Favourite Mountain Walks


Alfred Wainwright knew the High Lakeland Fells like nobody else.

At the end of his masterpiece - the hand-drawn Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells - he singled out what were, for him, the finest mountain walks the Lake District has to offer: the highest, the craggiest, those with the most awe-inspiring views.

Favourite Mountain Walks celebrates a lifetime's work.

These are his favourite walks, brought together for the first time in one handy volume to make the perfect companion on a challenging Lakeland walk.

As of February 2014 I have only one missing from my peak bagging list and that is Carrock Fell an omission which I must remedy in 2014.

  In Alphabetical Order:-


  Blencathra  Bowfell Carrock Fell
  Crinkle Crags Great Gable Harrison Stickle
  Haystacks Pike o' Stickle Pillar
  Place Fell Scafell Scafell Pike


  He was reluctant to give his opinion on the six best fells as he thought they were all good. He did ,however, consider the finest having the attributes of maintains i.e. height, a commanding appearance, a good view, steepness, ruggedness which are qualities most pronounced in the south-western sector. these are not necessarily the six fells he liked best but after much consideration he decided, in order of preference:-
  Scafell Pike Bowfell Pillar
  Great Gable Blencathra Crinkle Crags