Popular Trips in Lake District, UK
Wetherlam to Coniston Old Man in winter conditions
Coniston, England, United Kingdom
Loop from Coniston up Wetherlam (m), Black Sails (m), Swirl How (m), Brim Fell (796) and Coniston Old Man (803m).5 Nuttalls, 4 Nuttalls, 4 Wainwrights and 1 Marylin ticked of the English listDistance - 13.3km/8.3mlTotal Ascent - 1095m/3593ftHighest Point - 803m/2634ftTime ~ 6 hours
Miterdale, Illgill head , Whin Rigg circular
Santon Bridge, England, United Kingdom
Starting at the Screes Inn we headed south east towards Eskdale before turning north east into Miterdale right up to Burnmoor Tarn. Nothing over 2000 feet here but it hits you at the half way stage when you don't want it, a 1000 foot pull up to Illgill Head. This was meant to be an easy walk day but we still logged over 13 miles and were out for 7 hours.
Lake District: Blencathra
Keswick, United Kingdom
We parked up in Threlkeld at about 10:15 and walked along the A66 to Scales. Blencathra lies immediately behind Thelkeld and really dominates the village-and it looks a long way to the top! The path up to Scales Tarn leaves the A66 as a well marked route. It was a steep climb upto the Scales Tarn (although as we were to find out later this part was relatively gentle). We were chatting to various...
Lake District: Skiddaw
Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Wednesday 8th September 14.3km We were planning to do Helvellyn today, but Mark was not feeling so good,. He was feeling demoralised following the walk yesterday up Cat Bells when he had overdosed on insulin and he had run out of energy. Today we wanted something easier. As we left the Heights Hotel in Castlerigg we decided that we would do Skiddaw today as this should be easy. We parked down in Keswick (at 11:30) in the estate...
Eskdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
This is a walk of two halves - a rougher initial start over mainly trackless and intricate ground via Stony Tarn to Great How. Then an easier second part from Burnmore Tarn back to the valley via Blea Tarn.If wanting an easier first stage just keep to the main track from the Woolpack to Burnmoor Tarn via Eel Tarn.The Eskdale - Wasdale route is another of the Lake District's corpse roads, which...
Dow Crag Circular
Coniston, England, United Kingdom
This is a circular (well almost) walk starting at the base of Coniston Old Man. We took the popoular tourist track up to the top of the Old Man, then continued over Brim Fell, upto Swirl How. When then back tracked over Brim Fell once more before branching off to Goats Hause - and then up to the top of Dow Crag. Finally we decended over Buck Pike and Brown Pike before joining...
Curcit of High Rigg
St John's in the Vale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Circuit of High Rigg<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> High Rigg stands apart from its loftier neighbours, to the east the end of the Helvellyn range and to the west the Armboth Fells. St John’s in the vale valley is on the eastern side and the Naddle valley to the west. The walk takes us around the base of High Rigg. There is limited parking at grid reference NY30627 23898, from here...
Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur
Rydal, England, United Kingdom
My first walk to the summit of a Wainwright. The plan was to walk the Fairfield Horseshoe but after reaching the summit of Nab Scar the wind was gusting at around 80mph. We continued onto Heron Pike and by the time this was reached it was getting to the point that you couldn't stand up. Making the decision to drop of the west face of Heron Pike instead of getting blown off...
Buttermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Despite the recent good spell of weather it was rather windy today, so opted for the much favoured 'Round Buttermere' walk. Paths on this much used circuit have been improved over the years, so much so that some resemble highways!!There is a short road section after Gatesgarth Farm and a short tunnel constructed by local slate miners to enable the owner of Hassness to walk around the lake. Hassness is now part...
Back o' Skidda
Uldale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Great Cockup 1,720ft, Meal Fell 1,7720ft, Great Sca Fell 2,131ft, Brea Fell 1,920ft, Longlands Fell 1,500ft ( I make no apologies for imperial measures).All the above can be easily walked in around 3hrs for a 6.5miles round with 2,420ft of total ascent. All is on grass with only one trackless section from Brae Fell to the crossing at Charleton Gill. The best wind shelter is on Meal Fell.This neglected part of lakeland...