Explore the most popular birding trails in Lake District National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
28 days ago

A shorter version of the “Mosedale round” also listed. The descent off before Yewbarrow is a steep alternative that saves time but not your knees!

trail running
28 days ago

Probably the most direct, but neither the easiest, most interesting nor most sensible route. If you’re strapped for time and running it works ok.

Other routes from the Borrowdale side generally give more interest as would adding another top like Green Gable or Pillar.

One of the more interesting ways to do England’s highest point with varied terrain - but it feels a long way! If clockwise round this loop then going up a scramble on Great End - eg Cust’s Gully is a lot of fun and really add to the day!

A great round, but hot in the summer it’s one with little water so make sure you take enough. Adding in Kirk Fell isn’t the most fun route up, but gives more stunning views for your investment (and a fun scramble down) and in balance is worth it if you fancy a longer day.

walking
29 days ago

Probably the most tedious route up to England’s highest point. It is the quickest and the one requiring the least technical skill, but yet a serious undertaking (and often underestimated).

Good navigation skills are a prerequisite as the top is a nightmare if the cloud comes in (and it does rapidly, even in the summer). Trainers and walking shoes aren’t a good enough replacement for boots here - despite good paths, it is a rough, serious mountain.

walking
29 days ago

This is neither a ‘hard’ route nor a quiet route.

In the summer months this route is heavily trafficked, mostly due to its easy route finding, very solid trail and great views. Be warned though the top catches the weather badly and it can be VERY COLD and WINDY on the top when it’s lovely in the valley. In cloud navigation at the top deteriorates rapidly - if you’re not great with a map or compass near this in mind.

Done this walk many times with dogs and always enjoyed it no matter the weather

Great hike! Unfortunately it was a cloudy misty day and views at top were limited.

walking
4 months ago

nice easy walk, perfect for dogs

walking
6 months ago

Lovely walk around Buttermere. Waterfall. Easy trail. Did this walk the day before walking to Haystacks.

Fantastic hike to see a more remote part of the Lake District mountains and scale the peak of England. Be prepared for very rocky terrain and plan more time in your hike. It was cloudy and difficult to scale that last part to the peak. On the way back you will get to a turnoff that goes up (see arrow on rock). It is a bit challenging for a moment, but provides better views on the way back. This hike was way more tiring that a similar distance hike we did to The Old Man Coniston but well worth it for the views, the feeling of having the mountain to yourself, various creeks, and solitude.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice hike, at times a little rough with ankle biting rocks, but very manageable. I went up towards Great Gable and decided that I had enough time to climb that one as well. It was a bit extra at 1500 feet to 2800 feet, and back down again, but I did have all day. Then went around the back side of Scafell Pike (although the corridor route looked like a good way to go). I lucked out and had a day with great views, and greatly enjoyed the high point of England. Coming back down along the route in this map was quite beautiful, with creek flowing, and all the sheep nearby made my day something unique for this American!

10 months ago

Good fun. Not toooo hard, but easy to get lost when the clouds come over so stick to the path. I recommended doing a loop round up to the path south of Great Gable, and down the valley back to Wasdale and end at the pub for a quick refreshment

hiking
11 months ago

Great place with lots of good views!

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

there are 3 trails here all together one easy and 2 harder it's a good beginner trail but the trails could be a bit more flowy and more more jumps apart from that it's a great bike ride

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
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hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

walking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014