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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 many years now and never tire of it. It is the most visited National Park in the United Kingdom which is not surprising because of its sheer beauty and the diversity of activities available to visitors. There are hundreds of options for walkers from gentle lakeside strolls to challenging mountain expeditions. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery. Farmland and settlement add aesthetic value to the natural scenery with an ecology modified by human influence including important wildlife habitats. 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 these Lake District pages and enjoy your walking.
Walks by Area:
Keswick   Ambleside   Windermere   Kendal   Penrith
All the walks Miles Description  
Latrigg 1.5 A very easy walk suitable for all the family with a lovely view of Keswick.
Hazelmere Bed and Breakfast, Keswick
Loughrigg Tarn 1.7 I think Loughrigg Tarn is in the best setting of all. See if you agree on this easy stroll.
Brothers Water 2.4 An easy circular walk near Hartsop village around one of the Lake Districts enigmatic waters.
Tarn Hows 2.6 A family friendly walk to the most visited Tarn in the Lake District, one of Victorian design.
Cat Bells and Little Town 3.3 Probably the most climbed hill in all of the Lake District. This way up is the best.
Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge 3.4 Loughrigg Fell and Tarn are just two of the highlights of this short walk.
Binsey 4.1 Wainwright did a self portrait of himself from this hill. I know why.
Fellbarrow and Low Fell 4.2 Low Fell affords one of the most spectacular scenes in all of Lakeland.
Gowbarrow Fell & Aira Force 4.2 A superb walk with waterfalls, woodland, low fells and exquisite views.
Brandreth & Fleetwith Pike 4.6 Along with Grey Knotts this is a good walk to three Wainwright Fells.
Elterwater Waterfalls Walk 4.8 Skelwith Force and Colwith Force star in this brilliant spectacular walk.
Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water 5.0 A walk with much variety. It begins with one of Wainwright's easier fells before a wonderful lakeside walk to finish.
Great Crag and Grange Fell 5.2 A moderate climb provides access to a wonderful tarn and craggy fells.
Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike 5.4 Wainwright's favourite climb to his favourite mountain and my favourite Lakeland descent in one walk.
Hawkshead to Lake Windermere 5.5 A pleasant walk with breathtaking views over Windermere.
Branstree & Selside Pike 5.8 A walk from Mardale Head with Haweswater a striking feature.
Riggindale Crag, High Street and Mardale Ill Bell 5.9 A superb walk from Mardale Head, Haweswater to a wonderful ridge acessing High Street. Majestic views throughout this walk.
Helvellyn from Wythburn 6.6 A walk with a tough start to great views worth looking forward to.
Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake 6.6 A fantastic scramble is the highlight of this popular Langdale walk.
The Skiddaw Range 6.6 Accomplish six fabulous Wainwright Fells on a fantastic linear walk.
Hartsop Dodds and Crags Circular 6.7 A lovely high level walk starting from Brothers Water. On route the round trip meets the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 6.9 This walk has a moderate first mile and then a tough second which provides a super high level walk with excellent views.
Greenburn and Helm Crag 6.9 A fantastic walk with some brilliant moments along the way.
Great Gable via Sourmilk Gill 7.0 An super walk from Seathwaite via Sourmilk Gill and Windy Gap.
The North Central Fells 7.1 Bounce along this felltop to High Seat, Bleaberry Fell and more.
Blakeley Raise, Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap and Lank Rigg 7.2 A walk in the far western of Lakeland to three Wainwright fells. Views of mountains and the Cumbrian coast are enjoyed.
Helvellyn from Glenridding 7.5 This classic walk including Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam is brilliant.
Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags 7.7 Two of the most north eastern Wainwright Fells from Mungrisdale walked in bleak midwinter.
Haystacks & Great Gable 8.0 Also included on this spectacular walk penned by the formidable John Deasey are Kirk Fell and Green Gable.
The Langdale Pikes 8.2 One of the Lake Districts iconic walks with many fantastic moments.
Blencathra via Sharp Edge 8.2 An awesome walk by any standards on an awesome mountain.
The Loweswater Fells 8.2 Five Wainwright Fells beginning with a steep ascent of Mellbreak are accomplished on this walk in north west lakeland.
Ullswater's South East Fells 8.3 Steel Knotts and Arthur's Seat are just two of many highlights.
The Newlands Horseshoe 8.5 Stunning with the most fantastic views imaginable. To do on a clear day!
A Borrowdale walk to Watendlath, Rosthwaite, Seatoller and Grange 8.6 A low level walk in Borrowdale but not without a couple of climbs to get around this unique circular route.
Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike & Rannerdale Knotts 8.8 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.
Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike 9.2 A walk over the Crinkle Crags, Bowfell & Esk Pike from Great Langdale .
High Street and Stony Cove Pike 9.3 An ascent of from Hartsop which includes a finale on Caudale Moor.
Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell 9.4 Four splendid Wainwright Fells and you have a lovely circular walk from Seathwaite. Beware the steep beginning though.
Furness Fells and Tarn Hows 9.4 A walk with lots of interest throughout including two lovely fells, quarries, a sumptuous cave and beautiful Tarn Hows.
The Coniston Fells 9.5 The Old Man of Coniston is just one highlight of this thrilling exploration.
Helvellyn from Legburnthwaite 9.8 Probably the most popular walk in the Lakes, but not the way we did it!
The Coledale Horseshoe 10.0 Probably the most popular walk outside the big mountains and rightly so.
The Mosedale Horseshoe 10.2 One of the classic horseshoe walks including Pillar and Red Pike.
Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes 10.3 A spectacular walking linking iconic Bowfell to the fabulous Langdale Pikes. This one is a John Deasey special.
Fairfield and Great Rigg 10.4 Breathtaking views can be found on the high ridges of this walk.
The High Dodds & Clough Head 10.7 A tough climb to Sticks Pass gives access to lush high fell pleasures.
Kirk Fell, Looking Stead, Pillar, Steeple and Red Pike 10.9 This version of the Mosedale Horseshoe is a much more difficult option with the long climb of Kirk Fell first. A fulfilling challenge.
Scafell and Scafell Pike 11.0 A classic walk from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route to the Scafells.
Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Pike and Low Pike 12.0 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.
The Kentmere Horseshoe 12.3 A brilliant eastern Lake District walk with seven of Alfred Wainwright's Fells on the route.
The Scafells from Langdale 14.0 John Deasey has compiled a fantastic tough Lakeland walk here.
The Jack's Rake Scramble N/A How to climb this most popular Lake District Grade 1 scramble.
The Lord's Rake Scramble N/A A scramble up the Lord's Rake gully to reach the Scafell plateau.

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