The Central Fells

Rossett Pike Summit
Rossett Pike Summit
High Tove Summit
High Tove Summit
The Central Fells reaches it's highest point at High Raise (2,500 feet or 762 metres). It occupies a broad area to the east of Borrowdale. The range extends from the boggy ridge between Derwentwater and Thirlmere in the north to the famous rocky peaks of the Langdale Pikes in the south.

A broad ridge runs due south for about 10 miles with valleys on either side being about 3 miles apart. The range then narrows and turns south east towards the Langdale Pikes. Beginning with Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell in the north the range climbs gradually to its apex at High Raise. This section is often termed the "Central Ridge" and consists of flat topped peat covered hills. Many of the worst upland bogs of the District are in this area. South of Bleaberry Fell are High Seat, High Tove (home to The Peewits the worst bog of all) and Ullscarf, the land finally drying out here as High Raise is reached.

From the south the true majesty of the Langdale Pikes is displayed falling direct from their rock crowns to the valley floor of Great Langdale nearly 2,000 feet (600 metres) below. Pike of Stickle stands at the western end, followed by Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and the great cliff of Pavey Ark above Stickle Tarn. This area is truly fantastic walking territory.

Walks In The Central Fells