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Walking

Wainwright bagging, leisurely stroll, stunning landscapes, the challenge of reaching the top…whatever your reason for striding out onto the fells The Northern Lake District and her mountains can satisfy every one of them. So what are you waiting for?

Loweswater and a wander through the woods

Lowseswater provides a surprising walk with a lovely little lake with some interesting information and a woodland waterfall.

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Barf, Lord's Seat, and Broom Fell

This walk gives you 3 wainwrights and some great views.

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Bassenthwaite Lake Winding Footpaths

A nice easy flat walk to the lake, but not direct, just under 5 Miles.

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Ling Fell and Sale Fell

This is an easy Wainwright, a nice family fell with great views and a lot quieter than the likes of Catbells. The start is a short drive from kestrel Lodge. I do this as a stand-alone because to do with others it involves a boggy field and long road walk. Alone it’s a lovely little walk on easy, grass paths that can take less than an hour or longer if you meander around the top looking at the views.

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Whinlatter

Whinlatter Fell is accessed from Whinlatter Forrest—this gives you a great opportunity to walk a fell and combine it with a trip to Whinlatter Visitors Centre and all that has to offer.

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Walla Crag, with Bleaberry Fell and High Seat option

Walla Cragg is a nice walk and can easily be combined with an afternoon in Keswick or at Derwent Water. It can be done from Keswick Town Centre, but this would involve quite a lot of road walking so for me, with dogs, through the woods is much more enjoyable.

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Ashness Bridge with High Seat and Bleaberry Fell

Ashness Bridge is one of the most photographed spots in the Lake District, and it’s not too far from Kestrel Lodge. You can visit for the views and a photo opportunity, or you can combine it with a couple of Wainwright fells.

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Buttermere Circular

Everybody loves a lakeside walk and the circular walk around Buttermere is one of the most popular in the Lake District. In summer, and on any given weekend, Buttermere can feel crowded, that said however, it is a lovely walk with spectacular views in every direction.

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High Rigg

High Rigg is another small Wainwright that can be tackled a number of ways. This is another small one that I tend to do as a morning or afternoon dog walk. A small family fell that is not too taxing and one that will also need bagging if you’re doing the 214.

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Crummock Water Round

Many visitors ask about walks around lakes. The usual walks are Derwent and Buttermere, but Crummock Water is a great circular walk taking in some of my favourite views in The Lake District, and includes the highest waterfall, Scale Force.

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Rock Climbing and Ghyll Scrambling

The Lake District is a true haven for rock climbers, scramblers, abseilers, and ghyll scramblers, among other adventure activities.

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Walking Useful Links

If you're looking for more idea's or alternative routes and so on, then this is the place you want..

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