Northern England Walks

The Ullswater Way - Pooley Bridge to Aira Force

The Ullswater Way

Opened in 2015, the Ullswater Way connects shoreline paths, woodland trails, farmland and popular lakeside villages to loop around Ullswater Lake in the English Lake District. The route includes the villages of Pooley Bridge, Patterdale and Glenridding. The entire route is 20 miles (32 km) but can be walked in shorter sections by using Ullswater …

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Walk up Caw Fell, Haycock, Scoat Fell and Steeple from Ennerdale

Just west of Pillar summit, Caw Fell, Haycock, Scoat Fell and Steeple sit in a secluded corner of the Lake District. Ennerdale in Lake District’s Western Fells, with crystal clear waters and dense conifers, has almost an alpine appearance. This route showcases Ennerdale at its best, following shoreline paths, climbing between the trees and reaching …

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Walk The Coledale Round

Walk The Coledale Round

As Lakeland walks go, the Coledale Round is a biggie – a long walk over the high fells surrounding the glacial valley of Coledale, situated right at the heart of the north western fells. If it’s Wainwrights you are after then this is the walk for you. It’s considered a classic for a reason. There …

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The Kentmere Horseshoe

The Kentmere Horseshoe

INTRODUCTION The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the classic Lakeland routes. It can be completed in a day and is usually done in a clockwise direction but this route goes anti-clockwise and includes an optional wild camp. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, four miles to the north of Staveley. It includes …

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The Coniston Round

The Coniston Round

A visit to Coniston is almost unimaginable without climbing its most famed peak; the Old Man of Coniston. It dominates the village with the summit being barely 3km from the centre (although some 600m higher!). It is popular with walkers and tourist alike as several, well-marked paths snake up to the summit. For the peak …

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Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

The summit of Place Fell looms high above Patterdale at the southern end of Ullswater and is one of the most prominent peaks visible from Glenridding. That makes it a compelling half day outing if you’re based here. Place Fell is located between the ranges of Helvellyn and High Street, and so makes a natural viewpoint …

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Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

The Fairfield Horseshoe is a high level walk around the valley of Rydal and can comfortably be considered one of the Lake District classics thanks to its combination of ridges, sweeping scenery and no-less than eight Wainwrights – all packed into just over 16 kilometres of superb fell-walking. It is perhaps the most famous circuits …

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Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside

Loughrigg Fell Walk from Ambleside

Loughrigg Fell in the Lake District’s Central Fells is an easy fell walk that can be enjoyed from all directions. There’s a good approach up Loughrigg Fell from Grasmere and Rydal Water along the Loughrigg Terrace. You can also approach this popular Wainwright from Skelwith Bridge, usually via Loughrigg Tarn., or even Elterwater. The map below …

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