The ultimate Lakes Bagging List - The Birketts
Every hill / peak in the Lake District over 1,000 feet was listed by Bill Birkett in his book 'Complete Lakeland Fells' published in 1994.
Bill was born and bred in The Lakes and continues to give talks and guided walks today. An experienced climber he's released several books including Pioneers of Lakeland climbing and A Year in the Life of Borrowdale.
For us, having produced posters for the 214 Wainwrights, a poster covering 541 fells was a different proposition! That's a lot of names. And what names they are, that conjure with the magic and history of the Lake District. Lad Hows, Kepple Crag, Heughscar Hill, Herdus, Pike de Bield, Scar Lathing and Silverybield are all names that suggest a different genre genre let alone another time.
The problem with listing highest to lowest is it presents a challenge to find a fell you may have climbed or want to climb, so the best option was to go alphabetical and then list that fell's incremental positioning to the left. So the smallest of the small - Great Stickle has the number 541 to the left of its name. Then for those who their heights either in metrics or imperial we've listed both metres and feet.
Interestingly, not all of the 214 Wainwrights are listed but each fell listed as a Wainwright is marked with an asterisk.
We hope it proves useful for those targeting the climbing of The Birketts. Alternatively, if you like the idea of a good day out on a fell with a curious name and a magical view suits, then it provides a pleasing list to look at.