A walking guide to climbing the 253 'Nuttall' mountain summits in England, in a series of 58 walks. These form part of the total of 443 mountain summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000ft or more. Routes and summits in the Lake District, Cheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor.
SeasonsAll year round.
CentresAmbleside, Keswick, Kendal for Lake District; Wooler for the Cheviots; Alston and Brough for the North Pennines; Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen Ingleton and Hawes for the Dales; Glossop for the Peak District; and Okehampton for Dartmoor.
DifficultyModerately strenuous on the whole, but all necessarily uphill. Pillar Rock is the only summit that requires a rock climb.
Must SeeAll can be great, depending on the British weather!
There are 443 summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000ft, and it is the ambition of many walkers to climb them all. There are 253 such summits in England, and this book describes how to ascend them all in a series of 58 walks.
The summits that achieve this height (and rise above their surroundings by at least 50ft) are described by region, from the Lake District to the Chevoits, on to the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, and finally to the Peak District and Dartmoor. They include some of England’s most famous peaks, such as Blencathra, Great Gable and Coniston Old Man in the Lake District, and Kinder Scout in the Peak District. But others have no name on the OS maps.
All these summits take the walker into some of the most beautiful hillwalking areas of England and provide a lifetime’s challenge and enjoyment.
Selection of the Tops
1 Lake District - The Northern Fells
2 Lake District - The North Western Fells
3 Lake District - The Western Fells
4 Lake District - The Central Fells
5 Lake District - The Southern Fells
6 Lake District - The Eastern Fells
7 Lake District - The Far Eastern Fells
8 The Cheviots
9 North Pennines - The Western Fells
10 North Pennines - The Eastern Fells
11 Yorkshire Dales - The Northern Fells
12 Yorkshire Dales - The Southern Fells
13 The Peak District and Dartmoor
Alphabetical index of Tops
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A new mountain: Calf Top
An update to the Ordnance Survey geoid model, which plays a part in determining the height of summits, has led to the birth of a new mountain. Calf Top (SD 664 856) in the Yorkshire Dales previously came in a mere 3/4 of an inch short of the all-important 2,000ft mark. However, the latest revision has amended its height to just 1/10 of an inch over 2,000ft - making it officially a mountain.
This is an excellent little book. Exceptionally well written.
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This is an excellent little book. Exceptionally well written. Climber
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Everything a guidebook should be. The drawings are among the best I've seen. Country Living
John and Anne Nuttall are the authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales as well as 10 other guidebooks. For 18 years they wrote a weekly column for the Manchester Evening News and in over 900 walks are experts on walking in North West England. Many of these walks are now available through their website.View Articles and Books by John Nuttall
John and Anne Nuttall are the authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales as well as 10 other guidebooks. For 18 years they wrote a weekly column for the Manchester Evening News and in over 900 walks are experts on walking in North West England. Many of these walks are now available through their website.View Articles and Books by Anne Nuttall