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Walking the Lakeland Fells

Getting Out and About

  There are many websites on the internet offering walks that you can print off and take with you. Some requiring a subscription whilst others are free. The paid for routes are usually more detailed and can offer such extras as GPS data and step by step directions. If you're not looking for such extras then the free sites may be more useful as they concentrate solely on the Lake District. A selection of these sites are listed on the 'Finding a Route' page.

The Wainwrights

 As you are looking at this site then it's likely you're interested in climbing some of the fells described in AW's famous pictorial guides. Collectively the 214 peaks are known as the 'Wainwrights'. Visit 'The Wainwrights' page for a comprehensive list of the fells which is also available to download.

Peak Bagging

 If you're really keen, you may be up for the challenge of completing all 214 of the Wainwrights also known as 'peak bagging' or 'hill bagging'. The Long Distance Walkers Association keeps a register of those that have completed all 214 which currently stands at over 600 names. To date the youngest adventurer to complete the challenge was just five years old!

To download your own peak bagging list visit the 'Wainwrights' page.

 We are big fans of the website hill-bagging.co.uk which allows you, for free, to track your progress as you tick the fells off your list. You can enter a date and description for each climb and follow your progress on the interactive map.

peak bagging map