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

Mostly cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle.


Cloudy start with outbreaks of rain then brighter but colder with snow showers

Cloudy with patchy light rain, the rain becoming more persistent towards dawn. A cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain, these turning wintry over the highest fells for a time before brighter conditions spread southeast through the second half of the morning. The afternoon sees sunny spells and occasional mainly light snow showers, these falling mainly as rain below about 450m. During the evening the showers may become heavy at times.

Visibility: Good falling to several kilometres in rain and drizzle, becoming very good or excellent by late morning but falling to a kilometre at times in snow showers and perhaps a few hundred metres in any heavier evening showers.

Daylight: dawn 07:30, sunrise 08:13, sunset 15:51, dusk 16:34

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Walking Near Cattle
There's been a number of incidents recently across the UK with walkers being badly injured or killed by cattle. We've got some thoughts on how to avoid the next walker being you.

 • Camping in the Lake District
Everyone want to come and camp in the Lake District at the moment so here's some advice to help you if you're planning to come.

 • Coronavirus News
The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening and the LDNPA have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way.
[Last revised on 4th July]

 • The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel
The path from Keswick to Threlkeld along the old railway line is currently being restored after Storm Desmond. As part of that a long closed tunnel is being re-opened.

 • Rydal Cave
As people can now visit the Lake District and go for walks we've been considering what we can sensibly recommend.

 • A Plea from Patterdale MRT
In the light of the relaxation of restrictions on movement in England Patterdale MRT are asking you to think carefully before coming to the Lakes and heading off up the fells.

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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.