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The 2018 Challenge
Fellwalking with a Camera at 30

Saturday 5th May – Saturday 26th May 2018

This coming year is the 30th anniversary of the publication of Fellwalking with a Camera and the Society is celebrating this event by asking members to go for a walk that includes the viewpoint for one of AW’s sketches from the Pictorial Guides. The aim is to take a photograph from a similar viewpoint for inclusion in the Challenge book with the Wainwright sketch. Ninety-eight sketches have been chosen from the seven guidebooks, so there is plenty of choice.

AW used his camera to take photographs that became the reference material for the sketches which were included in his books. He described the process in the introduction to the book: ‘When I left Blackburn for Kendal in 1941 I was given a folding camera as a going-away present. … I took the camera with me on all my fell walks, not with the object of photographing distant landscapes and recording dramatic effects, but merely to get pictures of items of interest I met on my travels for conversion later into pen and ink drawings.’ Introduction Fellwalking with a Camera

Money raised from the Challenge will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service

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. 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: 11/12/2017


1 Keldas Brian Rainford
2 Catstycam David Billington
3 White Side Roger Bunyan
4 Clough Head Julian Procter
5 Glenridding Dodd Roger Bunyan
6 Green Hill Sue Kashanski
7 Great Meldrum (Gowbarrow Fell)
8 The east ridge, St. Sunday Crag Martin Weatherill
9 Hartsop Beck Nick & Denise Holmes
10 Little Hart Crag summit Tom & Claire Chapman
11 Rydal Beck Jeff Coates
12 Red Screes summit David Johnson
13 The north-east ridge, St. Sunday Crag Michael Beecroft
14 Heron Pike Joseph Watts
15 The top of Dubhow Beck John Burland
16 Hallin Fell Derek Cockell
17 The north ridge, Branstree Martin Owen
18 The north-west ridge, Caudale Moor Mark Cosgrove
19 The summit cairn, Froswick Alan Thomas
20 Above Mellguards
21 The third cairn, Harter Fell David & Angela Croxall
22 Hartsop Dodd summit Lyndon & Joyce Davies
23 Stile End Lesley Ritchie
24 Sandwick Jeffrey Appleyard
25 Blea Water Jenny Whalley
26 Birks John Burland
27 Stockdale
28 Threshthwaite Mouth Stephen Armstrong
29 Fisher Crag
30 Ashness Wood Sandra Greaves
31 Helm Crag Graeme Chapman MBE
32 The lower slopes of Brund Fell Peter Pawson
33 Watendlath Alison Cockell
34 Pike How Stuart Colvin
35 The path to Gibson Knott Amy Preston
36 Great Crag John Mann
37 Sosgill Bridge Clive Robinson
38 Pike o' Stickle Peter Smith
39 Stickle Tarn Eric Heaton
40 Path from Easedale Tarn to Sergeant Man Jane & Sarah Howell
41 The tarns below Lang How Michael Cotterill
42 The north ridge of Steel Fell Ian Prater
43 Sprinkling Tarn Christine Hurford
44 East side of Cambridge Crag, Bowfell John Pulford
45 Little How Crags
46 Red Dell Head
47 Pike o' Blisco Lesley Newbury Jones
48 Goat's Water Anthony Judge
49 Little Carrs
50 The top of Central Gully, Great End
51 Slopes of Hard Knott Mark Abbott
52 The summit of Harter Fell Peter Cartwright
53 Elterwater Stephen & Pam Turner
54 Great Moss, Upper Eskdale Allan Wright
55 Little Langdale Philip Mann
56 Strands (Nether Wasdale) Rebecca Brennan
57 Summit of Bakestall Tim Ince
58 Mungrisdale Christine Reay
59 Castlerigg Stone Circle Richard Sutton
60 Summit cairn, looking west to Skiddaw Val Wilkinson & John Holloway
61 The path to Skiddaw House Stephen Butterfield
62 The West Gate, Carrock Hill Fort John Clark
63 The ruins of the Smelt Mill Christine Hurford
64 Blencathra Centre Roger Bunyan
65 Looking from Ullock Pike Steve Harris
66 The path to Skiddaw House David Baines
67 Burntod Gill Mark Abbott
68 Little Knott on the north-west ridge
69 The cairn on Souther Fell Val Wilkinson & John Holloway
70 Ullock Pike Paul Brennan
71 Ard Crags Stephen Armstrong
72 Outerside P Marriott
73 The summit, Castle Crag Don Morris
74 Derwentwater David Farnell
75 Causey Pike Christine Hurford
76 The ruined mine buildings Christine Hurford
77 Sand Hill
78 Lanthwaite Hill Stephen Gardiner
79 Sleet How Simon Smith
80 Castle Crag Nick & Denise Holmes
81 Little Town Fred & Anne Morris
82 Scar Crags Richard Daly
83 Scope End June Norris Green
84 Lothwaite, Sale Fell Derek & Alison Cockell
85 Brandreth, summit David & Graham Hall
86 Harrow Head
87 Waterend
88 Bowness Point
89 Top of the north-west ridge, Fleetwith Pike Philip Everitt Maltby
90 Ennerdale Water David & Judith Whelan
91 Wastwater Roger Bunyan
92 Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable Stephen Armstrong
93 Haystacks summit ridge Howard McKnight
94 Buttermere Andrew Wilkins
95 Grey Crags, High Stile Peter Broad
96 Green Gable David Farnell
97 Brin Crag, Brandreth
98 Gatherstone Head Paul Montrose
99 Castlehead Caroline Nichol