21 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Northern Fells of The Lake District

Twenty-one easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Fell Side, Grainsgill Bridge, High Side, Keswick, Mosedale, Mungrisdale, Over Water, Scales & Threlkeld that climb the Skiddaw (the highest point), Blencathra, Carrock Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Carl Side, Binsey, Bowscale Fell & Ullock Pike amongst others. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Northern Fells of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by Keswick and Threlkeld to the South, The River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake to the South West and the boundary of The Lake District National Park to the North and East.

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-one easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Northern 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 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 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 3 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 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c290 Binsey from Over Water

Easy, quiet walk to good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,292ft (394m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c188 Knott and Great Calva from Grainsgill Bridge, Swineside

Superb views away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,860ft (567m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Lakeland's finest 'edge' walk - not for the faint hearted

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:2,255ft (687m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c117 Blencathra and Knowe Crags (Blease Fell) via Sharp Edge from Scales

Lakeland's finest 'edge' walk - not for the faint hearted

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:2,565ft (782m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c106 Carrock Fell and High Pike (Caldbeck) from Mosedale

Superb views away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,984ft (605m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c284 Great Sca Fell and High Pike from Fell Side

Plenty of views, few people.

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,198ft (670m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c122 Bowscale Fell from Mungrisdale

Quieter alternative to crowded Blencathra

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,453ft (748m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c248 Skiddaw from High Side

Stunning high level route

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,919ft (890m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c236 Skiddaw from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Superb walk up the Northern Fells' Highest

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:3,306ft (1,008m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c186 Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

The highest point in the Northern Fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:2,850ft (869m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c191 The Glendermackin Round from Mungrisdale

Popular round - pick a weekday

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,070ft (936m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c127 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:2,903ft (885m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c321 Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Peak Baggers route

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,529ft (1,076m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale

Popular round - pick a weekday

Vital Statistics:

Length:11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:3,264ft (995m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c200 Carrock Fell, High Pike (Caldbeck) and Great Calva from Mosedale

Superb views away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:2,978ft (908m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

Excellent high level ridge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:3,214ft (980m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c461 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,062ft (933m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c447 The Skiddaw Massif from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Long high level route

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.25ml (24.5km)
Ascent:5,458ft (1,663m)
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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