View from the summit of Wansfell Pike.

View from Wansfell Pike. Ambleside below: Coniston fells to left: Scafell/Langdale group in the centre. Clare and Joe are there behind the guy in red.

Last weekend saw me (and Clare & Joe) spend the night in Ambleside. I needed to rest in the Lakes after my exertions on Saturday, for I finally made it up Scafell Pike, the highest mountain England, which was the centerpiece of walk 56.

Then, on Sunday, walk 57 took all three of us over the two summits of Wansfell (see picture); a short walk, but it bagged one of the more isolated Wainwrights and, as you can see, was graced by glorious weather.

As of today then, I have done 176 of the 214 Wainwrights, thus have 38 to go. I have walked a total of 567.7 miles and ascended approximately 166,401 feet.

Most likely date for the next walk is 15th or 16th June.

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Walkers on the Beda Fell ridge

Walkers on the Beda Fell ridge. Heck Crag (part of Angletarn Pikes) behind.

It’s hardly been the best spring in Britain’s history but the weather wasn’t bad yesterday (Saturday) as I bagged five more fells around the Martindale/Patterdale hinterland: Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes, Rest Dodd, The Nab and Brock Crags, which collectively made up walk 55. Angle Tarn was the definite highlight.

As of today, then, I have bagged 172 of the 214 Wainwrights, thus have 42 to go. Memory Map is working again so I can confirm I have walked a total of 550.94 miles and ascended approximately 160,649 feet.

Next walk is a booked in one as in a fortnight’s time I have a weekend in Ambleside – will need a rest after my next walk in particular, as the plan is that I’ll be off up Scafell Pike, the highest fell in the Lakes (and in England).