This route on 9th July 2015 made for a longish day-walk, from Catstycam looping around to Sheffield Pike. The distance is 20km (with 1.6km of ascent) and it takes in the summit of 9 Wainwrights.
A 20km circular route, starting from Glenridding. (Wainwright Book 1: The Eastern Fells)
I don't know if The Dovedale Round is an official route, but it probably should be. Have a look on Google and you'll find a few references to a "Dovedale Horseshoe" and a "Dovedale Round", but several of these walk in along the valley floor. To me, this type of walk should be defined by its use of ridges, both in and out. This route fits the bill, and takes in five Wainwrights along the way.
A 13km wintery route, starting from Brother's Water. (Wainwright Book 1: The Eastern Fells)
It was the scene below, from near Grisedale Beck, that reminded me what I have always looked for in a Lakeland walk. The high, craggy fells - not the sheep! The day was destined to end in darkness and fog, navigating off Arniston Crag with a headtorch. Not my original plan, but a lesson in always being prepared.
A 23km circular route with 3300m of ascent, starting in Patterdale. (Wainwright Book 1: The Eastern Fells)
A 17km horseshoe, starting from Rydal Hall. (Wainwright Book 1: The Eastern Fells)