Walks without summits from walkthefells.net

The walks listed here may cover distances ranging from 3 to almost 20 miles, yet they all have one thing in common, which is that none of these walks include a visit to the summit of any fells.

If like myself you enjoy a low level walk just as much as a day on the high fells, or if for some reason you choose to keep off the fells themselves then I'm sure you'll find a sutable walk from this list.

Many of these walks have been done lots of times over the years and therefore appear numorous times in the normal walking logs. What I've done here is been a little more selective rather than present you with a list that seemingly goes on and on forever.

 

Walks around lakes:

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
 

26th September 2014
  A circuit of Derwent Water 8.9 mile Not much ascent
Portinscale - Nichol End - Hawes End - Brandelhow - Great Bay - Borrowdale Road - Barrow Bay - Stable Hills - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Portinscale
 

20th July 2014
  Something easy - Rydal and Grasmere 6 mile 400 ft (more or less)
A591 - Dove Cottage - Whitemoss Common Tarn - A591 to Rydal - Rydal Water - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere (village) - A591
 

14th September 2012
  A walk around Loweswater 3.6 mile 300 ft
Loweswater Road - Maggie's Bridge - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Roadside near Water End
 

15th September 2012
  A circuit of Buttermere 4.6 mile Not much
Buttermere - Wilkinsyke Farm - Pike Rigg - Gatescarth Farm - Peggy's Bridge - Burtness Wood - Buttermere
 

22nd July 2012
  A circuit of Thirlmere 10.7 mile 1200 ft
Bridge End Farm - Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - Hause Point - Dob Gill - Steele End - Woods above A591 - Swirls - Dalegarth Hall - A591
 

1st June 2012
  A snap decision to walk around Ennerdale 7.2 mile 640 ft
Bleach Green Cottages - Anglers Crag - Shoreline Path - River Liza - Road to Bowness Knott car park - Shoreline path back to Bleach Green cottages
 

18th April 2012
  A circuit of Bassenthwaite Lake 16.3 mile 600 ft
Portinscale Suspension Bridge - over the B5289 - under the A66 - River Derwent footpath - High Stock Bridge - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega Church - Bassenthwaite Lake - Scarness - Lakeside Wood - Cottage Wood - Ouse Bridge - Dubwath - footpath next to Bassenthwaite Lake - Thornthwaite - Braithwaite - Newlands Beck Bridge - A66 - Postinscale
 

24th July 2011
  A circuit of Coniston Water 14.8 mile 200 ft
Beckstones - Sunnybank Cottage - Water Yeat - Bouthery Bridge - High Nibthwaite - road along eastern side of lake - Brantwood - How Head - Coniston - Coniston Hall - shore path to Sunny Bank - road to Beckstones
 

3rd July 2010
  A circuit of Ullswater 19.7 mile 2000 ft
Pooley Bridge - Watermillock - Glencoyne Bridge - Glenridding - Patterdale - Side Farm - Silver Bay - Sandwick - Martindale new Church - Howtown - Mellguards - Below Barton Fell - Roehead - Pooley Bridge
 

2nd May 2009
  A circuit of Haweswater 10.2 mile 1400 ft
Burnbanks - Measand Beck - Bowderthwaite Bridge - Mardale Head - Road above Haweswater - Burnbanks
 

Walks through valleys:

21st May 2014
  An evening walk from Nether Wasdale to Wastwater 3.7 mile not much ascent
Cinderdale Bridge - Mill Place - Scale Bridge - Ashness How - Wastdale road - Wast Water - Wasdale Hall - Low Wood - Lund Bridge - woodhow - road to Cinderdale Bridge
 

28th June 2014
  Portinscale to Grange, , , , and back 10.4 mile about 1000 ft ascent
Portinscale - Nichol End - Bottom of Cat Bells - path along the side of Cat Bells - Manesty - Grange - Borrowdale Road - Chinese Bridge - Great Bay - Footpaths to Hawes End Outdoor Centre - Fawe Park - Portinscale
 

12th January 2014
  Great and Little Langdale 8.7 mile 1200 ft
Elterwater - Chapel Stile - New Bridge - Great Langdale - New Dungeon Gill - Rossett Bridge - Old Dungeon Gill - Blea Tarn - Little Langdale - Dale End - Elterwater
 

9th September 2012
  Something short and easy - A walk from Elterwater 5 mile 600 ft
Walthwaite Bottom - High Close - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Skelwith Bridge - Skelwith Force - Eltemere - Elterwater - Walthwaite Bottom
 

28th July 2012
  A walk through Newlands Valley between the showers 8.5 mile 700 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Newlands Valley road - Stair - Little Town - Skelgill - Nichol End - Portinscale - A66 back to Braithwaite
 

6th April 2012
  Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn from Grasmere 9.1 mile 1200 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Hunting Stile - Elterwater - Eltermere - Skelwith Bridge - Loughrigg Tarn - Grasmere (lake) - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

18th December 2011
  A countryside walk around Caldbeck 6.3 mile 500 ft
Calbeck - Upton - Nether Row - Little Fellside - Fellside - Wath - Townhead - Upton - Caldbeck
 

12th November 2011
  Around Fellbarrow, Low Fell and Loweswater 10.2 mile 1000 ft
Waterend - Mosser Road - Mosser Mains - Catgill Bridge - Low Lorton - Thackthwaite - Foulsyke - Maggies Bridge - Loweswater - Holme Wood - Hudson Place - Waterend
 

28th September 2011
  A Borrowdale walkabout 14.5 mile 2500 ft
Gutherscale - Side of Cat Bells - Manesty - Grange - Allerdale Ramble - Seatoller - Stonethwaite - Rosthwaite - Puddingstone Bank - Watendlath - Watendlath Beck - High Lodore - Derwent Water - Great Bay - shore line footpath to Hawes End - Gutherscale
 

20th August 2011
  Around the Blencathra fells 17.3 mile 1900 ft
Mungrisdale - Bowscale - Mosedale - Swineside - Grainsgill Beck - Skiddaw House - Roughton Gill - Blencathra Centre - Threlkeld - A66 - Guardhouse - Dobson's Bridge - A66 - Scales - Southerfell (farm) - Mungrisdale
 

8th July 2011
  A short walk from Castlerigg before it rained 4.1 mile 600 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

5th June 2011
  A wet walk to Watendlath and a dry return through Borrowdale 7.8 mile 1500 ft
Rosthwaite - Birkett's Leap - Puddingstone Bank - Watendlath - Watendlath Beck - Mossmite Coppice - High Lodore - Great Bay ( Derwent Water ) - Grange - river Derwent - High Hows Wood - New Bridge - Rosthwaite
 

30th April 2011
  Not Souther Fell 6.1 mile 500 ft
A66 Mungrisdale junction - High Beckside - Hazelhurst - Southerfell Farm - Scales - A66 - Lamb Bridge - Hutton Moor End - A66 Mungrisdale junction
 

27th March 2011
  Miterdale, Burnmoor Tarn and Eskdale 10 mile 1200 ft
Eskdale Green - Giggle Alley - Porterthwaite - Low Place - Miterdale - Burnmoor Tarn - Eskdale Moor - Brat's Moss - Boot - St Catherine's Church - low Wood - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

13th November 2010
  Around Loughrigg Fell 7.8 mile 900 ft
Rydal Church - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Lilly Tarn - Clappersgate - Ambleside - Rydal Park - Rydal Hall - Rydal Church
 

Higher level walks:

12th July 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 19 - Rossett Pass and Stake Pass 17.9 mile 5500 ft
Wasdale Head - Styhead Pass - Sprinkling Tarn - Rossett Pass - Mickelden - Stake Pass - Langstrath - Stonethwaite - Seathwaite - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head
 

20th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 14 - Burnmoor Corpse Road 14.5 mile 2500 ft
Brackenclose - Burnmoor Tarn - Boot - Eskdale valley - Eskdale Green - Miterdale - Tongue Moor - Brackenclose
 

5th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 12 - Black Sail Pass, Scarth Gap, Honister Pass and Styhead Pass 15.5 mile 4600 ft
Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Black Sail Hut - Scarth Gap - Gatesgarth - Honister Pass - Seatoller - Seathwaite - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head
 

Misc walks:

16th April 2014
  Wray Castle from Hawkshead 7.6 mile 1200 ft
Hawkshead - Colthouse - Colthouse Plantation - Guide Posts - Belle Grange - Windermere - Red Nab - Wood Close Point - High Wray Bay - Wray Castle - Wray Church - Blelham Tarn - Hole House - High Tock How - Loanthwaite Lane - Scar House Lane - Hawkswead
 

23rd March 2014
  Askham and Lowther Castle 6.7 mile Not much ascent
Askham - Askham Church - Lowther Park - Lowther Castle and Gardens - Newton - Lowther Park - Lowther Church - Askham
 

20th April 2014
  A wander around the head of Borrowdale 6.2 mile 900 ft
Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite - Borrowdale road - Seatoller - Allerdale Ramble - River Derwent - New Bridge - Rosthwaite
 

9th July 2014
  A summer evening in Eskdale 3.8 mile 900 ft
Near Dalegarth Hall - Eskdale road - Beckfoot - Blea Tarn - Blea Tarn Hill - Peat Huts - Boot - Eskdale Church - River Esk - Near Dalegarth Hall
 

8th August 2012
  There's just so much to see on a short walk from Ravenglass 3.2 mile 200 ft
Ravenglass - Walls Castle - Nr Newtown - Muncaster Castle entrance - A595 - Ravenglass
 

21st April 2012
  April showers on a walk to Easedale Tarn 6.9 mile 900 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Easedale Road - Easedale - Sourmilk Gill - Easedale Tarn - Stythwaite Steps - Goody Bridge - Low Mill Bridge - A591
 

16th April 2012
  Hawkshead to Far Sawrey and Windermere shore 11 mile 1500 ft
Hawkshead - Colthouse - Rough Hows - Hollin Band Plantation - Wise Een Tarn - Moss Eccles Tarn - Near Sawrey - Far Sawrey - Windermere shore - Belle Grange - High Wray - Colthouse - Hawkshead
 

9th March 2012
  A short walk above and beside Loweswater 3.7 mile 600 ft
Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - Fangs Brow
 

26th February 2012
  A walk from Threlkeld on a dull day 8.5 mile 1100 ft
Threlkeld - Blencathra Centre - below Blease Fell - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Brundholme - Keswick railway path - A66 - Threlkeld
 

9th September 2011
  Along The Old Coach Road and back 10.4 mile 1200 ft
Wanthwaite - Hausewell Brow - Mariel Bridge - Mothersike Brow - Barbaryrigg Fold - Groove Beck ford - High Row - - - - and back
 

14th November 2010
  Around the Skiddaw fells 14.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Watches - Southerndale - Barkbethdale - edge of Cockup - Dash Falls - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road - Applethwaite - Millbeck - Dancing Gate - Dodd Wood - old Plantation - near Ravenstone Hotel
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks