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 outbreaks of sleet and snow in strong southwesterly winds, freezing conditions once again.


A dull, damp day on the fells with heavier rain later.

Cloudy overnight with outbreaks of sleet and snow this will continue during the morning. Quite a dull day with lots of low cloud around and poor visibility at times. Perhaps drier for a time in the afternoon with a few brighter spells especially in the east but low cloud filling in again later as a band of rain and sleet moves east in the evening. Freezing level rises above the summits in the evening so it will mainly fall as rain later on.

Visibility: Mostly very poor with extensive low cloud with bases around 4-500m in the morning. Visibility improving for a time in the afternoon but becoming poor in the evening as heavy rain moves across the area. Cloud bases slightly higher in the east and a few sunny intervals are possible in the east in the afternoon.

Daylight: dawn 07:40, sunrise 08:21, sunset 16:24, dusk 17:05

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams
We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.

 • Lake District to feature on New Stamp
The Lake District is to feature as part of the Royal Mail's first set of 2021 special stamps.

 • 2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue
Annual figures tell a mixed story across Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.

 • New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem
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.

 • Walking Near Cattle
There's been a number of incidents recently across the UK with walkers being badly injured or killed by cattle. We've got some thoughts on how to avoid the next walker being you.

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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.