Lake District advice please

I’m planning a short trip (3/4 days) to the Lake District and would appreciate any advice regarding the best summits to activate, routes and where to stay etc…
Many thanks Chris G1PCR

A few years ago I based myself in Grassmere and activated Helvellyan, Fairfeild and Seat Sandle over 2 days. Or base yourself in Keswick and do Dale Head and Robinson together then Skiddaw and Blencathra. Or Ambleside and do Pike of Blisco, Redscrees, Stoney Cove, High Street. The choice is almost endless., the Fells of the LD are so concentrated that wherever you base yourself there is always plenty to activate.

73 Glyn G4CFS

HI Chris

As a reference to visits I have made take a look here:

Most of the 55 LD SOTA Summits visited are listed at least once, plus the remaining Wainwright Summits.

For extra fun if you haven’t registered already, do so for WOTA Wainwrights On The Air. Like SOTA it won’t cost you a penny. There are always plenty of takers on 2m FM for contacts with Wainwright Summits.

73 Phil G4OBK

Glyn is right. The choices are endless, but I do recommend that you sort out some poor weather summits. Great and Little Mell Fells, LD-035 and 037, are near to each other and reasonably fast ascents, good for bad weather. LD-033 Lord’s Seat is reached from parking at the top of the Winlatter Pass and most of the approach is via sheltered forest roads. Hold options like that in reserve for bad weather.


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thats everyone, some great advice… I’ll do some reasearch and get planning