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 few wintry showers through the evening and westerly gales resulting in a high risk of severe wind chill.


A stormy day with severe gales on the fells and a period of heavy snowfall above 300m, blizzards conditions possible.

A brief period of drier clearer conditions overnight for most of the area but feeling very cold with a significant wind chill likely in the fresh westerly winds. A reasonably bright start to the day but winds strengthening soon after dawn and cloud beginning to thicken from the west. A band of sleet and snow will spread across the area accompanied by severe gales and storm force gusts on higher peaks, snow is likely above 200m with a mix of rain and sleet at valley level. This will result in blizzard or whiteout conditions at times by late morning, a severe wind chill is expected in the wintry conditions. Although the main snow band will clear through by mid afternoon, wintry showers are soon expected, again accompanied by some storm force gusts.

Visibility: Initially visibility will be good however it will rapidly deteriorate as low cloud develops over the tops and sleet and snow spread across the areas, cloud bases expected to be overcast above 300-400m. Very poor or whiteout conditions are likely at times as snow moves through. Brief periods of better visibility are likely by mid to late afternoon but any snow showers will soon cause it to deteriorate again.

Daylight: dawn 07:36, sunrise 08:19, sunset 15:48, dusk 16:32

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