Lake District Walks – Free Walks Guide

This page was saved for posterity, due to the fact I felt it had a lot of value with the details of Lake District walks. I have tried to save as much as I could and will continue to patch it up over coming weeks with the help of the internet archive. Thanks for stopping by.

Lake District Walks

The Lake district walks that are written about in our free walks guides are separated into their own pages for ease of use. Simply click the links below for more information on each walk including ratings for danger, and ease of access etc. If you would feel that the information in the walks guide is outdated, then feel free to send any changes. Amendments will be added as notes and you will receive the credit on the note.

The walks are shown in the table underneath the map of Cumbria below.

Map of Cumbria, Lake District

Please click on the walk names shown below to see the individual walk details:

W & P = Wheelchair and Pram possibility for the whole or part of the walk.

OS Map = The Ordnance Survey map you will need for the walk.





Walk Name Difficulty Duration W & P
A6 OL303 Coming Soon: St Bees Head
B4 OL4 Coming Soon: Maryport
B8 OL6 Muncaster Fell
40% Complete (warning)
3 hours Part
B8 OL6 Ravenglass Coast
40% Complete (warning)
2 hours Part
C5 OL4 Loweswater
40% Complete (warning)
2 hours Part
C6 OL4 Rannerdale Knotts
60% Complete (warning)
2 hours No
C6 OL4 Crummock Water & Lanthwaite Wood
20% Complete (warning)
1 hr 30 m Part
D4 OL4 Binsey
20% Complete (warning)
1 hr 45 m No
D5 OL4 Barrow (Braithwaite)
40% Complete (warning)
2 hours No
D5 OL4 Coming Soon: Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite Lake
D5 OL4 Seat How, Whinlatter Forest
40% Complete (warning)
2.5 hours See Note
D5 OL4 Coming Soon: Latrigg
D5 OL4 Coming Soon: Sale Fell, Bassenthwaite Lake
D5 OL4 Coming Soon: Walla Crag
D6 OL4 Watendlath from Surprise View
20% Complete (warning)
2 hours Part
D6 OL4 Coming Soon: Atmosphere of Haystacks
D6 OL4 Catbells and the Dale Head Horseshoe
100% Complete (warning)
5 h 30 m No
D7 OL6 Scafell Pike
100% Complete (warning)
6 hours No
E5 OL5 Blencathra
80% Complete (warning)
3 hr 30m No
E6 OL5 Thirlmere and Harrop Tarn
20% Complete (warning)
1 h 30 m Part
E6 OL5 Coming Soon: Helvellyn
E7 OL7 Coming Soon: Rydal Water
E7 OL7 Coming Soon: Grasmere and Alcock Tarn
E8 OL6 Coming Soon: Tarn Hows
E8 OL6 Coming Soon: Coniston Old Man
F10 OL7 Coming Soon: Arnside
F6 OL5 Coming Soon: Brotherswater
F6 OL5 Sheffield Pike, Ullswater
70% Complete (warning)
2 hr 45m No
F7 OL7 Brockhole to Ambleside
20% Complete (warning)
2 hours No
F7 OL7 Coming Soon: Fairfield Horseshoe
F8 OL7 Latterbarrow (Windermere)
40% Complete (warning)
2.5 hours See Note
G5 OL5 Coming Soon: Heughscar Hill, Ullswater

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