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

Thirty-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 area of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by:

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Walk c398 Sale Fell from Wythop Church

Quick easy fell

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Vital Statistics:

Length:2.5 miles (4 km)
Ascent:748ft (228m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk c219 A Circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere

An easy stroll round a lakeland jewel

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:485ft (148m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk c346 Ling Fell (Wythop) from Brumstone Bridge

One for before breakfast

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Vital Statistics:

Length:2.5 miles (4 km)
Ascent:794ft (242m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk c361 Clints Crags from Blindcrake

Easy walk to good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4 miles (6.5 km)
Ascent:433ft (132m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk c379 Rannerdale Knotts from Buttermere

A relatively small hill with huge views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25 miles (5 km)
Ascent:968ft (295m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk c457 Watch Hill (Cockermouth) and Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) from Cockermouth

Easy walk up two Wainwright Outlying Fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5 miles (7 km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk c253 The Newlands Valley from Hawes End

Delightful valley stroll

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:649ft (198m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk c221 A Circuit of Crummock Water from Buttermere

Lovely lakeshore stroll

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:262ft (80m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c399 Cat Bells and Derwent Water from Keswick

Very popular fell with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75 miles (6 km)
Ascent:1,628ft (496m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c265 A Circuit of Derwent Water from Keswick

Excellent lakeshore walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14 km)
Ascent:131ft (40m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk c135 Castle Crag and Rosthwaite from Seatoller (Borrowdale)

Wainwright Number 214 (of 214)

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:1,384ft (422m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c252 Barf and Lord's Seat from Whinlatter Forest Park

Superb lakeland views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:1,533ft (467m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c115 Langstrath Beck from Rosthwaite

An easy valley walk through wild country

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,031ft (314m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c345 Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Little Town

Fine views of the Newlands Valley

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,894ft (577m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk c367 Robinson and High Snockrigg from Buttermere

Long, steep ascent to superb views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:2,363ft (720m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk c169 Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head from Whinlatter Forest

Alternative route to Grisedale Pike

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:2,573ft (784m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

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

Quiet, lonely, little visited fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:2,091ft (637m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c214 Robinson and Hindscarth from Little Town

One Lakeland's loveliest valleys

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:2,654ft (809m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c291 Cat Bells and High Spy from Hawes End

Very popular fell with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:2,512ft (766m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c209 Hopegill Head from Hopebeck

Easy scramble up an exposed ridge

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:3,180ft (969m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c246 Hopegill Head and Grasmoor from Lanthwaite Green

Superb views of Crummock Water

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:3,164ft (964m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c256 Grasmoor Ridge and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

One for the scramblers

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7 miles (11 km)
Ascent:3,243ft (988m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c299 Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Shorter alternative for shorter days

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:3,013ft (918m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c234 Grasmoor, Wandope and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,977ft (907m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c142 Robinson and Dale Head from Little Town

Classic Lakeland

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:3,073ft (937m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c183 Lord's Seat and Graystones from Whinlatter Forest Park

Lovely walk on some of the quieter fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:3,039ft (926m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:3,840ft (1,170m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c366 Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:3,699ft (1,127m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End

Popular walk with good views of Derwent Water

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:3,349ft (1,082m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c100 The Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

Popular Horseshoe route with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:3,585ft (1,093m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c196 Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:4,043ft (1,232m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c313 The Newlands Fells from Hawes End

Classic Lakeland

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:4,152ft (1,266m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:4,641ft (1,414m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Grade 9 Walking Very Hard
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Walk c360 The Lorton and Wythop Fells from Whinlatter Forest Park

Long walk on some of the quieter fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5 miles (23 km)
Ascent:4,703ft (1,433m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Grade 9 Walking Very Hard
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Walk c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

Popular Horseshoe route with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5 miles (23 km)
Ascent:5,409ft (1,648m)
Time:11 hrs
Grade:Grade 9 Walking Very Hard

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