Not many links live yet, but that will change.

As time goes on I’ll add to it with some notes about ascents of the 2000ft hills (Hewitts) of England as I race against time to fill the gaps. Well you would be racing if you were born in 1951 and there were loads still to go and 2020 was a write-off.

Carousel pics: Ingleborough from Fountains Fell; The Cheviot; the Ill Bell ridge from Caudle Moor; Blencathra from Great Lingy Hut

There are 179 English Hewitts in total, and they fall into six geographical groups, three smaller and three larger. So far I’ve climbed about a third of them.

In southern England there’s just one, High Willhays on Dartmoor. I climbed it on the Devon stage of my cross-England walk, and again in 2019 on a two-night backpacking preparation for the 2019 Great Outdoors Challenge.

There are two in the Peak District, Kinder Scout and Bleaklow Head. I climbed these often in the 1970s, but most recently revisited the latter on the Peak District stage of my cross-England walk.

That leaves four groups. One is the Lake District, so large that I’ve subdivided it here, based on Wainwright’s geographical classification. Grey links aren’t live yet; note that the Central Fells still have to be added to the ‘Central and Northern’ Page.

Eastern and Far Eastern fells
Central and Northern fells

The other three groups are the Cheviots in Northumberland – just six Hewitts, but I’ve climbed them all – the Northern Pennines, which include the mighty Cross Fell – and the varied hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Grey links aren’t live yet.

The Cheviots