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

Today

Heavy rain turning to snow on the tops in the morning with southwest gales turning westerly, but brighter by the afternoon with wintry showers.

Heavy rain into the morning with extensive hill fog. Rain will turn to snow down to 500m before clearing late morning, with then a drier and brighter afternoon, but with occasional wintry showers, snow mainly above 300m. Some clear spells in the evening but with further wintry showers. Windy with Blizzards at height.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain and very poor at height with snow and in cloud. Becoming mostly good or very good by the afternoon, but poor or very poor in wintry showers. Near nil with blizzard conditions.

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Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue
On Monday night Lochaber MRT had to rescue four poorly equipped people from Ben Nevis in blizzard conditions. This got a lot of attention from the public and Lochaber have now written about that. We think it deserves wider circulation.

 • Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020
Jessie was the Border Collie / Golden Retriever cross dog that appears in many of our walk photos. She died at the beginning of January 2020.

 • Why we don't use What 3 Words
We think that What Three Words is an interesting idea but the business model the company behind it is using makes it unsuitable for fell walking.

 • "In Our Hands"
Commissioned in 2019 to recognise the 85th anniversary of Friends of the Lake District, "In Our Hands" is a film with a bewitching blend of poetry and superlative visual imagery.

 • 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.

 • Winter - Be Prepared
With snow already on Helvellyn it's time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and think about replacements, or new gear you might want to buy.

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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.