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


A few showers, wintery on the fell tops, otherwise sunny spells and mostly light winds.

Some mist and fog patches early morning. It will be mostly dry and bright with sunny spells during the day but a few showers will affect the Western fells, the odd one pushing further east. Any showers will be wintery above 500m, expect some lying snow above 700m.

Visibility: Any early mist and fog will soon clear after daybreak. Some patchy cloud will linger above 600m and may reform in the south and west as any showers pass through. Otherwise good views can be expected around the Lake District.

Daylight: dawn 06:38, sunrise 07:14, sunset 17:37, dusk 18:13

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Using our Mapping for Other Walks
Here at WalkLakes we have two obsessions: walking and mapping and hHere's an example of our mapping being used by other people to create great walks.

 • 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.

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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.