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

18th January 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 5

Tarns between Grasmere and Nab Scar

5.3 mile / 1800 ft ascent

A591 - Dove Cottage - How Top Tarn - Whitemoss Common Tarn - Coffin route to Rydal - Nab Scar - Dockey Tarn - Alcock Tarn - How Top - A591

11th January 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 4

High Nook Tarn

6.4 mile / 700 ft ascent

Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - above Holme Wood - High Nook Tarn - High Nook Farm - Maggie's Bridge - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - Fangs Brow

10th January 2015

A short walk up Dodd

4.3 mile / 1400 ft ascent

Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood

4th January 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 3

Tarns around Loughrigg Fell

7.8 mile / 1600 ft ascent

Miller Bridge - Miller Brow - Lily Tarn - Loughrigg Fell Tarn - Loughrigg Fell - The How - Loughrigg Tarn - Oaks - Deer Bolts Wood - Loughrigg Terrace - Rydal Water - Rydal - Rydal Hall - Ambleside - Miller Bridge

3rd January 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 2

Moss Dub, Ennerdale

8.3 mile / 1300 ft ascent doesn't feel like it though

Bowness Knott - Ennerdale Water - Ennerdale Forest - Moss Dub Tarn - High Gillerthwaite - Ennerdale Water - Bowness Knott

1st January 2015

The Lake District Tarns Walk 1

Tewet Tarn

1.3 mile / 100 (ish) ft ascent

From the road to Tewet Tarn and back

30th December 2014

Fellbarrow and Low Fell

5.3 mile / 1630 ft ascent

Loweswater Road - Mosser Road - Fellbarrow - Sourfoot Fell - Low Fell - Darling Fell - Mosser Road - Loweswater Road


Yearly Walking Logs

Open Year Walks Distance (m)
    1449 10,542
Note: no walks were recorded prior to mid 2003

Walks by starting point

Find a walk using an overview map showing all the places I have used as a starting point for a walk

Walks without summits

Choose a lower level walk that does not include any of the fell tops

Cross referencing distance X ascent


The Fells - Find a walk that includes the fell of your choice

Misc website links from walkthefells.net

Past Times

Sheepfolds and ruins of the Lake District


A bit about me and the site





Sorry folks but I’ve had to remove my email address from the website. I was getting far more emails than I have the time to read and reply to.
If you’ve contacted me in the past and still have the address please feel free to email again. To everyone else, all I can do is apologise.


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