Lake District walks

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Best walks in Lake District

Distance6.9mi Vertical gain+1207ft Vertical drop-919ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.

Walking Elterwater Lakes (Download : PDF)
Distance5.29mi Vertical gain+604ft Vertical drop-600ft Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

In contrast to the great lakes of the Lake District, here are three small lakes that lay south of Elterwater village.

Walking Langdale Pikes (Download : PDF)
Distance6.57mi Vertical gain+2526ft Vertical drop-2526ft Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

Walking Crinkle Crags (Download : PDF)
Distance7.08mi Vertical gain+2428ft Vertical drop-2434ft Duration5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.

The Saddle of Coniston
Distance2.64mi Vertical gain+682ft Vertical drop-673ft Duration1h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

A circular walk around Tarn Hows
Distance1.63mi Vertical gain+144ft Vertical drop-148ft Duration0h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hawkshead - Cumbria

A gentle walk in a beautiful setting, enjoyable in any weather. The walk is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs and is not too long for little legs.

Distance5.38mi Vertical gain+2572ft Vertical drop-2572ft Duration4h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

To the west of the Cumbrian Mountains, both Great and Green Gable summits offer a pleasant hike.

Distance9.85mi Vertical gain+2943ft Vertical drop-2923ft Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

An inevitable hike, to the most popular peak of the Lake District, Helwellyn. A hike made all the more pleasant by passing along two lakes: Red Tarn Lake and Grisedale Ran Lake.

Distance4.13mi Vertical gain+1175ft Vertical drop-1316ft Duration2h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

Distance7.91mi Vertical gain+2064ft Vertical drop-2205ft Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.