Lake District High Level and Fell Walks


This guidebook describes 30 graded fell walks on the ridges and high peaks of the English Lake District, the UK's most popular national park.

Lake District High Level and Fell Walks

Lake District High Level and Fell Walks
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This guidebook collects the best 30 high fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 7-23km, and includes annotated OS maps and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections according to where walkers can start: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater.

The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes, the walks in this guide comprise all the best high-level fell walks to be had in England's largest, and beloved National Park.

Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, with occasional boggy ground, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.

Well illustrated with photos and maps.

By Vivienne Crowe.

Walks from the Keswick Area
Walk 1 Skiddaw via Ullock Pike
Walk 2 Blencathra and its neighbours
Walk 3 Coledale Horseshoe
Walk 4 Newlands Round
Walk 5 Causey Pike, Knott Rigg and Robinson
Walk 6 Helvellyn range, end to end

Walks from Borrowdakle and Buttermere
Walk 7 Scafell Pike
Walk 8 Glaramara and Allen Crags
Walk 9 Great Gable (from Honister)
Walk 10 Hay Stacks
Walk 11 Grasmoor and Gasgale Crags

Walks from the Western Valleys
Walk 12 The High Stile ridge
Walk 13 Great Gable (from Wasdale Head)
Walk 14 Pillar and Red Pike
Walk 15 Scafell

Walks from Coniston and Langdale
Walk 16 The Coniston Fells
Walk 17 The Langdale Pikes
Walk 18 Pike o’ Blisco and Crinkle Crags
Walk 19 Bow Fell and the Mickleden Round

Walks from Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere
Walk 20 Fairfield Horseshoe
Walk 21 Helm Crag and Blea Rigg
Walk 22 Kentmere Round

Walks from the Ullswater Area
Walk 23 Helvellyn via the edges
Walk 24 Deepdale Round
Walk 25 Caiston Glen Round
Walk 26 Hartsop Dodd and Gray Crag
Walk 27 High Street and Harter Fell
Walk 28 A Martindale Round
Walk 29 Place Fell and Beda Fell
Walk 30 Matterdale and The Dodds

Card cover, 17cm x 11.5cm, 208 pages.

Second edition 2024, published by Cicerone Press.

ISBN: 978-1-78631-226-6.

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