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)


All | Easy | Hard | Mid

Around Hawkshead

A scenic walking trail, best to enjoy in the autumn. The starting point is the Beatrix Potter...


Furness Abbey circular walk, Barrow

From the beautifully landscaped grounds of Abbey House Hotel, this easy scenic walk full of...


History of the Lake District: Kendal Discovery Trails

Kendal is a Lake District market town on the banks of the River Kent, surrounded by green hills. In...


Longtail Hill to Cockshott Point, Bowness

Leaving Lindeth Howe hotel, turn left at the end of the drive. Walk down the hill and turn right at...


Post Knott, Bowness

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


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