Walking Guide

Walks in the Lake District

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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in the Lake District

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in Lake District with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery the Lake District has to offer.

Follow in the footsteps of legendary fell walker, Alfred Wainwright, and explore the many trails and walks available in the Lake District, the UK’s most visited National Park.

Take the Borger Dalr trail through what has been described as the ‘finest square mile in Lakeland’ by Wainwright. Climb Castle Crag for epic views of the surrounding valleys and rest in the tranquillity of Peace How, a spot bought by the nation in 1917 for the use of returning soldiers. Head to the West of the Lakes for quieter routes, take in the beauty of the Eskdale valley and make sure to stop at Greendale Tarn for a picnic.

With all the waters, meres and tarns in the area, it is important not to forget about the stretch of coastline reaching from the marshes of 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, taking in quaint harbour villages like Ravenglass and portal towns such as Whitehaven.

Bringing the whole family? There are plenty of dog walks in the Lake District for everyone to enjoy. Traverse the 9-mile circumference of Ullswater Lake, taking in the fantastic views as you do. If 9 miles seems a bit much, you and your dog can hop on one of the Ullswater Steamers on the way back and relax while taking in the surroundings from a different perspective.

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