7 Mountains to Climb in the Lake District

From modest hills to imposing mountains, the peaks of the Lake District offer some of the UK’s finest views. Popular will beginner fell walkers and seasoned experts, the Lake District is home to many of the UK’s finest and most challenging hill walks.

Thanks to South Lakeland Lodges, we’ve found seven of the Lake District’s best hill walks for beginners and experts alike. Make sure you add at least one of these great adventures to your next Lake District holiday itinerary.

  1. Scafell Pike

The Lake District is home to England’s tallest mountain – the imposing yet beautiful peak of Scafell Pike. Climbing to 978 metres above ground level, the mountain offers visitors a unique and challenging experience with a very rewarding summit.

Located in the Southern Fells, the view from Scafell Pike is one of the best on offer in the Lake District. Visitors that scale the mountain can see all the way to Ullscarf and Derwentwater across some of the Lake District’s most rugged scenery.

  1. Castle Crag

While it lacks the immense height of Scafell Pike, Castle Crag’s rugged terrain makes it one of the Lake District’s most adventurous peaks to climb. Castle Crag climbs 290 metres above the ground, offering excellent views of Derwentwater.

  1. Skiddaw

England’s fourth highest peak is Skiddaw – a beautiful mountain reaching into the sky behind the town of Keswick. Easily accessible from nearby Latrigg, this climb is one of the most popular routes in the Lake District for beginner hill walkers.

  1. Cat Bells

Another popular climb near Keswick, Cat Bells could be the region’s most popular walking trail. With its summit over 450 metres above ground, Cat Bells boasts an excellent view of Derwentwater that’s made it popular with local photographers.

  1. Binsey

Located right on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, Binsey is a small yet impressive hill reaching 242 metres above ground level. Because of its isolated location, the summit offers excellent views – in good weather, the Isle of Man is occasionally visible from the peak of the hill.

  1. Great Crag

Despite climbing just 440 metres above ground level, Great Crag feels like a large, impressive mountain. Because of its sharp, rugged and rocky terrain, Great Crag is an excellent departure from the smooth moorland of the rest of the Lake District.

  1. Latrigg

Located close to Keswick in the Skiddaw range, Latrigg is one of the Lake District’s most popular fells to climb. The summit, which is primarily sheep pasture, offers a great view of Keswick and Derwentwater.