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 north from the summit of Hard Knott towards the Scafell Massif. Six Wainwrights of the Southern Fells can be seen in the view (from left to right) Slight Side, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike and Bowfell. Photo taken 31st August 2018.

The Scafell Massif from Wastwater

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 *785mBagged26/07/2018
Black Fell323mBagged20/05/2017
Bowfell *902mBagged25/07/2018
Brim Fell796mBagged29/08/2018
Coniston Old Man803mBagged29/08/2018
Cold Pike *701mBagged25/07/2018
Crinkle Crags *859mBagged25/07/2018
Dow Crag778mBagged29/08/2018
Esk Pike *885mBagged25/07/2018
Glaramara *783mBagged28/08/2018
Great Carrs785mBagged29/08/2018
Great End *910mBagged26/07/2018
Green Crag489mBagged31/08/2018
Grey Friar770mBagged29/08/2018
Hard Knott *549mBagged31/08/2018
Harter Fell654mBagged31/08/2018
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 *651mBagged25/07/2018
Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) *551mBagged28/08/2018
Scafell *964mNot bagged
Scafell Pike *978mNot bagged
Seathwaite Fell *632mBagged28/07/2018
Slight Side *762mNot bagged
Swirl How802mBagged29/08/2018
Wetherlam763mBagged04/08/2017
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 621mBagged29/08/2018
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.

References

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