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The 2017 Challenge
The Far Eastern Fells Anniversary Challenge

Saturday 6th May – Saturday 27th May 2017

This coming year is the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Far Eastern Fells and, to celebrate this event, the Society’s annual Challenge is set in this quieter corner of Lakeland. When AW was conducting his research in 1955 – 6, he rarely met anyone on his walks. However, he wanted others to explore the area and he wrote: ‘Let me make a plea for the exhilarating hills that form the subject of this book. They should not remain neglected. To walk upon them, to tramp the ridges, to look from their tops across miles of glorious country, is constant delight. … Animal and bird life is much in evidence, and not the least of the especial charms of the area is the frequent sight of herds of ponies and deer that make these wild heights their home.’ The Far Eastern Fells, Some Personal Notes in Conclusion

Society members taking part in the Challenge Fix The Fells will be able to discover the delights of this area for themselves by visiting the fell tops, crags, tarns, becks and other natural and man-made features described and drawn by AW in his guidebook. In doing so, members will be raising money for Fix the Fells.

In planning the route, challengers should consult the relevant guidebook where maps, ascent diagrams and sketches will be of assistance in locating the objective. Members are also strongly advised to consult a 1:25000 OS map in their planning and on the walk if in doubt about the route or poor weather conditions limit visibility.

NOTE: Society members and any companions completing the Challenge should not undertake walks or climbs that are beyond their capabilities. A Challenge is completed when the location is reached. Dangerous rocks and crags should not be climbed.

A list of the allocated walks and participants are listed below.

To download a PDF with more details on the individual walks then click here

To download an application form (Society members only) then click here

last updated: 1/11/2017


1 Angletarn Pikes (the north and south summits) William John Smith
2 Angle Tarn John Burland
3 Arthur's Pike (summit) Fred Morris
4 Swarthbeck Gill Jeffrey Coates
5 Beda Fell (summit) Andrew & Brenda Littleton
6 Martindale Old Church Janet & Mike Eccleston
7 Bonscale Pike (summit) Richard Daly
8 Bonscale Tower Tim Ince
9 Branstree (summit) David Billington
10 Mosedale Cottage Mark Abbott
11 Brock Crags (summit) Howard McKnight
12 Caudale Moor (summit) Tom & Claire Chapman
13 Mark Atkinson's Monument Jeff Appleyard
14 Cairn on Hart Crag Val Wilkinson & Tony Holloway
15 Froswick (summit) Paul Gibbins
16 Scot Rake Derek Cockell
17 Gray Crag (summit) Steve Ward
18 Point 2331' Stephen & Pam Turner
19 Wath Bridge John Bewick
20 Grey Crag (summit) David Pitt
21 The Survey Pillar Roger Bunyan
22 Harrop Pike Brian & Jill Rainford
23 Mere Crag Roger Bunyan
24 Hallin Fell (summit) Alison Cockell
25 Harter Fell (summit) Joseph Watts
26 Ull Stone Roger Bunyan
27 Boundary stone, Adam Seat Steve Harris
28 Small Water Lesley Ritchie
29 Hartsop Dodd (summit) Phillip Wickens
30 High Raise (summit) Roger Bunyan
31 The British Fort Richard Sutton
32 Low Raise Christine Hurford
33 Redcrag Tarn John Mann
34 High Street (summit) Mark Cosgrove
35 Rough Crag Michelle Ashworth
36 Ill Bell (summit) Lesley Ritchie
37 Kentmere Pike (summit) Lesley Newbury-Jones
38 Kidsty Pike (summit) Peter Broad
39 The Knott (summit) Ian Prater
40 Hayeswater Sue Kashanski
41 Loadpot Hill (summit) Peter Cartwright
42 The beacon on The Pen Philip Maltby
43 Cop Stone Maurice & Gill McMahon
44 Moor Divock Stone Circle Phil Callaway
45 Mardale Ill Bell (summit) Mike Cotterill
46 Dodderwick Force Roger Bunyan
47 Blea Water Michael Elcock
48 Stone Shelters at Small Water Kate Young
49 The Nab (summit) Paul Brennan
50 Place Fell (summit) Stephen Gardiner
51 Boardale Hause George Greenhough
52 Rampsgill Head (summit) June Norris Green
53 Rest Dodd (summit) Michelle Ashworth
54 Satura Crag Lyndon & Joyce Davies
55 Sallows (summit) Jenny Whalley
56 Ullthwaite Bridge John Burland
57 Selside Pike (summit) David Hall
58 The Corpse Road Christine Reay
59 Shipman Knotts (summit) Graeme Chapman
60 Goat Scar Anthony Judge
61 Sour Howes (summit) John Merrill
62 Applethwaite Quarry Kevin Whalley
63 Steel Knotts (summit) John Pulford
64 Tarn Crag (summit) Stuart Forster
65 Survey post Roger Bunyan
66 Thornthwaite Crag (summit) Nick & Denise Holmes
67 Threshthwaite Mouth Christopher Allen
68 Troutbeck Tongue (summit) Andrew Wilkins
69 Slate bridge, Trout Beck Alan Thomas
70 Wansfell (summit) Caroline Nichol
71 Wansfell Pike David Johnson
72 Aqueduct Observatory, Kelswick Don Morris
73 Stock Ghyll Force Peter Linney & Jeffrey Carlton
74 Wether Hill (summit) David Croxall
75 Standing Stone Paul Marriott
76 Forces of Measand Beck Mark Abbott
77 Yoke (summit) David Whelan
78 Park Quarry Tony Thompson
79 Badger Rock David Felton
80 Garburn Pass Stephen Armstrong