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 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”


Visiting the Lake District Tarns - A walking theme for 2015

I have decided to make 2015 a year with a fell walking theme, and the theme will be the Lake District tarns.


The walks from walkthefells.net

Recent Walks

1st March 2015

Ling Fell and Sale Fell

5.9 mile / 1800 ft ascent

Brumston Bridge - Eskin - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - above Burthwaite - Eskin - Brumston Bridge - Kelswick Farm - Ling Fell - Rivings - Lothwaite - above Wythop Church - west side of Sale Fell - Brumston Bridge

21st February 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 16

Rough Hill Tarn

9.5 mile / 1100 ft ascent

Askham - Heughscar Hill - Askham Fell / Moor Divock - Heltondale - Rough Hill Tarn - Heltondale - Helton - Askham Church - Askham

17th February 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 15

Little Meldrum Tarn

2.2 mile / 400 ft ascent

The Hause - Little Meldrum Tarn - footpath below Priest's Crag - Road to The Hause

15th February 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 14

Holmeshead Tarn and Mortimere Tarn

3.5 mile / 500 ft ascent

Brathay - Bog Lane - Skelwith Fold - Holmshead Tarn - Skelwith Fold - B5286 (Pull Wyke) - Mortimere Tarn - Brathay

14th February 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 13

Arnsbarrow Tarn and Wood Moss Tarn

9.2 mile / 2300 ft ascent

Grass Paddocks car park - Grass Holme - High Nibthwaite - Brock Barrow - Low Light Haw - High Light Haw - Arnsbarrow Hill - Top O'Selside - Arnbarrow Tarn - Wood Moss Tarn - Arnsbarrow Tarn - Top O'Selside - Grass Holme - Grass Paddocks car park

8th February 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 12

Dock Tarn and Watendlath Tarn

6.5 mile / 2000 ft ascent

Stonethwaite - Lingy End - Dock Tarn - Great Crag - Watendlath Tarn - Watendlath - Puddingstone Bank - Grange Fell - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite


Yearly Walking Logs

Open Year Walks Distance (m)
    1461 10,622
Note: no walks were recorded prior to mid 2003

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

Cross referencing distance X ascent


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

Misc website links from walkthefells.net

Past Times

Photo Galleries


A bit about me and the site


Sheepfolds and ruins of the Lake District



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.


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Andrew Leaney's The Lakeland Fells

Richard Ratcliffe's Summiteer website


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Chris Drake's One Man and His Dog walking and photo website