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distance 7.26km Vertical gain +216m Vertical drop -220m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Above Derwent - Cumbria

An interesting low level walk with the opportunity to explore old mine workings as an option. The walk takes in farmland paths and tracks and ventures above the fell wall to the dam and reservoir built by the miners. Even if you choose not to venture into the mine tunnels finding the entrances is mini adventure. Newlands Church is lovely and adds further interest to the walk.

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Ard Crags and Knott Rigg Circular
distance 8.36km Vertical gain +443m Vertical drop -442m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Above Derwent - Cumbria

On this circular walk you will be rewarded with a lovely ascent up the small but beautiful Ard Crags, followed by an undulating ridge to Knott Rigg. The descent from Knott Rigg keeps to the top of a second ridge with good views ahead. The last section takes in farmland paths and tracks before joining the road.

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distance 15.93km Vertical gain +892m Vertical drop -893m Durée 7h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Above Derwent - Cumbria

A rewarding Lake District walk of the highest calibre. The Horseshoe route takes in all the peaks on either side of the Newlands Valley and offers some wonderful walking and superb views throughout.

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Whinlatter Seat How Circular
distance 5.82km Vertical gain +207m Vertical drop -209m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Above Derwent - Cumbria

A circular walk starting from Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre ascending via forest trails to Seat Howe which offers good views over Keswick and Derwent Water before descending via well defined forest trails back to start.

Walker
distance 5.54km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -24m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Keswick - Cumbria

A linear Lake District walk that follows the shore of Derwentwater south from Keswick to Lodore landing stage. The return to Keswick uses the seasonal launces on Derwentwater.

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Around High Spy, Maiden Moor and Cat Bells. A circular walk
distance 16.91km Vertical gain +584m Vertical drop -583m Durée 6h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

This is a circular walk around High Spy, Maiden Moor and Cat Bells. The scenery is good and the walk is made interesting by the old mine workings, both on the way up and also at Goldscope Mine. The return leg, through the woods above Derwent Water, is a nice contrast to the first half of the walk.
It is a useful walk when the tops are in mist and walking the ridge would give you no views or when the tops are covered in snow and you don't have ice axe and crampons to hand.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 24.99km Vertical gain +904m Vertical drop -911m Durée 9h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Keswick - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. They were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 9 Wainwrights, 2 tarns, and 1 pub.

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YHA hopping in the Lake District - YHA Keswick to YHA Ennerdale
distance 25.26km Vertical gain +1659m Vertical drop -1600m Durée 11h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Keswick - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. They were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting and finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way there are 10 Wainwrights, 1 lake, 3 tarns and a ferry.

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YHA hopping in The Lake District - YHA Keswick to YHA Borrowdale
distance 13.24km Vertical gain +628m Vertical drop -612m Durée 5h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Keswick - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. They were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting and finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way there are 3 Wainwrights,a ferry and 1 pub.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 20.14km Vertical gain +1250m Vertical drop -1052m Durée 9h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Keswick - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting and finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. There are 6 Wainwrights, 1 lake, 3 tarns and a ferry.

Walking Cat Bells from Grange ( Download : )
Walker
distance 9.63km Vertical gain +407m Vertical drop -404m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

A short and fairly easy, circular walk up the ever popular Cat Bells. Starting from parking on the roadside just outside the village of Grange, this walk ascends Cat Bells from the South and descends north to join paths through the parkland and woods above and beside Derwent Water.

Walker
distance 12.91km Vertical gain +641m Vertical drop -642m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Above Derwent - Cumbria

Varying walk covering the 5 most North Westerly Wainwright fells. Taking in the summits of Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell, Ling Fell and Sales fell. With views the full length of Bassenthwaite Lake and the magnificent massive of Skiddaw. Coastal views should be evident on a clear day.

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distance 5.28km Vertical gain +302m Vertical drop -303m Durée 2h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Buttermere (Cumbria) - Cumbria

A short Lake District ridge walk that includes two Wainwrights. Surrounded by higher fells, the ridge between Ard Crags and Knott Rigg offers some wonderful Lakeland scenery.

Walking Lanthwaite to Braithwaite ( Download : )
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Lanthwaite to Braithwaite
distance 12.31km Vertical gain +992m Vertical drop -1052m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Buttermere (Cumbria) - Cumbria

Linear walk with a few scrambles and beautiful vistas

Walker
distance 5.25km Vertical gain +218m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Buttermere (Cumbria) - Cumbria

This is a walk from the centre of Buttermere village going up through Ghyll Woods up to Grassgarth Coppice. From here head up to Rannerdale Knotts. We came back down the northwestern side and followed the route back to the village.

Walker
distance 12.19km Vertical gain +322m Vertical drop -325m Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

Combining the delights of Borrowdale with the rural charm of Watendlath, this Lake District walk offers some wonderful views and relatively easy walking. Route finding is generally easy although there is a steady ascent from Lodore up to Watendlath.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.75km Vertical gain +615m Vertical drop -633m Durée 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

This is a walk from the Borrowdale Valley over to Easdale Valley but it's also a ridge walk with great views over Far Easedale Gill and the surrounding landscape. Helm Crag is also known as The Lion and The Lamb due to it's profile when seen from the A591. Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way, there are three Wainwrights, one lake and one pub.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
YHA hopping in The Lake District - YHA Borrowdale to YHA Black Sail
distance 14.58km Vertical gain +1224m Vertical drop -1034m Durée 7h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way, there are 4 Wainwrights and 5 tarns.

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Scafell Pike from Borrowdale
distance 15.06km Vertical gain +890m Vertical drop -889m Durée 6h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

The classic and well trodden ascent of Scafell Pike from Seathwaite in Borrowdale. Ascending via Grains Gill to Great End and then Esk Hause and Broad Crag. The descent is via the 'Corridor Route' to Styhead Tarn and then back to Seathwaite.

Walker
distance 7.82km Vertical gain +734m Vertical drop -726m Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

An energetic Lake District Horseshoe walk that takes in four summits as you keep to the high ground surrounding Gillercomb. The walk could also be extended to take in Great Gable if time and energy permit!

Walker
distance 12.69km Vertical gain +941m Vertical drop -941m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

This Lake District walk includes an unpathed section of route and is for experienced walkers only and navigation skills are essential. The walk includes Great End approached from the Corridor Route before following easier ground to the summit of Glaramara. The descent from the latter summit requires careful navigation for a trouble-free descent back down to Seathwaite.

Walker
distance 8.67km Vertical gain +784m Vertical drop -784m Durée 4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

To the west of the Cumbrian Mountains, both Great and Green Gable summits offer a pleasant hike.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 19.37km Vertical gain +1168m Vertical drop -1385m Durée 8h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ennerdale and Kinniside - Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. They were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 6 Wainwrights, 3 tarns and 1 pub.