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


Mainly sunny in north and east. Snow showers in south and west

A bright day with, especially in the north and east, long sunny spells with freezing fog patches slowly clearing, however western and southern fells will become cloudier through the morning with snow showers developing. The showers largely die out through the evening to leave clear spells.

Visibility: Little or no cloud below the summits at first, and more generally across northern and eastern fells, but occasional or periods of cloud developing above about 600m across southern and western fells through the morning. Away from cloud visibility very good with, especially for northern and eastern fells, some decent panoramic views of surrounding fells and lakes, falling to around a kilometre in snow showers and just a few hundred metres in any low level freezing fog.

Daylight: dawn 07:29, sunrise 08:12, sunset 15:51, dusk 16:34

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Winter - Time to check your gear
Time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and new gear you might want to buy

 • Hills Database Updated
We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. This release adds four more hill lists, plus we've now got the "drop" of each summit recorded.

 • 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.