Category Archives: Walks

Sca Fell Pike – 18km Walk and Wild Swim

This is a walk up England’s highest mountain, with 2 or 3 wild swims thrown in for fun. I’ve seen fell runners jogging it, so if you fancy a hilly run, it’s possible. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L6 (The English Lakes, South Western Area) to guide me, I think it would be very tough to find your way without it. The signage en route is non existant once you leave the Eskdale valley. First, here’s a short film that I made during the trek. I set off from…

Loughrigg Fell – 9km Walk and Grassmere Swim

This is a full day walk or run, offering excellent views of Rydal Water and Grassmere, and the chance to swim safely in both the lakes. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English Lakes, South Eastern Area), and its best to take that map; I think it might be frustrating to try to find your way without it. Leave the Windermere Marina Village and drive up the main A591 to Ambleside. Pass through the village and head on towards Rydal, but just before you turn the bend into…

Latterbarrow – 12km Walk and Windermere Swim

This is a full day walk or run, offering some nice views of Lake Windermere and the chance to swim safely in the lake. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English Lakes, South Eastern Area), and its best to take that map; I think it would be pretty much impossible to find your way without it. Leave the Windermere Marina Village, which is very nicely located for a great many walks, runs and excursions in the area, and walk down the minor road that borders the Village to…

Brant Fell Viewpoint – 4km Walk

This is an easy (if steep in places) walk or run, offering some of the finest views of Lake Windermere. It’ll only take about 90 minutes in total (although it could take more if you wanted to make a picnic and enjoy the views from Brant Fell over lunch or dinner) so perfect for one of those days when you only want to be outside for a little while. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English Lakes, South Eastern Area), and its best to take that map, although…

Orrest Head Viewpoint – 13km Walk

I’ve now left Stelling Minnis in Kent and will be living in the Lake District, Cumbria for 2 months. So today, my first day in the area, I started off with this run/walk. Actually, I walked a lot of it as I was tired from the overnight drive and also I wanted to do a bit of painting so was forever stopping. If you run it, bear in mind that it’s very much a cross country route so wear trail shoes. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English…