Grassroutes

The Walks

Grassroutes

There are literally hundreds of walk possibilities within the Lake District National Park, catering for every degree of ability. We have suggested walks+ at both grades and the final selection will be at the discretion of our Leaders.

The Lake District is divided roughly into four quadrants and amongst the best walks in each quadrant include the following:-



Southeast Lakes: Bases include Grasmere, Langdale, Ambleside, Coniston and Windermere. Lakes include Windermere (England’s longest at 10.5 miles), Coniston Water, Grasmere, Rydal Water, Esthwaite Water and many smaller tarns. Walks include ascents of Helvellyn (3118 ft.), The Fairfield Horseshoe (2,803 ft.), Coniston Old Man (2,635 ft.) Langdale Pikes (2,414 ft.) and Wansfell Pike (1,587 ft.). There are many walks which take in more than one peak, so that for example a walk to Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man & Wetherlam would have a total ascent of around 3,704 ft.

Southwest Lakes: Bases include Coniston, Eskdale, Wasdale Head and Great Langdale. Lakes include Coniston (on the cusp), and Wastwater, as well again as many smaller tarns. Hikes include ascents of Bow Fell (2,960 ft.), Langdale Pikes, the Scafell Range, including Scafell, Scafell Pike, Lingmell and Great End, Glaramara (2,568 ft.), Pillar and Great Gable (2,949 ft.). In this area it is quite easy to do walks with a total of 4,500 - 5,000 feet of ascent.

Northwest Lakes: Bases include Keswick, Borrowdale and Buttermere. Main Lakes are Thirlmere, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Ennerdale Water. Main walks include the peaks of Skiddaw (3,021 ft.), Blencathra (2,847 ft.), Grasmoor, the Dale Head (2,473 ft.) to Catbells Ridge and Robinson (2,417 ft.)



Grassroutes