Welcome to walkthefells.net

The main aim of this site has been to build up a comprehensive and practical resource dedicated to walking in the English Lake District. I am passionate about the Lake District and as a regular walker the website has grown around my personal online walking log. This shows you the Lake District at all times of year, in all weather conditions, and although the site may have a bias towards the fells themselves, it is by no means restricted to the higher places. I’m confident that there is something here for everyone, from the hardened fellwalker to the complete novice out for a short stroll.

Hopefully it does what it says on the tin, and the website is indeed “Delivering the Lake District to your home”


Visiting the Lake District Tarns - A walking theme for 2015

I have decided to make 2015 a year with a fell walking theme, and the theme will be the Lake District tarns.


The walks from walkthefells.net

Recent Walks

22nd April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 39

Stickle Tarn and Great Stickle Tarn

6.1 mile / 1600 ft ascent

Ulpha Church - Ulpha Bridge - Birks - Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Great Stickle - Grest Stickle Tarn(s) - Black Stones - Road back to Ulpha

21st April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 38

3 Tarns above Eskdale

4.1 mile / 900 ft ascent

Near Dalegarth Hall - Eskdale road - Beckfoot - Blea Tarn - Blind Tarn - Siney Tarn - Blea Tarn Hill - Peat Huts - Boot - Eskdale Church - River Esk - Near Dalegarth Hall

19th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 37

Tarns around Over Water

6.3 mile / 600 ft ascent

Binsey Cottage - Whitefield Cottage - Overwater Hall - Little Tarn - Orthwaite - road towards Longlands - Chapelhouse Reservoir - Chapel House Farm - Over Water - Whitefield Cottage - Binsey Cottage

18th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 36

7 tarns from Grasmere

12.3 mile / 3400 ft ascent

A591 - Butharlyp How - Easdale - Easdale Tarn - Codale Tarn - Sergeant Man - Thunacar Knott Tarn - Thunacar Knott - High Raise - Sergeant Man Tarn(s) - Ash Crags Tarn - Brownrigg Tarn - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn(s) - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Helmside - Low Mill Bridge - A591

17th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 35

Devoke Water and Holehouse Tarn

6.8 mile / 1300 ft ascent

Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Rigg Beck - Woodend Height - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Holehouse Tarn - fellside above Woodend - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road

11th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 34

Tarns between Kirkby Moor and Woodland

9.7 mile / 2000 ft ascent

Kirkby Moor - Great Burney - Grey Stone Moss - Little Burney - Subberthwaite Common - Tottlebank Height - Blawith Knott - Lang Tarn - Blawith Knott - Giant's Grave - Woodland Tarn - Woodland Church - Road back to Giant's Grave - Pewet Tarn - Knittleton (Blind) Tarn - Burney Tarn - Kirkby Moor

9th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 33

Two tarns near Nether Wasdale

4.5 mile / not much ascent

Cinderdale Bridge - Mill Place - Scale Bridge - Woodhow Tarn - Wast Water - Lund Bridge - Woodhow - Flass Tarn - Cinderdale Bridge

7th April 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 32

Tarns near Ravenglass

3.5 mile / 300 ft ascent

Ravenglass - Walls Castle - Newtown - Newtown Knott - Newtown - Decoy Pond - Muncaster Castle entrance - A595 - Ravenglass


Yearly Walking Logs

Open Year Walks Distance (m)
    1486 10,772
Note: no walks were recorded prior to mid 2003

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Past Times

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A bit about me and the site


Sheepfolds and ruins of the Lake District



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