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

Cloudy with showers, but mostly dry with clear spells later.


Some low cloud, mist and fog at first, but becoming brighter in morning. Thicker cloud in afternoon will bring some showery rain or snow, but clearing by the evening.

Clear spells overnight but low cloud and mist will develop with some fog in the dales. Then a mostly cloudy start with low cloud, patchy mist and fog. Cloud lifting and breaking in the morning, with some bright or perhaps sunny spells developing, but cloud thickening again by the afternoon to bring some showery snow, this falling as rain below 600m, but snow level falling to 300m before clearing in early evening, Clear spells then developing along with a frost.

Visibility: Generally good beneath cloud, but poor or very poor in mist and fog at first. Poor on some of the slopes, with cloud down to 300 to 500m, though cloud top perhaps below summits and this becoming more broken and lifting in morning. Thicker cloud in afternoon down to 400-600m, but clearer skies in evening

Daylight: dawn 06:17, sunrise 06:53, sunset 17:54, dusk 18:30

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The LDSAMRA have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.

 • The Fell Top Assessors are Back
The Fell Top Assessors are back for another season bringing you daily reports on conditions in the high 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.