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Hawkshead walks

A circular walk around Tarn Hows
distance 2.62km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -45m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawkshead - Cumbria

A gentle walk in a beautiful setting, enjoyable in any weather. The walk is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs and is not too long for little legs.

Walking Holme Ground - Black Crag ( Download : )
distance 12.73km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -672m Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.

Walking The Saddle of Coniston ( Download : )
The Saddle of Coniston
distance 4.26km Vertical gain +208m Vertical drop -205m Durée 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

Walking Elterwater Lakes ( Download : )
distance 8.51km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -183m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

In contrast to the great lakes of the Lake District, here are three small lakes that lay south of Elterwater village.

distance 16.53km Vertical gain +888m Vertical drop -889m Durée 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

The Fairfield horseshoe includes seven other Lake District fells. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag and Hart Crag form the outward route with the return over Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar back to Ambleside via Rydal. This is a high level route so choose a good day to make the most of the views.

distance 22.44km Vertical gain +1120m Vertical drop -1121m Durée 9h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This variation of the Fairfield Horseshoe starts from High Close on the western edge of Loughrigg Fell. The route follows a clockwise direction offering a different perspective to the normal horseshoe route.

distance 10.42km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -187m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This is a low level lakeland walk suitable for a short day. It takes in Elter Water, Skelwith Force and Colwith Force waterfalls before heading through farmland to the impressive Cathedral Quarry. The return leg passes a good pub which serves food and then through the working slate quarry above Chapel Stile.

distance 12.07km Vertical gain +471m Vertical drop -470m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A circular walk from Chapel Stile along the Great Langdale valley to the New Dungeon Gill Hotel. Then an ascent along the pleasant Stickle Gill to Stickle tarn followed by the ascent to Blea Rigg and a return to Chapel Stile along the ridge.

Walking Rydal - Loughrigg Fell ( Download : )
distance 6.65km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -401m Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
distance 8.65km Vertical gain +193m Vertical drop -192m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Starting from Grasmere this Lake District walk includes a circuit of Rydal water and Grasmere. The route includes some wonderful views especially from Loughrigg Terrace.

Walking Langdale Pikes ( Download : )
distance 10.58km Vertical gain +770m Vertical drop -770m Durée 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

distance 12.93km Vertical gain +796m Vertical drop -794m Durée 5h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This Langdale walk includes two of the well know Langdale Pikes - Harrison Stickle and Pike o'Stickle - and continues to visit the less walked Rosset Pike so you can avoid the crowds.

Walking Crinkle Crags ( Download : )
distance 11.39km Vertical gain +740m Vertical drop -742m Durée 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.

Lingmoor low level circular
distance 14.72km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -356m Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.

The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.

Walking Blea Tarn and Side Pike ( Download : )
Blea Tarn and Side Pike
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +258m Vertical drop -255m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

An out and back walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car-park. The Hotel car parking is available for non Hotel users but you will need to purchase a parking ticket from a machine.

Walking Bowfell Circular ( Download : )
distance 11.17km Vertical gain +761m Vertical drop -762m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

The main objective of this walk is the wonderful lake District mountain Bowfell. Once the summit is reached some less familiar territory is included in the route before the return leg to the starting point point is along the Mickelden Valley.

distance 11.1km Vertical gain +368m Vertical drop -280m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.