The Coledale Round

This is one of the classic Lake District circular walks. From Braithwaite climb the long west ridge of Grisedale Pike (or give yourself a head start by taking the bus to Whinlatter Visitor Centre and climbing Grisedale Pike via Hobcarton End). Stride out along the ridge to Hopegill Head - just the place for a picnic - before dropping down to Coledale Hause and climbing up over Eels Crags to Crag Hill. Next come a few scrambly steps on the way to Sail before gently descending the zigzags down to Sail Hause. Depending on your energy levels you can drop back to Braithwaite via Barrow Gate or bag a few more Wainwrights on the way - Scar Crags and Causey Pike or Outerside and Barrow can easily be included.

Don't forget to plan your route before you set off and take an Ordnance Survey map with you. Go prepared with proper clothing and boots and provisions, remember the weather can change very quickly in the mountains.