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Guided Hikes

Hiking Highs are delighted to offer you a variety of Guided Walks, from the Valleys to the Mountain Summits, some classics & some off the beaten track.

You will always be walking with a qualified Mountain Leaders.

Our walks are listed below are in descending order of difficulty.


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Scafell Pike (From Borrowdale)

Walk to England's highest summit, Scafell Pike, via the classic Corridor Route. Great End a 2nd Wainwright can also be ticked on the return via Esk Hause. 14km & 1100m ascent & 6-7 hours Walk time.

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Autumn Red Deer Rut Walks

The famous Martindale Red Deer Rutting season will soon be upon us. The bellows of the Red Deer Stags echo around the valleys to the east of Ullswater, Boredale, Martindale, Bannerdale and Fusedale are the steep sided valleys where they are best heard. Dawn and dusk they are in full voice and throughout the daytime in the height of rutting season. The stags can be heard and seen from early October to mid November, but can vary slightly from year-to-year.

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The Langdale Pikes (from Great Langdale)

Heading up Mickleden, ascending Stake Pass and onto Pike of Stickle & onto Harrison Stickle - the iconic Langdale Pikes are seen from across the South Lakes. 15km & 950m ascent.

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High Street & Kidsty Pike (from Ullswater Valley)

Hiking Highs Guides have chosen this as their favourite walk, to include 3 Wainwright fells with views down to Haweswater and Ullswater and across to the Helvellyn Massif on a clear day. 17km & 1100m ascent.

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Helvellyn via Swirral Edge - A taste of the Edges

Helvellyn ascending via Swirral, the easiest of the 2 edges. Englands 3rd highest mountain gives 360' panoramic views on a clear day. 12km & 950m ascent.

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Helvellyn - The Complete Ridgeline (from Glenridding)

A full day out onto Helvellyn, taking in Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower Man & Whiteside... if time allows Raise too. This iconic day out requires a full long day in order to complete. 19km & 1250m ascent.

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Helvellyn (Less technical route avoiding the edges - from Glenridding)

A Truly fabulous and dramatic way to ascend Helvellyn Summit, via Whiteside/Lower Man. Look to Scotland, Thirlmere & Bassenthwaite, Blencathra & Skiddaw as we ascend. 16km 1160m ascent.

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Fairfield Horseshoe (from Ambleside)

A classic horseshoe day out in the South Lakeland Fells. Summit 8 Wainwright fells & Fairfield itself as you tour around this fabulous route, looking down into 6 valleys along the way. 15km & 1050m ascent - 6 hours walking approx

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Kentmere Horseshoe (from Kentmere)

A classic horseshoe route to include 8 summits (8 Wainwrights) all in 1 day. Looking into 5 valleys along the way. 20km & 1200m ascent - approx 8 hours walking.

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Coniston Old Man & Dow Crag (from Coniston)

Ascend onto Dow Crag from Walner Scar, onto Coniston Old Man via Goat Hause. Returning through Coniston Copper Mines, is fascinating, a place steeped with history. 11km & 830m ascent.

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Angle Tarn Pikes (includes Ullswater Steamer trip)

Ullswater Steamers starts your day, before heading into Martindale, for a hopeful glimpse of the Red Deer. Next head over Bedafell and onto Angle Tarn Pikes, returning via Boredale Hause to the valley floor. 13km & 760m ascent - approx 5-6 hours walking.

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Catbells Ridgeline (from Newlands Valley)

From Newlands Valley we head onto High Spy, along to Maiden Moor and lastly reach the classic Catbells View and our descent back to Newlands. 14km & 830m ascent.

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Tour of Derwent Water via Watendlath (from Keswick)

Take a full day's tour around Derwent Water, via the hidden Watendleth hamlet. Our route weaves on and off the valley floor for the best views and waterfalls along the way. Route: 23km & 954m ascent.

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Gowbarrow Fell & Aira Force (Includes Ullswater Steamer Trip)

Gowbarrow is a perfect introduction to Fell Walking. Take the Ullswater Steamers to start your walk and ascend Gowbarrow for glorious 360' views. Return walk along the Ullswater Way to Glenridding. 11.5km & 570m ascent.

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Langdale Valleys via Blea Tarn

A tour of both Great & Little Langdale valleys, passing Blea Tarn, sitting at the foot of the infamous Rwynose Pass & walking towards Little Langdale before popping over Elterwater & returning up Great Langdale. 14km with 500m ascent.

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Grisedale & Glenridding Valleys (from Ullswater)

Enjoy the hidden valleys to the west Ullswater. Grisedale Valley is famously where Wordsworth said his last 'Good Bye's' to his brother in 1800, and Glenridding famously home to the Greenside Lead Mines where they found silver. 14km & 700m ascent.

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Bespoke Fell Walking Day

Bespoke Fell Walking Day – We’ll build it for you. It's your day... Choose your valley, choose your fells and we can guide you there, with interesting local facts along the way.

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