Spin-A-Round is an unusual challenge to spin Herdwick Wool on the summit of all 214 peaks of the Lake District “Wainwrights” Fells, using a traditional wooden spinning wheel.

The unusual challenge was officially launched on top of Lattrig, 369m above Keswick on Sunday, 2 June 2019 and is due to be completed on Hallin Fell on 1 October 2022.

The spinning wheel I use is a portable Louet Victoria Spinning wheel which weighs 8lb and fits in a rucksack adapted to be comfortable for carrying in the mountains.

As well as promoting the craft of spinning at the Wild Wool Workshop I have been raising money for the Lake District Calvert Trust, who provide outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment for people with disabilities.  You can sponsor this event at


(Wonderful.org : Spin-A-Round)

The Herdwick wool that is spun is being woven into 2 rugs.  One will be auctioned off in aid of the Lake District Calvert Trust and the second can be won by following the challenge  “wildwoolworkshopennerdale” Instagram page #spinherdwick