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

Forty-six easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from Buttermere, Ennerdale Water, Honister, Loweswater, Seathwaite & Seatoller that climb Great Gable (the highest point), Haystacks, High Style, Kirk Fell & Pillar amongst others. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Western Fells area of The Lake District National Park is enclosed by the edge of The Lake District National Park from Egremont to Cockermouth to the North West, Lorton Vale, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Honister Pass to the North East, Sty Head Pass and Wasdale to the South East and an imaginary line from the Southern Tip of Wast Water to Egremont to the South West.

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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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Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

One of Lakeland's finest walks - unmissable

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:4,782 ft (1,457 m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite

Clear paths & superb views on glorious gable

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:2,845 ft (867 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe

Strenuous, high level route worth every step - if you have the energy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:18.75 miles (30 km)
Ascent:7,309 ft (2,408 m)
Time:14.75hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)
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Walk c130 Haycock and Steeple from Ennerdale Water

High fell walk on less popular paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:3,275 ft (998 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c132 Low Fell and Fellbarrow from Lanthwaite Wood

Fabulous lake views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:1,884 ft (574 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c133 The Netherbeck Round from Greendale

Superb mountain walk on less crowded fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:5,100 ft (1,554 m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Superb high level route from remote Wasdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:5,819 ft (1,773 m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)
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Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause

Good paths on rough ground

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:4,260 ft (1,298 m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere

Simply awesome

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:4,611 ft (1,405 m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c199 Iron Crag and Grike from Ennerdale Water

Superb high level route away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.75 miles (19 km)
Ascent:2,970 ft (905 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c202 Low Fell from Loweswater

Fabulous lake views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7 miles (11 km)
Ascent:1,726 ft (526 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c207 The High Stile Ridge from Buttermere

Unsurpassed views of Buttermere

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:3,338 ft (1,017 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c212 Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb and Mellbreak from Loweswater

High level walk away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:3,666 ft (1,117 m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c219 A Circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere

An easy stroll round a lakeland jewel

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:485 ft (148 m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)
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Walk c221 A Circuit of Crummock Water from Buttermere

Lovely lakeshore stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:262 ft (80 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)
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Walk c223 A Circuit of Loweswater from Loweswater

Delightfully quiet lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.25 miles (6.5 km)
Ascent:98 ft (30 m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)
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Walk c228 Hay Stacks from Buttermere

Wainwright's favourite mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:2,334 ft (711 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Fantastic high level walk with glorious views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:4,808 ft (1,465 m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c241 Great Gable and Honister Pass from Seatoller (Borrowdale)

Easy to follow paths - a Lakeland classic

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:3,016 ft (919 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c250 A Circuit of Ennerdale Water

Delightful lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:683 ft (208 m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)
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Walk c263 The High Stile Ridge from Buttermere

Unsurpassed views of Buttermere

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:3,390 ft (1,033 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c267 Haycock, Iron Crag, Lank Rigg and Grike from Ennerdale Water

Excellent high level well away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.25 miles (24.5 km)
Ascent:4,125 ft (1,257 m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)
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Walk c275 Darling Fell, Low Fell and Fellbarrow from Loweswater

Fabulous views of Loweswater

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,923 ft (586 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c287 The High Stile Ridge and Hay Stacks from Buttermere

Unsurpassed views of Buttermere and Wainwright's favourite

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:4,132 ft (1,259 m)
Time:8.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c295 Hay Stacks and Fleetwith Pike from Gatesgarth, Buttermere

Wainwright's favourite mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.80 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:2,455 ft (748 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c311 Ponsonby Fell from Gosforth

Quiet & gentle lakeland hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:1,418 ft (432 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c324 Starling Dodd and Great Borne from Buttermere

Fantastic views on less visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:3,157 ft (962 m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c328 The Greendale Horseshoe

Superb views from lonely fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:2,504 ft (763 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths - a Lakeland classic

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:3,289 ft (1,002 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c340 Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg from Scaly Moss

Less visited fells with stunning views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:2,028 ft (618 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c343 Pillar and Red Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

One of Lakeland's finest walks - unmissable

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17 km)
Ascent:4,001 ft (1,219 m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c354 Mellbreak from Lanthwaite Wood

Short easy scramble to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:1,877 ft (572 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c364 Seatallan and Haycock from Wast Water

Superb views from little visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:3,236 ft (986 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Very steep ascent up to Dore Head - pick a nice day

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:2,123 ft (647 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c387 Pillar from Black Sail Hut

Remote and awesome

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:2,301 ft (701 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c397 The Buttermere Fells from Buttermere

Very long high level route with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:16 miles (25.5 km)
Ascent:6,285 ft (1,915 m)
Time:12.25hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)
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Walk c403 Lank Rigg and Whoap from Friar Well

Quiet and lonely - marvellous

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:1,854 ft (565 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c406 Hay Stacks from Gatesgarth, Buttermere

Wainwright's favourite mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25 miles (6 km)
Ascent:1,920 ft (585 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere

Fantastic views on less visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:2,734 ft (833 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c413 Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell and Hen Comb from Loweswater

High level walk away from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,540 ft (774 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:3,965 ft (1,208 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)
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Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater

Short ridge ascent (scramble) to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:6 ft (770 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Testing hike around Lakeland's deepest lake

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.25 miles (24.5 km)
Ascent:4,841 ft (1,475 m)
Time:10½ hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)
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Walk c442 Great Gable and Green Gable from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths - a Lakeland classic

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75 miles (9 km)
Ascent:2,340 ft (731 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c456 Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks, Brandreth and Grey Knotts from Honister Hause

Lots of ups and downs to stunning views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:2,756 ft (840 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)
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Walk c478 Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Gavel Fell from Loweswater

Fine high level walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:2,025 ft (617 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)

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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