The Southern Fells area is bounded in the west by Wast Water and in the east by Windemere. It extends north as far as Stonethwaite in Borrowdale and south to Coniston. The Southern Fells includes the highest peaks in the Lake District, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. The area includes 30 Wainwrights, which are described in Book Four of Alfred Wainwright’s Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells plus 15 fells described in the Fellranger guides, giving a total of 45.

The image above shows the view east from the Wast Water lake shore road towards the Scafell Massif. Four Wainwrights of the Southern Fells can be seen in the view (from left to right) Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Slight Side (just peeping above Green How). Great Gable falls into the Western Fells. Photo taken 22nd May 2017.

The Southern Fells

Fell nameHeightBaggedDate
Allen Crags *785mNot bagged
Black Fell323mBagged20/05/2017
Bowfell *902mNot bagged
Brim Fell796mNot bagged
Coniston Old Man803mNot bagged
Cold Pike *701mNot bagged
Crinkle Crags *859mNot bagged
Dow Crag778mNot bagged
Esk Pike *885mNot bagged
Glaramara *783mNot bagged
Great Carrs785mNot bagged
Great End *910mNot bagged
Green Crag489mNot bagged
Grey Friar770mNot bagged
Hard Knott *549mNot bagged
Harter Fell654mNot bagged
Holme Fell317mBagged21/05/2017
Illgill Head *609mBagged22/05/2017
Lingmell *800mNot bagged
Lingmoor Fell *469mBagged20/05/2017
Pike o'Blisco *705mBagged03/08/2017
Rossett Pike *651mNot bagged
Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) *551mNot bagged
Scafell *964mNot bagged
Scafell Pike *978mNot bagged
Seathwaite Fell *632mNot bagged
Slight Side *762mNot bagged
Swirl How802mNot bagged
Whin Rigg *535mBagged22/05/2017

* Appears in the Fellranger guide to the Mid-Western Fells.

The Wainwright Southern Fells are divided between two of Mark Richards’ Fellranger guides; the Southern Fells and the Mid-Western Fells. Those that appear in the Fellranger guide to the Mid-Western Fells are marked with an asterisk, the remainder appear in the Fellranger guide to the Southern Fells.

The Southern Fells (Fellranger additional fells)

Fell nameHeightBaggedDate
Black Combe 600mNot bagged
Buckbarrow 549mNot bagged
Caw 529mNot bagged
Eskdale Moor *337mNot bagged
Great How *523mNot bagged
Great Worm Crag 427mNot bagged
Hesk Fell 476mNot bagged
Little Stand *739mNot bagged
Muncaster Fell 231mNot bagged
Stainton Pike 498mNot bagged
Stickle Pike 376mNot bagged
Wallowbarrow Crag292mNot bagged
Walna Scar 621mNot bagged
Whitfell 573mNot bagged
Yoadcastle 494mNot bagged

* Appears in the Fellranger guide to the Mid-Western Fells.
Appears in The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.

In addition to the Wainwright Southern Fells, the Fellranger guides to the Southern and Mid-Western Fells also include 15 fells that are not included in the seven Wainwright guides. However, many of them do appear in the Wainwright guide to the Outlying Fells. They are included in this checklist for completeness, the aim being to complete the 214 Wainwright fells plus the additional 18 Fellranger fells (one addition to the Central Fells and two additions to the Western Fells), making 232 in total.


The details in the table above are taken from various sources but most notably:
The Mid-Western Fells (Lakeland Fellranger guide) by Mark Richards
The Southern Fells (Lakeland Fellranger guide) by Mark Richards
The Southern Fells (Walkers Edition) by A. Wainwright and revised by Clive Hutchby
Walking the Wainwrights by Stuart Marshall
Lake District West (Superwalker XT25) by Harvey Maps