Wansfell - Baystones

Wansfell - Birkett Summit
Wansfell - Birkett Summit

Walks By Hill: Birkett, Synge
Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Lake District, Wansfell - Baystones

A Few Facts About Wansfell - Baystones

Location -
Wansfell - Baystones is a fell in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District which is situated 1.5 miles east of the town of Ambleside. The fell is part of the long southern ridge of Caudale Moor and occupies the swathe of territory between Ambleside and the Troutbeck valley. Wansfell has an extensive summit ridge with two tops, the highest point of the fell is called Baystones.

Whats In A Name -
The fell's name is thought to originate from the Old Norse language and can draw a parallel with Wansdyke in Somerset in that it is named after the main Norse god and means “Wodens Fell”.

Summit -
The highest point of Wansfell is called Baystones and is a grassy hummock marked by a cairn with a pile of stones. Wansfell - Baystones stands at 486 metres (1,595 feet).
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Synge

Hill / Mountain Details