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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 - View Interactive Map
All the walks: Miles Description  
Latrigg 1.5 A very easy walk suitable for all the family with a lovely view of Keswick.

Cat Bells and Little Town 3.3 Probably the most climbed hill in all of the Lake District. This way up is the best.
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.
Brandreth & Fleetwith Pike 4.6 Along with Grey Knotts this is a good walk to three Wainwright Fells.
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.
Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Little Man
and Lonscale Fell
6.6 Accomplish six fabulous Wainwright Fells on a fantastic linear walk starting with a climb to Ullock Pike followed by a wonderful ridge walk.
Greenburn and Helm Crag 6.9 A fantastic walk around Greenburn including the Howitzer, the Lion and the Lamb.
Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 6.9 This walk provides a super high level section with excellent views of Newlands and more.
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.
Haystacks & Great Gable 8.0 Also included on this spectacular walk are Kirk Fell and Green Gable.
The Loweswater Fells 8.2 Five Wainwright Fells with a steep ascent of Mellbreak are on this walk.
Blencathra via Sharp Edge 8.2 An awesome walk by any standards on an awesome mountain.
The Newlands Horseshoe 8.5 Stunning with the most fantastic views imaginable. To do on a clear day!
Watendlath, Rosthwaite, Seatoller and Grange 8.6 A low level walk 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.
Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell 9.4 Four Wainwright Fells are bagged in this walk from Seathwaite with a steep beginning.
The Coledale Horseshoe 10.0 Probably the most popular walk outside the big mountains and with outstanding panoramas.
Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head 10.7 A tough climb to Sticks Pass gives access to lush high fell pleasures and magnificant wide distance views.
Scafell and Scafell Pike
from Seathwaite
11.0 A classic walk from Seathwaite via Styhead Tarn and the Corridor Route to the Scafells.
Nethermost & Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Pike and Low Pike 12.0 A tough rewarding twelve mile walk to seven Wainwright's. The first 3 miles is a long climb to the heights but then the walk is all spectacle.
Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Langdale 14.0 This is a fantastic and challenging 14 mile walk to the highest mountain in England.

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