Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks
Walking in the Lake District - the highest mountains in England
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This guidebook to walking the highest mountains in the Lake District includes 30 high level and fell walks including Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Covering some of England's finest and highest mountain scenery, in the UK's most popular national park, this guide features classic routes and quiet favourites.
SeasonsHigh level and fell walks in the Lake District can be walked all year but walkers need to be prepared, and suitably equipped. Weather is changeable and snow may fall on the fells any time between November and April.
CentresThe walks are divided into 6 sections: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater.
DifficultyRoutes range from 7-23km. Every route is graded for difficulty but fell walking covers rocky terrain, grassy hills, and occasional stretches of boggy ground. Some walks include some easy scrambling. Most routes are relatively easy to follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills in bad weather. Many routes require ice and crampons in snow.
Must SeeWalk England's highest mountains, including Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw; hike classic horseshoe routes such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe; enjoy quieter routes on popular fells such as Blencathra and Red Screes; and visit some lesser known summits, including Gray Crag and Beda Fell.
This guidebook to walking the highest mountains in the Lake District includes 30 high level and fell walks including Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Covering some of England's finest and highest mountain scenery, in the UK's most popular national park, this guide features classic routes as well as quieter favourites.
The 30 walks are divided into 6 sections, covering the best walking in the Lake District: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. From 7-23km and graded for difficulty, the walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes.
The guidebook includes OS map extracts, variant routes and lots of information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.
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Vivienne is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising in travel and the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, she abandoned the constraints of a desk job on regional newspapers in 2001 to go travelling. On her return to the UK, she decided to focus on the activities she loves the most - hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Based in north Cumbria, she has put her intimate knowledge of northern England to good use, writing more than a dozen popular walking guidebooks. She also contributes to a number of regional and national magazines, including several regular walking columns. Vivienne is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile
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