Lakeland Routes is a family blog and photography diary of our favourite walks here in the Lake District, North West England. Our aim is to provide very detailed route descriptions for those wanting to explore the Lakeland Fells, which is the local name given to the Cumbrian Mountains. Many of the walks included on the website, in part, follow the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, the author of the seven guide books: ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells’. As well as wild camping and researching local history, another great passion of ours is to go ‘off the beaten track’ and not to always follow the traditional paths. This is a great way to explore the crags and to be truly at one with the fells.
“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.” The Western Fells
Some of the walks provided on this website may include some exposed sections and various grades of rock-scrambling, so please take care and always check for weather updates prior to venturing out. Lake District conditions are very changeable, so always take the appropriate gear, plenty of food and water, and a good one to remember is, “GPS devices are handy, but paper maps are essential”. Whilst we are happy to provide the information as detailed as we do, you are fully responsible for your own health and safety. If you have any questions regarding any of our walks, please don’t hesitate to contact us.