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distance 22.44km Vertical gain +1120m Vertical drop -1121m Durée 9h35 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.

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distance 19.62km Vertical gain +802m Vertical drop -904m Durée 7h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This is a varied walk with a couple of fells to climb but nothing really difficult. Take care of yourself and look out for wildlife along the way. Just enjoy the journey and make the most of the moment. Along the way are 2 Wainwrights, 2 tarns, 2 pubs and a lake.

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distance 15.11km Vertical gain +308m Vertical drop -406m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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 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 1 Wainwright, 1 tarn and 1 pub.

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YHA hopping in The Lake District - YHA Langdale to YHA Black Sail
distance 21.33km Vertical gain +1422m Vertical drop -1314m Durée 10h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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 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 8 Wainwrights and 3 tarns.

Walking Elterwater Lakes ( Download : )
Walker
distance 8.51km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -183m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Lingmoor, Side Pike and Little Langdale
distance 14.4km Vertical gain +574m Vertical drop -572m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This is an interesting walk from Elterwater or Chapel Stile.

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Loughrigg Tarn and Loughrigg Fell from Elterwater
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +288m Vertical drop -286m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This is a short walk with a lot of interest. Despite it not tackling any of the major Lakeland summits the views over Loughrigg Tarn are excellent and the panorama from Loughrigg Fell is one of the best. The descent through the arboretum of High Close and Low Wood maintains the interest. This is a great walk for a half day, perhaps when it has rained and then has started to brighten up.

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Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
distance 8.65km Vertical gain +193m Vertical drop -192m Durée 3h00 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.

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Circular walk from Helm Crag to Calf Crag and Easedale
distance 12.3km Vertical gain +497m Vertical drop -497m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A nice walk taking in the ever popular Lion and Lamb rock formation at Helm Crag before following the ridge walk with great views to the head of Easedale and then descending more gently down the lovely valley, passing some waterfalls.

Walker
distance 10.42km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -187m Durée 3h30 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.

Walker
distance 12.07km Vertical gain +471m Vertical drop -470m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walker
distance 11.25km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -160m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A short, and mainly flat, walk which circumnavigates the bottom of the Langdale valley. Good for half a day or when the tops are clagged in. It passes both of the Dungeon Ghyll hotels where refreshments are available.

Walking Rydal - Loughrigg Fell ( Download : )
Walker
distance 6.65km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -401m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 13.06km Vertical gain +301m Vertical drop -343m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way, there are one Wainwright, two lakes and one pub. Explore Rydal Cave.

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distance 18.99km Vertical gain +873m Vertical drop -784m Durée 7h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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 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

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distance 25.37km Vertical gain +902m Vertical drop -909m Durée 9h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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 __2 Wainwrights, 2 tarns, 2 pubs and a lake.

Walker
distance 16.53km Vertical gain +888m Vertical drop -889m Durée 7h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 18.05km Vertical gain +1047m Vertical drop -930m Durée 8h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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 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 7 Wainwrights, 2 lakes, 1 tarn and 1 pub.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.71km Vertical gain +577m Vertical drop -488m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are one Wainwright, one waterfall and one pub. This is a fairly simple route and a good way to say goodbye to The Lakes. The Stockghyll Falls are impresive and a certain Victorian atmosphere surrounds the place.

Walking Langdale Pikes ( Download : )
Walker
distance 10.58km Vertical gain +770m Vertical drop -770m Durée 5h15 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.

Walker
distance 12.93km Vertical gain +796m Vertical drop -794m Durée 6h00 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.

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distance 16.19km Vertical gain +833m Vertical drop -765m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - 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,1 lake and 2 pubs.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.06km Vertical gain +730m Vertical drop -753m Durée 5h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 6 Wainwrights, 3 tarns,1 lake and 1 pub. This is a tough route but take time to enjoy the scenery around you and be careful on the high ground. Look around and take in the beauty that is The Lake District.

Walker
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.

Walker
Lingmoor low level circular
distance 14.72km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -356m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
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 Crinkle Crags ( Download : )
Walker
distance 11.39km Vertical gain +740m Vertical drop -742m Durée 5h20 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.

Walking Bowfell Circular ( Download : )
Walker
distance 11.17km Vertical gain +761m Vertical drop -762m Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Blea Tarn and Side Pike ( Download : )
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Blea Tarn and Side Pike
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +258m Vertical drop -255m Durée 2h25 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.

Walker
Wetherlam, Swirl How and Great Carrs, a circular walk
distance 13.03km Vertical gain +811m Vertical drop -812m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Coniston (Cumbria) - Cumbria

A fabulous circular walk starting from the Tilberthwaite Valley. Best done in this direction so as to enjoy the ascent of Wetherlam Edge, great views in all directions and much interest on the walk.

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