10% off for midweek stays at Elterwater Hostel until 26th July.

To celebrate Paul Tierney’s recent record for summiting all 214 of Lakeland’s Wainwright Fells – we challenge you to go Wainwright Bagging from Elterwater Hostel.

Paul Tierney recently broke the record for summiting all 214 of Lakeland’s Wainwright Fells – covering the mammoth 318 miles and 36 000m of ascent an incredible 6 days, 6 hours and 5 minutes, and breaking the previous record by over 7 hours.

Paul’s a good friend of our team, and the staff here helped his challenge by paying for his first aid kit. So we’re excited to realise that our hostel lies in the middle of 23 of those peaks, which can all be climbed from here. To celebrate Paul’s achievement we’re offering 10% off for midweek stays until 26th July.

Take on a Wainwright challenge of your own! Wainwright Bagging from Elterwater Hostel.

The Wainwrights do-able in a day from Elterwater are:
Southern Fells:
• Pike o Blisco
• Lingmoor
• Black Fell
• Holme Fell
• Wetherlam
• Swirl How
• Great Carrs
Central Fells:
• Sergeant Man
• Thunacar Knott
• Pavey Ark
• Harrison Stickle
• Pike o Stickle
• Loft Crag
• Helm Crag
• Tarn Crag
• Blea Rigg
• Silver How
• Loughrigg

The first continuous round of all 214 Wainwrights was completed by Alan Heaton of Clayton le Moors Harriers, a running club in Lancashire, between 29 June and 8 July 1985 starting and finishing at Keswick Moot Hall, with a total time of 9 days and 16 hours. Joss Naylor set a new record of 7 days 1 hour between 26 June and 2 July 1986. This was beaten by Birkinshaw between 14 and 20 June 2014, who completed the round in 6 days and 13 hours.

Alfred Wainwright lived and worked in Kendal for most his life but he was born into a working class family in the Lancashire mill town of Blackburn and experienced the difficult times of the 1920s and 30s. Being a bright lad, however, he worked hard at improving his position, taking night school classes and later correspondence courses to qualify as a local government accountant. This eventually enabled him in 1941 to obtain a position in the council office in Kendal, just where he had wanted to be since taking a holiday with a cousin walking in the Lake District. After his move to Kendal walking in the Lakeland fells occupied as much of his spare time as possible, becoming his obsession. His view of the Lake District is clearly expressed in the opening sentence of his first guide: “Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland.”

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