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 outbreaks of rain. Some patches of summit cloud at times in any heavier spells of rain.


Scattered showers, some heavy in the afternoon. Turning drier and sunnier by evening.

Largely cloudy through the morning with scattered showers. Sunnier spells developing into the afternoon may trigger a few heavier showers, particularly across more northern and eastern fells. Any showers will quickly clear late afternoon to leave good sunny spells by the evening.

Visibility: Patchy low cloud bases 700-800m in the morning will tend to lift above summit level by the afternoon. Visibility will be generally good or very good, but briefly dropping in showers.

Daylight: dawn 04:08, sunrise 04:59, sunset 21:38, dusk 22:29

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Herdy supports sheep safety this spring
The iconic Cumbrian brand Herdy has teamed up with Cumbria Constabulary, Lake District National Park Authority, National Farmers Union (NFU), and the National Trust to raise awareness of the importance of keeping dogs on leads to protect sheep. especially in the lambing season.

 • Piers Gill. Something has changed.
A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team about a sudden series of incidents at Piers Gill coming off Scafell Pike.

 • Using our Mapping for Other Walks
Here at WalkLakes we have two obsessions: walking and mapping and here'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.

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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.