The Coledale Horseshoe

Difficulty
6/10

Exposure
3/10

Distance
16.8km / 10.5miles

Ascent
1115 Metres / 3660 Feet

Approximate Duration
6 Hrs

Meet
The old quarry on the left hand side of Whinlatter Pass road (the B5292) try and arrive early to get a Park. Alternatively Park in Braithwaite and walk the short distance to the quarry.

Time
Arranged at booking (normally between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

The footpath from Braithwaite to Grisedale Pike starts in the village, climbing steadily up the long north-eastern shoulder of the hill we move on past Sleet How towards the summit. The summit of Grisedale Pike is an excellent vantage point from which to survey the northern fells.Continue past Hobcarton Crag to Hopegill Head. Drop into Coledale Hause then onto Crag Hill. This is the highest point of the day. From here onto Sail and the Scar Crags before our final summit of the day Causey Pike.Then our descent into Stoneycroft, Uzzicar and finally back to the village.

Summits included on this route.

Grisedale Pike
791 Metres / 2595 Feet

Hopegill Head
770 Metres / 2526 Feet

Crag Hill (Eel Crag)
839 Metres / 2752 Feet

Sail
773Metres / 2536 Feet

Scar Crags
672Metres / 2204 Feet

Causey Pike
637Metres / 2089 Feet

Langdale Pikes and Jacks Rake

Difficulty
710

Exposure
8/10

Distance
12km / 7.4miles

Ascent
810 Metres

Approximate Duration
6 Hrs

Meet
The New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park

Time
Arranged at booking (normally between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

From the The New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park we will take the laid paths up Stickle Gill to Stickle Tarn Here we get the view of Pavey Ark cliffs.

We then go on the diagonal route across the cliffs “Jacks Rake” and on to the summit of Pavey Ark following a gentle path no to Harrison Stickle down from here we take the Loft Crag and Pike of Stickle from here take the ridge line back over to Thuncar Knot and High Raise then head to Sergeant Man and the gentle path back to the Tarn of Stickle and the route back down Stickle Gill to the Car Park.

Summits included on this route:

Pavey Ark
700 Metres / 2297 Feet

Harrison Stickle
736 Metres / 2415 Feet

Loft Crag
682 Metres / 2238 Feet

Pike O’Stickle
709 Metres / 2326 Feet

Thunacar Knott
723 Metres / 2372 Feet

High Raise
762 Metres / 2500 Feet

Sergeant Man
736Metres / 2415 Feet

Coniston Old Man via Dow Crag

Difficulty
6/10

Exposure
3/10

Distance
12km / 10miles

Ascent
1000 Metres

Approximate Duration
7 Hrs

Meet
Coniston Car Park (tourist information centre)

Time
Arranged at booking (normally between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

From Coniston village we follow the Walna Scar road then on past Boo tarn for a further kilometre where we take the path through the cove up to Goats Water, here we go up the steep side under the steep rock faces of Dow Crag taking the South Gully and on to the summit of Dow Crag.

From here head down through Goats Hawse and follow the route to Coniston Old Man, with great views of Coniston Water
then we will head over to Brim Fell over looking Levers Water continuing further to Swirl How overlooking Tiberthwaite and Little Langdale valley.

We then take the Prison Band down from Swirl How and follow the trail to Levers Water and path back to Coniston Village

Summits included on this route.

Dow Crag
778 Metres 2552 Feet

Coniston Old Man
803 Metres 2635 Feet

Brim Fell
796 Metres 2612 Feet

Swirl How
802 Metres 2631 Feet

Helvellyn / Striding Edge / Swirral Edge

Difficulty
6/10

Exposure
7/10

Distance
12km / 7.5miles

Ascent
950 Metres

Approximate Duration
6 Hrs 30 Mins

Meet
Glenridding Car Park

Time
Arranged at booking. (Normally Between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

From Glenridding we will follow the path along Gillside to the laid paths up Mires Beck and little cove which will lead us up onto Birkhouse moor this gives us our first real view of the crags along Striding Edge and Helvellyn and views down in the opposite direction over Ullwater.

The route now follows the ridge climbing onto Striding Edge where we will follow the sharp ridge until the final steep climb to the summit of Helvellyn.

From the summit we will descend over Swirral Edge to the summit of Catstye Cam where we will again have great views down to Ullswater and back across Red Tarn to Striding Edge.

We then descend from Catstye Cam down to Red Tarn and follow

the path back to the hole in the wall crossing back over our ascent route taking in the view of Grisedale this path will take us to Lantys Tarn and back into Glenridding.

Summits on this walk

Birkhouse Moor
718 Metres

Catstye Cam
890 Metres

Helvellyn
950 Metres

Scafell Pike via Corridor Route

Difficulty
7/10

Exposure
3/10

Distance
14km / 9miles

Ascent
978 Metres

Approximate Duration
7 Hrs

Meet
Seathwaite Farm Car Park

Time
Arranged at booking. (Normally Between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

Scafell Pike the highest peak in England and by far the most popular route.

Scafell Pike is also popular as training for the 3 peaks challenge and romantic proposals!

By far my most popular route we will take in the highest peak in England along with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Lake District.

From Seathwaite we head south and cross gains gill at Stockley bridge we then ascend above Taylorgill Force to Styhead Tarn and Styhead Pass where we will meet the beginning of the Corridor Route which we will follow to Lingmell Col, here we have the option to take in the additional summit of Lingmell a great viewpoint over Great gable and the Wast Water

From Lingmell Col we will climb the short path onto the summit of Scafell Pike We now descend following the corridor route back to Styhead Tarn and return via the West side of Styhead gill to get the full view of Taylorgill force waterfall and then follow the path for the return to Seathwaite

Summits on this walk

ScaFell Pike
978 Metres

Lingmell
800 Metres

Great Gable Via the Gable Girdle

Difficulty
8/10

Exposure
4/10

Distance
10.4km / 6.5miles

Ascent
978 Metres

Approximate Duration
7 Hrs

Meet
Seathwaite Farm Car Park

Time
Arranged at booking. (Normally Between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

Great gable is credited as being the starting point of British mountaineering

This is a shorter walk but steep and rough underfoot at times, glorious views over Ennerdale, Borrowdale, Wasdale and the Scafell range throughout.

From Seathwaite we head west taking the steep but good path up Sour Milk Gill leading us through Gillercomb to Mitchell Cove, taking the path directly to Green gable our first summit of the walk we the drop down into the wind gap and take the path leading in  a westerly direction on the North Traverse under the awesome north face of Great gable (Gable Crag) with views down into Ennerdale.this leads us to Beck Head Tarn looking directly at Kirk fell.

We now head south on the steadily rising path under the White Napes then bearing east on the South Traverse we cross the Little Hell Gate scree and a short walk up to take the higher traverse through the Great Napes and visit the famous Napes Needle moving along to the start of the Great Hell Gate of which we ascend to Westmorland Crags and the our destination the summit of Great Gable. we then descend to Styhead Tarnand return via the West side of Styhead gill to get the full view of Taylorgill force waterfall and then follow the path for the return to Seathwaite.

Summits on this walk

Green Gable
801 Metres

Great Gable
899 Metres

Blencathra and Sharp Edge

Difficulty
6/10

Exposure
8/10

Distance
11.8km / 7.33miles

Ascent
750 Metres

Approximate Duration
6 Hrs

Meet
White Horse car park Scales

Time
Arranged at booking. (Normally Between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

From the White horse Pub we go in a westerly direction following a route at the base of Doddick Fell until we reach the old lead mine workings here we make our ascent of Halls Fell ridge to the summit of Blencathra.

After a short stop we descend to the east. We drop down to Scales Tarn before re-climbing along the famous Sharp Edge ridge, a short rocky arête with steep drops on either side. We make our way along this ridge to climb steeply at the far end over Foule Crag, this brings us back onto the summit ridge.

From here we travel down the Atkinson pike and head in a Northerly direction then proceed up to Bannerdale Crags. Turning back on ourselves for a short distance we then descend through the valley between Scales fell and White Horse Bent finishing in Mousthwaite Comb then turn westerly down the small lane for a short distance which brings us back to the start point

Summits on this walk

Blencathra
868 Metres

Bannerdale Crags
683 Metres