Which Fells to Visit in the Lake District
If you’re on holiday in Cumbria and deciding which fells to visit in the Lake District, then get ready for some challenging walks. Even if you’re relaxing in a spa retreat in the Lake District, make sure you get out and explore. After all the hot tub will still be yours when you return.
With all 4 points of the compass covered, here’s a brief overview of each region to help decide fells to visit in the Lake District:
Covering an 8-mile diameter, venture into the North of the Lake District and you will be deep into the countryside. There are some pretty high peaks and fells, perfect for those long hikes and stunning views.
The Hallsfell Top is the highest of these at 868 metres. It’s in Saddleback and close to another popular tourist attraction, the spiritual Castlerigg Stone Circle. Alternatively climb Grasmoor, which stands slightly shorter at 852 metres.
Other fells include the Lord’s Seat and the slopes of Skiddaw Slate. While down in the valleys are Crummock Water, the woodlands of Loweswater and Buttermere Village.
When it comes to the southern fells, Scafell Pike stands out. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations for walkers, making it an ideal starting point for any holiday. If you’re thinking of staying in the area, then check into a Boutique Spa suite in Windermere. At 978 meters high, you will certainly be longing for a dip in a hot tub back at the hotel.
Windermere itself is in the South East, the largest body of water great for river cruises. You can jump off at Coniston Water to walk across the Furness Fells. Upon your return relax in the private garden of your spa suite.
The highest point here is up in the Helvellyn mountains, at around 950 meters. They’re beautiful in the winter time, but you’ll be longing for a Swedish hot room in Windermere afterwards to keep warm!
In the south East stand the Fairfield Fell, along with the deep valley of Grisedale Tarn. Alternatively head towards the Far Eastern Fells, a long drive along the A592 between Ullswater and Windermere.
The Western Fells are for those looking for a challenging walk. Located between Buttermere and Wasdale, it’s more the rugged and rural countryside that’s the attraction. Pillar Rock is steep, but the climb is worthwhile for views of Lakelands deepest lakes.
That said if you are heading west, the Great Cable is still an impressive 899 metres. You can really get away from city life wherever you visit in the Lake District, Kirk Fell is another mountainous area reaching over 800 metres above sea level.
If you’re going out and about it in the Lake District, book a relaxing boutique spa suite with hot tub near Lake Windermere.