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About The Southern Fells

The Southern Fells are a group of hills in the English Lake District. Including Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, they occupy a broad area to the south of Great Langdale, Borrowdale and Wasdale.

High and rocky towards the centre of the Lake District, the Southern Fells progressively take on a moorland character toward the south west.

In the south east are the well known Furness Fells, their heavily quarried flanks rising above Coniston Water.

The high Southern Fells can be accessed from many of the principal walking centres of Lakeland, namely the heads of Wasdale, Borrowdale, Langdale and Eskdale.

Sty Head, the Stake, Rossett Gill, Grains Gill, Burnmoor Tarn and Esk Hause provide pedestrian links between all of these valleys, many miles apart by road.

The main paths from Seathwaite or Wasdale Head to Scafell Pike, and from Great Langdale up Bowfell are heavily used, as is the 'Tourist Route' up Coniston Old Man. These tops will be busy on almost any day of the year.

Away from these famous tops however it is possible to find quieter walking, particularly to the south.

 
Southern Fells
 The Southern Fells Ordnance Survey - OS Open Data License
 
The Southern Fells as described in the A. Wainwright 'Book 4'
A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells
 
    Fell Name Height GPS Reference
    m ft  

1

Scafell Pike

978 3209 NY 21548 07223

2

Scafell

964 3163 NY 20682 06484

3

Great End

910 2986 NY 22670 08385

4

Bowfell

902 2959 NY 24470 06443

5

Esk Pike

885 2904 NY 23660 07505

6

Crinkle Crags

859 2818 NY 24863 04869

7

Lingmell

807 2648 NY 20925 08144

8

Coniston Old Man

803 2635 SD 27237 97815

9

Swirl How

802 2631 NY 27282 00551

10

Brim Fell

796 2612 SD 27074 98556

11

Great Carrs

780 2559 NY 27045 00880

12

Allen Crags

785 2575 NY 23668 08529

13

Glaramara

783 2569 NY 24723 10565

14

Dow Crag

778 2552 SD 26254 97794

15

Grey Friar

770 2526 NY 26009 00359

16

Wetherlam

762 2500 NY 28820 01108

17

Slight Side

762 2500 NY 20969 05028

18

Pike O'Blisco

705 2313 NY 27118 04212

19

Cold Pike

701 2300 NY 26289 03613

20

Harter Fell (Eskdale)

653 2142 SD 21881 99718

21

Rossett Pike

650 2133 NY 24920 07565

22

Illgill Head

609 1998 NY 16542 04800

23

Seathwaite Fell

601 1972 NY 22904 10181

24

Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)

550 1807 NY 25832 12479

25

Hard Knott

549 1801 NY 23193 02369

26

Whin Rigg

535 1755 NY 15200 03442

27

Green Crag

489 1604 SD 20025 98274

28

Lingmoor Fell

469 1539 NY 30277 04605

29

Black Fell

323 1060 NY 34023 01591

30

Holme Fell

317 1040 NY 31528 00654
         
Linked photographs courtesy of Stridingedge.net
 

 

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