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Fell Walks in the South Eastern/Central Area

The Lake District has genuine dangers: steep and unpredictable slopes, and weather that can change in literally a few moments. So PLEASE always check the weather beforehand, always let someone know where you are going if you have any concerns about your walk/trek, and ALWAYS ensure you have suitable clothing, maps, and safety equipment in case anything goes wrong... thermal blankets, water and food are amongst the most obvious. Torches and whistles are also important. You need to satisfy yourself that you are properly prepared.

All of the walks on this page have risks and shouldn't be tackled in adverse weather conditions without more detailed instructions and suitable equipment for the weather. If you are entering cloud, then you will need to have good map reading skills or preferrably a GPS device that you are familiar with.
Please remember, these are only outlines to to help you discover some of the walks we ourselves have enjoyed.

You will need Ordnance Survey Maps OL4 and OL5. Both are provided at the lodge. If someone has gone off with them for some reason, then buy them before you set out!

Index

  1. Walk 1. The Coffin Trail and Alcock Tarn click here
  2. Walk 2. Helm Crag (AKA The Lion and the Lamb) click here
  3. Walk 3. Scafell Pike click here
  4. Walk 4. Crinkle Crags and/or Pike of Blisco & Bowfell click here
  5. Walk 5. Sergeant Man via Easedale Tarn click here
  6. Walk 6. Place Fell click here
  7. Walk 7. The Dodds click here
  8. Walk 8. Stickle Tarn click here

HELM CRAG FROM GRASMERE (Otherwise known as the Lion and the Lamb)

The top of Helm Crag near Grasmere:Fell guides for your Lake District holiday at Windermere

Here is where you're heading!

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Scafell Pike

Looking at the summit of Scafell Pike: Fell guides for your Lake District holiday at Windermere

OK! You want to go up Scafell Pike! And who wouldn't? The highest mountain in England at something like 978m (I think that's over 3,000 feet).
So who am I to put you off? We've climbed it four times now, and each from a different direction! But here's a few words of warning:
Scafell and Scafell Pike are NOT one and the same mountain, even though they're right next to one another. This can cause confusion. Not least the time when Jeanne and Beks went up from Eskdale but, as dusk set in, they went around behind Scafell and ended up at Wast Water - miles from anywhere. I had to drive something like 100 miles to rescue them in the dark.
Ah! The stories we still tell about that time!
The quickest (and I believe easiest) way up the mountain is to set out from the North end of Wast Water. I think that's what a lot of people do! But from Stickle Tarn Lodge, it's a long drive to get there in the first place.
My own preferred route is to go from Old Dungeon Ghyll (NY 286060), nestled beneath the distinctive slopes of Harrrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle - points of reference from miles around. You can get there by car in about half-an-hour or so - and if you belong to the National Trust, then the parking is free (but otherwise make sure you've got six or seven pounds to spend - or sometimes you can buy a cheaper ticket from the pub itself). I cannot stress strongly enough that this is only a general guide, and a proper route should be plotted and followed using an Ordnance Survey Map or equivalent.

I think this route took us about 5 hours there and back - but it was in thick mist and I had to use my GPS continuously - so I've not got any good pics to show!!
In good weather, however, this is probably your best bet from Stickle Tarn Lodge.
Please DO NOT attempt this climb without further instructions and unless you are confident you have the proper clothing and safety equipment
This isn't just me waering my don't-get-sued hat...the Lake District weather can change incredibly quickly, and the 'slopes' are often far more treacherous than some people give them credit for.
Provided, however, you understand the risks and are properly prepared, then everything should be just fine!

The route I'd like to take you along in this guide is the Eskdale one.
Again, these are only general instructions and you MUST use a map and/or other more detailed guidance.

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Crinkle Crags (and/or Pike of Blisco)

Crinkle Craggs on the horizon:Fell guides for your Lake District holiday at Windermere

We can see Crinkle Crags as we walk around White Cross Bay Park. As often as not, their 'heads' are in the clouds.
The diverse and challenging terrain, the unique shape of each 'Crinkle' (there are five + 'Shelter Crags'), and the spectacular views must make them one of the most popular treks in the Lake District.
If they are in cloud, however, it really isn't advisable to attempt this trek - unless you are already familiar with it, or unless you are a proficient orienteer. Once in the mist, it is very easy to become disorientated and there are some hazardous drops if you end up in the wrong place! --- we've nearly been there ourselves!
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Sergent Man Via Easedale Tarn

(January 2019: Full description coming very soon)

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Place Fell

(January 2019 - full description coming very soon)

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The Dodds

(January 2019 - full description coming very soon)

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Stickle Tarn


Detailed info to follow

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