North of Ambleside the Eastern Fells comprise an inverted triangle of high lands bordered to the west by the A591 and the east by the A592. It includes the most popular mountain in the Lake District, Helvellyn.
Wainwright dedicated the guide book to the ‘Men of the Ordnance Survey’.
Seen as Ullswater's mountain, Helvellyn is best climbed from the east side. It is England's most popular mountain.
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The first elevated section of land south of Helvellyn. It is a fine vantage point for Striding Edge, the summit perched on the cliff edge.
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Overlooking the graceful ridge of Swirral Edge, the small pointy summit overlooks Ullswater.
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A significant bowl shaped rise to the north of Hevellyn,. It is probably best known as the site for the Lake Districts only permanent ski tow.
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The highest mountain of one of the epic Classic Circuits in the Lake District. The summit is a barren area and not particularly impressive.
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White Side is little more than a fork in the road south of Helvellyn. Fork left for Thirlmere or continue north for 8 miles to the ridge terminus above Threlkeld.
To the south of Helvellyn the long wide, grassy ridge leading to Grisedale Tarn includes two Wainwrights. The one nearest the tarn is Dollywaggon Pike.
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The largest of the Dodds, a series of grassy lumps on the long northern ridge of Helvellyn.
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Stybarrow Dodd is one of a number of rounded grassy fells which makes up the northern end of the long Helvellyn ridge.
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St Sunday Crag is a graceful, mainly grassy ridge shaped like an upturned boat. It lies between Patterdale and Grisedale Tarn.
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Part of the easterly arm of the Fairfield Horseshoe Hart Crag overlooks a second ridge above Dovedale.
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To the east of Fairfield, Dove Crag is the apex of a number of excellent ridge walks. It is popular and rightly so.
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Watson Dodd overlooks Thirlmere and is an easy climb on the undulating grassy ridge far to the north of Helvellyn.
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An intimidating steep slope above Kirkstone Pass leads to this fine summit (and tarn). A wonderful viewpoint for the Far Eastern Fells.
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A graceful, largely grassy ridge and part of the westerly ridge on the Fairfield Horseshoe.
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At the northern end of the long Helvellyn ridge Clough Head has superb views over Blencathra, this superb mountain laid out in great detail.
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A fine mountain snuggled between the head of Ullswater and the broad Helvellyn ridge near Raise. A straightforward climb from Glenridding.
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An innocuous 5 metre rise of rocky land on the long southerly ridge from Dove Crag. Nothing more than part of an (albeit fine) ridge.
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On the north ridge of Red Screes above Kirkstone Pass. Its main asset is its excellent views over Brothers Water.
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To the east of Hart Crag is the insignificant promontory of Little Hart Crag. A tick in the centre of rugged ground.
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On the long ridge of St Sunday Crag with excellent views north over Patterdale and along Ullswater.
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At the south end of the eastern ridge of Fairfield overlooking Grasmere and Ambleside. An excellent summit for westerly views.
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Midway on the rugged ridge leading from Hartsop to Dove Crag, the 'How' is one of a few upward undulations.
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A cone shaped fell of little height, one of two mell fells south of the A66 between Penrith and Keswick.
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The summit is a dramatic spot, vertigo inducing, steep slopes overlook Brothers Water to the south and beyond to the head of Ullswater.
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An insignificant summit overlooking Ambleside at the southern end of the long ridge leading to Dove Crag ad Fairfield.
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The smallest of the conical mell fells that show up to the south of the A66. The easiest climb is from south of the fell.
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An imposing fell overlooking Grasmere. An off shoot of the main Fairfield Horseshoe the summit provides some good views.
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Small in height but big in stature, Gowbarrow Fell is a rugged, stand alone fell of great character on the northern banks of Ullswater.
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The fell of Glenridding and an easy climb from Ullswater. The views up Ullswater make the short climb worthwhile.
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Nab Scar is the prominent fell just to the north of Rydal Water. It is a steep, forbidding climb, the start of the Fairfield Horseshoe.
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On the St Sunday Crag ridge with stunning views north over Ullswater.
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