David Hall - Lake District Walks

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”


Lots of walks updated at once

First of all thanks to those of you who enquired about the lack of website updates recently. I was really busy in June & July (in a good way) and I began to struggle with time for updates so I fell behind. Despite being busy with other stuff I was still managing to get out walking just as often as ever. This in turn made keeping up with the website even harder and it started to feel like a chore. In the end, I stopped trying and the website updates were put on hold for a little while.

Hopefully everything will be back to normal now.


The walks from walkthefells.net

Recent Walks

18th September 2016
Derwent Water and Walla Crag

8.3 mile / 1100 ft ascent - more or less

17th September 2016
All things considered - - a perfect walk as far as Loadpot Hill

10.9 mile / 2100 ft ascent - more or less


14th September 2016
A walk through Newlands Valley

6.2 mile / not much ascent

11th September 2016
Castle Crag and that bit of Borrowdale

5 mile / 1100 ft ascent - give or take a bit

10th September 2016
Buckbarrow to Yewbarrow

11.2 mile / 5300 ft ascent - give or take a bit

7th September 2016
An evening on Grike and Crag Fell

5.3 mile / 1100 ft ascent - give or take a bit

6th September 2016
Tewet tarn and High Rigg

6.1 mile / somewhere close to 1200 ft ascent

29th August 2016
Seat Sandal

5.3 mile / 2200 ft ascent - more or less

27th August 2016
Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow

11.1 mile / 4800 ft ascent - more or less

26th August 2016
Fellbarrow to Darling Fell

5.3 mile / Somewhere near 1600 ft ascent

24th August 2016
A sunny day on the Uldale Fells

9.7 mile / About 2500 ft ascent

23rd August 2016
An evening on Sale Fell

3 mile / About 800 ft ascent

21st August 2016
Around Derwent Water

9.4 mile / Hardly any ascent

18th August 2016
Muncaster Fell

3 mile / about 600 ft ascent

17th August 2016
Angle Tarn and Hayeswater plus 2 fells

7.7 mile / about 2000 ft ascent

16th August 2016
Up and over Black Combe

7.5 mile / about 2100 ft ascent

14th August 2016
Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell

3.6 mile / about 1400 ft ascent

13th August 2016
Dodd Wood in the rain

4.3 mile / about 1400 ft ascent

6th August 2016
The Skiddaw Fells and Skiddaw House

14.9 mile / about 4300 ft ascent

5th August 2016
Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side

5.2 mile / about 2300 ft ascent

31st July 2016
Stone Arthur to Alcock Tarn

7.4 mile / about 2400 ft ascent

30th July 2016
Ullscarf and Grange Fell from Stonethwaite

10.4 mile / about 2800 ft ascent

29th July 2016
Lord's Seat, Broom Fell and Graystones

5.8 mile / about 1600 ft ascent

Yearly Walking Logs

Open Year Walks Distance (miles)
    1660 12,070
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

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - A walking theme for 2015

PastTimes - A view of the Lake District seen from old photos, postcards, advertisements and pictures

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

Sheepfolds and Ruins of the Lake District - An ongoing project

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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 Dog walking and photo website


David Hall -
Lake District Walks