What areas to avoid in July?
Ummm...pretty much all of them based on where you are camping - you are smack in school holidays then and - especially on a sunny weekend, those areas will be very busy regardless.
Based on that...go whereever you like - you wont be on your own
You can avoid the crowds with a little planning - routes like the NE ridge of Nethermost Pike onto Hellvelyn for instance rather than Striding.
A better way is simply planning cross-country routes away from paths, slower, but more isolated. Be creative.
Hollows farm in Grange is quiteish, busy but quiet folk as a rule there are 2 spots, one near the toilet block and one further away (that's the quiet one).
UK camping reviews are obviously subjective but some of the reviews have a recuring theme about noise, they also list what sites allow children, same sex groups etc.
As for walking, the Eastern Martindale fells are about as quiet as you will find I suspect, or the far Western fells? Like Mrs N says Back O' Skiddaw or Blencathra are less frequented too.
Castle crag, Eagle crag, sergeants crag, great crag and grange fell is a good walk from that site, fairly quiet too because Eagle crag puts a lot of softies off although it shouldn't do.
Plus there's the customary look at the Bowder stone.
pete_rbg wrote (see)
Folks, if you're interested, I've posted a 'trip report' on my visit to the Lake District.
And interesting reading it made, ta. I've only recently become an afficionado of the LD and Great Langdale and the Langdale Pikes have proved a perfect introduction for me.
Going back to your original post, did you feel you avoided busy places? Did you find your routes fairly uncrowded?
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