Written on 20/10/13 by Paul Oldham

New Walk Ratings

We've just completed a major exercise to give all our walks an overall rating between one fell ( *) and five fells ( *****) based on a combination of distance, ascent and the other factors we score a walk on like terrain, bog factor, and technical difficulty. So using that we're now sorting the walks we find for you by overall rating rather than simply by distance.

Haweswater Reservoir Lakeshore Path
Haweswater Reservoir Lakeshore Path from our walk Branstree and Selside Pike from Mardale Head

So why not give our walk finder a try and see if you can find the perfect walk for you? You can search by location on a map, or walks near a selection of villages, towns or lakes, or select a tag from our tag cloud. Or if none of those methods suits then enter a postcode or other feature from a 1:50K OS map and we'll find you the nearest walks to there.

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