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
26th February 2017
A hour in the rain at Aira Force

1.6 mile / a couple of hundred ft of ascent

24th February 2017
A short walk at Loweswater

3.7 mile / 600ft - apparently

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

Yearly Walking Logs
Open Year Walks Distance (miles)
    1710 12,393

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


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.


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