This is the second section of fells, which I started in July 2016. It includes the area to the northwest of Ambleside between Stonethwaite Beck and Great Langdale Beck in the west and Thirlmere in the east and contains the Langdale Pikes and the fells to the northwest of Grasmere. The area includes 27 Wainwrights plus Bell Crags (see note). The Central Fells are described in Book Three of Alfred Wainwright’s Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells.
The section was completed on 16th October 2016 with a visit to both peaks of Thunacar Knott via Dungeon Ghyll.
The image above shows the view north from the summit of Steel Fell and includes 6 other Wainwright summits within the Central Fells group, (from left to right) Ullscarf, High Tove, High Seat, Armboth Fell, Raven Crag and High Rigg. Photo taken 29th July 2016.
The Central Fells
* Bell Crags is not, strictly speaking, a Wainwright. It does not appear in AW’s guide to the Central Fells. However, it does satisfy all the usual criteria and is included in Mark Richard’s Fellranger guide to the Central Fells. It is, therefore, included here for completeness.
The details in the table above are taken from various sources but most notably:
The Central Fells (Lakeland Fellranger guide) by Mark Richards
The Central Fells (Walkers Edition) by A. Wainwright and revised by Clive Hutchby
Lake District West (Superwalker XT25) by Harvey Maps