A much derided little fell this one, however for me it has its place. For those of us that have to drive hundreds of miles to get to The Lakes, fells such as Little Mell have something that loftier mountains cannot offer and that’s a quick walk to stretch the legs whilst bagging a Wainwright…
Talk of the Lake District and walking mountains and inevitably The Langdale Pikes will come up eventually. For a large number of visitors that head to The Lakes only to stay around Lake Windermere then The Langdale Pikes sit high dominating the view to the north of the Lake. Starting up Stickle Ghyll we headed for…
Catbells is a classic walk in the Lake District, arguably the most popular fell in this particular part of England. It attracts families, those on route to higher places and those out to bag a Wainwright! The views back to Keswick grab the attention however the vistas into the Newland valley in the opposite direction…
If your in and around the Grasmere area of the Lake District, then Silver How is a superb walk for those not wanting to head out to loftier heights such as the Fairfield Horseshoe. This route also makes a nice round loop giving good views especially from the summit.
When you look at climbing mountains inevitably you will look to the highest and want to climb it. Scafell Pike is that such a mountain in England. This route was via the Corridor Route to the summit and back over the boulder field to Great End and then down Grains Gill. A fantastic 10 miles!
Cooler walk than yesterday, unfortunately the warm sunshine is replaced by cloudy, hazier conditions. The views to Derwent Water however are just as good and the layering of fells to the south is superb. This has to be the best view in the Lake District with minimal effort.
Family walk up a cracking little fell near to our base in Braithwaite. The views down to Derwent Water were spectacular and it was a fine way to spend a couple of hours. Topped off with a nice pint in the pub to finish.
We had spent a week near Fort William in Scotland and the long drive back to Plymouth required a stop off and some leg stretching. This fell, not too far from the M6, provided a perfect walk before tea in Windermere. The views down along Ullswater and into Martindale from the top are excellent.
Second walk of this holiday and a classic one at that. Wainwright claims the mile of walking across the Crinkles to be the finest ridge mile in Lakeland. That’ll do for me, with the bonus of Bowfell at the far end and a fantastic descent by The Band.
After getting a taster for Lakeland fell walking last summer, this was our second Wainwright and a much more sedate family friendly walk. Rain threatened later in the walk as we reached the summit but thankfully stayed away, although it did cool the temperature down a fair bit!
Our first major walk in the Lake District and one of the classics to boot, The weather was tricky across Striding Edge due to the drizzle and as a result we used a mix of staying to the ridge line and dropping occasionally to the path just below. Once the cloud cleared a bit on the summit the views were superb.