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Central Fells

Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Workington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Full of interest, infinitely attractive - you can come back time and again and still not experience everything, and FREE!

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful scenery. I think the best in the lakes. Easy accessibility. Stunning lakes. The boat ride on Derwent good and not overpriced. .getting off ad on when you want a bonus. Old or falls hotel for a cup if tea. Rather overpriced but a lovely seetin

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have walked in this area a few times and as we become more familiar the more we like these fells. There are lots of paths so it is easy to find a walk of the length and style that suits your time and ability. The views are amazing from the top of the Coledale Horseshoe ---many other high fell... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The title is a quote from 17th century poet George Herbert's poem 'The Windows' used in a totally different context but so totally applicable to the Central Fells of the Lake District. Our visit was enhanced by magnificent weather but, if you want to forget the cares of the world, head for the hills and lose yourself in the grandeur... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are so many great walks in the Lake District. As this attraction is shown as being at Braithwaite I'll mention the routes we did whilst staying at the Coledeale Inn. First was a short drive down to Buttermere, parking at Gatesgarth. Up Fleetwith Pike then down and on to Green Gable and Great Gable. Drop down into Ennerdale, past... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

For many years I have walked in the Lakes. I particularly love the Central Fells. I am getting too old now to tackle the highest peaks, but can still comfortably do the likes of Haystacks (which I did on this occasion, to pay my respects to Alfred Wainwright).

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We like to visit as many fells as we can, from the small like Loughrigg to more strenuous like Dollywagon pike,Fairfield,Helvellyn and the Dodds.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Our first full day in the Lakes. The Central Fells are everything we expected with stunning views, charming tea rooms and friendly people. Had the privilege of being their when a pair of Ospreys returned here from Africa. Could not get any better!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Coledale round from Braithwaite is a treat in either direction and I echo AbracadabraEngland that to include Causey Pike in the hike offers a better alternative to Wainwright's route that skirts Outerside. Although it adds a couple of miles to the trail, the ridge is held for longer and therefore the views are better. I have trekked this route... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The central fells, from Braithwaite, the Newlands Valley and Borrowdale offer some of the best day walks anywhere. Easy to access, circular walks in abundance and also an hourly bus service in Borrowdale make this area a great place to walk. However, the ridges, upland areas and tops are complex geographically. Even in good clear weather the ability to use... More

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