It's the summer holidays and there's no better time to experience the Lakeland fells.

A perfect time in the year where many families and friends will be out in the glorious Lake District fells.

There are an incredible amount of walks to choose from and sometimes it can be quite daunting.

These are choices from our readers that you can consider next time you're out in this beautiful part of the world.


A stunning walk that sees thousands of visitors ever year. With a long and a short route to pick from it can offer any keen walker a day’s worth of adventure or just a pleasant walk in the afternoon.

David Thomson said: "So many good ones but The Horse Shoe is my favourite."


The picturesque forest that is 24.47 km² area of woodland in the Lake District of North West England, is made up of a several hills, small tarns, and the settlements of Grizedale and Satterthwaite. A perfect for days out with the family, especially during summer.

Lucy Richardson said: "Grizedale Forest is my family’s favourite."


The mountain which is a must for any walker in the Lake District. Its highest point is a north–south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.

James Francis said: "Helvellyn. Toughest but the best."

Marlon Berrick said: "It's not for the faint hearted but it's very rewarding. Definitely worth it for experienced hikers."


Another iconic fell walking route just east of Ambleside which should be on any walker’s list of places to visit.

The route is part of the long southern ridge of Caudale Moor and occupies the swath of territory between Ambleside and the Troutbeck valley.

Nathan Phelps said: "Wansfell is a classic one."


A steep but rewarding walk which can provide you with the best view of Windermere, and the perfect place to watch the sunset in the evenings.

John Turnman said: "Orrest Head. Such an amazing view at the end of a tough climb. Worth it."

Jane Stephenson said: "You have to experience this one for yourself no matter where in Cumbria you live."


The popular fell walking route in the Furness Fells, this stands at 2,632.61 feet high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water.

James Barton said: "Coniston Old Man. First time I went there it become my favourite."


The scenic hill walk with some of the best views in the area, Gummer's How may bring the best out of any walker and reward them with some incredible sights on the top.

Callum Maylott said: "Gummer's How. Going there this weekend.

"The views are to die for and I love taking visitors up there and showing."