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Wainwright Hikes

Helm Crag walk including Steel Fell, Calf Crag, and Gibson Knott from Grasmere

So today would be the walk up Helm Crag. The starting point would be the gorgeous village of Grasmere and from there we’ll head up into the Fells. First being that of Steel Fell, then onto Calf Crag, moving towards Gibson Knott, finishing with the fascinating Lion and Lamb. Also known as Helm Crag. This …

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On our walk to what we can see is Helm Crag, the final Wainwright of the day, with Grasmere below

Walla Crag walk and Bleaberry Fell from Ashness Bridge

Walla Crag is a fantastic walk with some amazing views overlooking Derwent Water as well as the stunning Catbells, Skiddaw and the beautiful town of Keswick. Walla Crag standing at 379m isn’t one of the highest Wainwright’s but it is another one to tick off. This walk up to Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell takes …

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Walla Crag in the Lake District, one of 214 Wainwrights

Haystacks walk and Fleethwith Pike from Gatesgarth

This stunning walk to the Wainwright of Haystacks would be one to remember. Not only does it include Fleetwith Pike which for me holds some of the best views in the Lake District. But it is also the place where Alfred Wainwright’s ashes were scattered at Innominate Tarn. The inspiration and man who made climbing …

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Innominate Tarn on the top of Haystacks, one of thee 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District

Castle Crag walk from Grange including Millican Dalton’s Cave

On an extremely mild day, we started our walk up Castle Crag from Grange. At just under 300m/1000ft it is the smallest Wainwright to be included on the list, but don’t let that make you think it’s not to be taken seriously. Because Castle Crag Fell has some of the most interesting features of them …

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Great Gable walk from Honister where you can bag another 6 Wainwrights

Great Gable walk from Honister Pass is a chance to bag another 6 Wainwrights in one day. Sounds pretty tough right? Well, it is. But with that being said it is definitely a great days walk. And you’ll seriously get your legs stretched in this Lakeland route from Honister Pass. But the views on all …

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View from Great Gable the Wainwright summit

A bracing Catbells walk in the Lake District with some great views

On another wet and windy day in the Lake District, we decided to walk the seemingly almighty Catbells itself. This Wainwright would take us up some steep climbing. It would also include a touch of scrambling. And best of all the views over the memorising Derwent Water and Keswick. And it all started at the …

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Overlooking Grisdale Pike from the summit

Loughrigg Fell walk from Grasmere, including Rydal Cave

The small but popular Wainwright of Loughrigg Fell makes for a great walk. And we started ours from Grasmere and made a whole day of it. Visiting Rydal Water and Rydal Cave along the way. There was nothing that was going to stop us from enjoying this Wainwright, even if it is a long round …

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Views looking North from the peak of Loughrigg Fell on our walk from Grasmere
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