walking in cumbria

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highest point scafell pike 978 metres / 3209 feet

There are 214 Wainwright's, 52 Marilyns, 114 hewitts and lots of other walking opportunities in Cumbria, both within and outside of the Lake District National Park.

a wainwright's fells

Helvellyn from the Cumbria Way

national parks

lake district national park

in an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for Mountain Rescue


 

Walking routes in or passing through Cumbria in ascending order of distance

linear walking route Limestone Link 21 kilometres / 13 miles

circular walking route Lakeland Heritage Trail 27 kilometres / 17 miles

circular walking route Duddon Horseshoe 32 kilometres / 20 miles

circular walking route Duddon Triangle Walk 32 kilometres / 20 miles

circular walking route Grasmere Skyline Classic Walk 32 kilometres / 20 miles

circular walking route Helm Wind Walk 32 kilometres / 20 miles

circular walking route Whicham Valley Five Trigs Walk 32 kilometres / 20 miles

circular walking route Thirlmere Round 35 kilometres / 22 miles

circular walking route Pennington Round 40 kilometres / 25 miles

circular walking route Back o'Skidda 45 kilometres / 28 miles

circular walking route Rydal Round 45 kilpometres / 28 miles

circular walking route High Street Stroll 48 kilometres / 30 miles

circular walking route Cistercian Way 53 kilometres / 33 miles

linear walking route Cat Walk 64 kilometres / 40 miles

circular walking route Ullswater Circuit 74 kilometres / 46 miles

linear walking route Lost Lancs Way 80 kilometres / 50 miles

circular walking route North Western Fells 80 kilometres / 50 miles

circular walking route Northern Fells 84 kilometres / 52 miles

linear walking route Allerdale Ramble 87 kilometres / 54 miles

circular walking route Lakeland Top Ten 91 kilometres / 57 miles

linear walking route Lancaster Canal 91 kilometres / 57 miles

circular walking route Traditional Hostels Lakes Walk 97 kilometres / 60 miles

linear walking route Cumbria Way 112 kilometres / 70 miles

linear walking route Dales Walk 112 kilometres / 70 miles

linear walking route West Lakes Way 112 kilometres / 70 miles

linear walking route Lancashire-Lakeland Link 114 kilometres / 71 miles

linear walking route Furness Way 121 kilometres / 75 miles

linear walking route Swale Way 124 kilometres / 77 miles

linear walking route Eden Way 126 kilometres / 78 miles

linear walking route Lune Valley Walk 127 kilometres / 79 miles

linear walking route Cumberland Way 129 kilometres / 80 miles

linear walking route Dales Way 130 kilometres / 81 miles

linear walking route Hadrian's Wall Path 130 kilometres / 81 miles

linear walking route Westmorland Way 159 kilometres / 99 miles

linear walking route High Pennine Trail 161km / 100 miles 

linear walking route Lady Anne's Way 161km / 100 miles

linear walking route Teesdale Way 161km / 100 miles

linear walking route Yoredale Way 163 kilometres / 101 miles

linear walking route Lakeland Tour 167km / 104 miles

linear walking route Abbott's Hike 172 kilometres / 107 miles

linear walking route Red Rose Walk 188km / 117 miles

linear walking route Lancashire Way 195km / 121 miles

circular walking route Lakeland Round 203km / 126 miles

linear walking route Thirlmere Way 209 kilometres / 130 miles

circular walking route Around the Lakes 233km / 145 miles

circular walking route Lake District Boundary Walk 244km / 152 miles

linear walking route Lady Anne's Way 161 kilometres / 100 miles

circular walking route Westmorland Boundary Way 275km / 171 miles

linear walking route Cumbria Coastal Way 305km / 189 miles

linear walking route Coast to Coast 306 kilometres / 190 miles

linear walking route Pennine Way 404 kilometres / 251 miles

european walking route E2 


 

cumbria lake district mountain rescue teams

Cockermouth MRT 

Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit  

Duddon & Furness MRT 

Kendal MRT

Keswick MRT 

Kirkby Stephen MRT

Langdale Ambleside MRT

Patterdale MRT 

Penrith MRT

Wasdale MRT


 

regional weather averages

Lake District temperature averages Lake District rainfall averages 


Check out the fellwalkingclub.co.uk website for walking routes in the Lakes

tubular fells map of the Lake District 


 

accommodation for walkers in the Lake District accommodation for walkers in the lake district and cumbria

camping and caravaning in the Lake District   caravan and camping sites for walkers in the Lake District and Cumbria  


 

external links

happyhiker 

Provides free simple to follow directions for various walking routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues

lune valley ramble

Lune Valley Ramble signpost

Lancaster

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Kirkby Lonsdale

26.5 kilometres / 16.5 miles


Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map 1:25000 OL41


Looking south from the Devil's Bridge Kirkby Lonsdale  Looking north from the Devil's Bridge Kirkby Lonsdale

st sunday crag one of the wainwright's

Summit of St Sunday Crag looking towards Ullswater 

841 metres 2,759 feet


kit we used

Salomon Sky 38 rucksackMerrell Norsehund Omega Mid Waterproof walking bootsColumbia Hellion Outdry walking bootsSuunto Core adventure watchMountain House freeze dried food, Trekmates Flameless cooker and Edelrid e cutleryBerghaus Navigator Cargo Pant and Point6 socks 


Start and return to Patterdale bus service Accommodation available caravan and camp site village shop parking available limited amount free


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map OL5 The English Lakes North-eastern area


Patterdale village shop and post office gate leading to open country  first view back towards Place Fell view over to The Knott 

rocky outcrops on path more rocky outcrops on path 

first glimpse of Ullswater through bracken to gate 

wide path under tree canopy hollow tree trunk 

ever closer to Thornhow End Thornhow End comes into view 

Glenamara Park ford across Hag Beck 

stepping stones across Hag Beck Hag Beck 

path opens up into grass field more of Ullswater comes into view 

path continues at low level minor path to the left is start of ascent 

ascent begins stone steps climbing Thornhow End 

looking over to Grassthwaite How 

more Ullswater Tristran Golley tree 

close to Thornhow End Ullswater from Thornhow End 

Thornhow End last gate before summit

first lake steamer leaving the pier at Glenridding 

climb away from game path goes onto dark side of Thornhow End 

gradual ascent looking into Grisedale 

 first sight of St Sunday Crag marshy grass path 

lone sheep 

gradual slope to summit of St Sunday Crag nearing the summit of St Sunday Crag 

Helvellyn from the summit of St Sunday Crag

 wainwright's lakeland fells

The Wainwright's are the 214 Lakeland Fells described by A. Wainwright in his pictorial walking guides to the Lake District.

The Wainwright Society

"The primary aim of the Society is to keep alive the things which AW promoted through the guidebooks, started over 50 years ago, and the many other publications which were the 'labour of love' for a large portion of his life."

There are 7 guides in total

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book One The Eastern Fells

35 fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer OL5 The Lake District North Eastern Area


Helvellyn 950 metres / 3,117 feet

Nethermost Pike 891 metres / 2,923 feet 

Catstycam 890 metres /  2,920 feet 

Raise 883 metres / 2,897 feet

Fairfield 873 metres / 2,864 feet

White Side 863 metres / 2,831 feet 

Dollywaggon Pike 858 metres / 2,815 feet

Great Dodd 857 metres / 2,812 feet

Stybarrow Dodd 843 metres / 2,766 feet 

St Sunday Crag 841 metres 2,759 feet

view towards Ullswater from St Sundays Crag

st sunday crag one of the wainwright's

Hart Crag 822 metres / 2,697 feet

Dove Crag 792 metres / 2,598 feet

Watson's Dodd 789 metres / 2,589 feet

Red Screes 776 metres / 2,546 feet

Great Rigg 766 metres / 2,513 feet

Hart Side 756 metres / 2,480 feet

Seat Sandal 736 metres / 2,415 feet

Clough Head 726 metres / 2,382 feet

Birkhouse Moor 718 metres / 2,356 feet

Sheffield Pike 675 metres / 2,215 feet

High Pike 656 metres / 2,152 feet

Middle Dodd 654 metres / 2,146 feet

Little Hart Crag 637 metres / 2,090 feet

Birks 622 metres / 2,041 feet

flat top of Birks

Heron Pike 612 metres / 2,008 feet

Hartsop above How 570 m etres / 1,870 feet

Great Mell Fell 537 metres / 1,762 feet

High Hartsop Dodd 519 metres / 1,703 feet

Low Pike 508 metres / 1,667 feet

Little Mell Fell 505 metres / 1,657 feet

Stone Arthur 500 metres / 1,640 feet

Gowbarrow Fell 481 metres / 1,578 feet

Nab Scar 450 metres / 1,476 feet

Glenridding Dodd 442 metres / 1,450 feet

Arnison Crag 433 metres / 1,421 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

36 fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


High Street 828 metres / 2,717 feet

High Raise 802 metres / 2,631 feet

Rampsgill Head 792 metres / 2,598 feet

Thornthwaite Crag 784 metres / 2,572 feet

Kidsty Pike 780 metres / 2,559 feet

Harter Fell 778 metres / 2,552 feet

Caudale Moor 763 metres / 2,503 feet

Mardale Ill Bell 760 metres / 2,493 feet

Ill Bell 757 metres / 2,484 feet

The Knott 739 metres / 2,425 feet

Kentmere Pike 730 metres / 2,395 feet

Froswick 720 metres / 2,362 feet

Branstree 713 metres / 2,339 feet

Yoke 706 metres / 2,316 feet

Gray Crag 699 metres / 2,293 feet

Rest Dodd 696 metres / 2,283 feet

Loadpot Hill 671 metres / 2,201 feet

Wether Hill 670 metres / 2,198 feet

Tarn Crag 664 metres / 2,178 feet

Place Fell 657 metres / 2,156 feet

Selside Pike 655 metres / 2,149 feet

Grey Crag 638 metres / 2,093 feet

Hartsop Dodd 618 metres / 2,028 feet

Shipman Knotts 587 metres / 1,926 feet

The Nab 576 metres / 1,890 feet

Angletarn Pikes 567 metres / 1,860 feet

Brock Crags 561 metres / 1,841 feet

Arthur's Pike 533 metres / 1,749 feet

Bonscale Pike 524 metres / 1,719 feet

Sallows 516 metres / 1,693 feet

Beda Fell 509 metres / 1,670 feet

Wansfell 488 metres / 1,601 feet

Sour Howes 483 metres / 1,585 feet

Steel Knotts 432 metres / 1,417 feet

Hallin Fell 388 metres / 1,273 feet

Troutbeck Tongue 364 metres / 1,194 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book Three The Central Fells

27 fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


High Raise 762 metres / 2,500 feet

Sergeant Man 736 metres / 2,415 feet

Harrison Stickle 736 metres / 2,415 feet

Ullscarf 726 metres / 2,382 feet

Thunacar Knott 723 metres / 2,372 feet

Pike of Stickle 709 metres / 2,326 feet

Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle to the left

Pavey Ark 700 metres / 2,297 feet

Loft Crag 680 metres / 2,231 feet

High Seat 608 metres / 1,995 feet

Bleaberry Fell 590 metres / 1,936 feet

Sergeant's Crag 571 metres / 1,873 feet

Steel Fell 553 metres / 1,814 feet

Tarn Crag 550 metres / 1,804 feet

Blea Rigg 541 metres / 1,775 feet

Calf Crag 537 metres / 1,762 feet

High Tove 515 metres / 1,690 feet

Eagle Crag 525 metres / 1,722 feet

Armboth Fell 479 metres / 1,572 feet

Raven Crag 461 metres / 1,512 feet

Great Crag 450 metres / 1,476 feet

Gibson Knott 420 metres / 1,378 feet

Grange Fell 415 metres / 1,362 feet

Helm Crag 405 metres / 1,329 feet

Silver How 395 metres / 1,296 feet

Walla Crag 376 metres / 1,234 feet

High Rigg 357 metres / 1,171 feet

Loughrigg Fell 335 metres / 1,099 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book Four The Southern Fells

30 fells

Book Four The Southern Fells 


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


Scafell Pike 978 metres / 3,209 feet

Sca Fell 964 metres / 3,163 feet

Great End 910 metres / 2,986 feet

Bowfell 902 metres / 2,959 feet

Bow Fell ridge centre from Stake Pass

Esk Pike 885 metres / 2,904 feet

Crinkle Crags 859 metres / 2,818 feet

Lingmell 807 metres / 2,648 feet

Coniston Old Man 803 metres / 2,635 feet

Swirl How 802 metres / 2,631 feet

Brim Fell 796 metres / 2,612 feet

Great Carrs 785 metres / 2,575 feet

Allen Crags 785 metres / 2,575 feet

Glaramara 783 metres / 2,569 feet

Glaramara from Stake Pass

Dow Crag 778 metres / 2,552 feet

Grey Friar 773 metres / 2,536 feet

Wetherlam 763 metres / 2,503 feet

Slight Side 762 metres / 2,500 feet

Pike o' Blisco 709 metres / 2,326 feet

Pike of Blisco from Mickleden

Cold Pike 701 metres / 2,300 feet

Harter Fell 654 metres / 2,146 feet

Rossett Pike 651 metres / 2,136 feet

Illgill Head 609 metres / 1,998 feet

Seathwaite Fell 601 metres / 1,972 feet

Rosthwaite Fell 551 metres / 1,808 feet

Hard Knott 549 metres / 1,801 feet

Whin Rigg 535 metres / 1,755 feet

Green Crag 489 metres / 1,604 feet

Lingmoor Fell 469 metres / 1,539 feet

Black Fell 323 metres / 1,060 feet

Holme Fell 317 metres / 1,040 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book Five The Northern Fells

24 fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


Skiddaw 931 metres / 3,054 feet

Skiddaw from Castlerigg Stone Circle

Blencathra 868 metres / 2,848 feet

Skiddaw Little Man 865 metres / 2,838 feet

Carl Side 746 metres / 2,448 feet

Long Side 734 metres / 2,408 feet

Lonscale Fell 715 metres / 2,346 feet

Knott 710 metres / 2,329 feet

Bowscale Fell 702 metres / 2,303 feet

Great Calva 690 metres / 2,264 feet

Ullock Pike 690 metres / 2,264 feet

Bannerdale Crags 683 metres / 2,241 feet

Bakestall 673 metres / 2,208 feet

Carrock Fell 663 metres / 2,175 feet

High Pike 658 metres / 2,159 feet

Great Sca Fell 651 metres / 2,136 feet

Mungrisdale Common 633 metres / 2,077 feet

Brae Fell 586 metres / 1,923 feet

Meal Fell 550 metres / 1,804 fett

Great Cockup 526 metres / 1,726 feet

Souther Fell 522 metres / 1,713 feet

Dodd 502 metres / 1,647 feet

Longlands Fell 483 metres / 1,585 feet

Binsey 447 metres / 1,467 feet

Latrigg 367 metres / 1,204 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

 

Book Six The North Western Fells

29 fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


Grasmoor 852 metres / 2,795 feet

Eel Crag (Crag Hill) 839 metres / 2,753 feet

Grisedale Pike 791 metres / 2,595 feet

Sail 773 metres / 2,536 feet

Wandope 772 metres / 2,533 feet

Hopegill Head 770 metres / 2,526 feet

Dale Head 753 metres / 2,470 feet

Robinson 737 metres / 2,418 feet

Hindscarth 727 metres / 2,385 feet

Whiteside 707 metres / 2,320 feet

Scar Crags 672 metres / 2,205 feet

Whiteless Pike 660 metres / 2,165 feet

High Spy 653 metres / 2,142 feet

Causey Pike 637 metres / 2,090 feet

Maiden Moor 575 metres / 1,886 feet

Ard Crags 581 metres / 1,906 feet

Outerside 568 metres / 1,864 feet

Knott Rigg 556 metres / 1,824 feet

Lord's Seat 552 metres / 1,811 feet

Whinlatter 517 metres / 1,696 feet

Broom Fell 511 metres / 1,677 feet

Barf 468 metres / 1,535 feet

Barrow 455 metres / 1,493 feet

Graystones 452 metres / 1,483 feet

Catbells 451 metres / 1,480 feet

Ling Fell 373 metres / 1,224 feet

Sale Fell 359 metres / 1,178 feet

Rannerdale Knotts 355 metres / 1,165 feet

Castle Crag 298 metres / 978 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

 

Book Seven The Western Fells

33 fells


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map


Great Gable 899 metres / 2,949 feet

Pillar 892 metres / 2,927 feet

Scoat Fell 841 metres / 2,759 feet

Red Pike in Wasdale 826 metres / 2,709 feet

Steeple 819 metres / 2,687 feet

High Stile 807 metres / 2,648 feet

Kirk Fell 802 metres / 2,631 feet

Green Gable 801 metres / 2,628 feet

Haycock 797 metres / 2,614 feet

Red Pike in Buttermere 755 metres / 2,476 feet

High Crag 744 metres / 2,441 feet

Brandreth 715 metres / 2,345 feet

Caw Fell 697 metres / 2,288 feet

Grey Knotts 697 metres / 2,287 feet

Seatallan 692 metres / 2,270 feet

Fleetwith Pike 648 metres / 2,126 feet

Base Brown 646 metres / 2,119 feet

Starling Dodd 633 metres / 2,077 feet

Yewbarrow 628 metres / 2,060 feet

Great Borne 616 metres / 2,021 feet

Haystacks 597 metres / 1,958 feet

Middle Fell 582 metres / 1,909 feet

Blake Fell 573 metres / 1,880 feet

Lank Rigg 541 metres / 1,775 feet

Gavel Fell 526 metres / 1,725 feet

Crag Fell 523 metres / 1,715 feet

Mellbreak 512 metres / 1,680 feet

Hen Comb 509 metres / 1,670 feet

Grike 488 metres / 1,601 feet

Burnbank Fell 475 metres / 1,559 feet

Low Fell 423 metres / 1,388 feet

Buckbarrow 423 metres / 1,388 feet

Fellbarrow 416 metres 1,365 feet


 

Book One The Eastern Fells

Book Two The Far Eastern Fells

Book Three The Central Fells

Book Four The Southern Fells

Book Five The Northern Fells

Book Six The North Western Fells

Book Seven The Western Fells

Regional weather averages

Lake District temperature averages Lake District rainfall averages