26 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The North Western Fells of The Lake District

Twenty-six easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Braithwaite, Brumstone Bridge, Buttermere, Derwent Water, Hawes End, Hopebeck, Little Town, Lanthwaite Green, Seatoller & Whinlatter that climb the Grasmoor (the highest point), Cat Bells, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Hobcarton Crag, Robinson, High Snockrigg & Rannerdale Knotts amongst others. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The North Western Fells of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by Basenthwaite to the North East, Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale to the East, Seatoller and Honister Pass to the South, Buttermere, Crummock Water & Lorton Vale to the South West and Cockermouth and the boundary of the Lake District National Park to the West and North West.

Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



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Twenty-six easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The North Western 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 c398 Sale Fell from Wythop Church

Quick easy fell

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c252 Barf and Lord's Seat from Whinlatter Forest Park

Superb lakeland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,533ft (467m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c345 Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Little Town

Fine views of the Newlands Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,894ft (577m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c367 Robinson and High Snockrigg from Buttermere

Long, steep ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:2,363ft (720m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c169 Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head from Whinlatter Forest

Alternative route to Grisedale Pike

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:2,573ft (784m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c325 Sale Fell and Ling Fell (Wythop) from Wythop Church

Quiet, lonely, little visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:2,091ft (637m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c214 Robinson and Hindscarth from Little Town

One Lakeland's loveliest valleys

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:2,654ft (809m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c291 Cat Bells and High Spy from Hawes End

Very popular fell with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,512ft (766m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c209 Hopegill Head from Hopebeck

Easy scramble up an exposed ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,180ft (969m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c246 Hopegill Head and Grasmoor from Lanthwaite Green

Superb views of Crummock Water

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,164ft (964m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c256 Grasmoor Ridge and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

One for the scramblers

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:3,243ft (988m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c299 Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Shorter alternative for shorter days

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,013ft (918m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c234 Grasmoor, Wandope and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,977ft (907m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c142 Robinson and Dale Head from Little Town

Classic Lakeland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:3,073ft (937m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:3,840ft (1,170m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c366 Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,699ft (1,127m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End

Popular walk with good views of Derwent Water

Vital Statistics:

Length:10mls (16km)
Ascent:3,349ft (1,082m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c196 Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:4,043ft (1,232m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c313 The Newlands Fells from Hawes End

Classic Lakeland

Vital Statistics:

Length:12mls (19km)
Ascent:4,152ft (1,266m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

Vital Statistics:

Length:12ml (19km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c360 The Lorton and Wythop Fells from Whinlatter Forest Park

Long walk on some of the quieter fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5ml (23km)
Ascent:4,703ft (1,433m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

Popular Horseshoe route with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:15ml (24km)
Ascent:5,409ft (1,648m)
Time:11 hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


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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