Finding a Walking Route in the Lake District
Below are a selection of sites where you can find inspiration and ideas for planning your next walk in the Lake District and in particular on the Wainwright fells.
A great site with various ways of finding a route. You can search by starting point or find a walk that matches your distance and ascent preferences. All the fells and locations within a walk are linked so it's easy to find similar walks and the details for each route are clearly laid out.
A superb site with plenty of ideas for planning that perfect route. The fells can be listed by pictorial guide, height or sorted A-Z. The photography on this site is outstanding and anyone looking for some inspiration would do well to take a look. Again the statistics for each walk are clearly laid out and the fells themselves interlinked between walks.
Another free site geared towards the Lake District walker and Wainwright climber. Navigation is easy as the fells are arranged by region, from which you can obtain a list of related walks. Routes are also broken down into areas such as 'Buttermere Valley' and the search function works well. The excellent photographic work makes this another site you should definitely check out.
With walks in all regions, not just the Lake District, the Walking Englishman must be a busy man too. For the lakes there is a selection of walks, spilt into easy and hard, all with route cards and gps data, plus detailed and honest reports.
For a yearly fee of £17.45 Walkingworld allows you full access to over 4,500 routes. The routes are detailed and include step by step instructions with images. Some walking routes also come with GPS files that you can use to keep yourself on track. You can view a sample pdf route here.
A pay site which works on a 'credit' scheme. The walks are available as pdf downloads (click here for a sample). Again GPS files are available on some routes. The Wainwright's have their own section which makes finding a walk easier.
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