Wainwrights Round

This set of pages seeks to record the history of the Wainwrights Round. I very much welcome comments, corrections and additions. Please use the contact form or email me at peterwmcdonald <AT> gmail.com

A pdf document of all the information on these pages is available here

 

How did we get from Wainwrights' seven pictorial guides to the most testing endurance challenge in the Lake District? This section explains how the 214 Wainwrights fells became a continuous traverse - from the 1970s and 1980s to the current modern-day interest in the round

 

Summary table of all attempts and records, and two summary charts. The first shows moving and rest time for the record holders; the second shows cumulative progress over the 214 fells

 

This page describes all the people who have attempted the continuous traverse with support, including the record-holders of Alan Heaton, Joss Naylor, Steve Birkinshaw, Paul Tierney, Sabrina Verjee and John Kelly

 

This page describes all the people who have attempted the continuous traverse with different degrees of independence, including solo, self-supported and fully unsupported rounds