Guess the Fell Quiz 2022

The results are in!

This year’s theme: Figures on the Fells

Below are the results for the quiz. Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to the winners. The grid reference section proved to be interesting and took a bit of marking but I think it added a new angle to the quiz this year.

Those in the first and second places in each category will be sent their prizes (please check your email inboxes). The winner of the OS subscription was SIMON WILSON- a name picked at random from the non-winners. Simon, check your email box.

Expert level
1st Steve Dootson118 points
2nd Ian Baines113 points
3rd John Lennox112 points
4th Fran Idle 107 points
5th Kevin Potts104 points
6th Don Dawber98 points
7th Simon Smith94 points
8th Derek Whiteway92 points
9th Simon Lockyer84 points
10th Tony Warren75 points
11th Tony Jones 70 points
12th Louise Hogan 66 points
13th Lucy Wade64 points
14th Mike Ventress60 points
15th Michael Warren 58 points
Joint16th Mark Gordon57 points
Joint 16th Gregg Nugent57 points
Beginners level
1st Vincent Lo72 points (maximum)
2nd Shane Wilkinson67 points
3rd Paddy O’Neill64 points
4th Richard Borley63 points
5th Karen Donaldson59 points
6th Ian Ingham57 points
7th Tim Crapnell56 points
Joint 8th Anne Harlow55 points
Joint 8th Michael Luzanycia55 points
10th Paul Zepler53 points
Joint 11th Peter Carter 47 points
Joint 11th Simon Wilson47 points
13th Elizabeth Hawkins19 points
Guess the fell 2022 prizes

Here are the answers.

DAY ONE: This one caught quite few out. The person is standing on the lower “summit” of Latrigg 100m or so west of the main summit.

Latrigg summits

(A) Grisedale Pike (2 points). (B) The fell that we are standing on is Latrigg (2 points). (C) (Expert level) 10 figure grid reference where this person is standing NY27778 24643 (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day one

DAY TWO: (A) The Wainwright Fell is Scafell (2 points). (B) The fell that we are on is Grey Friar (this stumped many people) (3 points). (C) (Expert level) 10 figure grid reference where this person is sitting is NY25989 00396 (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day two

DAY THREE: (A) This Wainwright fell is St Sunday Crag (2 points). (B) This track leads up to Hayeswater (3 points). (C) (Expert Level) the 10 figure grid reference for where this walker is NY42274 12912 (the bend in the lane, the landslip and the wall down on the right were the clues). (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day three

DAY FOUR: (A) This Wainwright fell is Place Fell (2 points). (B) The name of this pass is Boredale Hause (3 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of this walker is NY40920 15304. (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day four

DAY FIVE: (A) The Wainwright Fell is Yewbarrow (2 points). (B) The name of this feature is Bell Rib (Dropping Crag is just out of view on the left) (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of the walker at the front in black is NY 16768 07246 (the top Rowan tree in the wall being the best clue). (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day two

DAY SIX: (A) Name of this Wainwright Fell is Armboth Fell (2 points). (B) The name of this Wainwright Fell is Raven Crag(2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of the walker (and her two smashing little dogs) is NY 29659 15971 (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day six

DAY SEVEN: (A) This Wainwright Fell is Yewbarrow (2 points). (B) The name of this Wainwright Fell caught many folk out and it is Whin Rigg(2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of the walker with the red rucksack is NY 15120 03577 (just north east of the summit). (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day seven

DAY EIGHT: (A) This Wainwright Fell is Pike o’ Blisco (2 points). (B) This ridge leads up to the summit of Great Carrs (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of the walker leading the group is NY 27138 01824. (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day eight

DAY NINE: (A) This Wainwright Fell is Tarn Crag (Far Eastern) (2 points). (B) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of this lone walker is NY 48771 07832. (His position compared to the pillar and the path is the clue to his exact location) (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day nine

DAY TEN: (A) The Wainwright fell is High Street (2 points). (B) Even though this top isn’t a Wainwright Fell, it is a named summit. Rough Crag (3 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of this lone walker is NY 45430 11250. (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day ten

DAY ELEVEN: The one caught a few out so here is a shot from a little bit further north from the small summit cairn of High Hartsop Dodd. The arrow marks where the walker is in the clue photo.

High Hartsop Dodd summit rocks

(A) This Wainwright Fell is Little Hart Crag (3 points). (B) The walker is on a path and ridge that leads up from another High Hartsop Dodd (3 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location of this walker is NY 39341 10734. (3 points)

Guess the fell 2022 day eleven

DAY TWELVE: (A) The name of this Wainwright fell is Blencathra (Saddleback) (2 points). (B) The fell that we are on is Bowscale Fell (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the two walkers is NY 33235 30293 (just crossing in front of the walkers can be seen the line of the footpath that comes up from Blackhazel Beck on the right and heads down to Mungrisdale village on the left). (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day twelve

DAY THIRTEEN: (A) This Wainwright fell is Helvellyn (2 points). (B) The Wainwright fell that we are on is White Side (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the two walkers is NY33815 16544. (3 points) (the line of cairns next to the path that they are on is a clue to the location).

Guess the fell 2022 day thirteen

DAY FOURTEEN: (A) This Wainwright Fell is Rampsgill Head (Kidsty Pike is off to the right out of shot) (2 points). (B) The fell that we are on is High Street (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the guy with the red rucksack is NY 44113 11626 (the angle of the wall ahead of them is on Short Stile) (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day fourteen

DAY FIFTEEN: (A) This Wainwright fell is Starling Dodd(2 points). (B) This Wainwright Fell in Knott Rigg (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference for the location where this walker is NY 20556 19677 (100m approx south west of the summit of Ard Crags). (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day fifteen

DAY SIXTEEN: (A) This Wainwright Fell is of course Catbells (2 points). (B) The Wainwright fell that we are on is Ard Crags (2 Points) (C) (Expert level) The 10 figure grid reference of these two walkers is NY 20689 19769 (the short cropped grass of the summit area, the cairn is just to the left) (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day sixteen

DAY SEVENTEEN-THE FINAL PHOTO: (A) This Wainwright Fell is Hartsop Dodd (2 points). (B) The Wainwright Fell that we are on is Thornthwaite Crag. (2 points). (C) (Expert level) The10 figure grid reference for this walker is NY 42992 10188 (Thornthwaite Beacon is 150m behind us and we are about to drop down steeply to Threshthwaite Mouth) (3 points).

Guess the fell 2022 day sixteen

So how did you get on? Did you like the format of the quiz this year? Do let me know in the comments below. The more response that I get the better the next quiz will be.

The Rules.

You have all of the time of the competition to work out your answers. Now that the final photo has been posted you will have until midnight on the 8th Jan to submit your final answers. Please do not give your answers as comments here. Anyone who posts answers publicly on any social media platform, the answers will be deleted and they will be disqualified from entering (this makes it fair for everyone).

The points will be added up and if there is a tie then a deciding photo will be posted to determine the winner. The judges decision is final. There are no cash alternatives to the prizes. Prizes will be posted out free of charge to mainland UK only.

In the expert level category it is 3 points for getting the 10 figure grid reference exact, 2 points for being within 10m and 1 point for being within 100m.

The Prizes.

There will be two prizes in each category. First prize will be a framed original pen and wash sketch (Napes Needle or Bakestones).

Guess the fell 2022 prize Napes Needle sketch
Napes Needle original pen and wash sketch.
Guess the fell 2022 prize Bakestones sketch
Bakestones original pen and wash sketch.

Second prize will be a mounted signed print (Striding Edge or Sharp Edge)

Guess the fell 2022 prize Striding Edge print
Striding Edge mounted signed print.
Guess the fell 2022 prize Sharp Edge print
Sharp Edge mounted signed print.

The prize for just taking part is a 12 month Premium Subscription to the OS Maps. This will be drawn at random from everyone who enters the quiz but have not won a prize in the main categories.

Guess the fell 2022 prize OS subscription

If you have any questions about the quiz then just leave them as a comment below and I will answer them as quickly and accurately as possible.

Good Luck!

36 Comments:

  1. Hi Andy – I have the example as: N54.478557 W2.846389 (ish ) is this the correct format for the grid reference?

    • Hi Mark,
      I have updated the page with today’s photo and also given the answer to the example photo. There is also a link to the OS website about calculating grid references. Regards, Andy

  2. Thanks Andy – realised my error in getting GR’s confised with co-ordinates

  3. Hi Andy
    Your quiz 2022 did not appear in my in box, I did a work around which seemed a long way to eventually get to day 1. Have I done something wrong……..

    • Hi Tony,
      If you have subscribed to the website you should have got an initial alert when the Quess the Fell page was first posted. After that as I only add each day’s photos as a page update you will not get an alert each day I’m afraid.

  4. Thanks Andy, will enjoy working out the questions with fingers crossed I get them right

  5. Brilliantl Andy it wouldn’t be Christmas without it

  6. Always look forward to this – so thanks once again for doing it Andy. Great stuff as per usual.

  7. Always great photos, I just wish you’d give the answers after the completion. I’m getting to know more fells but a long way off knowing some areas and some fells I’ll never be able to do. Thanks

    • Hi Elisabeth, thanks for the comment. I do post all of the answers once all of the days clues have been posted and the winners announced. Remember, you don’t have to know all the answers, just submit an entry with as many as you can. Anyone who enters is still in with a chance of winning a prize. Good Luck.

  8. Thoroughly enjoying the quiz again Andy, keeping me out of the kitchen. Have you recruited a team of post-xmas elves to help with the scoring? Or maybe you’re a closet Excel wizard? Best wishes for the big day.

    • Thanks for the comment Derek, glad that you are enjoying it. Same elves as usual at this end. All the best to you and yours. Andy

  9. Happy Christmas Andy!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to put on the Christmas Quiz once more…thoroughly enjoyable, and whilst researching it’s almost like being in The Lakes without actually being there! Loving the format this year, and the ten figure grid references are proving to be a challenge!
    Look forward to the remaining days pictures.
    Best regards and season’s greetings to you and your family!
    Steve

    • Happy Christams to you too Steve. Glad that you are enjoying the format for this quiz. I agree about the images, they all bring back great memories for me of having been on the fells and excited to be getting back out there soon- even if it is just the lower ones these days.
      All the best,
      Andy

  10. Mark Philip Gordon

    Hi Andy,

    Really enjoying my first time having a go at your quiz- you are the master of funny angles but I am hanging in there…. just!

    However, should a notification be appearing in my inbox? and if not will this prevent me from submitting?

    Compliments of the season.

    Mark

    • Hi Mark,
      Thanks for having a go at the quiz. As with previous years, once the answers are revealed at the end some of the views are quite obvious. As I only update the quiz page daily and not make a new post for each day you will not get a notictication ech time I add a new clue.
      Good luck
      Andy

  11. Enjoying the quiz and the level is about right for me. I reckon I know most, but not all, so far, but it has taken quite a lot of thought. I think you’ve set yourself quite a task in the judging by including the Grid References ! Happy New Year !

    • Hi Tim,
      Glad that you are enjoying the quiz and thanks for leaving a comment. There is still plenty of time to go over some of the clues that you are unsure of. Yes, it will be interesting to see how close some of the grid references are 🙂
      Good Luck and best wishes for 2023.

  12. Hi Andy
    After all the festivity’s I am feeling a little brain dead, Day 16 what do you mean by PG reference

    • Hi Tony.
      I know what you mean. The PG reference is only referring to the guy using a “Pictorial Guide” in his hand to admire the view. 🙂

  13. richard angel melford borley

    Wow , what a great set of pics. Quite a few initially look easy but to get the fell from where they are taken is a bit of a teaser. Thanks for taking the time Andy, much appreciated.

  14. Top quiz yet again Andy, I’ve got answers for all the questions….whether they are right tho…..
    Just trying to finalize the GR

  15. Many thanks Andy – another great quiz which has certainly kept me entertained over the Christmas holiday. I’m very pleased there’s a few days for checking … and trying to work out those grid references.

  16. Guesses assembled, grid references stabbed at, just giving myself a couple of days, then re-check before sending off entry.
    Thanks Andy for another great, highly enjoyable quiz. It is a real fun part of Christmas and New Year.
    Not holding out much hope for the references but giving the Expert level a go!

  17. Hi Andy. I have submitted my answers and hope for the best I’ve really enjoyed searching my brain for the answers. I’ve also had a go at the grid feferences which was tricky. Happy New Year.

  18. Thanks again Andy, thoroughly enjoyed the format this year. I’m quite pleased with my results on the whole. A few instances where misgivings I had over my answer were fully justified and I should have given it more thought. A lesson for the next quiz, I hope. Grey Friar completely caught me out, but I’ve never seen anything from the top of there! Congratulations to the prizewinners, some impressive knowledge on show! Best wishes, Derek

  19. ELISABETH HAWKINS

    I really enjoyed trying to figure out where & what I should be able to view. Grey Friar also caught me out, I recognised the cairn , just couldn’t think where from & didn’t have a photo of it. The view was obvious, but I couldn’t put the two together. The pleasure of walking this area is redoing the walks in different weather & at different times of the year. Thanks so much for putting this quiz together.

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