The North Western Fells are geographically bounded by Derwentwater and Keswick to the east and the Buttermere valley to the west. The valleys are deep and the mountains steep around here but the high ridge walking is memorable.
Book 6 is dedicated to ‘my Right Leg and my Left Leg’.
The eastern shores of Crummock Water are dominated by the steep slopes of Grasmoor. The broad summit area marks the highest and furthest point of the Coledale Round.
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Crag Hill is the highest point of the long ridge from Causey Pike to Grasmoor. It ha a bald, exposed summit.
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Grisedale Pike is the steep sided graceful fell directly to the west of the village of Braithwaite. From Grisedale Pike the ridge undulates west towards Buttermere.
Wandope is on a south westerly ridge leading down from Grasmoor. There is a small rise in the land with good views in to the Newlands valley.
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Hopegill Head is at the apex of four ridges at the north west point of the Coledale Round. It is a dramatic spot with cliffs to the north and east.
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Usually climbed as part of the Newlands Round Dale Head lies directly (and steeply) north of Honister Pass.
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The most westerly fell of the Newlands Round. It can also be easily accessed from Newlands Hause and Moss Force with the summit having excellent views over Buttermere.
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The middle fell of the Newlands Round. The summit is set a little to the north of the main ridge and offers good views towards Keswick and the northern fells.
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Whiteside is at the end of a mile long ridge linking to the Coledale Round at Hopegill Head. It is off on a limb to the west , overlooking Crummock Water.
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Scar Crags is on the southern arm of the Coledale Round just to the west of Causey Pike. The name comes from the cliffs on its steep southern slopes.
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Whiteless Pike overlooks Crummock Water on a long ridge parallel, but to the south, of Grasmoor. Excellent views across Buttermere to the mountains further south.
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High Spy marks the highest place on the ridge running along the western side of Borrowdale. To the north the ridge gradually drops to Catbells, to the south its steeper towards Honister Pass.
The series of rocky humps present a distinctive sight from Keswick looking over Derwentwater. This is the summit of Causey Pike and marks the start of the Coledale Round.
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A fine one mile ridge with lovely views to Buttermere in the west, Derwentwater in the east and Newlands down below. The access to the grassy ridge is steep on all sides.
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Maiden Moor is the fell to the south of Catbells. It is not as graceful, more of a moorland setting but it is higher than its more illustrious neighbour.
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Outerside is circled on all sides by the higher mountains of the Coledale Round. The fell itself is graceful and is really a extension to Barrow. From Braithwaite it offers good access to the higher mountains nearby.
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Knott Rigg is the south west rise of the mile long ridge of Ard Crags. It is immediately above Newlands Hause with excellent views over Buttermere.
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A small rise in the land between the smaller Barf and the higher Broom Fell above Bassenthwaite.
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A small fell poking out above Whinlatter Forest. To the north is a large area of low fells not often visited but Whinlatter Forest to the south is a outdoor playground and popular.
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The highest point of a rarely visited area that lies between Bassenthwaite and Cockermouth.
Barf is a rocky promontory with great views across Bassenthwaite to Skiddaw. To the west of the summit is an extensive area of rarely visited rough land under 2,000 foot.
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Graystones is mid sized fell overlooking High Lorton and the Vale of Lorton. It marks the southern part of rarely visited area of land between Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite.
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Barrow is a small graceful peak rising gently above the village of Braithwaite, close to Keswick. It is a fine Lakeland fell for the first timer.
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The lovely graceful outline of Catbells overlooks Derwentwater and draws both the eye and acts as a magnet for walkers. The ridge continues over Maiden Moor and High Spy.
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Ling Fell lies to the south east of Cockermouth and is best climbed by Old Corpse Road which traverses its slopes.
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A pleasant stand alone fell of no great height on the western shores of Bassenthwaite. The hidden valley to the north at Kelswick is worth exploring.
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A small fell on the banks of Crummock Water. There are some very good views from its exposed summit. However explore the hidden valley between it and Grasmoor, full of blue bells or memories of historical battles.
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A dramatic outline in the 'Jaws of Borrowdale' with great views down Derwentwater to Skiddaw. Castle Crag sits on its own but its position belies its small size. The summit is full of interest.
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