GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lonscale Fell

4 miles (6 km)

Climb to Lonscale Fell from Keswick on this lovely walk in the Lake District. From the 715m (2,346ft) summit there are splendid views over ThirlmereandDerwentwater. It's a nice climb which you can start from the centre of Keswick. The route follows the Cumbria Way long distance footpath out of the town, climbing through the woodland of Whinny Brow to Ewe How. You continue on to Lonscale Fell, passing Latrigg, Whit Beck and Lonscale Crags on the way. The route leaves the Cumbria Way on Lonscale Crags and heads towards the hill summit. It's a nice, fairly short climb on good footpaths with wonderful views over many of the major fell groups.
There's lots of good options for extending your walking in the area. You could climb to Latrigg or visit the fascinating ancient stones at Castlerigg Stone Circle.
At Whit Beck you could turn north west and up Skiddaw Little Man to Skiddaw.
A similar climb to this one can be found at Great Wood with the climb to Walla Crag.

Lonscale Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lonscale Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks, the Cumbria Walks and the Keswick Walks pages.


Summit Cairn, Lonscale Fell - - 653638

Summit Cairn, Lonscale Fell. Looking into the heart of Skiddaw Forest

Glenderaterra valley and Lonscale Fell - - 1743836

Glenderaterra valley and Lonscale Fell. The bridleway from the Blencathra Centre crosses the Glenderaterra Beck and climbs up to meet the Cumbria Way. The snowy slopes of Little Man (NY2627) can just be seen above the cove on the NE side of Lonscale Fell.

The path round Lonscale Fell - - 1712249

The path round the fell. This is looking south west. Walla Crag looms on the left overlooking Derwent Water.

Pinnacle on the north-east buttress of Lonscale Fell - - 18648

Pinnacle on the north-east buttress of the Fell. This is seen on Wainwright's direct and very steep ascent to the east peak ofthe fell.

Lonscale Fell - - 4078419

View on the way up from Keswick near the Roughten Gill.

Gate on Lonscale Fell - - 1999049

Gate on Lonscale Fell

Monument near Whit Beck - - 1037951

Monument near Whit Beck. Monument to Skiddaw Shepherds. Motorway up Skiddaw in view

Young woodland by Gale Gill - - 5486649

Young woodland by Gale Gill

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Lonscale Fell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)