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Easy routes

To complete our ambitious challenge of putting two teams on top of all 214 Wainwrights on 11 June, we still need teams to take on the following nine easy walks:

Above St John's Vale - Easy
This is a walk up and along a ridge to High Rigg. There are views around the local countryside and to the lakes and hills beyond. Returning is a pleasant woodland walk along the St John's Beck.
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Graystones - Easy
This quiet corner of Lakeland has grassy hills and fine views.  Starting at Scawgill Bridge the route takes a direct line via the edge of the forest plantation to the summit of Graystones.  On the descent pay a visit to Spout Force waterfall.
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Loughrigg - Easy
One of the easiest Wainwrights to access but nevertheless a rewarding climb. There are many different ways to climb Loughrigg Fell with varying lengths but our recommended route climbs from White Moss car park up on to Loughrigg Terrace.
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Raven Crag - Easy
This is a short and easy walk up one of the lower Wainwrights, Raven Crag. The walk starts and finishes at a car park at the north west corner of Thirlmere. The best views from the summit are north towards Blencathra and east up the Helvellyn range.
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Rosthwaite - Easy
A short and straightforward 4.5km walk up to Rosthwaite Fell. The fell has a number of summits but the Wainwright is Bessyboot, which is not the highest point and not the point marked as Rosthwaite Fell on the OS map.
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Troutbeck Park - Easy
A straightforward walk up Trout Beck along Ing Lane, past Troutbeck Park  House to ascend The Tongue (364m). Keeping to the right past Troutbeck Park , a narrow path climbs steeply up through bracken to the summit ridge and a small cairn.  Return by the same route.
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Walla Crag From Keswick - Easy
This is a pleasant walk starting and finishing in Keswick. Walla Crag is the only Wainwright. There are great views from the top over Derwentwater, Keswick, Bassenthwaite and the surrounding hills. The summit is the place to have your lunch.
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Whinlatter - Easy
Starting at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre this short walk starts with a zig zag on the forest road before accessing the open fellside via a stile to find a faint path to the summit of Whinlatter. 
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Wythop Area - Easy
This walk takes in two neighbouring hills – Sale Fell and Ling Fell - either side of the hamlet of Eskin, making use of tracks to access the open fellside.
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The following easy routes are now sold out for new teams. However, you can still join existing teams on these walks.

Around Howton - Easy – Sold out for new teams
This is a combination of two short circular walks starting from St Peter’s Church Martindale and taking in Hallin Fell and Steel Knotts.  Both provide splendid views and interesting summits – a fine summit cairn on Hallin Fell and on Steel Knotts an intriguing jumble of rocks called Pikeawassa.  The route mostly follows well defined paths, although less distinct on Steel Knotts.

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Barrow – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This fine little hill makes a superb walk to absorb the character of Coledale giving superb all round views and a flavour of its higher neighbours.  The return route passes one of the finest lakeland Inns - the Coledale - for a deserved pint.
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Binsey – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This hill is detached and solitary in the north west corner of the Lakeland landscape. It offers a gentle stroll uphill on easy slopes that are longer than appearances might suggest. The summit is a good vantage point for viewing the Northern Fells. Return along the same route.
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Buckbarrow – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This is a short climb with exquisite views over Wastewater and to the screes on the other side.  The ascent starts on the road near Harrowhead up a path by the side of Gill Beck.  As the slope eases walk over the grass to the right to the summit.  The return is by the same route.
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Castle Crag – Easy – Sold out for new teams
The lowest of all the Wainwrights, this prominent crag admist the iconic Borrowdale is a short rocky ascent from Grange and a fine viewpoint.
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Cat Bells – Easy – Sold out for new teams
An easy walk in the northern fells. The starting point is Howse End and takes in one Wainwright; Cat Bells. 
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Fleetwith Pike – Easy – Sold out for new teams
A three mile walk from Honister pass to Fleetwith Pike.  The route ascends on a path that Alfred Wainwright said “is the straightest mile in Lakeland” – it is a dismantled tramway used for the mines.  Fleetwith Pike is reached from the fell above Dubs Quarry. The return is along Honister Crag. The walk offers more views than you can shake you stick at; or a pipe in Wainwright’s case.
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Latrigg From Keswick – Easy – Sold out for new teams
NE of Keswick, Latrigg is according to Alfred Wainwright, a small hill, an excellent viewpoint and a great favourite with local people. It is parkland in character not a rough fell. Take your lunch with you on this easy walk and enjoy the setting.
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Look Down On Ullswater – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This is a gentle walk up a single Wainwright, Gowbarrow Fell, with excellent views to both ends of Ullswater.
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North East Of Glenridding – Easy – Sold out for new teams
Starting and finishing at Glenridding the walk starts through the higher part of the village, including the miners cottages. By ascending the two Wainwrights, Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd there are views of the full length of Ullswater.
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North West From Grasmere – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This route starts and finishes in Grasmere. The first Wainwright, Helm Crag is one of the Classic Lakeland fells with the Lion and lamb rocks at the summit. A short walk along a wide ridge takes you to the second Wainwright, Gibson Knott. Both summits have views in all directions of the central lakes region.
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Out On Ullswater – Easy – Sold out for new teams
A popular short circular walk from Martindale Hause to the top of Hallin Fell on easy well defined paths.  The ascent is rewarded by an impressive summit cairn and fine views around Ullswater.  Park at the Hause (pass) or at St Peter’s Church opposite.
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Rannerdale – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This walk takes in one of the hidden gems of Lakeland in late spring – the Rannerdale Bluebells.  Starting at the Rannerdale carpark (limited spaces) taking an easy rising route to a col with fine views over Buttermere visiting the summit of Rannerdale Knotts via Low Bank.  A steep descent returns to the start.
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Silver How – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This is a short walk staring and finishing in Grasmere over one Wainwright, Silver How. There are views of Grasmere and Rydal Water and the Central Lakeland fells.
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South Of Patterdale – Easy – Sold out for new teams
Starting and finishing at Patterdale this is a  pleasant walk with views along Grisedale and right towards Helvellyn. A steepish climb brings you to Birks the first Wainwright. Heading down to the second Wainwright Arnison Crag there are splendid views of Ullswater.
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Souther Fell – Easy – Sold out for new teams
The fell takes the form of a long ridge extending in a SW direction from the northern extremities of the Lakeland fells at the village of Mungrisedale. This pleasant climb is simple and straightforward. The Mill Inn in the village awaits your return. 
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The Dodd – Easy – Sold out for new teams
This is a popular walk from Keswick. The gradients are easy throughout and despite being covered with growing timber, there are splendid views overlooking Keswick and Derwent Water. Take some lunch and enjoy the setting.
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The Great Mell – Easy – Sold out for new teams
A gentle walk up one of the lower Wainwrights, Great Mell Fell. The walk goes up through woods brings you to a rounded summit with views of the north eastern Lakes hills and across to the Pennines.
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