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

Dull with the risk of frequent heavy and thundery showers continuing this evening with moderate westerly winds. A few dryer periods possible perhaps more so in the north.


Broken low cloud and showers at times, fresh to strong southwesterly winds.

Heavy showers continuing overnight for many areas, some drier periods but staying quite dull and cloudy. Showers continuing after dawn but perhaps less frequent and heavy during the morning but perhaps heavier again in the afternoon with a risk of thunder at times. Showers easing in the evening but staying cloudy with some drizzle at times, perhaps a few cloud breaks later in the north.

Visibility: Quite poor visibility throughout the day with broken low cloud from 400m upwards, perhaps cloud base slightly higher in the east and north and a few more breaks here in the afternoon. Visibility also poor in any heavy showers and drizzle. Navigation may be tricky at times

Daylight: dawn 04:33, sunrise 05:19, sunset 21:18, dusk 22:05

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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.