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The Most Popular Hikes & Walks in The Lake District

4th January 2021

With its breathtaking scenery, The Lake District has inspired visitors over the centuries.

Attracting millions of visitors each year from across the world, The Lake District is well known for its Fell and Lake walks, but which are the most popular walks according to social media and Google? 

 

The Most Popular Lake District Fell Walks

1. Scafell Pike 

Instagram Posts: 70,586 | Annual Google Searches: 1,017,600

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in Britain, standing at 978 metres above sea level. This mountain compromises part of the three peaks challenge, alongside Snowdon and Ben Nevis, where avid climbers have to reach the summit of all 3 mountains in just 24 hours

2. Green Gable

Instagram Posts: 2,324 | Annual Google Searches: 586,200

Green Gable, although often used by walkers to traverse and reach Great Gable, this fell stands at 801 metres. This fell’s summit, however, has incredible views of Scafell Pike, Buttermere and Gable Crag, a well worth scramble.

3. Helvellyn 

Instagram Posts: 65,920| Annual Google Searches: 505,800

Helvellyn stands at 950m, which is the third-highest point in England and the highest point of the Helvellyn range. The mountain sits between the lakes of Ullswater and Thirlmere. 

It is said that it was given the name due to its pale yellow colouring at certain times of the year.

The Most Popular Lake Walks in the Lake District

 

1. Ullswater 

Instagram Posts: 126,949 | Annual Google Searches: 281,200

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, after Windermere, stretching 9 miles long and 0.75 miles wide. 

The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile route around the lake, which can include boat or bus journeys.

A section of the way, Glencoyne Woods inspired William Wordsworth’s famous poem Daffodils.

2. Grasmere

Instagram Posts: 96,463 | Annual Google Searches: 255,300

Grasmere is one of the smallest lakes within the National Park, at only 1680 yards long and 700 yards wide. 

The walk around the lake can take as little as 2 hours to complete but offers some beautiful views of the Lake as well as the surrounding village of Grasmere.

3. Derwent Water 

Instagram Posts: 123,328 | Annual Google Searches: 185,900

Just south of Keswick lies Derwent Water, which sits at 3 miles long by 1 mile wide.

The Derwent Water Way is a waymarked path that takes you on a 10-mile walk around Lake. On this walk, you can see Moot Hall and it’s single-handed clock face, a memorial to John Ruskin. 

 

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