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The Fells Of The Lake District

There are several reasons tourists and holiday goers visit the Lake District; one of the most obvious reasons is the sixteen naturally formed lakes that make-up the area.  As well, visitors find the beautiful mountainous peaks and fells throughout the Lake District breathe-taking.  The fells of the Lake District were long ago caused by ice glaciers melting, causing deep valleys and large peaks to form picturesque landscape.  Many of the valleys filled with water creating the lakes of the Lake District; the peaks and rolling hills are known to man as the fells of the Lake District.  There are numerous fells or mountains, hills, and summits that make up the fells of the Lake District; although, not considered tremendously high peaks or fells to mountain enthusiast; they do offer much adventure and beauty.  As well, the fells of the Lake District are also England's only true mountain range. 
Most of the fells of the Lake District have well-developed paths and walking trails for those that enjoy hiking and biking.  As well, visitors and citizens of the area are more than welcome to take part in the fells of the Lake District; the trails are free to all those that visit.  There's much controversy over the total number of fells of the Lake District; however, for the most part- there is believed to be a total of 214 fells.  Many tourists make it there goal in life to walk the fells of the Lake District; and for this reason the country has created many routes and even ridge-walk ways between the fells.  The most popular of the fells of the Lake District is known as Scafell Pike.  Scafell Pike is the highest fell in England and for that reason, many avid mountain climbers visit.  On any given day in the summer months, you will most likely find a huge number of tourists and hikers journeying up the 978 meter mountain.  If you're looking for a little less crowd and even a better view; you may want to climb another fell in the Lake DistrictGreat Gable, located on the western side of the Lake District is a great second choice for those wishing to climb the fells of the Lake DistrictGreat Gable is a pyramid looking fell that offers holiday goers numerous routes to its summit.  Unlike the other fells of the Lake District, the Great Gable fell does offer rock climbing for those that like to partake in this adventure.  Once at the summit, due to it's great location, this fell of the Lake District; offers climbers a breath-taking view of the entire region.
Another popular and less-traveled fell of the Lake District is known to all as Helvellyn.  It stands a little over 3000 feet and is England's third largest mountain.  The views of Helvellyn feature pristine valleys and the mountain range of Helvellyn wraps its arms around a fresh-water pond known as the Red Tarn.  Many visitors enjoy camping around the Red Tarn; not only does it offer great fishing for trout, but it has beautiful views of the Helvellyn summit. 
There are several other popular fells of the Lake District that visitors are drawn too.  In order to better understand them, the following breakdown of the area has been done to assist travelers.
Northern Fells of the Lake District

The Northern fells of the Lake District are made up of 24 fells in total; for those that want a little adventure- you may want to journey to the highest in this region; the Skiddaw Fell.  At nearly 931 meters, this fell is still the easiest to climb of all those above 900 meters.  Unlike the other larger fells of the Lake District; this fell offers quiet easy tracking to the summit.  There are no crags or steep gullies like those found on the other larger fells; however, being so high above sea level; you will most likely find some snow in the summer months and glacier like conditions in the winter months.  The smallest of the fells in the northern district is Latrigg.  At only 368 meters, this small summit can be reached in less than an hour.  As well, there's easy access for those wishing to stop by and visit this popular fell.
Northwestern Fells of the Lake District
The northwestern fells of the Lake District are comprised of approximately 29 fells.  Grasmoor is the highest of the northwestern fells of the Lake District; reaching the summit requires an 852 meter walk.  This fell offers several gullies and crags throughout the journey; once reaching the summit- you'll find a large plateau.  The smallest of the northwestern fells is just 290 meters; it's known as Castle Crag.  The summit was once home to an old British fort; a memorial sits atop the fell.
Western Fells of the Lake District
The Western fells of the Lake District are home to 33 fells, including the above mentioned Great Gable.  As well, it's home to one of the most popular fells in the district, Haystacks.  Haystacks are a popular climber’s choice and many historians have named this one of the best fells in England.
Eastern Fells of the Lake District
The eastern fells are composed of 35 fells of varying sizes.  One of the most scenic fells of the Lake District can be seen in the eastern part of the Lake District; the fell known as Gowbarrow has one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire Lake District area.  As well, the above mentioned Helvellyn Fell is also in this part of the region.
Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District
The far Eastern fells of the Lake District are made up of 36 different fells.  The Angleton Pikes are a double summated fell that hosts many visitors; at the foothills of this fell is a beautiful tarn that features two islands and a shoreline.  As well, the highest fell in the region known as High Street towers 828 meters.
Southern Fells of the Lake District
The thirty fells that make up the southern region of the Lake District feature many tough climbing fells.  For example, Dog Crag, a 778 meter fell, feature complicated rock walls, a straight shot 600- meter drop to water, and a multitude of crags to conquer.  Once at the summit, you'll find great views of neighboring fells and two tarns.
Central Fells of the Lake District
The central fells of the Lake District are composed of 27 different fells.  The highest fell in this region is the 762 meter fell known as High Raise.  For those that choose to climb to the summit of High Raise, you'll enjoy scenic views of varying mountain ranges and fells.  Its central location allows for climbers to take in the scenery.