Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside

Introduction to Walk 3034

Photo from the walk - Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag and Hartsop Dodd are all included in this Lake District walk from near Ambleside. This is an excellent day walk with other highlights that include High Sweden Bridge, excellent views of Brothers Water and Kirkstone Pass. 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1002
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1170
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
A shortened version of the Fairfield Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1023
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3519
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
High Sweden Bridge from Ambleside
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3075
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Ambleside and Rydal circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3423
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Dove Crag & Red Screes - Scandale Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2026
1.4 miles / 2.2 km away
Loughrigg from Pelter Bridge near Rydal
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1823
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 3697
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Loughrigg Fell from Skelwith Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1472
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks

Lake District: High Level and Fell WalksThis guidebook describes 30 graded fell walks on the ridges and high peaks of the English Lake District, the UK's most popular national park. Reaching some of England's finest and highest mountain scenery, this guide leads readers to classic horseshoes and traditional ascents as well as lesser-known routes to quieter summits.
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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South LakelandGuidebook to 60 half to full-day walks in the south Lake District. Walking areas include Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale, Little Langdale, Coniston, Torver and the south, Grizedale, Satterthwaite, the Rusland Valley, Winster Valley, Troutbeck, Kentmere, Longsleddale and across to Tebay. Part of a three-volume series, focusing on short, low-level walks.
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Lake District

The Lake District National Park is seen by many as one of the scenic gems of the British Isles. The scenic beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries and today the same scenery provides the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of walks. The National Park is located wholly within Cumbria with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick the main tourist towns. For many this is the finest area in England for walking with a wide variety of scenery. Even on the busiest weekends it is possible to get away from the crowds by carefully selecting one of the less-visited fells. More Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
1.5 miles / 2.4 km away
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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
1.5 miles / 2.4 km away
Meadow Bank
Elterwater
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
Langdale Estate
Great Langdale
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
** Featured Supplier **
Firgarth Guest House
Windermere
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
All Seasons
Windermere
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Treetops
Windermere
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Meadfoot Guesthouse
Windermere
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
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Best Read - Editor's Choice

Dark Peak WalksDark Peak Walks - Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys. More information

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