291 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Lake District

Two hundred ninety-one easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Ambleside, Keswick, Langdale, Brothers Water, Grasmere, Ennerdale, Derwent Water, Loweswater, Patterdale, Ullswater, Buttermere, Honister, Eskdale, Coniston, Ennerdale, Thirlmere, Seatoller, Hawkshead, Glenridding, Braithwaite, Kentmere, Wasdale Head & Windermere that climb Scafell Pike(the highest point), Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Great Gable, Loughrigg, Hay Stacks, Cat Bells & all the major fells. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Lake District National Park is the area of North West England west of the M6 from the Scottish border to the A590 and then north of the A590 from the M6 to Morecambe Bay. It includes the whole of The Lake District National Park.

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Two hundred ninety-one easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Lake District in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c335 Latrigg from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

Short walk to fine views of Keswick

Vital Statistics:

Length:2ml (3km)
Ascent:413ft (126m)
Time:1 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c223 A Circuit of Loweswater from Loweswater

Delightfully quiet lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.25ml (6.5km)
Ascent:98ft (30m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c380 Little Mell Fell from Cove Campsite

Good views of Ullswater

Vital Statistics:

Length:1.5ml (2.5km)
Ascent:705ft (215m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c398 Sale Fell from Wythop Church

Quick easy fell

Vital Statistics:

Length:2.5ml (4km)
Ascent:748ft (228m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c356 Humphrey Head from Allithwaite

Easy walking on clear paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:309ft (94m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c219 A Circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere

An easy stroll round a lakeland jewel

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:485ft (148m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c260 Castlerigg Stone Circle from Keswick

Easy walk to an ancient stone circle

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:361ft (110m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c346 Ling Fell (Wythop) from Brumstone Bridge

One for before breakfast

Vital Statistics:

Length:2.5ml (4km)
Ascent:794ft (242m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c285 St John's Beck from St John's in the Vale

Delightful valley stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:295ft (90m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c221 A Circuit of Crummock Water from Buttermere

Lovely lakeshore stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:262ft (80m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c265 A Circuit of Derwent Water from Keswick

Excellent lakeshore walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14km)
Ascent:131ft (40m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c320 Arnison Crag from Patterdale

Best in May when the Bluebells are in bloom

Vital Statistics:

Length:3ml (5km)
Ascent:922ft (281m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c379 Rannerdale Knotts from Buttermere

A relatively small hill with huge views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25ml (5km)
Ascent:968ft (295m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c168 Great Mell Fell from Brownrigg Farm

Quiet and lonely with surprisingly good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3ml (5km)
Ascent:1,145ft (349m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c185 School Knott and The Dales Way from Ings

Easy walking on clear paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:531ft (246m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c376 Castle Crag from Grange (Borrowdale)

Small, but perfectly formed

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:906ft (276m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c455 Wansfell Pike from Ambleside

The easiest way up Ambleside's nearest fell

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25mls (5km)
Ascent:1,428ft (435m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c107 Lord's Seat (Whitbarrow Scar) from Witherslack Hall School

Superb walking with fine, fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:945ft (288m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c140 Beacon (Blawith Fells) from Brown Howe

Short but challenging with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:945ft (288m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c227 Martindale from Howtown

Quiet valley walk on the shores of Ullswater

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:912ft (278m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c244 The Rusland Valley from Oxen Park

Southern lakeland - well away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:699ft (213m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c253 The Newlands Valley from Hawes End

Delightful valley stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:649ft (198m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c121 Tarn Hows and Yew Tree Tarn from Tom Gill

Two of lakeland's prettiest lakes

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:853ft (260m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c138 Brothers Water from Patterdale

Lovely valley stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:643ft (196m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c165 Little Langdale from Elterwater

Riverside walk with spectaular waterfalls

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:893ft (272m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c187 Eskdale Valley from Boot, Eskdale

Pleasant valley stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:601ft (183m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c229 Tarn Hows, Oxen Fell High Cross and Low Tilberthwaite from Tarn Hows

One of lakeland's prettiest lakes

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75ml (9km)
Ascent:909ft (277m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c289 Lambrigg Fell from Wythmoor Farm

Good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:899ft (274m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c350 Helm Crag from Grasmere

One steep ascent to fine views of Grasemere

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:1,201ft (366m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c250 A Circuit of Ennerdale Water

Delightful lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:683ft (208m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c292 Rydal and Grasmere from Ambleside

Superb valley walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:558ft (170m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c161 Winster Valley from Winster Church, nr Windermere

Easy walking in a lovely valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,218ft (371m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c259 A Circuit of Thirlmere

Lakeside walk with one short steep climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:492ft (150m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c327 Dodd (Skiddaw) from Dodd Wood

Easy ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:1,430ft (436m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c105 Lang How and Silver How from Grasmere

Fine Views of Grasmere

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7.5km)
Ascent:1,296ft (395m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c125 Hallin Fell from Howtown

Superb views of Ullswater

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:1,292ft (394m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c171 Scout Scar from UnderBarrow

Fantastic views of the Lake District

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75ml (9km)
Ascent:932ft (284m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c211 Arnison Crag and Birks from Patterdale

Best in May when the Bluebells are in bloom

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:1,571ft (479m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 39 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c242 Latrigg from Keswick

Fine views of Keswick from this little Wainwright

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:941ft (287m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 40 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c268 Potter Tarn, and The River Kent from Staveley

Easy walking with some great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (8.5km)
Ascent:974ft (297m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 41 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c274 Loughrigg Fell from Elterwater

Smaller alternative to the big mountains - but with all the charm

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,099ft (335m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 42 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c352 Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Aira Force

An impressive waterfall and a taste of the fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:1,204ft (367m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 43 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c399 Cat Bells and Derwent Water from Keswick

Very popular fell with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:1,628ft (496m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 44 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c401 Friar's Crag and Castlerigg StoneCircle from Keswick

Varied walk to an ancient stone circle

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:900ft (274m)
Time:3.24hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 45 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c145 Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Birks Bridge

Rugged fell walking, often pathless

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:1,651ft (503m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 46 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c463 Stoupdale Head and White Combe from Beckside Farm

Superb views on a clear day!

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:1,559ft (475m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 47 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c135 Castle Crag and Rosthwaite from Seatoller (Borrowdale)

Wainwright Number 214 (of 214)

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:1,384ft (422m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 48 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c154 Lake Windermere from Far Sawrey

In the footsteps of Beatrix Potter

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:945ft (288m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 49 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c173 Easedale Tarn from Grasmere

An easy ascent to Tarn and Waterfall

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,172ft (357m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 50 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c201 Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag from Keswick

Great views of Keswick and Derwent Water

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,230ft (375m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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