All of my day hikes are listed here. I have tried to divide them up into some sort of meaningful order.

Some Lake District Classic Routes

The Fairfield Horseshoe
The Kentmere Horseshoe
The Coledale Horseshoe
The Mosedale Horseshoe
The Deepdale Horseshoe
Crinkle Crags & Bowfell 
Scafell Pike from Seathwaite (corridor route), Eskdale and Langdale

A Selection of More Challenging Routes


: via Foxes Tarn Gully
: via Lords Rake

Climbers Traverse on Bowfell
: from The Band
: from the Band in Winter with my 9 year old lad
: from Three Tarns
: from Three Tarn in better weather !

Sharp Edge on Blencathra
: A Winter Assault
: A fine weather crossing
: Video showing every step of the ridge

Jacks Rake on Pavey Ark
: from Grasmere
: from New Dungeon Ghyll

Striding Edge, Helvellyn  
: Summer
: Winter
: The classic route over Striding Edge and Swirral Edge in Winter

Grib Goch, Snowdon
: from Pen-Y-Pass

National Trails / Challenge Routes

A Selection of Great 'Short' Family Fell Walks

: Helm Crag (the lion and the lamb) from Grasmere
  A Lakeland 'must' and a great introduction to fell walking. Easy walk 2-3 hours.

  A fell suitable for all ages and an absolute must for anyone on a Keswick holiday. 3 hours for  
  the circular route or just 2 hours if going up and then down by the same path.

: Lingmoor Fell from Old Dungeon Ghyll
  Easy scrambling (optional), great views, a tarn and a mountain stream paddle : 4-5    

: Silver How from Grasmere
  A lovely fell with brilliant views, very easy : 2-3 hours

: A Circuit of Little Langdale
  One of my favourite low level walks. An easy 4-5 hours with great scenery, lots of         
  paddling places and a pub en route 

: Caste Crag and the Borrowdale Valley
   A lovely short walk around the smallest Wainwright. Full of interest and a great summit
   view. 3-4 hours.

: High Rigg and Low Rigg from Thirlmere
   A really easy circular hike full of interest and adorned with spectacular views of Blencathra.
   3-4 hours.

A Selection of Day Hikes

Lake District

The Back of Blencathra Fells
Date: 31/05/2024
Wainwrights: Carrock Fell (661m), High Pike (658m), Knott (710m), Great Calva (690m)
Start/Finish: Mosedale Village
Total Distance: 14.5 miles
Time Taken: 8 Hours 
Date: 14/02/2023
Wainwrights: Souther Fell (522m), Blencathra (868m), Mungrisdale Common (633m), Bannerdale Crags (683m), Bowscale Fell (702m)
Start/Finish: Mungrisdale Village
Total Distance: 10 miles
Time Taken: 7 Hours 

Dates: 19th & 20th May 2022
Wainwrights: Binsey (1467 ft), Bakestall (2208 ft), Great Cockup (1726 ft), Meal Fell (1804 ft), Great Scafell Fell (2136 ft), Brae Fell (1923 ft), Longhands Fell (1585 ft)
Total Distance: 13.6 miles  
Total Height Gained: 4000 feet
Time Taken: Day 1 = 1 hour.  Day 2 = 7 hours

Date: 24th March 2022
Start/Finish: Millbeck Farm
Wainwrights: Dodd (1612ft) , Carl Side (2420ft), Long Side (2405ft), Ullock Pike (2230ft), Skiddaw (3053ft), Little Man (2837ft), Lonscale Fell (2344ft), Latrigg (1203ft)
Distance: 14 miles
Total Ascent: 4117ft
Time Taken: 8 hours

A High Level Circuit of the Greenup Valley
Date: 9th June 2018
Start/Finish: Rosthwaite
Wainwrights: Eagle Crag (1706 feet), Sergeant's Crag (1873 feet), Ullscarf (2382 feet), Great Crag (1726 feet), Grange Fell (1345 feet)
Distance: 12.5 miles

Time Taken: 8 Hours

Mellbreak from Loweswater
Date: 17th May 2018
Start/Finish: Park Bridge, Loweswater.
Wainwrights: Mellbreak (1676 feet)
Distance: 6.6 miles
Time Taken: 3 Hours 30 mins

6 Soggy Wainwrights around Bleaberry Fell
Date: 19th May 2017
Start/Finish: Ashness Bridge, Derwent Water
Wainwrights: Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, Raven Crag, Armboth Fell, High Tove
Distance: 12 miles
Height Gained: 3222 feet
Time Taken: 7 hours with plenty of brew stops

A Circuit of Far Eastern Fells
Date: 8th March 2017
Start/Finish: Howtown
Wainwrights: Steel Knotts, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Beda Fell
Distance: 13.4 Miles
Height Gained: 3904 feet
Time Taken: 7 1/2 hours

A Bessyboot Bimble
Date: 24th Feb 2017
Start/Finish: Seatoller
Wainwrights: Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)
Distance: 7 Miles
Height Gained: 2746 feet
Time Taken: 5 Hours

A Skelwith Saunter: Black Fell and Holme Fell
Date: 20th May 2016
Start/Finnish: Skelwith Bridge
Wainwrights: Black Fell & Holme Fell
Distance: 8.1 Miles
Height Gained: 2013 feet
Time Taken: 5 hours

Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge in Winter
Date: 27th Feb 2016
Start/Finnish: Patterdale
Wainwrights: Helvellyn, Catstye Cam
Hight Gained: 3120 feet
Distance: 7.6 Miles
Time Taken: 6 Hours

Mopping up the Eastern Fells 
Date: 19th June 2015 
Start/Finnish: Patterdale 
Wainwrights: Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn,
   Catstye Cam. 
Height Gained: 5224 feet 
Distance: 12 Miles 
Time Taken: 9 hours

A Winter Hike in the Coniston Fells 
Date : 30th January 2015
Start/End : Coniston Village
Wainwrights : Dow Crag, Old Man of Coniston 
Distance : 8.8 miles  (14.2km) 
Height Gained : 2861 feet  (872 meters)
Time Taken : 6 and 1/2 hours

Lingmoor Fell : A Dad & Lad Hike 
Date: 24th August 2014 
Start/Finish: Old Dungeon Ghyll 
Wainwrights: just Lingmoor Fell  
Distance: 4.5 Miles 
Height Gained: 1719 feet 
Time Taken: a very leisurely 5 hours

A Dad & Little Lad Hike : Silver How from Grasmere
Date : 30th July 2014  
Start/Finish : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Silver How 
Distance : 3.5 miles 
Height Gained : 1158 feet 
Time Taken : 3 hours (including a summit picnic and ice cream in Grasmere)
Social Hiking Map : click here

Crinkle Crags & Bowfell (via climbers traverse) 
Date : 11th July 2014
Start/End : Old Dungeon Gill
Wainwrights : Crinkle Crags & Bowfell
Distance : 9.6 miles (15.5km)
Height Gained : 3600 feet (1097 meters)
Time Taken : a leisurely 8.5 hours 
Social Hiking Map : click here

Red Screes et al from Brothers Water 
Date : 30th May 2014
Start/End : Brothers Water 
Wainwrights : High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Middle Dodd 
Distance : 5.6 miles (9 km)
Height Gained : 2766 feet (843 meters)
Social Hiking Map : click here

High Raise et al from Grasmere
Date: 27th March 2013
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwright's: Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise (2500 feet), Sergeant Man, Tarn Crag
Distance: 12.7 miles (20.4 km)
Height Gained: 3658 feet (1115 m)
Time Taken: 7 1/2 hours
Social Hiking Map: click here

A Helvellyn Round from Glenridding
Date: 14th March 2014
Start/End : Glenridding
Wainwrights: Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Sheffield Pike, Glenridding Dodd.
Distance: 10.4 miles (16.7km)
Height Gained: 4009 feet (1222 meters)
Social Hiking Link: click here

Gowbarrow Fell & the Mell's
Date: 17th January 2014  
Start/End : Ullswater
Wainwright's: Gowbarrow Fell (1579ft), Great Mell Fell (1762ft), Little Mell Fell (1657ft).
Distance: 13.5 miles (21.7km)  
Height Gained: 3821 feet (1165)  
Time Taken: 8 hours 50 mins  
Social Hiking Link: click here

Mopping up the Far Eastern Fells
Date: 1st November 2013  
Start/End : Troutbeck
Wainwrights: Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Gray Crag, Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike), Hartsop Dodd  
Distance: 14.8 miles (23.8km)  
Height Gained: 4349 feet (1325m)

A Circuit of 12 Wainwright's from Howtown, Ulverston 
Date : 4th May 2013
Start/End : Howtown
Wainwrights : Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Brock Crags, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Hallin Fell 
Distance : 30 km (18.6 miles) 
Height Gained : 1436 m (4711 feet) 
Time taken : 11 Hours  

Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree & Selside Pike  
Date : 11th April 2013 
Start / Finish : Sadgill   
Wainwrights: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree, Selside Pike 
Height Gained : 2900 feet 
Distance : 9.2 miles
Kentmere Horseshoe 
Date : 30th March 2013  
Start/End : Kentmere
Wainwright's : Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts.  
Distance : 20.1 km (12.5 miles)
Height Gained : 1142 m (3748 feet) 

Wansfell, Sour Howes & Sallows 
Date : 16th March 2013
Start/End : 1) from Troutbeck to Wansfell   2) from troutbeck to Sour Howes & Sallows 
Wainwrights : Wansfell (Baystones), Sour Howes, Sallows
Distance : Total = 14.87 km (9.24.miles) 
Height Gained : Total = 800 m (2357 feet)
Date : 2nd March 2013
Start/End : From Hause Farm, near Howtown
Wainwrights : Beda Fell, Angletarn PIkes, Place Fell
Distance : 13 km (8.07 miles)   
Height gained : 780 m (2560 feet) 
The Fairfield Horseshoe in Winter 
Date : 3rd February 2012   
Start/Finish : Ambleside 
Wainwrights : Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar   
Distance : 11 Miles 
Height Gained : 3523 feet

A Cold day on Cold Pike 
Date: 19th Jan 2013 
Start / Finish : Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale Valley. 
Wainwrights : Cold Pike (2300 feet) 
Height Gained : 2005 feet 
Distance : 5.4 miles
Glaramara & Great Gable from Seatoller 
Date : June 29th 2011 
Start/Finish : Seatoller 
Wainwrights : Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts 
Distance : 10.5 Miles 
Height Gained : 4400 feet

The Langdale Pikes from New Dungeon Ghyll 
Date : 10th April 2011
Start/Finish : New Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Pavey Ark (2297 ft), Harrison Stickle (2415 ft)
Distance : 3.5 Miles
Height Gained : 2074 feet

Blencathra via Sharp Edge - A Winter Assault 
Date : 8th February 2011
Start/Finish : Scales
Wainwrights : Blencathra (2848 feet)
Distance : 5 Miles
Height Gained : 2189 feet

Langdale to Scafell Pike - a long hike
Date: 19th October 2010
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights: Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Great End, Rossett Pike
Distance: 20.8km (13 miles)
Height Gained: 1622 meters (5323 feet)
Time Taken: 8 hours 

A Coniston Round 
Date : 30th September 2010 
Start/End : Coniston Village 
Wainwrights : Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam 
Distance : 10.5 Miles 
Height Gained : 4214 feet

High Street from Mardale Head & 2 Tales of Woe!  
Date : 13th July 2010 
Start/End : Mardale Head, Haweswater 
Wainwrights: Kidsty Pike, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell 
Distance : 9.5 miles 
Height Gained : 3563 feet

Helvellyn via Striding Edge 
Date : 2nd June 2010 
Start/End : Patterdale 
Wainwrights : Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, White Side, Raise. 
Distance : 12.6 Miles
Height Gained : 4210 feet

The Langdale Pikes from Grasmere 
Date : 16th March 2010
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwrights : Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Blea Rigg.
Distance : 12 miles (19.3km)
Height Gained : 3425 feet (1044 meters)
Time Taken : 8.5 hours

Pike O'Blisco 
Date : 26th January 2010
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Pike O'Blisco
Distance : 6.2 miles
Height Gained : 2284 feet

Crinkle Crags & Bowfell via Climbers Traverse
Date : 31st July 2009
Start/End : Old Dungeon Ghyll
Wainwrights : Crinkle Crags, Bowfell
Distance : 8.13 miles (13.1km)
Height Gained : 3528 feet (1075 meters)
Time Taken : 4.5 hours

Fairfield & Seat Sandal
Date : 30th May 2009
Start/End : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Seat Sandal
Distance : 6.7 miles (10.8km)
Height Gained : 3168 feet (966 meters)
Time Taken : About 4 hours

The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale
Date : 21st April 2009 
Start/End : Patterdale, Ullswater
Wainwrights : Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag
Distance : 8.9 miles (14.4km)
Height Gained : 3377 feet (1029 meters)
Time Taken : about 5 hours (due to dismal visibility)
Fairfield from Grasmere 
Date : 9th March 2009
Start/End : Grasmere 
Wainwrights : Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield.
Distance : 6.5 miles  (10.5 km)
Height Gained : 2758 feet (841 meters)
Time Taken : 3 hours

Helm Crag to Calf Crag
Date : 20th Feb 2009
Start/End : Grasmere
Wainwright's : Helm Crag (the lion and the lamb), Gibson Knott, Calf Crag.
Distance : 7.5 miles  (12.1km)
Height Gained : 2011 feet  (613 Meters)
Time taken : About 3 hours


Crib Goch & Snowdon from Pen-Y-Pass
Date: 30th May 2013  
Start/End : Pen-y-Pass
Peak Heights: Crib Goch arĂȘte 923m (3028 feet), Garnedd Ugain 1065m (3494 feet), Snowdon 1085m (3560 feet)  
Distance: 7.4 miles (11.9 km)   
Height gained: 1038m (3406 feet)  
Time taken: 5 hours

Snowdon via the Watkin Path 
Date : 11th September 2009
Route : Ascent of Snowdon via the Watkin path and back over the south ridge
Distance : 8 miles (12.9km)
Height Gained : 3583 (1092 meters)
Time Taken : 7 hours

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