The Outlying Fells of Lakeland circle the fringes of the Lake District but are predominant to the south and east ie: the less remote areas. They are also of less height than most of the ‘main’ fells but many are wonderfully situated, fells in miniature, with interesting views.
The Outlying Fells list is dedicated by Wainwright to ‘The Old Timers of the Fells’.
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Brunt Knott is in a rough area of rarely visited moorland between Kentmere and Longsleddale.
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Wainwright - Outlying Fells
Often referred to as Askham Fell. To the east of Pooley Bridge, a great vantage point for Ullswater.
Part of the Bannisdale Round, close to the A6.
North of Caldbeck accessed with views north to the Solway Furth.
North of Bassenthwaite lake.
North of Bassenthwaite lake near the ancient circle.
To the east of Cockermouth, up a steep slops north of the quirky golf course.
Next to Pooley Bridge through the woods.
A pointy hill, just to the west of Ulpha in the Duddon Valley.
A rugged hill to the south east of Coniston lake.
South of Devoke Water.
Lovely hill to the south east of Windermere (lake).
A low lying hill to the north of Devoke Water.
The highest point in Grizedale Forest, circled by forestry.
A rocky summit in a rocky area to the east of the Duddon Valley.
Near Devoke Water.
To the west of Devoke Water.
Fine rocky peak in the Dunnerdale Fells
Isolated hill to the south of Coniston Water.
East of Ulpha in the Duddon Valley amongst a rocky group of hills.
Hidden in the woods where Beatrix Potter used to walk.
Through the woods to the east of Newby Bridge.
To the south east of Coniston Water and south of Top O' Selside summit.
A fine group of hills to the east of the Duddon Valley.
Set in a quiet area of walking south and west of Coniston water. Near idyllic Beacon Tarn.
Just to the north of the Dales Way as it approached Windermere.
South of Top O'Selside
In a lovely, quiet part of the Lakes to the south west of Coniston lake.
Cracking views (and a viewfinder) from the summit of a steep sided hill near Hawkshead.
A short climb from Windermere train station, classic views up and down Windermere.
One of a number of small rocky outcrops to the south west of Coniston lake.
Good views over Windermere and the lake from the nearest hill to the east.
The southern most point on the Top O'Selside massif at the south east corner of Coniston Lake.
Overlooking Beacon Tarn in the Blawith Hills to the south west of Coniston Water.
North to south prominent ridge of lovely limestone rock south of Kendal.
To the west of Kendal in an area of rarely walked farming land.
In a rarely visited area to the west of Coniston Lake near Beacon Tarn.
Pretty small fell on the outskirts of Bowness. A good viewpoint to the west.
Near High Dam on the south western shores of lake Windermere. Needs to be searched for in the woods.
On the western fringes near Cleator Moor. Near the Coast to Coast.
Near Egremont on the western fringes of the Lakes.
West of the Lakes near Cleator Moor at the start of the Coast to Coast.
A long rough ridge to the south west of the Lake District between Eskdale and the sea.