Lake District Hikes

Lake District Hikes

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Lake District Hikes

There are countless options for outdoor exploration among the Lake District’s towering peaks, gentle slopes, and picturesque bodies of water.

The Lakes are a delight to explore because of the availability of precise maps, well-marked routes, and several adventure centres, not to mention the fact that they are home to England’s highest peak and breath-taking scenery for as far as the eye can see.

There is an almost dizzying number of hiking paths, fells, and summits to explore, regardless of your level of hiking experience. With this list of the top Lake District hikes, we’ve done our best to provide you with a suitable place to begin your explorations of this beautiful region.

Keep reading to find the best Lake District hiking trails…

  • Scafell and Scafell Pike
    Image Credits: Graham Robson - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Scafell Pike

    Lake District National Park
    CA19 1TH

    Scafell rests in the western part of the Lake District National Park. This dramatic peak stands at 3,162 feet, making for a challenging yet rewarding climb or hike!  

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  • Surprise View

    Surprise View

    CA12 5UU

    On a cliff edge high above Derwentwater, Surprise View offers a spectacular view of the reservoir just before the Ashness Bridge. When the weather is good, you can see Bassenthwaite Lake from a distance.

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  • Whinlatter Forest

    Whinlatter Forest

    Whinlatter Pass
    CA12 5TW

    Whinlatter Forest is England’s only true mountain forest and offers visitors magnificent views, a range of walks, mountain biking, rare wildlife and the opportunity for adventure. The walking here is varied with routes that are accessible for all.

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  • Sunrise on Rydal Water

    White Moss, Rydal Water & Caves to Grasmere

    LA22 9SE

    This level walk incorporating White Moss, Rydal Water and Caves and Grasmere is ideal for wheelchair and pushchair users. The route is mostly on well-maintained paths and takes around two to three hours depending on your pace.

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