Category Archives: Fells

Esk Pike

Esk Pike is a fell situated in the English Lake District, one of the great cirque of hills which form the head of Eskdale. The Southern Fells include some of the highest ground in England, a horseshoe which begins with Scafell and Scafell Pike in the west and then curves around the north of Upper

Raise

Raise is a fell located in the English Lake District and standing on the main spine of the Helvellyn range in the Eastern Fells, between Thirlmere and Ullswater. The Helvellyn range runs broadly north-south for approximately 7 miles, remaining above 2,000 ft (600 m) throughout its entire length. Raise is close to the centre of

Catstye Cam

Catstye Cam is a fell in the English Lake District and as such is an outlier of Helvellyn in the Eastern Fells. Other names such as Catstycam and Catchedicam are also used although the Ordnance Survey alwas uses Catstye Cam. The Helvellyn range runs broadly north to south for around 7 miles, remaining above 2,000

Nethermost Pike

Nethermost Pike is a fell situated in the English Lake District. It is the second highest and located close to the southern end of the ridge with Helvellyn in the north and High Crag and Dollywaggon Pike to the south. Nethermost Pike along with many of the Eastern Fells, lies between Thirlmere in the west

Great Gable

Great Gable is a mountain lying at the very centre of the English Lake District, seen as a pyramid from Wasdale, but as a dome from most other directions. It is one of the most popular of the Lakeland fells, and there are a variety of different routes to the summit. Great Gable is connected

Scoat Fell

Scoat Fell is located in the west part of the English Lake District. It rises at the head of the Mosedale Horseshoe with its back to Ennerdale. Routes lead to Scoat Fell from Ennerdale over Steeple, from Wasdale over Red Pike, and also along the ridge from Pillar. The Western Fells occupy a triangular section

Bowfell

Bowfell, known as Bow Fell on Ordnance Survey maps, is a pyramid shaped mountain lying at the very centre of the English Lake District, in the Southern Fells area. It is the sixth tallest mountain in the lakes and one of the most popular of the Lakeland fells, and there are a variety of routes

Pillar

Pillar is a mountain located in the western part of the English Lake District in northern England. Situated between the valleys of Ennerdale to the north and Wasdale in the south, it is the tallest point of the Pillar group, some dozen fells clustered round it. At 892 metres (2,927 feet) it is the eighth

Great End

Great End is the most northern mountain in the Scafell chain, in the English Lake District, in Cumbria, Northern England. From the south it apperas as simply a lump continuing this chain. From the north, however, it is appears as an huge mountain, with an imposing north face rising high above Sprinkling Tarn. This is

Skiddaw

Skiddaw is a mountain situated in the Lake District National Park in the United Kingdom. With a peak at 931 m (3,054 feet) above sea level it is the fourth highest mountain in England. It can be found just north of the town of Keswick, Cumbria and dominates the skyline here. It is the easiest

Helvellyn

Helvellyn is a mountain located in the English Lake District, the apex of the Eastern Fells. At 950 metres (3,117 ft) above sea level, it is the third tallest peak in both the Lake District and England. The summit of Helvellyn is the highest on the north-south ridge situated between the Thirlmere valley to the

Crag Hill

Crag Hill is a mountain in the north western part of the English Lake District formerly known as Eel Crag. However, the Ordnance Survey now denotes Eel Crag as referring to the northern crags of the fell. It overlooks the valleys of Rannerdale to the west and Coledale to the east. It is the second

Scafell

Sca Fell, also spelled Scafell, and traditionally pronounced Scawfle, is a mountain in the English Lake District. Its height of 964 metres (3,162 ft) makes it the second-tallest mountain in England behind Scafell Pike, from which it is separated by the pass of Mickledore. Originally the name Sca Fell referred to the whole of the

Scafell Pike

Scaling 978 metres (3,209 feet), Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is quite often confused with neighbouring Sca Fell, to which it is connected by the col of Mickledore. The name Pikes of Sca Fell was originally applied to all the peaks now

Kentmere Valley

The narrow valley spanning about 3 miles (5 km) in length and starting with a bowl of hills is known as the Kentmere Round; a horseshoe shape of high fells surrounding Kentmere Reservoir. The reservoir is now the source of the River Kent from which Kendal derives its name. Access to this part of the

Black Combe

photo by wrross Black Combe is a fell in souther part of the English Lake District, a mere four miles from the Irish Sea. It stands in splendid isolation, some 10 miles away from any higher ground.This vantage point provides an excellent panoramic view of both land and sea, with views towards the Scafell group,