Lakes Tick List

As a regular visitor to Britain’s favourite National Park … the Lake District, I have been privileged enough to LAKES TICK LIST - Derwent Water ‘bag’ all the highest mountains (by boot) and circumnavigate all the largest lakes (by peddle). I have climbed all the mountains before in a younger life!, but was keen this time to make a detailed record and log (map, stats, information, etc) of my endeavours.
I might extend this in the future to include some form of kayak or canoe tribute(?) … VA  

   

MOUNTAINS       &       LAKES      

10. Great Gable – 2949 feet                    15. Rydal Water – 75 acres           
 9. Bow Fell – 2959 feet                    14. Loweswater – 150 acres  
8. Great End – 2986 feet                    13. Grasmere – 150 acres 
 7. Lower Man – 3035 feet                    12. Buttermere – 200 acres 
6. Skiddaw – 3054 feet                     11. Esthwaite Water – 250 acres 
 5. Broad Crag – 3064 feet                   10. Crummock Water – 600 acres
4. Ill Crag – 3068 feet                              9. Wastwater (deepest) – 700 acres                
 3. Helvelyn – 3117 feet                     8. Ennerdale Water – 750 acres
2. Sca Fell – 3163 feet                   7. Thirlmere – 800 acres
1. Scafell Pike (highest) – 3209 feet                     6. Haweswater – 1000 acres 
                                                              5. Coniston Water – 1000 acres
                                                   4. Bassenthwaite Lake-1300 acres
                                                                3. Derwent Water – 1350 acres
                                                                2. Ullswater – 2200 acres
                                                                1. Windermere (longest) – 3650 acres

LAKES TICK LIST - Climber

LAKES TICK LIST - Scrambler

LAKES TICK LIST - CyclistLAKES TICK LIST - Kyaker

LAKES TICK LIST - Camping

 

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WALK ROUTES COMPLETED

LAKES TICK LIST - Map Sample
Sample Route

STATISTICS …

LAKES TICK LIST - Great Gable10. Great Gable – 6.4 miles / 3218 feet of LAKES TICK LIST - Wainwrightascent & descent

Wainwright No. 7

Western Fells

Start Point: Seathwaite

 

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LAKRS TICK LIST - Bow Fell9. Bow Fell – 7.6 miles / 2841 feet of ascent & descentLAKRES TICK LIST - Wainwright

Wainwright No. 6

Southern Fells

Start Point: Dungeon Ghyll

 

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LAKES TICK LIST - Great End

8. Great End – 7.4 Miles / 1427 feet of LAKES TICK LIST - Wainwrightascent & descent

Wainwright No. 5

Southern Fells

Start Point: Seathwaite

 

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LAKES TICK LIST - Skiddaw

6. Skiddaw – 12.3 miles / 3491 feet of LAKES TICK LIST - Wainwrightascent & descent

Wainwright No. 4

Northern Fells

Start Point: Keswick

 

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LAKES TICK LIST - Ill Crag                                        
4. Ill Crag – 8.2 miles / 3336 feet of ascent & descent

Southern Fells

Start Point: Seathwaite

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LAKES TICK LIST - Hellvelyn

3 & 7. Helvellyn & Lower Man – 11.3 miles / 3475 feet of LAKES TICK LIST - Wainwrightascent & descent

Wainwright No. 3

Eastern Fells

Start Point: Glenridding

 

~LAKES TICK LIST - Scafell

1, 2 & 5. Scafell Pike, Sca Fell & Broad Crag – xx miles / LAKES TICK LIST - Wainwrightxxxx feet of ascent & descent

Wainwright Nos. 1 & 2

Southern Fells

Start Point: Wasdale Head

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So what’s next(?) …
LAKES TICK LIST - 11-20 LogoMountains 11 to 20 … Raise (15) & White Side (19) = 8.6m & 2711ft a ~ Fairfield (16) = 9.3m & 3058ft a
Pillar (11) = xxx / Nethermost Pike (12) = xxx / Catseye Cam (13) / Esk Pike (14) / Blencathra (17) / Skiddaw Little Man (18) / Crinkle Crags (20)

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CYCLE ROUTES COMPLETED

LAKES TICK LIST - Cycle Sample Map
Sample Route

STATISTICS …

12. Buttermere, 10. Crummock Water & 14. Loweswater – 17.3 m / 1624 feet of ascent & descent. NOTE – The path around Buttermere has been upgraded (2021), making it wider and smoother … and even includes a surprise tunnel section(?). 

9. Wast Water – 9.3 miles / 816 feet ascent & descent. NOTE – The southern side is extremely tricky, advisable to attempt on foot ONLY.

8. Ennerdale Water – 7.3 miles / 453 feet ascent & descent

7. Thirlmere, 13. Grasmere & 15. Rydal Water – 26.7 miles / 3174 feet of ascent & descent 

6. Haweswater – 10.4 miles / 1454 feet of ascent & descent

5. Coniston Water – 15.4 miles / 1357 feet of ascent & descent

4. Bassenthwaite & 3. Derwent Water – 27.2 miles / 3142 feet of ascent & descent

2. Ullswater – 22.7 miles / 2800 feet of ascent & descent

1. Windermere & 11. Esthwaite Water – 34.3 miles / 3034 feet of ascent & descent

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Circumnavigating the lakes is not exactly a new idea (“KMF 3 Peaks Challenge”/”Ullswater Way”), but what I have done for the purposes of this project is to break the routes down into manageable segments by utilising the excellent bus and ferry services to get to the start/finish points).

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Ullswater Way

STATISTICS…

AIRA FORCE > GLENRIDDING ~ 7.2 MILES / 1600 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 1531 FEET

POOLEY BRIDGE > AIRA FORCE ~ 6.7 MILES / 1400 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 1262 FEET

DALEMAIN LOOP ~ 5.7 MILES / 700 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 634 FEET

HOWTOWN CIRCULAR ~ 8.9 MILES / 1100 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 1077 FEET

LOWTHER CASTLE LOOP ~ 8.3 MILES / 1000 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 1101 FEET

HOWTON > GLENRIDDING ~ 6.7 MILES / 1000 FEET ASCENT / PEAKS @ 690 FEET

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Derwentwater Way

There are two options …
A low level, shore-hugging version of 8 miles and 600 feet of ascent. Advisable to walk in an anti-clockwise direction.
A higher level route that takes in the classic peaks of Walla Crag, Castle Crag, Cat Bells and Latrigg. The statistics are XXX miles and XXX feet of ascent. Advisable to walk in a clockwise direction.

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~ KESWICK

~ COCKERMOUTH

~ PENRITH

~ KENDAL

~ MARYPORT

~ WORKINGTON

~ WHITEHAVEN

All walks are around seven miles. They explore around each town, delving into each one’s historical past.