Mell Fell (505 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
174 Stone Arthur (504 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
175 Dodd (Skiddaw) (502 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
176 Green Crag (488.7 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
177 Grike (488 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
178 Baystones [Wansfell] (486.9 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
179 Longlands Fell (483 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
180 Sour Howes (483 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
181 Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright summit) (481.2 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
182 Armboth Fell (475 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
183 Burnbank Fell (475 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
184 Barf (469 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
185 Lingmoor Fell [Lingmoor Fell – Brown How] (469 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
186 Raven Crag (461 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
187 Barrow (455 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
188 Graystones (452 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
189 Catbells (451 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
190 Nab Scar (450 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
191 Great Crag (Stonethwaite) (449 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
192 Binsey (447 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
193 Glenridding Dodd (442 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
194 Arnison Crag (433 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Eastern Fells .
195 Steel Knotts [Pikeawassa – Steel Knotts] (432 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
196 Buckbarrow (423 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
197 Low Fell (423 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
198 Gibson Knott (420 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
199 Fellbarrow – Mosser Fell (416 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Western Fells .
200 Grange Fell [Brund Fell] (416 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
201 Helm Crag (405 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
202 Silver How (395 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
203 Hallin Fell (388 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
204 Walla Crag (379 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
205 Ling Fell (373 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
206 Latrigg (368 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Northern Fells .
207 Troutbeck Tongue (364 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Far Eastern Fells .
208 Sale Fell (359 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
209 High Rigg [Naddle Fell] (357 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
210 Rannerdale Knotts (355 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .
211 Loughrigg Fell (335 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Central Fells .
212 Black Fell (323 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
213 Holme Fell (317 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – Southern Fells .
214 Castle Crag (290 metres) , Cumbria , Lake District – North Western Fells .

 

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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