38 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Central Fells of The Lake District

Thirty-eight easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Ambleside, Derwent Water, Thirlmere, Elterwater, Grange, Grasmere, Great Langdale, Keswick, Legburthwiate, Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite & Watendlath that climb High Raise (the highest point), The Langdale Pikes, Loughrigg Fell, Pike o' Stickle, Sergeant's Crag & Ullscarf amongst others. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Central Fells of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by Keswick to the North, Derwent Water and Borrowdale to the West, The Langdale Valley to the South and Thirlmere, Grasmere and Ambleside to the East.

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Thirty-eight easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Central Fells of 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 c285 St John's Beck from St John's in the Vale

Delightful valley stroll

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c265 A Circuit of Derwent Water from Keswick

Excellent lakeshore walk

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c376 Castle Crag from Grange (Borrowdale)

Small, but perfectly formed

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c350 Helm Crag from Grasmere

One steep ascent to fine views of Grasemere

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c292 Rydal and Grasmere from Ambleside

Superb valley walk

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c259 A Circuit of Thirlmere

Lakeside walk with one short steep climb

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c105 Lang How and Silver How from Grasmere

Fine Views of Grasmere

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c274 Loughrigg Fell from Elterwater

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

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c401 Friar's Crag and Castlerigg StoneCircle from Keswick

Varied walk to an ancient stone circle

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c173 Easedale Tarn from Grasmere

An easy ascent to Tarn and Waterfall

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c201 Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag from Keswick

Great views of Keswick and Derwent Water

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c232 Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside

Easy walk to the top of this local Ambleside fell

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,401 ft (427 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c334 High Rigg from Legburthwaite

Superb views of Blencathra and Skiddaw and Helvellyn

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,414 ft (431 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c115 Langstrath Beck from Rosthwaite

An easy valley walk through wild country

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,031 ft (314 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c203 Ashness Bridge, Surprise View, Watendlath, Rosthwaite and The River Derwent from Barrow Bay

A gentle walk in Borrowdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:886 ft (270 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c143 Brund Fell and King's How from Rosthwaite

Good views of Borrowdale away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,861 ft (567 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c225 The Langdale Pikes via Jack's Rake from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Jack's Rake is a Lakeland Classic - but not for the faint hearted

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:2,645 ft (806 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c126 Castlerigg and Threlkeld from Keswick

Fine valley walk to an ancient Stone Circle

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:1,250 ft (381 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c278 High Tove, Ullscarf and Great Crag from Watendlath

Can be wet, wild & boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:2,247 ft (685 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c158 High Tove, Thirlmere and Blea Tarn from Watendlath

Fine views of one of Lakeland's prettiest villages

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,181 ft (665 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c270 Low Saddle and Ullscarf from Stonethwaite

Fine views though can be a little boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:2,419 ft (737 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c152 Calf Crag and Helm Crag from Grasmere

One steep ascent to fine views of Grasmere

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:2,212 ft (674 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c195 Castle How and Blea Rigg from Grasmere

Good views into Easedale and Langdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,402 ft (732 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c294 Steel Fell from Grasmere

Fine views and (often) less busy

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,435 ft (742 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c296 High Seat and Bleaberry Fell from Keswick

Fine views of Keswick, Derwent Water and that famous bridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:2,257 ft (688 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c318 High Seat and Bleaberry Fell from Armboth

Good views of Thirlmere - can be boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,368 ft (722 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c466 Rossett Pike and Black Crags (Langdale) from Great Langdale

Superb views up the Langdale Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:2,271 ft (692 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c208 Harrison Stickle and High Raise from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Steep scramble - strictly for the adventurous

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:3,046 ft (928 m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c189 High Raise from Rosthwaite

Superb view of Borrowdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:2,780 ft (847 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c281 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

A busy path leads to wild seclusion

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:2,924 ft (891 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c218 Ullscarf and High Raise from Thirlmere

Fine high level - can be boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,635 ft (803 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c144 Sergeant Man from Grasmere

Good ridge walk above Grasmere

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,936 ft (895 m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c302 High Raise via Calf Crag from Grasmere

The Central Fells' Highest point

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:3,128 ft (953 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c418 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake and Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

A busy path leads to wild seclusion

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:3,580 ft (1,091 m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c243 High Raise and Ullscarf from Rosthwaite

Fine views though N of Ullscarf - can be boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:3,371 ft (1,027 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c329 The Langdale Pikes and High Raise from Stonethwaite

Superb ridge walk with magnificent views

Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:3,502 ft (1,067 m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c369 High Raise, Ullscarf and Grange Fell from Rosthwaite

Good views though N of Ullscarf can be boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25 miles (19.5 km)
Ascent:3,781 ft (1,152 m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c428 The Langdale Pikes, High Raise and The Easedale Fells from Grasmere

Long high level round

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75 miles (22 km)
Ascent:3,991 ft (1,216 m)
Time:9 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

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NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



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