Lake District Walks

Welcome to our Lake District Walks section, please browse our routes below to enjoy. There are also some great outdoor shops in the Lakes some of which can be found here.

Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike of Blisco Circular

A very tough but beautiful 9.5 mile route from the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale. The paths, especially on Crinkle Crags break up regularly and in poor weather it’s very easy to get lost and risk walking off one of the crags so it’s essential that you can navigate with a map and compass should fine weather turn. The views in clear weather are absolutely stunning and well worth the slog and wobbly legs at the end.

Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike of Blisco Circular PDF (2 downloads )

Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike of Blisco Circular GPX (1 download )
Elterwater to Little Langdale via Colwith Force

A beautiful low level 5.5 mile route starting and ending in the village of Elterwater. We headed out towards Skelwith Force first and taking in Colwith Force and then Little Langdale. This is a lovely easy going walk to enjoy in any weather or time of year. The views of the Langdale Pikes from the Elterwater Lake itself are spectacular and for most of the route you get to enjoy them from a variety of angles. This is a great family walk for all to enjoy.

Elterwater to Little Langdale via Colwith Force Circular PDF (2 downloads )

Elterwater to Little Langdale via Colwith Force Circular GPX (1 download )

Haystacks from Gatesgarth

A beautiful 4.5 mile circular route from Gatesgarth Farm, following a route around Fleetwith Pike and then up and round to Haystacks. The paths are clear but there are steep ascents and descents on this route but a thoroughly enjoyable walk. Remember to take your sandwiches to enjoy on the top, taking in the views of Buttermere to the West and Great Gable to the East.

Haystacks from Gatesgarth PDF (79 downloads )

Haystacks From Gatesgarth GPX (64 downloads )
The Ullswater Way

A twenty mile circular route around Ullswater. This route can be broken into sections over multiple days or visits and can be completed from any starting point. We started in Pooley Bridge and went clockwise around the lake in one day, taking in a rest stop in Glenridding. Our route goes over Gowbarrow Fell but there is an alternate path should you not wish to ascend Gowbarrow, that goes around it.

The Ullswater Way PDF (79 downloads )

The Ullswater Way GPX (78 downloads )
Fairfield Horseshoe

A long and arduous walk clockwise around Fairfield Horseshoe. The views are worth every drop of sweat. I would avoid this walk in poor weather conditions, but if you do always make sure you have a map and compass as the weather can come in extremely quickly and you can get lost very easily. We really enjoyed this walk and we were blessed with fantastic weather all day.

Fairfield Horseshoe PDF (82 downloads )

Fairfield Horseshoe GPX (68 downloads )
The Langdale Pikes

This is so far our favourite of many Lake District walks. A 4.5 mile walk taking in all of the Langdale Pikes. This is a beautiful walk but has a sharp ascent at the beginning up Stickle Ghyll. The views on the pikes are amazing allowing you to see most of the Lake District on a clear day. We parked in the field opposite the New Dungeon Ghyll across the B5343. There is other parking available should it be busy or too wet to park on in the Winter.

The Langdale Pikes PDF (84 downloads )

The Langdale Pikes GPX (72 downloads )
Ennerdale Water

A 7 mile route around Ennerdale water. This is one of the hidden gems of the lake district and should be visited by everyone. The views down the lake are fantastic taking in mountain views down the Ennerdale Valley to Great Gable and Pillar. Parking is available at the start of the walk, however the car park is quite small.

Ennerdale Water PDF (78 downloads )

Ennerdale Water GPX (67 downloads )
Grasmere to Rydal Caves

A 6 mile route from Grasmere to Rydal Caves, coming back along Rydal Water. This is a fairly easy walk that doesn’t have too much incline. The route follows lakeside paths which are especially lovely during the autumn and on a gorgeous summers day. This route can be very busy on a hot summers day.

Grasmere to Rydal Caves PDF (82 downloads )

Grasmere to Rydal Caves GPX (70 downloads )
Coniston Old Man, Swirl How and Wetherlam

This is a gorgeous and strenuous 8.5mile walk from Coniston, taking in three Wainwrights Coniston Old Man, Swirl How and Wetherlam. The ascent is tough from the very beginning until you reach the top of the Old Man. The views from the top are amazing and can be enjoyed for miles.

Coniston Old, Swirl How and Wetherlam PDF (39 downloads )

Coniston Old, Swirl How and Wetherlam GPX (36 downloads )
Place Fell

This is a tough 9 mile route up to Place Fell from Glenridding, although you can start it from Patterdale. This route also includes a section of the Ullswater Way on the way back to Glenridding. Although a tough route the views are worth the effort especially on a clear, sunny day. At 657 meters Place Fell is not up there with the big boys but is still a challenge.

Place Fell PDF (35 downloads )

Place Fell GPX (28 downloads )
Bampton Grange to Knipe Scar Circular

This 6.5 mile route starting and ending in the little village of Bampton Grange a few miles North East of Haweswater. This is a fairly easy walk compared to the more demanding popular Wainwrights but is a beautiful walk away from the hustle and bustle of the busier Lake District areas. We walked this is January and didn’t see another soul and had the wonderful view of snow topped mountains and Haweswater all to ourselves.

Bampton Grange - Knipe Scar Circular PDF (23 downloads )

Bampton Grange - Knipe Scar Circular GPX (25 downloads )