Easy fell walks in the Lake District

Lake District

The Lake District national park is a walker’s paradise. Here are our top picks of easy fell walks in the Lake District, suitable for everyone to enjoy.

Sale Fell

2 miles
2 hours

At just 359 metres high but still offering some of the prettiest views of the Lakes, Sale Fell is one of the smallest fells in the national park. The views of Bassenthwaite Lake and the northern fells that surround it from the summit is something you’ll never forget. Sale Fell is an easy fell walk in the Lake District and is popular with locals and families – perfect for a Sunday stroll.

Stay at: YHA Buttermere

Castle Crag

4 miles
3 hours

Located south of Derwentwater, in the heart of the Borrowdale valley, Castle Crag offers views across the glistening lakes and the surrounding fells from the summit. The walk starts in the small village of Rosthwaite and it takes you on a loop where you can see both the summit of Castle Crag and part of the Cumbria Way that runs alongside the River Derwent. One of the easy fells walks in the Lake District, this ramble is suitable for children over four and babies in carriers.

Stay at: YHA Borrowdale

Silver Howe

3 miles
4 hours

This route is probably the toughest on our ‘easy fell walks in the Lake District’ guide but the small struggle is worth it for the views over Windermere, Grasmere and their surrounding mountains. Silver Howe can be tackled from many points, but we recommend starting from Grasmere as it offers wonderful scenery and you can finish off your ramble with a slice of delicious Grasmere gingerbread.

Stay at: YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Tom Gill to Tarn Hows

1.6 miles
2 hours

This tranquil mountain-top tarn offers one of the best views in the Lake District. But did you know that it is actually man-made? Gifted to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, the trail around the fell-top tarn makes for an easy fell walk in the Lake District. It has been made accessible, which makes it ideal for walkers of all ages and abilities. Pick a bright day for breath-taking views across Wetherlam and the Coniston fells.

Stay at: YHA Coniston Coppermines

Check out our Lake District hostel to hostel walks guide here.

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