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

A dry and mainly bright evening. Some patchy low cloud may cover the tops at times. Occasionally fresh westerly or northwesterly summit winds.


Mostly dry and cloudy. Moderate or fresh westerly winds at height.

A mostly cloudy day, though a few breaks are possible around the mid-part of the day. Early morning and later in the afternoon, the cloud will be low enough to cover some of the higher peaks. Mainly dry, though some patchy light rain or drizzle may affect a few hills later in the afternoon and evening.

Visibility: Low cloud at times down to 500 or 600 m, more so through the early hours and first part of the morning as well as later in the afternoon and evening. Visibility generally good on the whole but very poor within low cloud.

Daylight: dawn 03:54, sunrise 04:48, sunset 21:47, dusk 22:40

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Our Latest Blog Posts

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We're now well into the tick season and last month scientists and Lyme disease charities said that milder recent winters had extended the UK's tick "season" to the point where they were becoming a year-round threat so it seems like a good time to remind you of the hazard of ticks when out walking.

 • Busy six days for the Wasdale MRT
Last week Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team experienced a very busy few days for its volunteers with at least one rescue every day with two 999 mountain rescue callouts on two of the days.

 • National Trust, Fords, Paths, and Toilets
We've recently put online a new release of our map tiles which are widely used on this site. This release includes a number of new features.

 • Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team
A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team about the first two weeks of October which have been exceptionally busy with 12 incidents in the first nine days.

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There's a free shuttle bus running from Cockermouth to Buttermere from today until early September.

 • Labels and Footbridges
We've just put online a new release of our map tiles.

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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.