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

Remaining dry to start but becoming increasingly overcast into the evening with freshening winds. Outbreaks of rain spreading from the west from around 21:00-22:00, turning to sleet or snow above around 500-600m, with some poor conditions developing on the tops as cloud lowers.


Strong winds and rain through much of the day. Turning slightly milder.

Strong winds and outbreaks of rain spreading to all areas into the early hours, wintry above around 500-600m to start but tending to turn to rain at all heights as the freezing level rises into the day. Patchy rain continuing on and off for much of the morning, always heaviest for southern facing slopes given the strong south-southeasterly winds. Rain becoming more persistent and heavy during the afternoon, before slowly clearing west into the evening to leave a somewhat drier end to the day with slightly lighter winds. A Met Office Yellow warning for Rain is in force for much of the south of the region through the day, please see the Met Office website for further details and the latest updates.

Visibility: Broken low cloud above around 300-400m for much of the day in association with the rain. Visibility generally moderate in rain, poor in early snow and locally very poor in cloud.

Daylight: dawn 07:35, sunrise 08:19, sunset 15:48, dusk 16:32

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Our Latest Blog Posts

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 • Being Prepared
Poorly prepared walkers get themselves into all sort of trouble on Scafell Pike due to lack of planning and poor decision making.

 • Leave Only Pawprints
As summer gets into full swing, you are being reminded to take all litter home with you to protect the landscape you love.

 • Mountain Rescue Box ransacked
Amidst a surge in the number of call outs on and around Scafell Pike in May the Mountain Rescue Stretcher box at Mickledore was ransacked over the Bank Holiday weekend.

 • A Happy Lake District Story
This week someone remembering her late grandpa was helped to find the exact location where a photo was taken of him.

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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.