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

Dry with clear spells and feeling cold. Fresh northwest winds, gusting 30mph on the tops at first, gradually easing. Freezing level 900m.


Mainly dry but cloud increasing and winds becoming strong on the tops.

Dry with clear spells and patchy fog and frost in the early hours. A bright start then cloud will increase through the morning. Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle through the afternoon and evening with some fog on the tops. Feeling cold with strengthening winds.

Visibility: Patchy fog down to valley level at first. Extensive cloud and fog developing above 500 or 600m but patchier cover over eastern fells. Away from cloud, mainly good in the morning but becoming hazy, especially in outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Cloud lowering to 300 or 400m in the evening.

Daylight: dawn 07:28, sunrise 08:07, sunset 16:43, dusk 17:22

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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.