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Walks in the Lake District - The Keswick Area
Skiddaw, Blencathra, Keswick, Derwent Water, and The Dodd Fells
Skiddaw, Blencathra, Keswick, Derwent Water, and The Dodd Fells

Keswick is a very popular base for walkers in the Lake District and probably the most popular of all. The town is a perfect base for hikers and walkers wishing to cover the northern and central fells which include the Scafells, Great Gable, Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Dodd Fells. For less extreme walks Keswick is also the most suitable base for accessible fells such as Castle Crag and Cat Bells. Excellent horseshoe walks such as the Newlands and Coledale ranges are also suitably accessed from Keswick. The town caters well for all visitors with a wide range of walkers shops, pubs, restaurants and accommodation.

Walks in and around the Keswick area
Easy & Moderate Walks:
Cat Bells and Little Town Probably the most climbed hill in all of the Lake District. This way up is the best.
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.
Latrigg A very easy walk suitable for all the family with a lovely view of Keswick.
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:
Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell Four Wainwright Fells and a lovely circular walk from Seathwaite. Beware the steep beginning though.
Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow This walk provides a super high level middle section with excellent views of Newlands and more.
The High Dodds & Clough Head A tough climb to Sticks Pass gives access to lush high fell pleasures and magnificant wide distance views.
Haystacks & Great Gable Also included on this spectacular walk penned by the formidable John Deasey are Kirk Fell and Green Gable.
The Coledale Horseshoe Probably the most popular walk outside the biggest mountains and with outstanding walking rightly so.
Nethermost & Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Pike and Low Pike A tough but rewarding twelve mile walk to seven of Wainwright's Lakeland Fells. The first 3 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 including the Howitzer, the Lion and the Lamb.
The Skiddaw Range Accomplish six fabulous Wainwright Fells on a fantastic linear walk starting along a wonderful ridge.
Blencathra via Sharp Edge An awesome walk by any standards on an awesome mountain with iconic Sharp Edge encountered.
Scafell and Scafell Pike A classic walk from Seathwaite via Styhead Tarn and the Corridor Route to the Scafells.
The Newlands Horseshoe Stunning with the most fantastic views imaginable. To do on a clear day!
The Loweswater Fells Five Wainwright Fells beginning with a steep ascent of Mellbreak are on this walk in north west lakeland.
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.
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.

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