Welcome to walkthefells.net

The main aim of this site has been to build up a comprehensive and practical resource dedicated to walking in the English Lake District. I am Cumbrian born and bred, passionate about the Lake District and as a regular walker the website has grown around my personal online walking log. This shows you the Lake District at all times of year, in all weather conditions, and although the site may have a bias towards the fells themselves, it is by no means restricted to the higher places. I’m confident that there is something here for everyone, from the hardened fellwalker to the complete novice out for a short stroll.

Hopefully it does what it says on the tin, and the website is indeed “Delivering the Lake District to your home”

 


Recent Walks
19th February 2017
Cat Bells and part of Derwent Water

4.3 mile / 1400ft isn't far off
 

18th February 2017
Low cloud and a bit of drizzle from Far Sawrey to Wray Castle

11.4 mile / Hard to say exactly but 1700ft isn't far off
 

12th February 2017
A wintry, windy walk around Buttermere

4.3 mile / Hardly any ascent
 

5th February 2017
Crummock Water, Rannerdale, Buttermere and Scale Force

9.6 mile / 1400 ft ascent - more or less
 

4th February 2017
Silver How and Dow Bank

6.2 mile / 1600 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

29th January 2017 - walk two
Tewet Tarn and St John's in the Vale Church

4.3 mile / 400 ft ascent - is close enough
 

28th January 2017 - walk two
Heughscar Hill and Cop Stone from Askham

7.1 mile / 800 ft ascent - is close enough
 

28th January 2017 - walk one
Dunmallard Hill, Pooley Bridge

1.1 mile / 400 ft ascent - or there abouts
 

22nd January 2017
Coves, Combes and Holes of the Lake District - Walk No 3 - The Coombs

5 mile / 1200 ft ascent - or so I'm told
 

21st January 2017
Coves, Combes and Holes of the Lake District - Walk No 2 - Two coves on Birks

7.5 mile / 2700 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

14th January 2017
Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and Newlands Valley from Portinscale

9.8 mile / 2200 ft ascent - more or less
 

8th January 2017
Coves, Combes and Holes of the Lake District - Walk No 1 - The Combe north of Glaramara

4.4 mile / 800 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

7th January 2017
A misty day on Brunt Knott and around the Potter Tarn area

7.3 mile / 1600 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

2nd January 2017
Helm Crag and a circuit of Grasmere

7.8 mile / 1700 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

1st January 2017
Carrock Fell, High Pike and West Fell

6.1 mile / about 1700 ft ascent
 

31st December 2016
The end of 2016 on Rannerdale Knotts

2.7 mile / about 1100 ft ascent
 

27th December 2016
A short walk over Sale Fell

2.7 mile / 800 ft ascent - give or take a bit
 

26th December 2016
A windy Boxing Day walk to Watendlath

5.6 mile / 900 ft ascent - isn't far off
 

25th December 2016
A Christmas Day walk that nearly wasn't

3.6 mile / Not much ascent
 

19th December 2016
Tewet Tarn and High Rigg

6.1 mile / 1200 ft ascent - more or less
 

18th december 2016
Latrigg and Christmas shopping in Keswick

7.5 mile / 1100 ft ascent - more or less

 

17th Decemebr 2016
Cloud inversions from Lingmoor Fell

8.3 mile / 1600 ft ascent - or somewhere close to that

 

10th December 2016
Castle Crag and a wander about

4.5 mile / 1100 ft ascent - is close enough

 

5th December 2016
Catstye Cam, Red Tarn, Birkhouse Moor and Lanty's Tarn

7.5 mile / 2500 ft ascent - more or less

 

4th December 2016
A blue sky day at Troutbeck Tongue

8.3 mile / 1300 ft ascent - would be quite close

 

3rd December 2016
Helvellyn to Stone Arthur

8.5 mile / 3800 ft ascent - more or less

 

27th November 2016
Wansfell Pike and Troutbeck

7.2 mile / 1900 ft ascent - or there abouts
 

26th November 2016
A Scandale and Red Screes walk

10.5 mile / 2800 ft ascent - or there abouts
 

25th November 2016
Derwent Water and Walla Crag

10.8 mile / about 1400 ft ascent
 

 
Yearly Walking Logs
Open Year Walks Distance (miles)
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    1708 12,392

Note: no walks were recorded prior to mid 2003

Find a walk
Walks by starting point

Find a walk using an overview map showing all the places I have used as a starting point for a walk
 

Walks without summits

Choose a lower level walk that does not include any of the fell tops
 

The Fells - Choose a walk that includes the fell of your choice
 
 
 

Projects starting in 2017
Coves, Combs and Holes of the Lake District

 

Visiting the Valleys of the Lake District ( not started yet )

 

Visiting Fairfield - a mini walking project ( spring / summer 2017)

 

Other projects and stuff
Visiting the Lake District Tarns - A walking theme for 2015

 

PastTimes - A view of the Lake District seen from old photos, Etc

 

Walking the Lakeland Passes - A walking project I carried out in 2012

 

Sheepfolds and Ruins of the Lake District - An ongoing project

 



Contact & links from walkthefells.net

Contact

Sorry folks but I’ve had to remove my email address from the website. I was getting far more emails than I have the time to read and reply to.
If you’ve contacted me in the past and still have the address please feel free to email again. To everyone else, all I can do is apologise.

 
Links

 
In association with walkthefells.net

Andrew Leaney's The Lakeland Fells

 
 
Richard Ratcliffe's Summiteer website

 

Sharkey's Dream - Lake District walking

 
 
Chris Drake's One Man and His Walks Website

 


David Hall -
Lake District Walks