List of Lake District Walks

We currently have 105 walks in the Lakes, organised by starting point.

Ennerdale - The Western Fells - Wasdale - Eskdale -Duddon Valley - Coniston - The Langdales - Grasmere/ Rydal - Windermere - The Eastern Fells - Ullswater - Keswick/ Borrowdale - Northern Fells - Bassenthwaite - Buttermere/ Crummock - Loweswater


Twenty four takes us around the shores of Ennerdale Water

Our 33rd walk in the Lakes takes us onto Crag Fell from Ennerdale.

The Western Fells

Our thirty-fourth walk in the Lakes takes us up Blake Fell and around Cogra Moss

46: This walk takes us into the upper Calder valley, a quiet area dominated by smooth grassy hills. Our route takes us close to the source of the Calder, before climbing up onto the hills from the valley of Whoap Beck. From there we reach the summit of Lank Rigg, before returning via Latterbarrow, Monks Bridge and Coldfell Gate.

48: A short walk from Calder Bridge to Calder Abbey

49: A longer walk which follows the course of the Calder just above Calder Bridge, before climbing onto the airy grassy slopes of Abbey Flatts

72: This gentle walk takes us from Gosforth onto the flanks of Bleng Fell, one of the gentle grassy fells that line the lower reaches of the rivers Bleng and Calder, then visits the edge of Blengdale Forest before ending with a walk through the villages of Wellington and Gosforth.

91: This short walk visits the surprisingly impressive Blengdale Forest, home of some of the tallest trees in the Lake District.

103: Ponsonby Fell isn't one of the most interesting in the Lakes, but the approaches through Blengdale Forest and part the isolated farm at Scalderskew are very fine.

105: Flat Fell appears to be a largely unexciting fell, but it hides a pleasant surprise on its eastern flanks, where crags overlook the normally quiet valley of Nannycatch, which feels more like it belongs in the Dales or the North York Moors than in the Lakes.

Wasdale (Clickable Map for Wasdale Walks)

Eighteen is an ascent of Scafell Pike from Wasdale via Esk Hause

Our 36th walk in the Lakes takes us up Scafell from Wasdale on quiet paths

Our 37th walk in the Lakes takes us around the Mosedale Horseshoe while avoiding the nasty scramble to Dore Head

38th is an ascent of Great Gable from Wasdale via the north-west ridge.

Our 40th walk in the Lakes takes us up Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head via the impressive Corridor Route.

Next is an ascent of Wasdale Red Pike and Scoat Fell from the shores of Wast Water.

45: A short walk up Irton Pike, the western end of the ridge of high ground to the south of Wastwater

58: A shorter walk takes us around Irton Park, a delightful area of woodland just to the south of Irton Pike at the entrance to Esk Dale

60: This walk takes us onto the popular Illgill Head, above the Wasdale Screes, but from the quiet valley of Miterdale.

61: A quieter walk, this takes us to Middle Fell via Greendale Tarn, giving great views towards the Screes.

70: This walk uses a familiar route to reach an unfamiliar destination. The Corridor Route is normally used for the ascent of Scafell Pike, but is a delightful walk in its own right. This walk uses the same route to reach Lingmell, in many ways a more dramatic summit than Scafell Pike, but inevitably a much quieter one.

75: This walk takes us up Irton Pike and Whin Rigg, staying on the high ground along the southern side of Wasdale.

78: A short walk to the super viewpoint of Whin Rigg, above the Wastwater Screes

79: This walk at the entrance to Wasdale takes us up Seatallan, one of the quieter fells in the area, via Buckbarrow, the dramatic crags that loom over the road into the valley.

93: The walk along the base of the Wastwater Screes is a Lake District classic. Here we combine it with a return trip along Illgill Head and Whin Rigg to see the screes from above and below

100: Our 100th walk in the Lakes heads up Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head along the easiest of the three main routes up the fell.

102: This walk takes us up Yewbarrow in Wasdale using a less familar path that goes up the north-western slopes of the fell.


Thirty-two takes us up Harter Fell from Esk Dale

47: A short walk in upper Eskdale, from the foot of Hard Knott pass to Lingcove Bridge

53: A coastal walk around Ravenglass, where the Esk reaches the sea.

64: This walk takes us to Blea Tarn from Beckfoot, returning via Boot, and visiting the remains of the Esk Dale mining industry on the way.

69: Esk Pike and Bow Fell from Eskdale: This lengthy walk takes us up to the head of Esk Dale, then swepts around onto Esk Pike, before finally reaching the summit of Bow Fell, one of the best viewpoints in the district.

71:This walk visits Crinkle Crags, one of the busiest of the fells, but using a quiet route from Eskdale.

82: This shorter walk visits the eastern end of Muncaster Fell, starting from Eskdale Green

89: Scafell from Wha House: This is probably the easiest way up Scafell, and is a comparatively gentle climb for most of the route, following a delightful terrace at first, before crossing a grassy bowl in the middle of dramatic scenery.

95: This walk takes us up Black Combe, which is notable for two reasons - it is the southernmost of the Lakeland fells and it is the only really coastal fell (it just falls short of the 2,000ft required for mountain status)

104: Hard Knott Fell is one of the smaller fells in the Eskdale scene, but it does offer amazing views of the upper reaches of the valley.

Duddon Valley

50: Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How and the Old Man of Coniston from the Duddon Valley

101: This walk in the Upper Duddon takes us from the quiet heart of the valley up to the busy Wrynose-Hardknott road, following the Duddon itself for most of the route.


Eleventh is a walk that combines a trip on the Coniston ferry with a walk around the northern shores of Coniston Water.

Fourteen is an ascent of the Old Man of Coniston from the west, via Goats Water

Twentieth takes us to Tarn Hows from Coniston

43: Wetherlam from Coniston, via Levers Water and Swirl Hause

55: A short walk to Tarn Hows from the NT car park on the main road to the west.

63: This walk takes us to the top of the Blawith Fells, an unnamed summit give the name Beacon Fell by Wainwright.

99: This is a lovely short walk that takes us from Ulpha up to the minature summit of Stickle Pike, a super viewpoint with contrasting views of the high fells to the north and the more gentle fells towards Cumbria's coast to the south.

The Langdales

Our first walk in the Lakes takes us up Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

Twenty first is a walk up the Langdale Pikes along the ridge from Silver How

Twenty six takes us up Swirl How from Little Langdale

Walk 29 (Loughrigg Fell from Elterwater) takes us between two of the major valleys of the central lakes, starting close to the Brathay, the river of Little Langdale, then crosses over to Grasmere and Rydal Water, on the Rothay, before returning across Loughrigg Fell

Our thirtieth walk in the Lakes is a low level walk from Little Langdale to Tilberthwaite

Our thirty first walk in the Lakes is an ascent of Lingmoor Fell from Little Langdale, with great views towards the Pikes.

56: This walk takes us up Bow Fell using the justifiably popular route along The Band from Great Langdale.

76: Scafell Pike from Great Langdale: This is a lengthy but deservedly popular walk, taking us from one of Lakeland's best valleys to its highest summit.

Grasmere/ Rydal

Fifth is another short walk, across White Moss Common to Grasmere

Walk six takes us around Rydal Water, passing Wordsworth's house at Rydal Mount

Thirteenth is an ascent of Loughrigg, exploring part of the large summit plateau before returning via Rydal

55: This walk starts with the classic ascent of Helm Crag (the Lion and the Lamb) from Grasmere, but then continues along the ridge to Calf Crag before returning down Far Easedale


Eighth is a walk through the woods on the western shore of Windermere

Twelth is a walk between Near and Far Sawrey, visiting Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter

Seventeen takes us up Latterbarrow from Hawkshead

54: An ascent of Gummer's How, one of the best viewpoints for Windermere, from the NT property at Fell Foot

96: This ascent of Latterbarrow is slightly longer than the normal route from Hawkshead and takes us until the woods on the western shore of Windermere before we finally reach the summit of Latterbarrow from the north-east.

97: This medium length walk takes us from the pretty but busy village of Hawkshead to the unusual National Trust house of Wray Castle, using a series of surprisingly quiet footpaths that take us past Blelham Tarn.

The Eastern Fells

Fourth is a short climb to Small Water from Haweswater

Tenth is the Kentmere Round, a well known fell walking challenge visiting eight summits.

Our 27th walk in the Lakes takes us up Wansfell Pike from Troutbeck

94: This is our first walk starting from a Youth Hostel, and visits Town End, the southern end of Troutbeck village, before heading across the fell side to find splendid views down Windermere and up to Wansfell Pike.


Seventh is a walk up Helvellyn from the east, but avoiding Striding and Swirral Edges.

Ninth is an ascent of Sheffield Pike, starting at Glencoyne, on the shores of Ullswater.

Fifteen used the Ullswater Steamer to reach Howton, and then returns to Glenridding along the southern shore of Ullswater

Sixteen is an ascent of Gowbarrow Fell on the northern shore of Ullswater

97: This walk takes us all around Place Fell, including a full-length walk along Bore Dale and the delightful Ullswater coastal path.

Keswick/ Borrowdale/ Newlands

Nineteen climbs up Castle Crag from Rosthwaite.

28th is an ascent of Hindscarth and Dale Head from the Newlands Valley

47: An ascent of Cat Bells continuing on to Maiden Moor and High Spy

62: This walk takes us to two fantastic viewpoints - Bleaberry Fell which gives a great view of the high fells and Lady's Rake above Walla Crag, with its views over Keswick and Derwent Water.

68: Our 100th walk (and 68th in the Lakes) takes us up Glaramara from Borrowdale via Sty Head, for a good day's walk.

80: This triangular walk in Borrowdale takes us from Rosthwaite to the dramatic start of Langstrath, before returning via the isolated hamlet of Stonethwaite.

85: This shorter walk takes us to one of the best viewpoints in the Keswick area, on top of Walla Crag, just to the south of the town.

86: This short but steep walk takes us to the summit of King's How, a fantastic viewpoint for Derwent Water and for Borrowdale.

87: This walk explores the eastern shores of Derwent Water, using the ferry to reach Lodore, and returning along a mix of footpaths, ledges and roadside paths.

88: This is our second ascent of Castle Crag, this time combined with a complete circuit of the crag, taking us through the quarries on its eastern slopes.

90: This walk visits the summit of Robinson, one of the main Buttermere fells, using a path that is clearly visible from the village.

The Northern Fells

74: This is a superbly well balanced ascent of Blencathra, avoiding the nastier ridges, using Doddick Fell to avoid the grassy eastern or western ends of the fell on the way up.


Our third walk explores the northern part of the Whinlatter Forest Park

Our next walk in the Lakes takes us up Whinlatter from the Forestry centre.

77: This ascent of Grisedale Pike takes us up one ridge and down another, giving us two different views of this shapely peak, and presumably excellent views from the summit (although the weather closed in on me as I reached the top, so I can't entirely be sure!).

81: This walk takes us to the heather-covered summits of Barf and Lord's Seat, starting from the shores of Bassenthwaite.

83: This walk takes us onto Sale Fell, familiar to drivers on the A 66, which curves around its eastern and northern flanks. Hidden from the road is the quiet Wythop Valley, where we start our walk.

92: This short but quite steep walk up Barrow and Stile End takes us into the middle of the region of angular grassy fells north of the Newlands valley, an area dominated by the shapely Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike's distinctive profile.

Buttermere/ Crummock

We follow it with a walk that takes us around Buttermere and up Haystacks

Twenty two takes us up Dodd, overlooking Buttermere village

Twenty three goes in the opposite direction, and takes us up Whiteless Pike

Our next walk takes us across Haystacks and onto Brandreth, with fantastic views of Great Gable.

Walk thirty-five in Lakes takes us up Grasmoor via Lad Hows

51: This short walk takes us onto Brackenthwaite Hows, once a famous viewpoint known as being one of the best places to view the Buttermere Fells from

52: This alternative ascent of Buttermere Red Pike reaches the summit via Scale Force, the tallest waterfall in the Lake District

57: This walk is for more experienced walkers, and takes the path up the front of High Stile from Burtness Comb, before visiting Red Pike and Scale Force.

67: This is one of the classic Lake District ridge walks. Starting with the famous frontal route up Red Pike, it continued along the High Stile Range, which provides the towering south wall to the Buttermere Valley, visiting three major summits before dropping down Gamlin End to Scarth Gap

73: This is a splendid walk in the north-western corner of the Lake District, offering some splendid views north towards Scotland, and a super high level walk along the ridge of Whiteside and on to Hopegill Head.

84: This ascent of Haystacks from Honister Pass is one of the easiest ways to reach a high class Lake District summit, cutting off a signficant amount of climbing and bringing us to the fell across some equally high ground.

106: This walk takes us onto the ridge of fells (Lord's Seat, Broom Fell and Graystones) that sit between the quiet valleys of Aiken Beck and Wythop.


42: A walk on the southern side of Loweswater, visiting Holme Wood, High Nook tarn and an impressive terrace walk along the flanks of Burnbank Fell

44: This walk takes us up the northern Loweswater Fells, visiting all of the main summits, including Fellbarrow, Low Fell and Darling Fell.

59: This delightful walk around Loweswater is one of the shorter lake circuits in the area, visiting one of the quiestest of all of the lakes - a rare gem on the very edge of one of the busiest parts of the district.

65: This circular route takes us to the summit of Mellbreak, one of the few Lake District fells that isn't connected to any other high ground.

66: This walk takes us up one of the Lake District's less frequented fells, Gavel Fell in the heart of the Loweswater Fells.

This clickable map links to all of our current walks in the Lake District