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”

The walks from walkthefells.net

Recent Walks

26th July 2014

Helvellyn to Stybarrow Dodd

10.2 mile / 3700 ft ascent

Swirls - Helvellyn Gill - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Ski Tow - top of Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Sticks Pass - Stanah - Thirlmere shore path - Dalehead Hall - Swirls

25th July 2014

Broom Fell and Lord's Seat

4.8 mile / about 1300 ft ascent

Darling How - Aiken Plantation - South ridge - Broom Fell - Lord's Seat - Aiken Plantation - Darling How

23rd July 2014

A very hot circuit of Coniston Water

14.1 mile / a couple of hundred ft ascent

Coniston - Coniston Hall - shore path to Sunny Bank - Sunnybank Cottage - Water Yeat - Bouthery Bridge - High Nibthwaite - road along eastern side of lake - Brantwood - How Head - Coniston

22nd July 2014

An evening on Sale Fell

3.6 mile / 900 ft ascent

road near Wythop Church - Sale Fell - Rivings - Chapel Wood - Wythop old church (ruin) - Kelswick - below Dodd Crag - road near Wythop Church

21st July 2014

A summer evening at Whitehaven harbour


20th July 2014

Something easy - Rydal and Grasmere

6 mile / 400 ft ascent (more or less)

A591 - Dove Cottage - Whitemoss Common Tarn - A591 to Rydal - Rydal Water - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere (village) - A591

17th July 2014

An evening on Grike and Crag Fell

5.3 mile / 1100 ft ascent

Blakeley Moss - forest track past Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - froest track back to Blakeley Moss

13th July 2014

Walla Crag

6.5 mile / 1300 ft ascent

Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Near Ashness Bridge - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick

11th July 2014

A roasting hot circuit of Crummock Water

7.6 mile / about 500 ft ascent

Cinderdale Common - Ranenrdale - side of Rannerdale Knotts - Buttermere - Scale Bridge - Low Ling Crag - Pump Houe - Lanthwaite Woods - Cinderdale Common


Yearly Walking Logs

Open Year Walks Distance (m)
    1392 10,152
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

Sheepfolds and ruins of the Lake District


A bit about me and the site





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