Shorter Walks For All
When I was thinking about short walks in the Lake District I looked at 3 main criteria. For a start they should be short (4.5 miles maximum), they should not involve too much steep climbs (although a few of the smaller fells are included such as Hallin Fell and Gummer’s How) but most important they offer a real Lakeland experience. The majority of walkers who will take these walks will be those with young families where the parents are trying to introduce the pleasures of the lakes without the long grind up a far flung hill and the attendent grumpiness this inevitably produces or for those of increasing years where the legs will simply not do what the body would like them to do. These walks offer a real Lake District taster.