The Lakeland 365 introduction

An introduction

The idea for this project and website evolved after Andy researched and studied the methods of how Alfred Wainwright developed his list of fells for inclusion in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. This research was for Andy’s major project and award winning book The Wainwrights in ColourInformation gathered regarding the background to the Pictorial Guides and the described fells has seemingly not been correlated before so here Andy is presenting all of those fells as well as the others which AW included in other books which cover the Lakeland area. It just so happens that the combined total is 365, hence the title- The Lakeland 365.

Andy Beck above Ullswater

This database is firstly a list of the “Wainwright Lakeland fells” but with each fell will be links to many walks. Many of these were undertaken by Andy as part of his research for The Wainwrights in Colour. More routes will be added as he continues his work on this project. The advantage of being an online resource as opposed to a book means that details can be updated when needed. 

Each fell has various sections: 

Heights and location. The original Wainwright summit location and height will be shown followed by the more updated data for location and accurate measurement of the true height. Often these are not one and the same. (See topographical details).

Summary: A brief outline of the fell including rough location.

Togographical detail: The Wainwright summit height, feature and grid reference*. Where necessary I will indicate the difference between the “Wainwright” summit and the true summit and why such a difference occurs. * As this project and list is based upon his work I thought that it was appropriate to give his information priority.

Points of interest: details of features whether natural or man-made which are in the area of the fell.

Tarns: From major lakes to small pools of water which lie in the vicinity.

Waterfalls: Cascades of water of note.

Adjoining fells: Other hills which are directly linked to the featured fell.

Nearest Facilities: This includes pubs, shops, cafes etc and most importantly nearby car parking. Please note, we are not responsible for any websites linked from this page to such establishments.

Star rating: This is simply the author’s rough guide to the overall quality of the fell. It is a personal opinion and takes into account various aspects of the fell gathered from the paragraphs above. Such ratings are subjective.

Check walks for this fell: The walks that the author has done which include a visit to the named fell. These come from a huge archive of routes and will be uploaded randomly. The walk links will open on a new page.


  1. Fantastic idea and I am sure it will be a must read!

  2. Hi Andy
    Having done the 214 Wainwright fells for a local charity ‘Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakes’ in 8 months. I along with a friend decided todo the 116 Wainwright Outlying
    Fells then along came Covid so we still have 15 to do. When we doing the 214 fells many a time we would wonder why he did not add that fell or this fell, we found it strange so I will be most interest to discover the other 35 fells that were on his original list and hopefully be able to complete the definitive list before I am to old

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