Whinlatter / Barf / Lord’s Seat / Broom Fell / Graystones

Distance (Miles): Ascent (Metres): Time (Hours):
8.49 623 5
Strenuosity: Technicality (x/10): Enjoyability (x/10):
Moderate 4 6


The weather forecast was great so a trip to The Lakes was in order! However, there was heavy fog as I drove over Shap on my way to the A66 and I must admit my heart sank a little. I needn’t have worried though as it tuned out to be a fantastic day once I’d got above the inversion.

This is a fairly easy walk as the fells are not too high and the ascents are not to steep; it’s not very technical either. There’s a great mix of forest and fell, something that doesn’t happen very often in the Lake District. This makes it all the more interesting and enjoyable. Watch out the the final descent of Graystones though; that’s very hard on the knees!

The views, as you can see from the photographs, are spectacular, so it’s another one for a clear day 🙂