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Derwent Water
A wonderful Lakeland scene looking over Derwent Water to Keswick, Skiddaw and Blencathra

I have been visiting the Lake District for a number of years now and never tire of it. I usually base myself in the excellent market town of Keswick as it provides easy access to the Borrowdale valley where many of the great hills are and it is also conveniently situated for many other Lakeland areas. Plus its got great pubs with great beer, a necessary requisite after a hard days fell walking. On this page you will find links to all the Lake District walks featured on my site. And keep visiting, because its an ever growing list. I recommend all the walks I feature and you can read about the highlights of each walk on each walk page. Enjoy the Lakes pages and enjoy your walking.

Walks by Area:
Keswick   Ambleside   Windermere   Kendal   Penrith
All the walks:
Easy & Moderate Walks:
Brothers Water An easy circular walk near Hartsop village around one of the Lake Districts enigmatic waters.
Cat Bells and Little Town Probably the most climbed hill in all of the Lake District. This way up is the best.
Loughrigg Tarn I think Loughrigg Tarn is in the best setting of all. See if you agree on this easy stroll.
Binsey Wainwright did a self portrait of himself from this hill. I know why.
Fellbarrow and Low Fell Low Fell affords one of the most spectacular scenes in all of Lakeland.
Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge Loughrigg Fell and Tarn are just two of the highlights of this short walk.
Elterwater Waterfalls Walk Skelwith Force and Colwith Force star in this brilliant spectacular walk.
Hawkshead to Lake Windermere A pleasant walk with breathtaking views over Windermere.
Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water A walk with much variety. It begins with one of Wainwright's easier fells before a wonderful lakeside walk to finish.
Furness Fells and Tarn Hows A walk with lots of interest throughout including two lovely fells, quarries, a sumptuous cave and beautiful Tarn Hows.
Blakeley Raise, Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap and Lank Rigg A walk in the far western of Lakeland to three Wainwright fells. Views of mountains and the Cumbrian coast are enjoyed.
Latrigg A very easy walk suitable for all the family with a lovely view of Keswick.
Gowbarrow Fell & Aira Force A superb walk with waterfalls, woodland, low fells and exquisite views.
Great Crag and Grange Fell A moderate climb provides access to a wonderful tarn and craggy fells.
A Borrowdale walk to Watendlath, Rosthwaite, Seatoller and Grange A low level walk in Borrowdale but not without a couple of climbs to get around this unique circular route.
Hard Walks:
The Langdale Pikes One of the Lake Districts iconic walks with many fantastic moments.
Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes A spectacular walking linking iconic Bowfell to the fabulous Langdale Pikes. This one is a John Deasey special.
Kirk Fell, Looking Stead, Pillar, Steeple and Red Pike This version of the Mosedale Horseshoe is a much more difficult option with the long climb of Kirk Fell first. A fulfilling challenge.
The Loweswater Fells Five Wainwright Fells beginning with a steep ascent of Mellbreak are accomplished on this walk in north west lakeland.
Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell Four splendid Wainwright Fells and you have a lovely circular walk from Seathwaite. Beware the steep beginning though.
Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow This walk has a moderate first mile and then a tough second which provides a super high level walk with excellent views.
The High Dodds & Clough Head A tough climb to Sticks Pass gives access to lush high fell pleasures.
Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike & Rannerdale Knotts No less than seven of Wainwrights Fells are covered in this walk from Buttermere. There is also a visit to Moss Force waterfall to enjoy.
Haystacks & Great Gable Also included on this spectacular walk penned by the formidable John Deasey are Kirk Fell and Green Gable.
Hartsop Dodds and Crags Circular A lovely high level walk starting from Brothers Water. On route the round trip meets the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Riggindale Crag, High Street and Mardale Ill Bell A superb walk from Mardale Head, Haweswater to a wonderful ridge acessing High Street. Majestic views throughout this walk.
The Kentmere Horseshoe A brilliant eastern Lake District walk with seven of Alfred Wainwright's Fells on the route.
Ullswater's South East Fells Steel Knotts and Arthur's Seat are just two of many highlights.
Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags Two of the most north eastern Wainwright Fells from Mungrisdale walked in bleak midwinter.
Helvellyn from Glenridding This classic walk including Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam is brilliant.
The Coledale Horseshoe Probably the most popular walk outside the big mountains and rightly so.
Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Pike and Low Pike A tough but very rewarding twelve mile walk to seven of Alfred Wainwright's Lakeland Fells. The first three miles is a long climb to the heights but then the walk is all spectacle.
Greenburn and Helm Crag A fantastic walk with some brilliant moments along the way.
The Skiddaw Range Accomplish six fabulous Wainwright Fells on a fantastic linear walk.
High Street and Stony Cove Pike An ascent of from Hartsop which includes a finale on Caudale Moor.
Fairfield and Great Rigg Breathtaking views can be found on the high ridges of this walk.
Blencathra via Sharp Edge An awesome walk by any standards on an awesome mountain.
Helvellyn from Legburnthwaite Probably the most popular walk in the Lakes, but not the way we did it!
Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake A fantastic scramble is the highlight of this popular Langdale walk.
Scafell and Scafell Pike A classic walk from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route to the Scafells.
The Mosedale Horseshoe One of the classic horseshoe walks including Pillar and Red Pike.
Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike A walk over the Crinkle Crags, Bowfell & Esk Pike from Great Langdale .
The Newlands Horseshoe Stunning with the most fantastic views imaginable. To do on a clear day!
The Coniston Fells The Old Man of Coniston is just one highlight of this thrilling exploration.
Great Gable via Sourmilk Gill An super walk from Seathwaite via Sourmilk Gill and Windy Gap.
Brandreth & Fleetwith Pike Along with Grey Knotts this is a good walk to three Wainwright Fells.
Branstree & Selside Pike A walk from Mardale Head with Haweswater a striking feature.
The North Central Fells Bounce along this felltop to High Seat, Bleaberry Fell and more.
The Scafells from Langdale John Deasey has compiled a fantastic tough Lakeland walk here.
Helvellyn from Wythburn A walk with a tough start to great views worth looking forward to.
The Jack's Rake Scramble How to climb this most popular Lake District Grade 1 scramble.
The Lord's Rake Scramble A scramble up the Lord's Rake gully to reach the Scafell plateau.

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