48 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Southern Fells of The Lake District

Forty-eight easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Coniston, Elterwater, Eskdale, Grange-over-Sands, Great Langdale, Seathwaite, Seatoller & Wasdale that climb Scafell Pike (the highest point), Bowfell) The Old Man of Coniston, Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags & Glaramara amongst others. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Southern Fells of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by Seatoller and the Langdale Valley to the North, Sty Head Pass, Wasdale Head and Wast Water to the North West and an imaginary line from the Southern Tip of Wast Water to Seathwaite (Duddon Valley), along the Walna Scar Road to Coniston Village and then North East to Ambleside.

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Forty-eight easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Southern 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:

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


Walk 1 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)


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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)


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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)


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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)


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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 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c258 Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

A rugged walk on a modest fell

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:1,902ft (580m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c210 The Old Man of Coniston from the Walna Scar Road, Coniston

The easiest big 'Lakeland Fell' to bag

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,935ft (590m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c280 Hard Knott from Jubilee Bridge, Eskdale

Rough fell walking on faint paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,756ft (535m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c288 Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Jubilee Bridge, Eskdale

A lofty top & lovely valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:2,002ft (610m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c298 Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and Wrynose Pass from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

A rugged walk on a modest fell

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,968ft (600m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c206 Lingmoor Fell and Little Langdale from Blea Tarn (Langdale) nr Elterwater

Superb, little visited ridge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,920ft (585m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c238 Lingmoor Fell and Great Langdale from Elterwater

Terrific ridge walk with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,976ft (602m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c205 Green Crag (Ulpha Fell) and Great Worm Crag from Stanley Force NT Car Park, Eskdale

Difficult route finding on the tops

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,953ft (595m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c353 Holme Fell, Black Fell (Black Crag) and Tarn Hows from Tom Gill

Fine views of Tarn Hows and southern lakeland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,995ft (608m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c254 The Old Man of Coniston and Brim Fell from Coniston

A less crowded route up The Old Man

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:2,762ft (842m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c108 Crinkle Crags from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:2,770ft (844m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c111 Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

The direct route up and down England's Highest

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:3,187ft (971m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge

Superb views of Wast Water, the Scafell Massif and the southern fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:2,347ft (715m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c116 Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Superb ridge walk above Lakeland's deepest lake

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:2,402ft (732m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

Lakelandís easiest 'big' mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:2,778ft (847m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale

A quieter alternative to the Coniston crowds.

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,042ft (927m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's Highest Mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,218ft (981m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c301 Glaramara and Allen Crags from Seatoller (Borrowdale)

Rough paths and an easy scramble

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,046ft (928m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c370 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

The 'easiest' way up England's highest mountain from Seathwaite

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:3,289ft (1,020m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c167 Wetherlam and Swirl How from Low Tilberthwaite

A quiet alternative to the usual honey pots

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:3,584ft (1,092m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb ridge walking with good views of Scafell Pike

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,459ft (1,054m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c454 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Seathwaite

England's highest mountain via the famous Corridor Route

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,236ft (986m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's 2nd highest mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:3,428ft (1,045m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c175 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's 2nd highest mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:3,401ft (1,037m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

Quiet and lonely (except for the Old Man!)

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,523ft (1,074m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

England's highest mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,477ft (1,060m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston

The Consiton fells without the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,584ft (1,092m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c233 Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's 2 highest mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:4,195ft (1,279m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:3,387ft (1,032m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's highest mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,696ft (1,126m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c129 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:3,604ft (1,098m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c306 The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam from Coniston

Superb views of Coniston Water

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,664ft (1,117m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c279 The Oxendale Horseshoe from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Peak bagging heaven

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,007ft (1,221m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c402 Harter Fell and Hard Knott from The Woolpack Inn, Eskdale

Some of the quieter fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,568ft (1,087m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:3,883ft (1,183m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c174 Glaramara and Great Gable from Seatoller (Borrowdale)

Rough paths but generally easy to follow

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:4,693ft (1,430m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 42 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's highest & 2nd highest mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:5,140ft (1,567m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c420 The Coniston Fells from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

Superb high level route

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:4,191ft (1,277m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c425 The Oxendale Fells from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

High level route with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:4,680ft (1,426m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

England's Highest Mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:4,684ft (1,428m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 46 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c453 The Scafell Mountains from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Testing route up England's highest mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:5,409ft (1,648m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

Stenuous high level route across England's highest mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:6,009ft (1,832m)
Time:9 hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 48 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's highest mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:4,982ft (1,519m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Very 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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