Lake District Walks

Our aim at WalkLakes is to help you make the most of walking in the Lake District. We do that by searching out the best walks we can find from gentle to challenging and also by putting you in touch with other people who have walked in the Lake District via our forum.

If you want you can keep track of your walks using our web site and log how many hills you've climbed and of what type, be they Wainwrights, Birketts, Hewitts, Nuttalls, or Marilyns. You can also explore all the hills in the Lake District using our interactive map or throughout Great Britain using our hill finder.

We hope we can help you get more out of walking in the Lake District but do let us know if there's anything more we could do to help.

Felltop Forecast

This evening

West seeing occasional showers, potentially heavy at times, while east stays mainly dry with clearer spells. Southeasterly winds will gradually strengthen this evening, reaching mean 30mph on the higher summits.


Morning rain will clear to leave a cloudy but bright day with a few showers.

Cloudy overnight with spells of rain occasionally turning heavy. This will leave a wet start with cloud over the hills as well as spells of rain, some of which may be on the heavy side. An improvement is expected through afternoon with bright or perhaps sunny spells and the odd passing shower. Dry, albeit cloudy through evening.

Visibility: A dull, damp and rather hazy start with spells of heavy rain limiting visibility in the valleys to a few kilometres and fog conditions up on the hills. Areas of cloud will be widespread above around 400m. Improving through late morning as cloud lifts and rain eases, but patches will persist above 500m through the day.

Daylight: dawn 06:17, sunrise 06:53, sunset 19:19, dusk 19:55

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WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.