Lake District Hikes

Lake District Hikes

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Lake District Hikes

There are countless options for outdoor exploration among the Lake District’s towering peaks, gentle slopes, and picturesque bodies of water.

The Lakes are a delight to explore because of the availability of precise maps, well-marked routes, and several adventure centres, not to mention the fact that they are home to England’s highest peak and breath-taking scenery for as far as the eye can see.

There is an almost dizzying number of hiking paths, fells, and summits to explore, regardless of your level of hiking experience. With this list of the top Lake District hikes, we’ve done our best to provide you with a suitable place to begin your explorations of this beautiful region.

Keep reading to find the best Lake District hiking trails…

  • Grasmoor
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    Grasmoor

    Grasmoor
    Crummock Water
    Cockermouth
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    CA13 9UY

    Grasmoor is a mountain in the northwestern part of the Lake District and is the highest peak among the hills in the area. Grassmoor overlooks Crummock Water and is home to the most extensive scree slopes in the northwestern fells. Linked to other fells on the east side, there are plenty of walking options leading to Grasmoor.

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  • Great End, Lake District
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    Great End

    Seathwaite
    Seascale
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    United Kingdom
    CA12 5XJ

    Great End is a 2,990-foot peak settled on the northern end of the Scafell chain. It’s hailed as being amidst the most beautiful places in the country and is a hiking must!

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  • Great Gable, Lake District

    Great Gable

    Seathwaite
    Seascale
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    CA20 1EX

    Great Gable rests within the Western Fells of the Lake District National Park. This 899-metre wonder is the perfect place for an energising hike with breath-taking views.

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  • Grisedale Pike

    Keswick
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    CA12 5SX

    Grisedale Pike is a fell in the northwestern area of the Lake District National Park. From the top of the fell you can see as far as Scotland and the Isle of Man on a clear day. Walking to the summit is simple and clearly marked from just outside of Braithwaite Village.

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    Grit Fell

    Lancaster
    Lancashire
    England
    LA2 9EQ

    Grit Fell is a solitary hill sitting between Clougha Pike and Ward’s Stone in the Forest of Bowland. Covered in heather and bogs, it makes for a tricky walk and many approaches are treacherous. Access Grit Fell from Clougha Pike for the safest route.

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  • pair of hikers and a dog hiking up mountain

    Hallin Fell

    Penrith
    Cumbria
    England
    CA10 2NF

    A walk up Hallin Fell is the perfect route for beginners. Situated on the southern end of Ullswater, Hallin Fell is also a less visited fells and makes for a peaceful and secluded walk. From the top of the fell you can take in magnificent views of Ullswater.

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  • Hardknott Pass, Ravenglass

    Hardknott Pass

    Ulpha
    Broughton-in-Furness
    Cumbria
    England
    LA20 6EQ

    Hardknott Pass is a winding hill pass that zigzags its way from Eskdale to Duddon Valley. It’s known to be one of the steepest roads in England and makes for a wild cycle or hike!

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  • Harter Fell, Lake District

    Harter Fell

    Harter Fell
    Eskdale
    Holmrook
    Cumbria
    United Kingdom
    LA20 6EF

    The beautiful peak of Harter Fell is perched in the southern area of the Lake District National Park. Come here for a scenic walk to remember.

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  • hiker in the mountains at sunset

    Hawthornthwaite Fell

    Lancaster
    Lancashire
    England
    LA2 9DW

    Hawthornthwaite Fell is one of the larger hills in the Forest of Bowland. Close to Bleasdale and Fair Snape Fell, this fell has a north-facing position on the south-western range. The summit can only be accessed from the south and a walk here is likely to be free of crowds.

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  • Family hiking through a forest

    Hayeswater from Hartsop

    Penrith
    Cumbria
    England
    CA11 0NZ

    Hayeswater is one of the remotest tarns in the Lake District and was formed by glacial activity. To reach the tarn, you will walk through stunning pastureland, pass waterfalls and an old stone barn. This walk will take around 2 hours with children in tow and is around 2.5 miles long.

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