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

Plenty of cloud across the Fells tonight but remaining dry. Very poor visibility across the summits under persistent cloud. Feeling a little chilly in the fresh west or southwest winds.


Morning rainfall will fade to leave a bright day with a few afternoon showers.

Cloudy but mainly dry through the early hours. Thicker cloud will push northwards through morning to bring outbreaks of mainly light rain to all parts but this will fade from late morning to leave brighter conditions. A few afternoon showers may develop across eastwards of Helvellyn with a few lasting into the evening.

Visibility: Widely limited to a kilometre or less above around 600m through morning as cloud and rain persist, perhaps a little hazy on lower slopes too. Cloud will tend to lift to 800m or above through afternoon but a few patches may remain below this. Passing showers may obscure neighbouring slopes.

Daylight: dawn 04:35, sunrise 05:20, sunset 21:17, dusk 22:02

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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.