Wainwright summit*: GR: NY40316 05143 1597′ True summit: GR: NY40314 05143 1597′ 487m

Summary: Wainwright originally considered Wansfell and Wansfell Pikes as potentially two separate fells but in the final 214 they come under Wansfell. Many walkers mistake the summit of Wansfell Pike to the south with its superior view of Windermere as the Wainwright top. In the Pictorial Guide it will be noted that AW makes no reference to the name “Baystones” even in relation to the lower top north of the wall. This is probably due to the fact that on the higher detailed 6 inch OS map Baystones is a name given to a outcrop of rock to the west of the wall that heads north. On his 1″ OS map Baystones is the name given to this north top of Wansfell but on the 1″ Bartholomew map the area is named Wansfell Pike.

Topographical features: The Wainwright summit is the small cairn on the rise south of the wall, the true summit is slightly higher, a rock just 3m to the west of the cairn. Far enough away to be considered a separate location.

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Adjoining Fells: Caudale Moor.

Nearest facilities: Car parking

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