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Moderate 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 six moderate walks:

Around Lords Seat - Moderate
This walk has a steep start before accessing gentle grassy slopes from Barf and on to Lord’s Seat and Broom Fell.  Look out for the white painted Bishop of Barf. There is free parking to access from Powter How near the Swan Hotel, Thornthwaite.
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Bakestall - Moderate
This Wainwright is the high point of a platform on the northern flank of Skiddaw and is part of its northern approaches. There are stunning views of Dash Falls and the group of mountain peaks known as 'back of Skiddaw'. A place to avoid the crowds.
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Kentmere Park - Moderate
This route ascends two Wainrights: Sour Howes and Sallows.  They lie at the top of Applethwaite Common and Kentmere Park and offer fine views of the surrounding fells.  A circular walk may be achieved by descending to Garburn Pass from Sallows and returning diagonally to Troutbeck at a lower level.
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Mellbreak - Moderate
The route ascends Mellbreak from Loweswater village, continues over the two tops to return via Scale Beck and alongside Crummock Water.  The distance is 6 miles with 400m of climbing.  A shorter alternative is to return from the top the way you came up.
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North West Outliers - Moderate
This moderate walk is in the north western fells. The starting point is Thackthwaite and takes in two Wainwrights; Low Fell and Fellbarrow.
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Yewbarrow - Moderate
A direct ascent of Yewbarrow from the small National Trust carpark at Overbeck Bridge, the distance is 4km there and back with 558m of ascent.  The lower part of the ascent is up a grass slope steepening in to a gully to the left of Bell Rib, which is best avoided as it would need some exposed scrambling.  The gully regains the ridge at the cleft of Great Door. The view through the portal of Great Door to Scafell and Slight Side for many is the highlight of this walk.  The return is by the same route.
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The following moderate routes are now sold out for new teams. However, you can still join existing teams on these walks.

Base Brown – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
A short but steep ascent of Base Brown from Seathwaite via Sourmilk Gill. The distance there and back is 4.8km with 530m of ascent. Enjoy the waterfall at Sourmilk Gill whilst you take a breather on the way up.  The return takes a gentler descent south west off the summit to meet the Great Gable path and back to Seathwaite via Gillercombe and then Sourmilk Gill.
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Beda – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This is a popular little walk starting from St Martin’s Church, Martindale (aka the old church).  The route follows the road across the river towards Beda Fell and an ascending path on the right is soon encountered.  This climbs up to the ridge line and heading south up the ridge, past Winter Crags, the path steepens and goes over a couple of rock steps/gullies before the summit cairn is reached.  Return by the same route.
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Blencathra – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
According to Wainwright, Blencathra is one of the grandest objects in the Lake district. Viewed from the east it's distinctive saddle shape is seen. The route to the top from Scales on the A66 is perhaps the most popular. All routes permit a view 'sharp edge'  one of Lakeland's most celebrated tests only suitable for the most accomplished walkers.
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Dovedale Beck Circuit – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
A good walk covering three Wainwrights by a circular route starting near Brotherswater. The Wainwrights are Hartsop above Howe, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd. There are good views down to valley to Ullswater.
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Grange Fell – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This walk is a linear walk from Rosthwaite to a single Wainwright, Grange Fell and back. The best views being to Skiddaw and Blencathra looking north from the summit.
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Hope Gill Head – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
Starting and finishing at Langthwaite near Crummock Water this walk visits the summits of Whiteside and Hopegill Head via a fine ridgewalk before descending to Coledale Head and descending via the secluded valley of the Liza Beck.
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Lingmoor – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
The 7km walk from Elterwater village provides a decent walk with a modest climb up to Lingmoor Fell. Although the summit is a relatively modest height of 469m the hill stands apart from surrounding fells and therefore there are excellent views from the top.
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North West From Kirkstone Pass – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
The walk starts at the Kirkstone Inn at the top of Kirkstone Pass. This is a place to park and a comfortable place to finish. There is a steep ascent to first Wainwright, Red Screes. From here there are splendid views of the southern Lake District and if clear down the Lancashire coastline and across to the Yorkshire hills. The second Wainwright, Middle Dodd, is a pleasant slightly downhill walk.
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Part Of Coledale – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This walk starts from a carpark just outside Braithwaite and climbs steeply immediately taking a direct line towards Grisedale Pike summit, narrowing to  some gentle scrambling on the final rocky cone.  The summit has fine views in all directions. Return the same way.
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Place Fell – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
From Patterdale a minor road is followed to Rooking where a well-made path with easy gradient is followed towards Boredale Hause (pass) where there is an old ruined chapel.  From here the path is followed up the south ridge.  The new path is well constructed to prevent erosion and the steeper sections are stepped. Round How is passed and towards the top the path becomes rockier reaching the summit cairn trig point.  Return by the same route.
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South East Of Wastwater – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
A 10.4km walk which rises steeply from the bottom of the Wastwater valley up to a ridge with two Wainwrights – Whin Rigg and Illgill Head and excellent views of the lake.
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Stone Arthur – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This is a short walk but reasonably steep. There are great views of the central Lakes area. Stone Arthur is unique as a Wainwright as it is a rocky knoll on the slopes up to Great Rigg not a defined peak. Waterfalls can be seen and the walk passes old workings.
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The Nab – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This straightforward route from Dale Head crosses Bannerdale Beck (utilising the track that heads towards The Bungalow) and then ascends the north ridge of the Nab over Nab End to the small summit cairn.  The final part of this ascent is quite steep. Return by the same route.
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Towards The Gables – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This moderate walk is in the north western fells. The starting point is Honister Pass and takes in two Wainwrights; Grey Knotts and Brandreth.
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Up From Hartsop – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
This is a short walk from Hartsop Village near Brotherswater. The climb is reasonably steep up to the summit of Hartsop Dodd, the only Wainwright on this walk. There are views down the valley to Ullswater and across to the Helvellyn fells.
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Up Red Acre Gill – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
A 9.1km walk up Red Acre Gill from the Langdale valley to climb two Wainwrights -  Pike o’ Blisco and Cold Pike. Pike o’ Blisco is one of the few fells in the Lakes that can be seen from the valley below and as a result provides excellent vies from the summit.
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Wansfell – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
A pleasant walk up from Ambleside past Stockghyll Force, a large waterfall, to the two peaks of Wansfell.  The walk offers great views of Ambleside and the Coniston Fells and includes a nice little undulating ridge walk between Wansfell Pike and the slightly higher Baystones (the peak regarded by Wainright simply as Wansfell).
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Watendlath – Moderate – Sold out for new teams
Starting and finishing in the lovely hamlet of Watendlath this walks ascends two Wainwrights, High Tove and Armboth Fell. From the summits there are views across the Central Lakeland fells.
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