Experience the great outdoors with our Lake District walking guide
What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walks in Lake District with our handy Lake District walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery the lakes have to offer.
Follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright and explore the many serene trails in the UK’s most visited National Park with our Lake District walking guide.
Best Lake District Walks
Take the Borger Dalr trail, described as the ‘finest square mile in Lakeland’ by legendary fell walker Wainwright. Climb Castle Crag for astounding views of the surrounding fells and valleys. Rest in the tranquillity of Peace How, a spot bought in 1917 for the use of returning soldiers. Head to the West of the Lakes for quieter routes, and take in the beauty of the Eskdale Valley. Along the way, be sure to stop at Greendale Tarn for a picnic.
Don’t forget about the stunning stretch of coastline, reaching from Solway Firth to the border town of Gretna. There are a number of glorious coastal walks in the Lake District, all part of the 180-mile Cumbria Coastal Way. Take in quaint harbour villages such as Ravenglass and portal towns including Whitehaven during your outdoor adventure.
Are you bringing the whole family along to your Lake District cottage holiday? There are plenty of dog walks in the Lake District for everyone to enjoy. Traverse the nine-mile circumference of Ullswater Lake, taking in the fantastic views as you go. If nine miles seems a bit much, hop on a Ullswater Steamer on the way back and take in your surroundings from a different perspective.
There are a variety of challenging and awe-inspiring outdoor activities available, from climbing multiple peaks to simply strolling around beautiful lakes.
Explore the best walks with our Lake District walking guide below…