Away from the Crowds

The vast majority of visitors to the Lake District never set foot on a serious walk and when the do it is the popular fells and walks near the central spine from Keswick to Windermere which grab their attention. This leaves many other valleys and hills , if not empty, certainly visited much less option. On the 25 walks listed below it is possible to go all day in the summer holidays and see no-one else and that is a joy to many walkers. There are even some quieter walks (such as Grey Crag and Dock Tarn from Watendlath) which are centrally situated but the majority tend to be in the 'more difficult to get at' areas to the west, north and east of the National Park. Hidden gems.

Miles
10

Askham Fell & The Lowther Valley

L153
  • From Pooley Bridge to the Lowther Valley
  • Great views over Ullswater
  • Visit Lowther Castle and Askham village

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Miles
11

Hen Comb near Crummock

L152
  • Climb graceful Hen Comb
  • Return via Crummock Water
  • A walk of real contrasts

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Miles
7.5

Discover the Upper Esk

L089
  • Venture to the heart of Lakeland
  • Dramatic scenery in all directions
  • A classic tumbling mountain river

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Miles
11

The Remote North

L078
  • Remote and lonely walking
  • Great views north and west
  • Easy walking on the tracks

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Miles
5

Crosthwaite near Kendal

L149
  • A quiet countryside walk
  • Mix of lanes & low lands
  • Views over the southern Lakes

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Miles
6.5

Quiet Lands near Underbarrow

L147
  • Quiet walking on pleasant paths
  • Long distance views over the Lakeland fells
  • Underbarrow is a lovely village, full of interest

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Miles
5

Woodland Fell & Beacon Tarn

L075
  • Unspoilt rugged group of hills
  • Beautifully situated tarn
  • Bracken covered slopes

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Miles
9

Loadpot Hill over Ullswater

L146
  • Peaceful, easy walking along the High Street ridge
  • Views over Ullswater are impressive
  • Carry on to Pooley Bridge if possible

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Miles
8.5

Kentmere and Troutbeck

L060
  • Low level walk in 2 valleys
  • Great views over Troutbeck
  • Pass through High Borrans

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Miles
7.5

Dow Crag via Seathwaite Tarn

L047
  • Dow Crag offers a great ridge
  • Explore lovely Duddon Valley
  • Great views in all directions

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