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Walk Overviews

Dunmail Raise and Helvellvn (M)

Length 13.8km, ascent 1044m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count – 3 (Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn)

A circular walk from Swirls Car Park through the plantation to Raise Beck and onwards to Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike and the Helvellyn summit - a glorious route to experience Helvellyn and the arêtes without having to use the edges.

High Street (M)

Length 11km, ascent 725m, duration 4.5 hours

Wainwright count – 3 (Mardale Ill Bell, High Street, Kidsty Pike)

A circular walk from Mardale Head. We climb past the scenic Small Water Tarn on the old drovers pass to Nan Bield before reaching the roman road of High Street. We head off via the Straits of Riggindale to Kidsty Pike keeping an eye out for the Golden Eagle that still lives in Riggindale.

Langdale Pikes (H)  

Length 7.5km, ascent 741m, duration 5 hours

Wainwright count – 4 (Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle)

From Stickle Ghyll car park we walk to Stickle Tarn and take the comfortable East Rake to Pavey Ark and then walk over the tops to Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle before descending via Loft Crag – great views all day in a compact area.

Great End and Glaramara (M)

Length 12.1km, ascent 1018m, duration 5.5 hours

Wainwright count – 3 (Great End, Allen Crags, Glaramara)

From Seathwaite we ascend via Grains Gill to Esk Hause before summiting Great End, the buttress of the Scafell Massif with outstanding views over the Borrowdale valley. From here we head back to Esk Hause before ascending Allen Crags and passing the most picturesque tarn in the area (High House Tarn) before reaching Glaramara and the Combe.

Scafell Pike (H)

Length 13.5km, ascent 996m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count – 3 (Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End)

From Seathwaite we ascend to Styhead Pass and take the ancient pass (Corridor Route) to the head of Piers Gill and Lingmell Col. The summit awaits with views to Morecambe Bay, Isle of Man and the entire Lake District from England’s highest mountain. The route down takes us over Ill Crag and Great End before a last descent down Grains Gill.

Fairfield Horseshoe (H)

Length 16.9km, ascent 1050m, duration 7 hours

Wainwright count – 8 (Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar)

A classic high level Lakeland walk with no exposure and exemplary views for the entire walk – starts Ambleside car park and completes the round clockwise.

St Sunday Crag and Grisedale Tarn (M)

Length 13.6km, ascent 794m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count -  2 (Birks and St Sunday Crag)

A walk with high peak and beautiful tarn then a lovely walk back through Grisedale Valley passing Lanty’s Tarn en route back to our starting point at Glenridding.

Place Fell (M)

Length 15km, ascent 712m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count – 1 (Place Fell)

Place Fell is a wonderful ‘place’ to walk with its majestic summits and special vistas of fell and lake in all directions. We will no doubt be accompanied by the Red Deer herd and the Peregrine Falcons that inhabit the slopes and enjoy a lakeside walk back that Wainwright rated as the most beautiful walk in Lakeland.

Haweswater and Mardale (H)

Length 13.5km, ascent 1062m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count  - 6 (Adam Seat, Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell, High Street, Knott and Kidsty Pike)

A glorious round featuring the ancient Gatescarth Pass, Nan Bield Pass and the roman road of High Street all above the less frequented Mardale . We return via Kidsty Pike overlooking Riggindale - the home of the last Golden Eagle in England.

Green Gable and the Gable Girdle (M)

Length 10km, ascent 837m, duration 5.5 hours

Wainwright count – 2 (Base Brown, Green Gable)

A circular walk that encompasses all that the Gables have to offer with a glimpse of the climbers’ playground of the Great Napes and the Needle without the strain! The views into Wasdale are equally as impressive as those of Borrowdale on our return.

Dove Crag, Scandale and Caiston Glen (E)

Length 12km, ascent 727m, duration 6 hours

Wainwright count – 3 (Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Little Hart Crag)

A lovely walk up Dovedale past waterfalls in a picture postcard valley, passing the Priest’s Hole Cave to Dove Crag on the Fairfield Horseshoe. We descend via a very peaceful Caiston Glen back to Brotherswater and our start point at Cow Bridge car park.

Martindale Deer Forest (E)

Length 15.3km, ascent 750m, duration 6.5 hours

Wainwright count – 1 (Brock Crags)

After a short steamer journey to Howtown (fare required) we walk up Martindale and Bannerdale (home of the oldest Red Deer herd in England) to Angle Tarn. From here we return via Brock Crags and Boredale Hause to Patterdale and Lanty’s Tarn.

Navigation Experience and Training Days

We provide training to the NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) syllabus for Bronze and Silver awards catering for absolute novices to those who wish to walk ‘off-piste’. For those who do not want to gain an award, we also provide 1 day courses to suit you as an introduction to basic skills and techniques and to suit you. All equipment is provided – you just need your normal walking equipment and food.

Walking in Lakeland

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