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absolutely amazing walk.

Very pretty and great English Heritage visit of the Castle, plenty of birds to observe if you have binoculars as well

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.

beautiful views and a lovely hike

Hard gong in places but the view from the top is more than worth the effort

Hard going in places but the view from the top is more than worth the effort

nature trips
18 days ago

Beautiful walk, great for kids but children under 3 may struggle as you won't be able to take a pram through the trail and it's a long walk.

fun and challenging walk especially if you start from right side from car park. Last push for summit is especially challenging I advise good shoes path is rough.

Steep up and down, but great view of the lake all throughout.

my first hike for nearly over 10years, had an amazing day the view wernt the best because of low clouds but what a climb, very rocky at the start but the path gets easier as you go, just keep thinking your nearly there and you'll do it, that's my motto and I conquered it of to snowdan next week then the big Ben Nevis after then hitting irish peaks, I can say the pike got me attached.

Great climb, wall falls! View!

kirk fell.lolol what can I say.grueller.straight up.bit of respite halfway nice patch of grass then the fun starts.Begin an epic scramble.hard hard work.very steep look through ya legs you can see bottom of fell.up and over .nice short scramble down part way .down to black sail.gully.path?? lol then back to village on a really good path n a pint of guiness .job done..

A great climb.looking at the zig zag path from the old workings half way up is epic on a nice day.set off early or the sun will betcha.

cross the river.turn left straight up.top scramble.

Beautiful trail full of water wonders, woodland and a fantastic ice cream van at the peak. A lovely little trail every time

Beautiful walk

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

Amazing walk and beautiful waterfall

Great trail for the novice. Woods to beach, meadows, tilled fields, wildflowers, wildlife, something for everyone.
Good cutoffs to other footpaths. Some of the trek is on hard surfaces roads, some on rock country lanes, some through marsh and mud.

Top place

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!

trail running
3 months 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!

This route is described elsewhere under a different name with more reviews. It’s basically The shortest and least pleasant way up. It’s a prerequisite to actually know what you’re doing with a map and compass. ...as well as having them with you as the weather changes at the drop of a hat. The route finding near the summit can be poor. Boots people - it’s a rough hill and far too many people get carried off by MRT.

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
3 months 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
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.

walking
3 months ago

A great, albeit short trip out. Worth waiting for a good day and getting up early - the crowds can be awful, but the views amazing. The rock on Sharp Edge has been severely eroded over time and is slippery in the extreme in anything other than dry conditions. The paths off to the side of the arête are to be avoided - not only are they one of the main contributors to erosion in the mountain, but also where accidents happen. Trust the solid rock on the right day and you’ll have a great time.

Fun easy walk along the river. Shipbuilding towns with semiconductor vistas and two charming villages.

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