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
19th May 2017
Just catching the Bluebells before they're gone and Rannerdale Knotts

4.1 mile / 1100 ft ascent is about right

17th May 2017
An evening along the side of Ennerdale

6.5 mile / almost no ascent

14th May 2017
An afternoon in Borrowdale

5.5 mile / a couple of hundred ft ascent - give or take a bit

11th May 2017
An evening walk around Nether Wasdale

3.7 mile / not much ascent at all

10th May 2017
Visiting Fairfield, a mini walking project - Walk No 10 - From Deepdale Bridge via Deepdale and Cofa Pike

10.7 mile / 3100 ft ascent - or there abouts

9th May 2017
An evening on Grike and Crag Fell

5.3 mile / 1100ft isn't far off

8th May 2017
an evening at Loweswater

3.7 mile / about 600 ft of ascent

7th May 2017
Newlands Valley and Derwent water to avoid the cloud

8.6 mile / 600 ft of ascent is close enough

6th May 2017
Visiting Fairfield, a mini walking project - Walk No 9 - An anticlockwise Fairfield Horseshoe

12.2 mile / about 3500 ft of ascent
Yearly Walking Logs
Open Year Walks Distance (miles)
    1748 12,650

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 Fairfield - a mini walking project ( spring / summer 2017 )


Visiting the Valleys of the Lake District ( not started yet )


Walking projects and other things from walkthefells.net

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - A walking theme for 2015


Sheepfolds and Ruins of the Lake District - An ongoing project

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


PastTimes - A view of the Lake District seen from old photos, Etc


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