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

I walked the Hawswater loop not this full trail approx 13 miles it did take a while. The reservoir was very low and you could see the village remains. The walk itself was part road which was easy going but lots of traffic. The none road side of the reservoir was quite rough terrain and climbs of around 600 feet narrow paths and challenging in places.

Great hike. Would definitely do again.... although the last 4mile was harder than any of the 3 peaks due to the rocky terrain.

Started from the Irish Sea at St Bees on July 11, 2018. A beautiful walk along the coastline past the lighthouse. We could see the Isle of Man off the coast. We headed inland through pastures then along a rail line to a path into Cleator. The steep climb started after Cleator leading up a steep dirt road near forest clear cutting fields. Afterwards there was a final steep trail up to the top of the hill that could be seen from Cleator. There were two cairns at this spot. From there we headed across the rolling hilltop to a steep rough downhill into the valley that led northward to Ennerdale.

hiking
1 month ago

Never done a walk or hike before ... but decided to try the three peaks as my first with my best friend... we managed to complete pen-y-ghent, whernside in 9 hours ... unfortunately we only got up to steep climb on ingleborough... we are returning next month to complete

mountain biking
2 months ago

great trails, you can follow it in to portreath for a more challenging and technical ride!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail has everything you want in a hike: mountains, meadows, forest, wildlife, birds, English villages, and more. We did it in 12 days and stayed in B&Bs. This trek is not easy, the Lake District does have steep inclines where a few places are a scramble. If it's raining and slick it could get scary... when there is not a steep incline/decline it's a 20+ mile slog of a day. Worth it, but I would say it's a difficult hike as opposed to a moderate.

2 months ago

Lovely hike up to Skiddaw and then back via 'Little Man'. Took about 4 hours overall with a few breaks and having lunch at the summit.

Great walk

hiking
2 months ago

Great day, great walk, blue sky, black tonail

The Cotswold Way is a fabulous walk. I walked it over an 8 day period in March. It was very muddy and we still had snow on the ground but the scenery was spectacular.

Except for the 24 mile day the hiking is fantastic . Picture perfect. Highly reccomended.

Some very steep climbs with some breathtaking 360 degree views.

walking
3 months 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!

walking
3 months 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.

one steep climb at the start but a nice couple of hours. lovely in the summer with all the heather and the grouse.
this is one I take the kids on as it's not difficult, has lovely views and a safe walk

It’s actually 192 miles. It’s an amazing journey.

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hiking
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trail running
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