The Northern Fells are described in book five of Wainwright’s Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells. They are divided into two main groups, the Skiddaw group to the west and the Blencathra group to the east. The area is 13km wide from Ullock Pike in the west to Souther Fell in the East and contains just 24 summits.
This section was completed in a single week between 9th April and 15th April 2018.
The image above shows the view from the summit of Ullock Pike, probably the best view in the Northern Fells. Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man and Longside are clearly visible with the slopes of Carl Side just seen behind Long Side.
The Northern Fells
* Appears in the Wainwright guide to the Northern Fells but not in the Fellranger guide.
Mark Richards makes reference to Mungrisdale Common in the Blencathra chapter of his guide to the Northern Fells and notes, “It must have been a close call for Wainwright when he opted to give Mungrisdale Common a chapter to itself in his guide to the area, as endearing features on this summit are few, it being little more than the sprawling north-western rump of an otherwise mighty mountain”.
The details in the table above are taken from various sources but most notably:
The Northern Fells (Lakeland Fellranger guide) by Mark Richards
The Northern Fells (Walkers Edition) by A. Wainwright and revised by Clive Hutchby
Lake District North (Superwalker XT25) by Harvey Maps