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Central Fells

Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Crowle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

all the fells in the lake district are brilliant the views on a clear day are the best, whether your going high or staying on the lower fells just been out there in brill

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Those who venture North of Windermere are well rewarded in the Central fells area - peaceful and inspiring scenery and far fewer Winnebagos & camper vans. Whinlatter forest is one of the largest national forests in England and is vast with amazing views. I recommend getting over to Cyclewise and going on their various marked out trails or trying out... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

An augmented version of Wainwright's Newlands round in reverse. Park in Littletown (or beyond if you can get in - now £3), follow the road over the bridge and turn left to Newlands church. Take the road up to Low High Snab and then on a track out on to the moorland. Turn sharp right past the wall and toil... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A strenuous walk, stunning views, shame about wind and rain half way round, but that's the Lake district.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Positives - Stunning scenery. Negatives - it does feel like the Lake District is on a mission to gouge as much money from the motorist for car parking as possible - most car parks do not let pay for less that 4 hours, which in the majority of cases is too long when you just want a look at the... More

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