Things to do: Walking Routes in the Lakes

Over many years, the Lake District has been voted the walker's favourite UK destination and there is no better way to appreciate its spectacular lake, valley and mountain views than on foot. We have walking routes suitable for all abilities, from challenging fell walks to beautiful short walks which are perfect for family strolls. Most routes are easily accessible from major tourist centres via regular public transport services. If you are new to the area and want to get the most out of your stay, Cumbria Tourist Guides offer walks specifically geared to your own ability and interests, bringing to life the rich history and literary associations of this magnificent landscape.

We have tried to categorise the walks listed here as 'Hard', 'Mid' and 'Easy' to give you some guidance on what to expect from the route. However, ability will differ according to individuals so ask for local advice at your hotel, at a visitor attraction or at a tourist information centre.

For more information on walking in the Lake District, details of walking routes and useful leaflets to download, visit the following websites:(information in English)

National Trust

GoLakes (Cumbria Tourism)

Explore South Lakeland (South Lakeland District Council)

Cumbria Tourist Guides


Lake District Tours (information in Japanese)


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Lower Eskdale and Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle and Ravenglass Steam Railway, with lots of walking trails to enjoy. You will enjoy...


Orrest Head, Windermere

Orrest Head is one of the most perfect and accessible viewpoints in the Lake District. On this...


Post Knott, Bowness

This magnificent viewpoint is close to the centre of Bowness. In Victorian times it was a favourite...


The Coffin Path, Rydal to Grasmere

An easy walk between the two homes of William Wordsworth, Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage, both open...


Walking trails around the waterfalls at Aira Force

This promenade has been loved by people since the Victorian era. You can see Aira Force, a...


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