Favourite Lakeland Walks

 

 

 

Below are my favourite Lakeland Walks

 

 

My Favourite View

Great Gable & Innominate Tarn

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Wainwright's Walks From his "A Pictorial Guide to The Lakeland Fells" books 1 - 7 and "The Outlying Fells Of Lakeland"

 

  • Helvellyn (3118')  from Wythburn

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 1 - Helvellyn 12

Helvellyn is probably the most climbed mountain in Lakeland

 

  • Thornthwaite Crag (2569') & High Street  (2718')  from Hartsop

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 2 - Thornthwaite Crag 4 & returning by High Street 5

Put together, these two fells make a fine circular walk taking in the old elevated Roman road

 

  • Helm Crag (1299') from Grasmere

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 3 - Helm Crag 4

Easily reached from the centre of Grasmere, Helm Crag has an interesting rocky summit

 

  • Loughrigg Fell (1101') from Clappersgate

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 3 - Loughrigg Fell 9

Loughrigg's half mile top has many grassy paths, small tarns and stunning views

 

  • Pavey Ark (2288') via the North Rake from Great Langdale

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 3 - Pavey Ark 7

A walk to the top of the grandest Langdale Pike

 

  • Tarn Crag (1801') via Sour Milk Gill from Grasmere

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 3 - Tarn Crag 5

Easedale Tarn is reached first but then, by ascending to the top of Tarn Crag, a spectacular bird's eye view can be had of it

 

  • Old Man Of Coniston (2633') via Goat's Hause from Torver

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 4 - Coniston Old Man 9

This route provides a dramatic view of Dow Crag and takes you past the tarn of Goats Water

 

The formidable Dow Crag

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  • Scafell Pike (3210') via Brown Tongue from Wasdale Head

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 4 - Scafell Pike 13

This is the shortest -  but steepest - way to the summit of England's highest mountain.

 

  • Skiddaw (3053')  from Keswick

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 5 - Skiddaw 11 & 12

An easy walk to the summit of Lakeland's fourth highest mountain

 

The Skiddaw range and Derwent Water

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  • Castle Crag (985')  from Grange

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 6 - Castle Crag 5

Wainwright recommends climbing Castle Crag to the visitor who has only two or three hours to spare and wants to reach a summit.  It also sits in Wainwright's favourite square mile of Lakeland - "The Jaws of Borrowdale"

 

  • Catbells (1481')  from Hawse End

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 6 - Catbells 5

Catbells is one of the most delightful fells with many rewards to be gained from it's modest height

 

  • Haystacks (1900' from Gatesgarth

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 7 - Haystacks 5

We make this a round walk by ascending via Gatesgarth and returning by the Quarry Road and Warnscale bottom.  Wainwright's favourite: he loved it so much that his ashes were scatted by one of the tarns along the summit - Innominate Tarn

 

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable in The distance

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  • Great Gable (2949') via Green Gable from Honister pass

Wainwright's Guide to the Lakeland Fells Book 7 - Great Gable 17

Of all the fells Great Gable is our first favourite, ascending via Green Gable and returning by Moses Trod

 

  • Claife Heights (900')

Wainwright's Guide to the Outlying Fells Of Lakeland

A favourite with Beatrix Potter, and the jewels in the crown are the tarns of Wise Een Tarn and Moss Eccles Tarn

 

  • Latterbarrow (803')

Wainwright's Guide to the Outlying Fells Of Lakeland

Overlooking Hawkshead, the noble obelisk on the summit can be seen for miles around

 

The summit of Latterbarrow

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  • Orrest Head (783')

Wainwright's Guide to the Outlying Fells Of Lakeland

Wainwright's first view of Lakeland was from the summit of Orrest Head

 

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

Bill Birkett's Walks From his "Exploring The Lakes & Low Fells" volumes 1 & 2

 

  • Grasmere & Rydal Water from Grasmere

Bill Birkett Exploring The Lakes & Low Fells volume 1 - Walk 3

We do this walk as per the book, but extending it by starting from Grasmere village to take in Grasmere Lake as well as Rydal Water

This walk takes in both of Wordsworth's homes, Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage, and gives you the opportunity to visit his grave in the church yard at Grasmere

 

  • Alcock Tarn from Grasmere

Bill Birkett Exploring The Lakes & Low Fells volume 1 - Walk 4

Ascending via the road leading past Dove Cottage and returning by the Swan Hotel.  This walk offers splendid views down into Grasmere and of Helm Crag

 

Looking down into Grasmere on the Alcock Tarn Walk

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  • Far to Near Sawrey

Bill Birkett Exploring The Lakes & Low Fells volume 2 - Walk 50

A short circular walk close to where we stay taking in the villages of Near and Far Sawrey - you will be walking in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter

 

  • Borrowdale's Bowderstone to Watendlath

Bill Birkett Exploring The Lakes & Low Fells volume 2 - Walk 71

A low circular walk with plenty of variety taking in the pretty hamlet of Watendlath

 

Watendlath

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