4 of the Best Fell Walks in the Lake District

20 April 2018

Well known for its peaceful lakes, spiralling fells and dense forests, the Lake District is England’s biggest national park. With peaks stretching as far as the eye can see, it's the perfect destination for outdoor lovers and walking enthusiasts looking to escape for the weekend.

But, with over 200 different fells to choose from, which should you take in your stride? Below are four of the best fell walks in the Lake District…

1. Scafell Pike

At 3,209ft, Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and it’s one all keen walkers want to conquer. The long climb to the summit can be draining and timely – the average walker takes six hours to get up and down - but the views are worth the effort. From the top, you’ll be able to see the lush Wasdale valley and beyond. Climbing Scafell Pike is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life - it’s simply breath-taking!

2. Tom Gill to Tarn Hows

Perfect for walkers of all ages, the Tom Gill to Tarn Hows route takes in one of the Lake District’s most iconic tarns. There’s a footpath suitable for wheelchairs and prams, so it’s great for all the family. Those capable of making it up the steep Tom Gill Beck will be rewarded with picturesque views of the glorious Coniston Fells.

3. Blencathra

One of the Lake District’s lesser known hills, Blencathra features a number of routes varying in difficulty. Novices can walk up and around the fell, while more advanced climbers can tackle the ridge at Hall’s Fell. From start to finish, the hike takes in a stunning range of scenery.

4. Skiddaw

Providing amazing views of Keswick, Derwentwater and Borrowdale on a clear day, Skiddaw is one of just six mountains in the Lake District to be at least 3,000ft high. It’s a long but rewarding hike that starts in Keswick and typically takes around five hours.

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