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All Wainwright routes

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Easy routes

Binsey – Northern fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 3.2 km
Total ascent: 191 m
Approx. time required: 1 hr

Binsey is a detached and solitary hill to 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 and out over the Solway Firth. Return is by the same route.
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Castle Crag – Central fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 4.1 km
Total ascent: 214 m
Approx. time required: 1.5 hrs

Castle Crag is the lowest of all the Wainwrights, this prominent steep sided crag is in the centre of the iconic Borrowdale is a short walk from Grange village then a rocky ascent up to a fine viewpoint.
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Latrigg from Keswick – Northern fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 8 km
Total ascent: 292 m
Approx. time required: 2.25 hrs

North 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, rather than a rough fell. Take your lunch with you on this easy walk and enjoy the setting.
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Loughrigg – Southern fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 2 km
Total ascent: 291 m
Approx. time required: 1 hr

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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North West from Grasmere – Central fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 6.5 km
Total ascent: 359 m
Approx. time required: 2.25 hrs

This route starts and finishes in Grasmere. The first Wainwright, Helm Crag is one of the classic lakeland fells. 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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Raven Crag – Central fells – Easy
Total distance (out & back): 4 km
Total ascent: 255 m
Approx. time required: 1 hr

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. Rather than returning directly there is the opportunity of a circular route after the peak to Castle Crag Fort and The Benn. The best views from the summit are down to Thirlmere, north towards Blencathra and east up the Helvellyn range.
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Moderate routes

Above Wythop Mill – North Western fells – Moderate
Total distance (out & back): 8 km
Total ascent: 450 m
Approx. time required: 3 hrs

This is a circular walk from Wythop Village ascending two Wainwrights: Ling Fell and Sale Fell. There are excellent views north over the Solway Firth, the Skiddaw range to the east and down Bassenthwaite.
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Around Lords Seat – North Western fells – Moderate
Total distance (out & back): 6.5 km
Total ascent: 629 m
Approx. time required: 2.5 hrs

This walk has a steep start before accessing gentle grassy slopes from Barf and on to Lord’s Seat then Broom Fell.  Look out for the white painted pillar of rock, known as the ‘Bishop of Barf’ pillar. There is free parking to access from Powter How near the Swan Hotel, Thornthwaite.
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Bakestall – Northern fells – Moderate
Total distance (out & back): 6.4 km
Total ascent: 468 m
Approx. time required: 2.25 hrs

Bakestall 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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Blencathra – Northern fells – Moderate
Total distance (out & back): 6.4 km
Total ascent: 662 m
Approx. time required: 2.75 hrs

According to Wainwright, Blencathra is one of the grandest objects in the Lake District. Viewed from the east its 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 of the Sharp Edge ridge, one of Lakeland's most celebrated tests that is only suitable for the most accomplished walkers.
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Graystones & Whinlatter – North Western fells – Moderate
Total distance (out & back): 12 km
Total ascent: 670 m
Approx. time required: 4 hrs

This quiet corner of Lakeland has grassy hills and fine views. Starting near Scawgill Bridge, the route up follows the edge of the forest plantation to the summit of Graystones before a forest and moorland route then takes you to Whinlatter. This walk has great views of the northern and north western lakeland fells, across to the Solway Firth and Scotland, the Irish Sea and if very clear, the Pennines and the Isle of Man.
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Hope Gill Head – North Western fells – Moderate
7.7 km
Total ascent: 712 m
Approx. time required: 3 hrs

Starting and finishing at Langthwaite near Crummock Water this walk visits the summits of Whiteside and Hopegill Head via a fine ridge walk before descending to Coledale Head and back to the start point by descending through the secluded valley of the Liza Beck.
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North Western fell outliers – Moderate
Total distance (out & back):
8 km
Total ascent: 508 m
Approx. time required: 2.5 hrs

This moderate walk is in the north western fells. The starting point is Thackthwaite and takes in two Wainwrights; Low Fell and Fellbarrow. Views extend out to the north and west.
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Difficult routes

Angle Tarn – Far Eastern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 14 km
Total ascent: 889 m
Approx. time required: 4.5 hrs

The starting point for this walk is Patterdale and takes in four Wainwrights; Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags, Rest Dodd and The Knott before returning back to Patterdale.
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Around Rosthwaite – Central fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 12 km
Total ascent: 75 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

This walk around Borrowdale has three Wainwright peaks, Castle Crag, Great Crag and Grange Fell and you see three lovely villages, Grange, Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite. There are great views down to Derwentwater and beyond.
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Bow Fell – Southern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 16 km
Total ascent: 1,048 m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

A 16km walk climbing three high Wainwrights – Rossett Pike, Esk Pike and Bow Fell and is at the heart of the lakes about the Greater Langdale valley. Bow Fell itself is a pyramid shaped mountain and is one of Wainwright’s favourite half-dozen mountains.
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Coledale horseshoe – North Western fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 14 km
Total ascent: 1,259 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk from Braithwaite village. This walk climbs steeply to Grisedale Pike then follows the grassy ridge to Coledale Hause (it is almost as easy and much more rewarding to add the extra Wainwright of Hopegill Head rather than take the direct line) before climbing again to Crag Hill on the other side of the horseshoe. The return route picks up Sail, Outerside and Barrow on route to Braithwaite.
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Crinkle Crags – Southern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 13.6 km
Total ascent: 1,107 m
Approx. time required: 5.5 hrs

An excellent 12km walk encompassing the three Wainwrights around the head of Oxendale – Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags. Pike of Blisco’s relative isolation gives excellent views from its summit and Crinkle Crags is one of the higher lakeland peaks.
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Dow Crag from Walna Scar – Southern fells – Difficult
13.8 km
Total ascent: 921 m
Approx. time required: 4.5 hrs

This 14km walk from the centre of Coniston village offers the opportunity to climb the two furthest south of the Wainwrights – Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man. There are extensive views south down to Blackpool and west to the Isle of Man.
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Easedale – Central fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 16 km
Total ascent: 792 m
Approx. time required: 5.5 hrs

This walk ascends four Wainwrights, Silver How, Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man and Tarn Crag in a circular walk from Grasmere village in the centre of the Lake District going above and round Easedale Tarn. You will enjoy the views in all directions during the walk.
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Eskdale medley – Southern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 14.4 km
Total ascent: 708 m
Approx. time required: 4.5 hrs

A 14.4km walk starting at the top of the Hardknott Pass with a relatively small amount of ascent to climb three Wainwrights – Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Green Crag. The summit of Hard Knott provides excellent views of the fells to the north including Scafell Pike, whilst the top of Harter Fell offers good views to the south.
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Langdale fells – Central fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 13.6 km
Total ascent: 662 m
Approx. time required: 4 hrs

This is one of the most popular walks in the Lake District with spectacular views and five rugged peaks to ascend via rocky and occasionally steep paths. The Wainwrights are Loft Crag, Pike O'Stickle, Thunacar Knott, Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle.
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Mell Fell medley – Eastern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 13.6 km
Total ascent: 662 m
Approx. time required: 4 hrs

This is a country walk through mainly farmland and up three of the lower Wainwrights, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow in the north eastern part of the Lake District on the northern side of Ullswater. On a clear day you will see the Pennines.
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Skiddaw from the South – Northern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 11.2 km
Total ascent: 794 m
Approx. time required: 4 hrs

This walk includes three Wainwrights: Lonscale Fell, Little Man and Skiddaw. The latter being the highest summit in the northern fells and a giant in the Lake District. Those climbing Skiddaw for the first time should feel a great sense of achievement, heightened in the final moments by a scramble over slates.
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South of Crummock Water – Western fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 8 km
Total ascent: 750 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

These three Wainwrights are at the west end of the long high ridge south of Buttermere. This circular walk goes to Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne.
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Swindale round – Far Eastern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 15.2 km
Total ascent: 782 m
Approx. time required: 6.75 hrs

This walk encompasses the most south eastern fells in the Lake District. The starting point is the road to Swindale and takes in four Wainwrights; Selside Pike, Branstree, Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) and Grey Crag with excellent views to the east and south. Being a quiet area you are likely to see deer.
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Troutbeck medley – Far Eastern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 14 km
Total ascent: 1,048 m
Approx. time required: 6.5 hrs

This circular walk starts in Troutbeck Village and takes in four Wainwrights; Sour Howes, Sallows, Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell. All the hills have there own individual character and a variety of good views.
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Uldale fells – Northern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 14.4 km
Total ascent: 606 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

This circular walk includes five Wainwrights. These are Longlands Fell, Brae Fell, Great Sca Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup. The walking is generally easy and enjoyable. The open aspect of these fells allows the walker to see over relatively long distances and choose routes according to the terrain. This is a fell runners paradise.
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West of Skiddaw – Northern fells – Difficult
Total distance (out & back): 8 km
Total ascent: 708 m
Approx. time required: 3 hrs

This route west of Skiddaw includes four Wainwrights, The Dodd, Carlside, Longside and Ullock Pike. A steep climb from Millbeck reaches the Dodd then back down and up the grassy mound that is Carlside. From there the route follows Longside edge to Ullock Pike with the prospect of many rewarding views.
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Strenuous routes

Ashness circuit – Central fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 15 km
Total ascent: 1100 m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

This starts and finishes at the most famous bridge in the Lake District, Ashness Bridge. This is a circular walk over five Wainwrights, Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove and Armboth Fell. Walla Crag has one of the best views of Keswick. On the return you pass through the lovely hamlet of Watendlath and the final part has some special views looking down on Derwent water.
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Above Buttermere – Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 17 km
Total ascent: 790 m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

Starting at Buttermere this route takes in five Wainwrights – Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike. Red Pike is reached by a stony bridleway angling up the hillside away from Sourmilk Gill to Bleaberry Tarn. There follows a magnificent ridge walk on to High Stile and Haystacks before contouring round below Grey Knotts to Fleetwith Pike. The walk is finished with a steep descent to Buttermere and a stroll along the lakeside with views of the ridge just completed.
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Back of Blencathra – Northern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 22.4 km
Total ascent: 1,169 m
Approx. time required: 6.5 hrs

A hugely rewarding long walk in the little-walked region behind Blencathra. It includes four Wainwrights which are Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott and Great Calva. This walk offers a mixture of steep climbs, peaty moor, deep ravines and a stone seat on High Pike. This walk is an opportunity to practice your contour reading skills and observe the Gabbro Boulder slopes.
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Blencathra group – Northern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 17.6 km
Total ascent: 923 m
Approx. time required: 5.25 hrs

This formidable challenge includes five Wainwrights, Souther Fell, Blencathra, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell. It starts and ends at Mungrisdale village and includes the option of a scramble up 'Sharp Edge'. Sharp Edge is dangerous under ice, snow or rain and also in high winds. Only experienced walkers should use this route. The rewards of this walk are considerable with views over much of the Northern Fells and the Pennines.
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Dalehead loop – North Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 12 km
Total ascent: 891 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

Starting at the hamlet of Littletown in the Newlands valley, this walk uses the long rising ridge to access the summits of Hindscarth and then Dalehead before descending steeply then climbing again to High Spy, Maiden Moor and into the valley back to Littletown.
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East Martindale fells – Far Eastern fells – Strenuous
19.2 km
Total ascent: 1,172 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a strenuous circular walk. The starting point is Howtown on the south shore of Ullswater and takes in ten Wainwrights; Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise (Rampsgill), Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Rest Dodd and The Nab. The walk is above some of the finest valleys in the Lake District.
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Fairfield horseshoe – Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 17.6 km
Total ascent: 1,219 m
Approx. time required: 6.25 hrs

This one of the Lake District's classic horseshoe walks. It takes in nine Wainwrights. They are Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, then onto the top of Fairfield. It returns down Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. The walk starts and finishes at Rydal Mount. There are great views from the peaks.
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Grasmoor round – North Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 12 km
Total ascent: 967 m
Approx. time required: 5 hrs

The highest of the North Western Fells, Grasmoor is accessed on this walk via its most impressive southern aspect. Starting at Rannerdale Bridge the walk includes Rannerdale Knotts, Whiteless Pike, Wandope and then Grasmoor’s extensive and often windswept summit plateau. Return to Rannerdale via Lad Hows, looking out for the amazing show of bluebells in late spring.
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Great End circuit – Southern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 18 km
Total ascent: 1,180 m
Approx. time required: 7.5 hrs

Great End is one of the highest lakeland mountains and this high 16km walk takes you around the head of the valley beyond Seathwaite, and over five Wainwrights. These are Seathwaite Fell, Great End, Allen Crags, Glaramara and Rosthwaite Fell. In Wainwright’s view “this is the true lakeland of the fell walker, the sort of terrain that calls him back time after time’.
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Great Gable round – Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 14 km
Total ascent: 1,270 m
Approx. time required: 6.5 hrs

A good day out high up amongst the finest fells taking in six of Wainwright’s hills. Starting in Seathwaite go up to Honister Pass and then up to Grey Knotts. Continue along to Brandreth and down to Moses Trod. Going under Great Gable go along to Kirk Fell and back then ascend Great Gable (one of the best Lakeland mountains). Descending into Windy Gap there is another rise to Green Gable. Going down to Base Brown, passing Hanging Stone and Sour Milk Gill to the finish. A great walk.
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Helvellyn – Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 18.4 km
Total ascent: 1,082 m
Approx. time required: 7 hrs

Starting at Glenridding this is a level walk to Helvellyn going over Striding Edge. All members of the group need to be experienced in high level rough terrain ridge walking, particularly when windy. This walk includes five Wainwrights which are Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike and Seat Sandal. It is an easy route back to Glenridding down Grisedale valley.
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Helvellyn via Striding Edge –Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 12 km
Total ascent: 920 m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

This is a high level walk to Helvellyn over two of the most difficult ridges, Striding Edge and Swirral Edge. All members of the group need to be experienced in high level rough terrain ridge walking, particularly when windy. There are two Wainwrights on this route, Helvellyn and Catstye Cam. This walk goes round Red Tarn. Views to all parts of the Lake District can be seen on a clear day. The walk starts and finishes in Glenridding.
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High Raise –Central fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 18.2 km
Total ascent: 975 m
Approx. time required: 6.5 hrs

This walks starts and finishes from the long layby on the A591 road south of the Travellers Rest. It ascends five Wainwrights which are Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise, Gibson Knott and the iconic Helm Crag. It goes round the Greenburn Valley and over Greenup Edge. There are excellent views during the walk especially to the south.
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High Street from Haweswater - Far Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 13 km
Total ascent: 787 m
Approx. time required: 6.5 hrs

This is a strenuous circular walk with the starting point at Haweswater known as Mardale Head. It is an excellent ridge walk. It takes in four Wainwrights. These are Kidsty Pike, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell. There are great views, particularly to the east and down to Haweswater.
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High tour of Wastwater – Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 23.2 km
Total ascent: 1,120 m
Approx. time required: 7.75 hrs

A challenging round of five Wainwright fells on either side of Wastwater with magnificent views as the reward. Starting at Woodhow at the south west end of the lake Whin Rigg is the first fell reached then Illgill Head before descending to Wasdale Head. The route then goes to Middle Fell and onto Seatallan. A gradual descent is made to Buckbarrow, and back to the start.
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Kirkstone Dovedale circuit – Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back):
 20.8 km
Total ascent: 1,341 m
Approx. time required: 7.5 hrs

This a great circular walk starting and finishing at Kirkstone Inn at the top of Kirkstone Pass, a good place to finish a walk. There are seven Wainwrights to be ascended, Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop How. Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor. Initially going up Red Screes it then goes down over four more Wainwrights to Brotherswater and back over your last two Wainwrights to the Inn.
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Loweswater fells- Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 16 km
Total ascent: 1020 m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

The walk begins with a steep ascent of Mellbreak with excellent views of the north western mountains. A steep descent to cross the Mosedale Beck then up to Hen Comb before crossing over to Gavel Head. From here there is a grassy undulating stroll to the summit of Blake Fell down to Burnbank Fell, and returning to the start at Maggie’s Bridge.
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Robinson loop – North Western fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 14.5 km
Total ascent: 1275m
Approx. time required: 6 hrs

This walk is a grand tour of the Newlands valley, based on Littletown. Ascending Robinson up a long rising ridge then descending by White Moss waterfall to the col of Newlands Pass then up Knott Rigg and Ard Crags. Following a direct line across the steep ravine of Rigg Beck to Scar Crags then a fine ridge to Causey Pike to descend back to Littletown.
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Scafell Pike – Southern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 8.4 km
Total ascent: 1018 m
Approx. time required: 4.75 hrs

Not a long walk at 8.4km but still a big day out to climb two Wainwrights. The walk starts and finishes at wastwater going up and over Lingmell and Scafell Pike. With over 1,000m of ascent and the opportunity to climb the highest mountain in England.
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Skiddaw from the North – Northern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 14.4 km
Total ascent: 879 m
Approx. time required: 4.75 hrs

This route includes two Wainwrights, Bakestall and Skiddaw itself. The climb to Bakestall is strenuous, but according to Wainwright, the views are of extraordinary interest. Skiddaw is a giant in the Lake District and those climbing it for the first time should feel a great sense of achievement.
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St John's Vale skyline – Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 18.4 km
Total ascent: 1219 m
Approx. time required: 6.25 hrs

This is a circular walk from St John's in the Vale church going over five Wainwrights. Starting over Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd and Stybarrow Dodd, which are all to the north of Helvellyn. The return is via Sticks Pass to St John's in the Vale and over High Rigg. There are views round the northern half of the Lake District.
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West Martindale fells – Far Eastern fells – Strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 16.4 km
Total ascent: 1394 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a strenuous walk starting at St Peter's Church near Howtown on the south side of Ullswater. The route takes in six Wainwrights: Hallin Fell, Steel Knotts, Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags and Place Fell. Having walked above interesting valleys there are great views of Ullswater and the Helvellyn range from Place Fell.
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Very strenuous routes

Elterwater excursion – Southern Fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 20.8 km
Total ascent: 1354 m
Approx. time required: 7 hrs

A 19.2km walk from Elterwater village including three lesser known Wainwrights – Black Fell, Holme Fell and Lingmoor Fell. Although relatively modest in height these three provide some excellent views of both valleys and the their more famous neighbour mountains.
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Coniston fells – Southern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 22.4 km
Total ascent: 1108 m
Approx. time required: 8.5 hrs

A tough and long 20.8km walk taking in all the high peaks to the north and west of Coniston and considered one of the classic high level lakeland walks. There are seven Wainwrights on the route: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. You will see evidence of slate and copper mining throughout the walk along with great views to the east, south and west.
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Extended Coledale horseshoe – North Western fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 17 km
Total ascent: 1,541 m
Approx. time required: 7 hrs

This classic horseshoe walk is extended to incorporate the highest of the north western Fells, Grasmoor. Starting and ending in Braithwaite it follows the ridge over Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head to Coledale hause. Grasmoor summit is visited before returning to Crag Hill. The descending ridge then takes in Sail, Outerside and finally Barrow on route back to Braithwaite.
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Far Western fells – Western fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 24 km
Total ascent: 1220 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

A long 24km walk taking in some of the Lake District’s least known fells. Although there are no hard climbs, underfoot conditions can be tough after heavy rain. The route takes in five Wainwrights. These are Grike, Crag Fell, Caw Fell, Haycock and Lank Rigg. There are extensive views of the west Cumbrian coast and out over the Irish Sea.
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Glenridding circuit – Eastern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 18.4 km
Total ascent: 1143 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a long high walk over six Wainwrights. An extra detour after White Side can include Helvellyn. This walk crosses Swirral Edge so all members of the group need to be experienced on high level narrow ridge rocky trails, especially if windy. The Wainwrights are Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Hart Side, Raise, White Side and Catstye Cam. If clear the views are excellent. The walk starts and finishes at Glenridding.
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Greater Grisedale horseshoe – Eastern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 21.6 km
Total ascent: 1,371m
Approx. time required: 8.25 hrs

This is a long high walk over some of the major fells in the Lake District, including Helvellyn the second highest. Eight Wainwrights are to be climbed with the walk going along Striding Edge so all members of the group need to be experienced on high level narrow ridge rocky trails, particularly if windy. Views are spectacular from all the peaks. The Wainwrights are Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag. The walk starts and finishes at Glenridding.
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Greater Kentmere horseshoe – Far Eastern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 22 km
Total ascent: 1,048 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a very strenuous classic walk starting at Kentmere and takes in ten Wainwrights, These are Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Gray Crag, High Street, Mardale Ill Fell, Harter Fell (Kentmere), Kentmere Pike and Shipmans Knotts.
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Mosedale round – Western fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 18.4 km
Total ascent: 1,220 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

A big day’s walk around the fells high above Mosedale Beck at the head of Wasdale, taking in no less than six Wainwrights: Kirk Fell, Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Red Pike and Yewbarrow. The route can be shortened by around 1.5km by taking the very steep climb straight up Kirk Fell at the beginning.
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Newlands watershed – North Western fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 21 km
Total ascent: 1,894 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a long walk taking in ten Wainwrights around the Newlands Valley which requires a quite a lot of climbing to connect together long ridges. Starting at Skelgill, it climbs over Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy, dropping to the picturesque Dalehead Tarn. Another steep climb to Dalehead accesses a relatively easy grassy ridge connecting Hindscarth and Robinson before descending to Newlands Hause via Moss Force. There is easier ridge walking over Knott Rigg and Ard Crags then crossing the ravine of Rigg Beck to go up to Scar Crags and the final ridge to Causey Pike, returning to Skelgill.
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Scafell group – Southern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 16 km
Total ascent: 1108 m
Approx. time required: 7 hrs

A big 16km walk from the head of Wast Water taking in Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and three other Wainwrights, Lingmell, Scafell and Slight Side. This is a big walk but technically fairly straightforward, although care needs to be taken on the final climb to Scafell. On a clear day there are views to all parts of the Lake District and out over the Irish Sea.
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Skiddaw group – Northern fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 20.8 km
Total ascent: 1,292 m
Approx. time required: 7 hrs

A jewel in the Northern Fells, this walk includes eight Wainwrights. They are The Dodd, Carl Side, Long Side, Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, Little Man, Lonscale Fell and Latrigg. The walk offers multiple opportunities for looking down on Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. The mighty Skiddaw has half a mile of ridge at its top all above 3000ft where, according to Wainwright, one can enjoy a promenade high in the sky!
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Stonethwaite medley –Central fells - Very strenuous
Total distance (out & back): 22.2 km
Total ascent: 1,067 m
Approx. time required: 8 hrs

This is a very strenuous walk and has plenty of variety. The starting point is Grange Village and takes in six Wainwrights. These are Castle Crag, Eagle Crag, Sergeants Crag, Ullscarf, Great Crag and Grange Fell. There is a steep climb up Eagle Crag with moorland and valley walking.
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