Lake District Classic Walks

August 1, 2020

Visiting the Lake District for many is all about big days on the fells. The area is fortunately blessed with some wonderful and world famous circuits. long but satisfying days on the high mountains. These are my favourite 10, in no particular order.

1. Pillar and the Mosedale Horseshoe

8.5 miles, includes 5 (or 6) Wainwrights

Steeple over Ennerdale

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2. Dow Crag from the Duddon Valley

7.5 miles, includes 2 Wainwrights

Seathwaite Tarn

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3. Great Gable via Napes Needle

6.5 miles includes 3 Wainwrights

Great Nape on the Climbers Traverse

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4. Raise, Helvellyn and Striding Edge

8.5 miles includes 3 Wainwrights

Striding Edge

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5. Skiddaw via Ullock Pike

6.5 miles includes 3 Wainwrights

Summit of Skiddaw

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6. Hayeswater and Angle Tarns

10 miles includes 5 Wainwrights

Grey Crag and Hayeswater

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7. Scafell Pike from Borrowdale

10 miles includes 3 Wainwrights

Styhead Tarn

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8. The Newlands Round

10 miles includes 5 Wainwrights

Crummock Water from Robinson

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9. Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

9.5 miles and includes 3 Wainwrights

Pike O’Stickle

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10. High Street Ridge

13 miles includes 5 Wainwrights

Small Water and Haweswater

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There are 25 classic circuits across the Lake District, those above are just my own favourite ten. The well known Kentmere, Coledale and Fairfield Rounds are not even included. Every one of the classic walks involve multiple Wainwright summits with excellent ridge walking between.

Enjoy the walks


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