GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cumbria Walks

Cumbria is a beautiful county with some of Britain's most spectacular scenery.
One major attraction in the region is the popular Lake District National Park with its awe inspiring views.
Popular walking bases include Keswick, Ambleside and Grasmere.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Acorn Bank4 miles (6 km)This walk takes you through the National Trust owned Acorn Bank Gardens and into the surrounding countryside to the village of Culgaith in the Eden District of Cumbria. View Full Details>>
Aira Force3 miles (5 km)This walk visits the beautiful Aira Force waterfall next to Ullswater Lake in the Lake District National Park. The National Trust owned area is very popular and a must see if you're visiting this part of the National Park. View Full Details>>
Alcock Tarn2 miles (4 km)Climb to this pretty tarn and enjoy wonderful views over Grasmere lake on this walk in the Lake District. The walk start from the good sized White Moss Common car park off the A591 near Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The route heads north to White Moss Common, passing Lady Wood and White Moss Tarn. You continue past Dove Cottage, through Bracken Fell Wood to Grey Crag. The final section takes you from Grey Crag to the tarn where you can stroll around the water and take in the magnificent views. View Full Details>>
Allerdale Ramble31 miles (50 km)Explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District on this wonderful trail. View Full Details>>
Ambleside2 miles (4 km)Ambleside is one of the most popular bases for walkers in the Lake District. The town has great facilities with lots of shops selling walking equipment, several hotels and lots of pubs and cafes. There's several different walks to try from the town including challenging hill climbs, woodland trails, waterfalls and riverside paths. View Full Details>>
Angle Tarn5 miles (8 km)This walk climbs to Angletarn Pikes from Patterdale in the Lake District. The area is a favourite of many with Angle Tarn considered one of the most beautiful spots in the Lake District. Alfred Wainwright described it as'among the best of Lakeland tarns'. On the walk you will also enjoy super views over Ullswater Lake and the surrounding fells. View Full Details>>
Arnside Knott2 miles (2.5 km)This small hill in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB is a popular beauty spot and internationally important wildlife area. The hill is a mixture of limestone grassland, woodland, wet meadow, scree and scrub. It is renowned for its butterflies and flowers. From the high point there are fabulous views over Silverdale and the coastal estuary towards Grange over Sands, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. View Full Details>>
Ashness Bridge and Suprise View2 miles (2.5 km)This short walk visits the famous Ashness Bridge before climbing to Suprise View for great views over Derwent Water. Both of these locations are popular tourist spots with wonderful views over Borrowdale. View Full Details>>
Askham Hall6 miles (9 km)This walk takes you through Askham Hall and along the River Lowther in the northern area of the Lake District. You will also visit the Grade II listed Askham Hall gardens with colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. The hall includes animal trails where you can see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. View Full Details>>
Barbon Beck Barbondale9 miles (15 km)This lovely valley in the Cumbrian section of the Yorkshire Dales is a great place for a peaceful, waterside walk. It can also be made into a challenging circular walk by climbing Castle Knott Hill and Calf Top Hill. View Full Details>>
Bassenthwaite Lake15 miles (24 km)This walk takes you to the lovely Bassenthwaite Lake from Keswick in the Lake District. It makes use of the Allerdale Ramble so the path is generally well defined and way-marked. You start off in the popular town of Keswick and soon pick up the River Derwent where you can enjoy a long riverside section to Thornthwaite Forest. You then follow peaceful woodland trails through Dodd Wood before another waterside section along Bassenthwaite Lake. You return through the forest and then on to Applethwaite and Milbeck before returning to Keswick. There are fabulous views of Skiddaw to enjoy all along the walk. View Full Details>>
Birkrigg Common3 miles (5.5 km)Explore the network of footpaths on this open-area oflimestonecountryside near Ulverston on the beautiful Furness Peninsuala. It's a great place for walking with interesting geological features and tremendous viewsfrom the high points. View Full Details>>
Black Combe5 miles (8 km)Black Combesits in the south west cornerof the Lake District. It's proximity to the coast means you get fabulous sea views from the 1970foot (600m) summit. On a clear day you can see Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. This walk starts from a parking area off the A5093 near Silecroft. You can also access the route from the nearby Silecroft train station. The route follows good footpaths through Whicham, before climbing to Townend Knotts and on to the Black Combe summit. The views are magnificent with the Pennine Hills, theForest of Bowland, Blackpool Tower, Snowdon and Scaffel Pike all visible on a clear day. You can descend by the same path or continue round to Whitbeck to turn it into a circular walk. View Full Details>>
Blea Tarn2 miles (3 km)This is a nice easy walk around the lovely Blea Tarn near Eltwerwater in the Lake District National Park. There are terrific views of Lingmoor, Pike of Blisco and the other surrounding Langdale fells. The tarn is very picturesque and popular with photographers. Langdale Pikes make a splendid backdrop, while the shores are lined with beautiful alpine flowers in the spring and summer. This route starts at the National Trust car park near the tarn and follows well surfaced paths around the water and through peaceful woodland before a short, steady climb to the high point of the route giving great views of theLittle Langdale Valley and the Coniston Fells. You could also start the walk from the Beckfoot rail station on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. You can catch the classic steam train from Ravenglass to Eskdale and then start the short climb to the tarn from the station. View Full Details>>
Blencathra7 miles (11.5 km)This is a fantastic climb to the summit of one of the Lake District's most well known and popular mountains. The walk begins at the parking lot in the pretty village of Threlkeld. You then climb Blencathra (or Saddleback) via Scales Fell, Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge. Sharp Edge is a challenging scramble along a narrow crest. Alfred Wainright describes it thus: 'The crest itself is sharp enough for shaving (the former name was razor edge) and can be traversed onlya chevalat some risk of damage to tender parts.' View Full Details>>
Borrowdale4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk explores the beautiful Borrowdale area of the Derwent Valley in the Lake District National Park. It's a popular area for walkers with lovely scenery, riverside paths along the River Derwent and views over Derwent Water to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Bowfell6 miles (10 km)Climb one of the most popular fells in the Lake District on this challenging walk. Bowfell is is in Alfred Wainwright's 'best half dozen' Lake District fells. The views from the summit are magnificent with every main fell group in the Lake District visible including the Helvellyn range, theLangdale Pikesacross Langdale and Scafell Piketowering above Eskdale. View Full Details>>
Brothers Water2 miles (3.5 km)This small lake next to Hartsop village is perfect for a peaceful walk away from the Lake District's hot spots. Brothers Water lies at the northern end ofKirkstone Pass, giving fabulous views on the descent towardsPatterdale. You start off at the car park at the northern end of the lake and follow the footpath around the lake which includes a gentle climb to Hartsop Hall. View Full Details>>
Buttermere4 miles (7 km)This is a fine circular walk around the beautiful Buttermere lake in the Lake District National Park. The lake has a delightful walking path running along most of the shoreline making for an idyllic waterside stroll. It's one the most popular and scenic areas of the Lake District with the lakesurrounded by severalfells. Look out for theHigh Stilerange to the south west,Robinsonto the north east,Fleetwith PikeandHaystacksto the south east andGrasmoorto the north west. View Full Details>>
Caldbeck8 miles (12.5 km)The pretty Cumbrian village of Caldbeck has some nice walking trails to try along the Cald Beck. There's attractive riverside woodland, rushing waterfalls and good climbs to the nearby fells to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Caldbeck to Carlisle15 miles (24 km)This is the fifth and final leg of the Cumbria Way taking you from Caldbeck to the finish point in Carlisle. View Full Details>>
Carlisle3 miles (5 km)This circular walk visits the Cumbrian city of Carlisle, exploring the castle grounds before picking up riverisde footpaths on either side of the River Eden. You'll also visit the delightful riverside Rickerby Park and thepicturesque Eden Bridge Gardens on this easy 3.5 mile walk. View Full Details>>
Castle Crag3 miles (5 km)Castle Crag is the smallest hill included inAlfred Wainwright'sPictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. It stands at 290m (950ft) in the beautiful Borrowdale area of the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Catbells4 miles (6 km)Catbells is one of the most popular climbs in the Lake District. At 451 metres (1,480ft) it is not particularly high so attracts walkers of all abilities. Alfred Wainwright said of Catbells: 'It is one of the great favourites, a family fell where grandmothers and infants can climb the heights together, a place beloved. Its popularity is well deserved, its shapely topknott attracts the eye offering a steep but obviously simple scramble.' The fell is located on the western side of Derwent Water near to the popular town of Keswick. View Full Details>>
Cautley Spout2 miles (4 km)Cautley Spout isEngland's highest (cascade)waterfallabove ground. It's located near Sedburgh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This walk follows a footpath running alongside the waterfall from Low Haygarth to the top of the spout. It is a steep climb but the footpath is essentially a series of steps so it is quite an easy path to the follow. This is likely to be a very peaceful walk as the area does not attract too many visitors. Ideal if you are looking for some solitudein beautiful surroundings. You could continue your walk by climbing further over the beautiful Howgill Fellswhere there are magnificent views of the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Cistercian Way17 miles (28 km)Visit historical religous sites on this fascinating walk through the South Lakeland area of Cumbria View Full Details>>
Claife Heights6 miles (10 km)Claife Heights lies between Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water in the Lake District. It's a splendid area for a walk with peaceful woodland, a number of tranquil tarns and wonderful views over the surrounding lakes. It's a special place as it has a distinctive feel to the rest of the lake district. It was also a place visited regularly by Beatrix Potter who lived at the nearby Hill Top. View Full Details>>
Cockermouth8 miles (13 km)This circular walk around the market town of Cockermouth makes use of a section of the Allerdale Ramble to take you on a tour of the countryside surrounding the town. There's much to enjoy, with good views of the River Derwent, peaceful woodland trails and some good hill climbs with great views of North Lakeland. View Full Details>>
Coffin Route-Ambleside to Grasmere4 miles (6 km)Follow the Coffin Route from Ambleside to Grasmere on this lovely walk in the Lake District. The walk is fairly easy with only a short climb and a well defined, signposted route. The path is so called because it was used to convey coffins on their final journey to St Oswalds Church in Grasmere. View Full Details>>
Colwith Force3 miles (5 km)Visit this lovely waterfall on this short walk in Langdale in the Lake District. The walk makes use of the Cumbria Way long distance footpath to take you from Skelwith Bridge to the falls. You can park at the car park by the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge to start your walk. You then cross the bridge and pick up the footpath to the falls. It's a nice footpath climbing through Eltwerwater Park with great views of Elterwater Lake and Little Langdale below. The final section takes you through thick woodland to Colwith Force. It drops 40 feet over several stages and is a spectacular sight when in full spate. You can return to the car park the same way and then enjoy refreshments at the cafe right next to Skelwith Bridge. View Full Details>>
Coniston to Langdale11 miles (17 km)This is the second leg of the Cumbria Way taking you from Coniston to Langdale. View Full Details>>
Coniston Water4 miles (6 km)This easy cycling and walking trail runs along the western shoreline of the beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at the car park at Lake Road and runs through Coniston Hall Park to Hoathwaite Farm. It's perfect for beginners and families looking for a safe, waterside ride. Bikes can be hired from the Coniston Boating Centre. View Full Details>>
Cow Green Reservoir and Cauldron Snout10 miles (16 km)This walk takes you along the beautiful Cow Green Reservoir to the spectacular CauldronSnout waterfall in the North Pennines AONB. View Full Details>>
Crinkle Crags6 miles (10 km)Crinkle Crags stands at a height of 859m (2,818ft) surrounding the valleys ofGreat Langdaleand Upper Eskdale. Alfred Wainwright described it thus: 'Much too good to be missed ... this is a climb deserving of high priority'. View Full Details>>
Cross Fell9 miles (15 km)This circular walk takes you to the highest peak in England outside of the Lake District. The walk begins in the village of Kirkland and takes you to the 893 metres (2,930ft) summit using bridleways and the Pennine Way. View Full Details>>
Crummock Water9 miles (14 km)Enjoy a walk around Crummock Water in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at the pretty village of Butteremere and follows the lakeside walking trail along the western shore of the lake. You then return through Mellbreak fell with fabulous views of the lake below. View Full Details>>
Cumbria Coastal Way182 miles (293 km)Explore the wonderful coastline of Cumbria on this splendid long distance path. The walk begins at Silverdale and runs through a series of fascinating Cumbrian coastal towns and villages, before finishing near Gretna on the border with Scotland. Spectacular cliff tops, peaceful estuaries, beaches, mountains, rivers and canals are all features on this popular route. View Full Details>>
Cumbria Way70 miles (112 km)Travel through the beautiful Lake District National Park on this stunning walk. The path runs from Ulverston to Carlisle, passing dramatic mountainous scenery, beautiful lakes and a series of delightful Cumbrian towns and villages. View Full Details>>
Dalemain Estate2 miles (4 km)Explore 5 acres of celebrated gardens and acres of historic parkland in the estate of this splendid Georgian house View Full Details>>
Dalemain House1 miles (2 km)This country house near Ulswater is surrounded by acres of pretty gardens, woodland and parkland. The gardens are particularly lovely winning the Historic Houses AssociationGarden of the Year Award in 2013. These include a Tudor Knot Garden and the delightful Wild Gardenwith its pond and riverside walks along the River Eamont. View Full Details>>
Dales Way78 miles (126 km)This wonderful walk takes you through the fabulous Yorkshire Dales and on into Cumbria and the spectacular Lake District. View Full Details>>
Derwent Water9 miles (14 km)Enjoy a walk along one of the Lake District's most beautiful lakes. Derwent Water (or Derwenwater) is particularly lovely - it's surrounded by fells and has several pretty islands including Derwent Island House, an 18th-century residence owned by the National Trustand open to the public on five days each year. View Full Details>>
Devoke Water2 miles (3.5 km)This walk visits Devoke Water, the largest tarn in the Lake District. It's a very peaceful area being a bit of a hidden Lake District gem. View Full Details>>
Dodd Wood4 miles (6 km)This splendid wood next to Bassenthwaite Lake has several waymarked walking trails to try. This includes a hike to the summit of Dodd Fell where there are excellent views to enjoy. The woods have very good facilities with a car park, cafe, picnic areas, toilets and viewpoints. The area is very popular with bird watchers who come to see the Bassenthwaite Ospreys from the viewpoints in the woods. You can watch the birds fishing over the lake with the high powered telescopes and binoculars provided at the viewpoints. View Full Details>>
Dungeon Ghyll2 miles (4 km)This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. The path runs alongside the spectactular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and involves a climb of about 1500 ft on a series of stone steps. Most of the path is quite easy although there are a couple of rockier sections which require a bit of scrambling. The walk is very popular with young families. View Full Details>>
Easedale Tarn6 miles (9 km)Enjoy a walk to the lovely Easedale Tarn in the Lake District. The walk begins in the popular village of Grasmere and follows the Easedale Road towards the pretty Easedale Beck. You then join footpaths taking you up to the tarn, passing the beautiful Sourmilk Gill waterfalls on the way. The tarn is in a lovely spot betweenTarn Cragto the north andBlea Riggto the south. It is generally quite a peaceful spot and a great escape from the often busy Grasmere town. There is a footpath around the tarn though this may be quite boggy. From the tarn, you return via Cockly Crag, Stenners Crag and Jackdaw Crag, before rejoining the Easedale Road back into Grasmere. View Full Details>>
Elterwater3 miles (5 km)This is a particularly lovely riverside walk to Elter Water Lake and Skelwith Bridge from the village of Elterwater. There is a nice surfaced path running from the village to the lake along the Great Langdale Beck and the River Brathay. It's a popular walk with the tranquil river one of the most pleasant areas of Great Langdale. There is also something particularly peaceful about the lake which is many people's favourite. The walk includes a woodland section by the lake before a visit to the wonderful Skelwith Force Waterfall at Skelwith Bridge. The falls are not particulary high at around 16ft but they are a wonderful sight after a lot of rainfall. There is a good viewing platform where you can get very close up to the falls. Just after the falls you come to the excellent riverside cafe which is a perfect spot to refresh yourself before the return leg. It's a nice easy walk with splendid views of the surrounding fells including the Langdale Pikes. View Full Details>>
Ennerdale Forest12 miles (20 km)Enjoy miles of traffic free cycling and walking trails in this super forest in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at the Bowness Knott car park next to the beautiful Ennerdale Water. You then head east into the forest along the lakeside path. After leaving the lake behind the track follows the River Liza into the forest to Ash Crag before returning along the south side of the river. The forest tracks are quite uneven in places so a mountain bike is required for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Ennerdale Water7 miles (11 km)Follow the lovely lakeside path around Ennerdale water on this circular walk in the Lake District National Park. Ennerdale is ideal for a tranquil walk because of its remote location. It is also the only lake not to have a road running alongside it so is the perfect escape. View Full Details>>
Esthwaite Water2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short stroll down to Esthwaite Water from the village of Hawkshead on this easy walk in the Lake District. Esthwaite is one of the less well known lakes of the national park. It's also one of the smaller ones, covering around 280 acres (1.1km2). Esthwaite is well known for its trout and pike fishing. View Full Details>>
Fairfield Horseshoe10 miles (16 km)This is a challenging horseshoe shaped walk which takes you on a tour of some of the Lake District's most beautiful fells. The walk begins at Ambleside and heads towards Rydal Mount, the historic home of William Wordsworth. You climb to Heron Pike and then onto Great Rigg and Fairfield before returning to Ambleside via Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. The views are spectacular with Rydal Water, Grasmere , Lake Windermere and Coniston Water all visible from the peaks. View Full Details>>
Fell Foot Country Park4 miles (6.5 km)This beautiful lakeside country park is situated in the Lake District National Park at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. You can stroll along the wide lawns and along the lakeshore or hire a row boat. The walk below takes you around the park and up to the nearby Simpson Reservoir before returning to the lakeshore. View Full Details>>
Fleetwith Pike4 miles (6 km)This walk takes you to the 648metres (2,126feet) summit of this imposing fell in the Lake District. This circular walk starts at Gatesgarth in the Buttermere valleyand climbs steeply to the summit via Fleetwith Edge. From here there are wonderful views of the nearby Pillarand Great Gable fells and the lakes of Crummock Water, Loweswater and Buttermere. From the summit the route then descends to Bell Crags, passing Honistor Crag on the way. You continue to Wanscale Bottom, passing waterfalls and the pretty Wanscale Beck. View Full Details>>
Friar's Crag1 miles (1.5 km)This short walk in Keswick visits a beautifulviewpoint overlooking Derwentwater. You can start the walk from the theatre car park just north of the crag. The route then passes along the lake before coming to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy a rest on the bench and take in the stunning views across the lake and Derwent Isle. You will also pass the memorial to John Ruskin, the leading Englishart criticof theVictorian era. He has strong associations with Keswick and greatly admired the view from Friar's Crag. View Full Details>>
Gelt Woods6 miles (9 km)Follow the River Gelt through Gelt Woods Nature Reserve, on this delightful walk near Brampton, Cumbria. There's pretty bluebells in the spring, the running waters of the river and lots of wildlife to look out for in the shady woods. View Full Details>>
Glaramara5 miles (8 km)This walk climbs to Glaramara, a substantial fell in the Borrowdale area of the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Circular14 miles (23 km)This circular walk makes use of the Cumbria Coastal Way and Cistercian Way to take you on a tour of the area surrounding this lovely coastal town. Grange-over-Sands is located on Morecambe Bay on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The walk starts on the wonderful long promenade where there are super views over the sands towards Arnside, Silverdale and the Lakeland fells. You then pass through the pretty ornamental gardens and climb towards Cartmel, passing Eggerslack Wood and Hampsfell Hill as you go. From the high points on Hampsfell there are splendid views over the coastline and countryside. Cartmel is a delightful little village with pretty cottages and the River Eea running through it. It is also home to the fascinating 12th century Cartmel Priory. View Full Details>>
Grasmere5 miles (8 km)This circular walk from the popular village of Grasmere visits several Lake District highlights. You'll visit Grasmere Lake, Rydal Water, Rydal Hall and Wordsworth's Dove Cottage on this walk which runs for just over 5 miles. View Full Details>>
Grasmoor7 miles (10.5 km)This challenging circular walk climbs Grasmoor from the Buttermere Valley in the Lake District View Full Details>>
Great Dun Fell11 miles (18 km)This walk takes you to the second-highest hill inthePennines, and makes use of Britain's highest road. View Full Details>>
Great Gable5 miles (8 km)Great Gable is one of the most popular mountains in the Lake District for climbers. It's a steep ascent with rugged paths, a fair amount of scrambling and some of the most spectacular rock scenery in the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Greystoke Forest6 miles (10 km)This large area of woodland near Penrith has miles of cycling and walking trails to try. The expansive area is popular with mountain bikers with several good climbs and descents to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Grisedale Pike7 miles (11.5 km)Climb to this striking fell on this challenging walk near Keswick. The circular walk climbs to the summit of Grisedale Pike before visiting Hopegill Head and Sand Hill. It's a challenging walk but the path is mostly well defined. View Full Details>>
Grizedale Forest4 miles (7 km)This huge forest in the Lake District has several way-marked cycling and walking trails to enjoy. There are six way-marked mountain bike trails of varying lengths and difficulty. These include a moderate (blue) 2 mile trail which visits the Goosey Foot and Juniper Tarns. The Hawkshead Moor Trail is graded red and visits the western side of the valley, overlooking Coniston Water. For an exciting rollercoaster ride try The North Face Mountain Bike Trail. The singletrack trail offers an adrenelising descent through oak woodlands and conifer forest. View Full Details>>
Gummers How1 miles (2 km)Enjoy wonderful views over Lake Windermere on this short climb to Gummers How in the Lake District National Park. Gummers How is a fairly small hill at the southern end of Lake Windermere, near to Fell Foot Country Park. It stands at a height of 321m (1,053ft) and can be easily climbed from a parking area near Fell Foot Brow or you could go for a longer climb from Fell Foot Country Park itself. It's a lovely footpath with terrific views over Windermere, Lakeside, Newby Bridge and the coast. There's also a number of other trails which you can use to explore the area around the hill. View Full Details>>
Haematite Trail19 miles (31 km)This is a circular walk around the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria View Full Details>>
Haweswater10 miles (16.5 km)Follow the lakeside trail around the beautiful Haweswater Reservoir on this circular walk in the Lake District. The area is one of the quieter parts of the national park so you can expect a delightfully peaceful walk on good paths. The path runs around the lake for just over 10 miles with some woodland sections along the way. View Full Details>>
Hawkshead6 miles (10 km)Hawkshead is a lovely little Lakeland village situated at the northern end of Esthwaite Water. It's a great place to visit with pretty streets, lots of nice cafes and an interesting history. Must see attractions include William Wordsworth's Grammar School which was founded in 1585. For a small fee you can tour the school and see the original deskswith William Wordsworth's own carvings on them. View Full Details>>
Hayeswater3 miles (5.5 km)This is a lovely short climb to the beautiful Hayeswater in the Lake District. The walk starts from the car park in Hartsop, next to the delightful Brothers Water. You then follow a good footpath along the pretty Hayeswater Gill to the reservoir. The reservoir is set in a natural amphitheatre with steep hills on three sides. It's a lovely spot and well worth the sometime steep climb. View Full Details>>
Haystacks5 miles (7.5 km)Although not one of the highest of the Lake District fells at (597m, 1,958ft), Haystacks was one of Alfred Wainright's favourites. So much so that he chose to have his ashes scattered near the summit. View Full Details>>
Helm Crag4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a walk to the summit of this distinctive fell in the Lake District. Alfred Wainwright said of Helm Crag: 'The virtues of Helm Crag have not been lauded enough. It gives an exhilarating little climb, a brief essay in real mountaineering, and, in a region where all is beautiful, it makes a notable contribution to the natural charms and attractions of Grasmere'. The ascent of Helm Crag is popular with walkers as it begins from the lovely town of Grasmere and is an easy/moderate climb. View Full Details>>
Helvellyn4 miles (6.5 km)Climb to Helvellyn from Thirlmere on this challenging climb. View Full Details>>
High Cup Nick9 miles (14 km)This spectacular glacial valley is one of the major highlights in the North Pennines AONB. The whole of the valley is within an area mapped asopen countryunder theCountryside and Rights of Way Act 2000hence there is a general right forwalkers to roam at will. The section of the Pennine Way running through the area is also abridlewaytherefore legally available tocyclistsandhorseriderstoo. View Full Details>>
High Pike6 miles (9.5 km)This walk climbs to High Pike from the village of Caldbeck in the Lake District. The walk follows the Cumbria Way all the way from the village to the summit. As such the route takes place on good waymarked paths. View Full Details>>
High Stile7 miles (12 km)This walk climbs to the summit of High Stile in the Lake District. The walk follows the High Stile Ridge taking in theButtermere fells of Red Pike, High Stile andHigh Crag. It's a challenging walk with a steep ascent and descent, but you are rewarded with fabulous views over the surrounding lakes and the North Western Fells. View Full Details>>
High Street from Haweswater6 miles (9 km)Climb to the highest point in thefar eastern section of the Lake District on this challenging circular walk. You can park at the Haweswater car park at Mardale Head at the southern end of the water to start your walk. You then pick up the footpath heading south west towards Small Water climbing along Mardale Beck. The path passes around Small Water to Nan Bield Pass before climbing to Mardale Ill Bell. At Nan Bield Pass you have the option of taking a detour and visiting Harter Fell. View Full Details>>
Hill Top to Moss Eccles Tarn2 miles (2.5 km)Hill Top is the 17th century former home of children's author and illustratorBeatrix Potter. It is located in Near Sawrey in the Lake District National park and open to the public. You can tour the house and gardens where expert guides will tell you all about the life and works of Beatrix Potter. View Full Details>>
Hodbarrow Lakes Nature Reserve3 miles (4.6 km)Enjoy a walk around Hodbarrow Lakes RSPB on the edge of the Lake District National Park. You can stroll along the sea wall and enjoy fine views of the reserve's lakes on one side and the Duddon Estuary on the other. Look out for Teal,Widgeon,Coot,Mallard,Tufted Duck,Common Pochard,Goldeneye andRed-breasted Merganser as you make your way around the reserve. You can also sometimes see seals in the estuary. View Full Details>>
Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell5 miles (8.5 km)Explore some of the finestlimestone pavement in the country on this climb to Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell. The scenery is striking with boulders and unusual rock formations covering the landscape. You'll pass across Hutton Roof Crags and climb over Newbiggin Crags before reaching the high point at Farleton Knot. All the way there are magnificent views over the surrounding fells. The area is also a nature reserve with a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna. Look out for fly orchids, lily of the valley and dark redhelleborine. Wildlife includes small tortoiseshell and brimstone butterflies with birdlife such as woodpecker, long-tailed tits, redwing,fieldfareandmistlethrush. You may also see roe deer. View Full Details>>
Jenkin's Crag1 miles (1.5 km)This is a nice easy climb to try from Waterhead in Ambleside. It takes you from the northern end of Lake Windermere to a viewpoint overlooking the lake. There's a footpath near to the bus stop on the A591 which is signed for Jenkin's Crag. You climb toward Skelghyll Wood where you pick up woodland trails to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy great views over the lake to the surrounding mountains. It's a short walk of about 0.5 miles and a nice one to do if you are staying in Waterhead or if you've got half an hour to spare before catching a bus from Waterhead! View Full Details>>
Kendal Castle and River Walk2 miles (2.5 km)A circular walk visiting the River Kent and Kendal Castle. The castle dates from the 12th century, sitting in a prominent position above the town on Castle Hill. You can stroll around the atmospheric ruins and enjoy views over the town and the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Kentmere Horseshoe12 miles (19 km)This challenging circular route explores the range of fells in the upper Kentmere valley area of the Lake District.The route visits some of the quieter areas of the national park while visiting a series of lesser known fells. There's wonderful views of several lakes, the surrounding fells, the Pennine Hills and the Lancashire coast. The path is generally pretty good for nearly all of the route. View Full Details>>
Keswick Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)This circular walk from the popular town of Keswick takes you to some of the highlights of this beautiful area of the North Lakes. There's easy lakeside paths, woodland trails and climbs to the hills above Derwentwater. It's quite a challenging 5 mile walk but with great views over the lake from the high points. View Full Details>>
Keswick Railway Path6 miles (10 km)Enjoy an easy cycle or walk along the Keswick Railway Path in the Lake District National Park. The tree lined path runs along the trackbed of the old Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway, following the River Greta from Keswick to Threlkeld. It's great for families as it's a nice easy cycle ride with a flat and well defined path. Walkers can enjoy the path too as it makes for a super riverside stroll. View Full Details>>
Keswick to Caldbeck15 miles (24 km)This is the fourth leg of the Cumbria Way taking you from Keswick to Caldbeck. View Full Details>>
Killington Reservoir1 miles (1 km)This large lake in Cumbria is a nice place for a short stroll and a picnic. The site also includes a bird hide and great views across the water to the Cumbrian hills. View Full Details>>
Kirkby Lonsdale5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this popular Cumbrian town. Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within the beautiful Lune Valley. It's a delightful place and home to 'Ruskin's View'. He described the view of the River Lune from the churchyard as 'One of the loveliest views in England'. It was painted byJ.M.W Turner in the early 19th century. View Full Details>>
Kirkby Stephen River Circular4 miles (6 km)This circular walk takes you along a section of the Pennine Journey long distance trail before returning along the River Eden. View Full Details>>
Lancaster Canal57 miles (91 km)Follow the Lancaster Canal from Preston, in Lancashire, to Kendal, in Cumbria, on this splendid waterside walk or cycle. From the canal there are fine views of the Silverdale Coast, the Forest of Bowland AONB and the lovely Wyre countryside. The route passes Garstang, Lancaster and Carnforth before finishing at Kendal. View Full Details>>
Langdale Pikes4 miles (7 km)This popular walk takes you to the top of the Langdale Pikes. One of the best known features of Great Langdale they include the Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark. Alfred Wainright said of the Langdale Pikes: 'No mountain profile arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes and no mountain group better illustrates the dramatic appeal of a sudden rising of the vertical from the horizontal; the full height from valley to summit is revealed at a glance in one simple abrupt upsurge to all travellers on the distant shore of Windermere and, more intimately, on the beautiful approach along Great Langdale. Nor is the appeal visual only: that steep ladder to heaven stirs the imagination, and even the emotions, and this is especially so whenever the towering peaks come into view suddenly and unexpectedly..' View Full Details>>
Langdale to Keswick15 miles (24 km)This is the third leg of the Cumbria Way taking you from Langdale to Keswick. View Full Details>>
Latrigg5 miles (8.5 km)Climb this popular fell near Keswick on this lovely circular walk in the Lake District National Park. The walk starts in the town of Keswick and ascends Latrigg using the Cumbria Way and other footpaths. You continue towards Brundholme before returning through Brundholme Wood with a section along the Keswick Railway Path leading back into Keswick. This final section includes waterside walking along the River Greta. View Full Details>>
Latterbarrow4 miles (5.7 km)This is a fairly easy climb to Latterbarrow Hill in the Lake District. The hill reaches a height of 803 feet (245m) with splendid views over Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere. View Full Details>>
Levens Hall4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a peaceful walk around the beautiful park and gardens surrounding this manor house in Kendal. The walk includes a lovely waterside section along the River Kent and through the medieval deer park where Black Fallow Deer and a herd of rare breed Bagot Goats roam the area. View Full Details>>
Limestone Link - Cumbria12 miles (20 km)This walk crosses the Limestone Hills from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. View Full Details>>
Lingmoor Fell4 miles (6 km)Enjoy wonderful views of the Langdale Valley on this walk to Lingmoor Fell in the Lake District View Full Details>>
Lodore Falls1 miles (1.5 km)Visit the beautiful Lodore Falls on this walk inBorrowdale in the Lake District. The waterfall is a spectacular sight after heavy rain falling 100 feet (30m) over a steep cascade. View Full Details>>
Lonscale Fell4 miles (6 km)Climb to Lonscale Fell from Keswick on this lovely walk in the Lake District. From the 715m (2,346ft) summit there are splendid views over ThirlmereandDerwentwater. It's a nice climb which you can start from the centre of Keswick. The route follows the Cumbria Way long distance footpath out of the town, climbing through the woodland of Whinny Brow to Ewe How. You continue on to Lonscale Fell, passing Latrigg, Whit Beck and Lonscale Crags on the way. The route leaves the Cumbria Way on Lonscale Crags and heads towards the hill summit. It's a nice, fairly short climb on good footpaths with wonderful views over many of the major fell groups. View Full Details>>
Loughrigg Fell2 miles (3 km)The climb to Loughrigg fell from Grasmere is a very popular one. It's a reasonably straightforward climb with wonderful views over Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The walk starts in the centre of Grasmere and follows country lanes and good footpaths to the 335m (1,099ft) summit. You start by following Red Bank road from Grasmere which runs around the western side of the lake before picking up a footpath to the summit which is effectivley a series of stone steps. The route also passes Loughrigg Terrace which is well worth a short detour. This level path affords wonderful views towards Helm Cragand the Fairfieldgroup and leads to the fascinating Loughrigg Caves. View Full Details>>
Loughrigg Tarn2 miles (3 km)This circular walk takes you to the lovely Loughrigg Tarn from Skelwith Bridge. The walk starts from the Skelwith Bridge Hotel and follows country lanes and footpaths around the pretty tarn. It's a fairly easy climb to the high point above the tarn with splendid views of the surrounding fells. It's a secluded peaceful spot which was a favourite of William Wordsworth. View Full Details>>
Loweswater4 miles (6 km)Follow the lakeside path around this beautiful lake in the Lake District National Park. The walk starts at the car park at Waterend but you could just as easily start off in the village of Loweswater at the southern end of the lake. The route includes a woodland stretch through Holme Wood where you can visit the beautifulHolme Force Waterfall. It's just to the west of the path and worth a small detour. View Full Details>>
Lowther Castle4 miles (6 km)Explore 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces on this walk near Penrith in the Lake District. The walk takes you around the dramatic ruins of the 1806 Gothic castle and then on to theLakeland Bird of Prey Centre, situated in the walled garden of Lowther Castle. Here you can see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from the UK and abroad. View Full Details>>
Lune Valley Ramble16 miles (26 km)This lovely easy walk follows the River Lune from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. As well as the stunning riversde scenery there are wonderful views of the South Lakeland fells and the beautiful Crook o' Lune. View Full Details>>
Lunesdale Walk34 miles (54 km)This figure of eight walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful scenery around Carnforth. View Full Details>>
Miller's Way51 miles (82 km)Follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Dodgson Carr, Quaker visonary and founder of the Carr's breadmaker company in Cumbria. The walk runs from Kendal to Carlisle passing Shap Fells, Lowther Park and the River Lowther, Penrith, the Howgills, the Pennines and the Eden Valley. The walk includes long waterside sections along the River Lowther through Lowther Park to Penrith and then along the River Petteril from Penrith to Carlisle. View Full Details>>
Monk Coniston3 miles (5 km)This circular walk takes you through the pretty grounds of Monk Coniston hall to Tarn Hows in the Lake District. The walk starts from the Monk Coniston National Trust car park at the northern end of Coniston Water. It takes you through the Monk Coniston Hall estate with its walled garden, stone Gazebo and attractive woodland. Look out for a variety of flora and fauna including large redwoods and pretty woodland wildflowers. Wildlife includes roe deer, hares, common lizards and adders. View Full Details>>
Muncaster Castle2 miles (4 km)Enjoy an easy stroll around the beautiful grounds and gardens of this GradeIlisted building in Ravenglass. There are 77 acres of beautiful gardens to explore and over 6 miles of walking paths through the estate. Visit the bluebell wood, the wildflower meadow, the Japanese garden, the Himalayan garden and the pretty Dragonfly pond. From the castle there's also wonderful views towards the Lake District mountains. View Full Details>>
Newby Bridge Circular Walk4 miles (7 km)This circular walk from the hamlet of Newby Bridge, climbs through woodland to FinsthwaiteHeights and High Dam tarn. The little hamlet is in a lovely spot on the River Leven. It's at the southern tip of Lake Windermere and one of the lesser visited spots in the Lake District. You can reach the village by catching a boat to Lakeside from Bowness. The old steam train on the Lakeside and Haverthwaiteheritage railway will take you from Lakeside to Newby Bridge. View Full Details>>
Nine Standards Rigg9 miles (14 km)Enjoy wonderful views over the Eden Valley on this climb to the summit of Hartley Fell in the North Pennines AONB. The walk starts from Kirkby Stephen and climbs to the 662m (2,172ft) summit on a mixture of country lanes and footpaths. You will pass a series of cairns about 10ft tall known as the Nine Standards. At the summit there is a trig point that marks the watershed divide across England. From here, rivers flow west toward the Irish Sea and east toward the North Sea. There are also wonderful views of Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and theHowgills. View Full Details>>
Old Man of Coniston5 miles (7.5 km)Climb the 2,634 feet (803m) high Old Man of Coniston on this strenuous walk in the Lake District. The route starts at Coniston village and soon joins Church Beck which you follow for about a mile before heading past Crowberry Haws, Stubthwaite Crag and the dramatically positioned tarn of Low Water to the summit. Here you will find a combined slate platform andcairn with magnificent views of Coniston Water, the southern Lake District,Morecambe Bay,Blackpool Tower,Winter Hillin thePennines, the Lancashire coast and theIsle of Man. View Full Details>>
Orrest Head2 miles (3.4 km)Orrest Head was the first fell climbed by Alfred Wainwright. It inspired him to a 'to a life made happy by fellwandering' so you can expect some wonderful views over lakeland on this fairly easy climb. It's a great walk to do if you're coming in by train as the start of the climb is located right next to Windermere railway station. The walk involves some lovely woodland sections and fabulous views of Lake Windermere, theOld Man of Coniston,Scafell Pike,Great Gable,Fairfieldand theLangdale Pikes. View Full Details>>
Pennine Way268 miles (431 km)This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks. You start near Edale in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District and head north towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The final section takes you over Hadrian's Wall in the stunning Northumberland National Park before crossing the England-Scotland border and finishing in the village of Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. View Full Details>>
Penrith3 miles (5.5 km)This walk around the Lake District town of Penrith visits the medieval castle before heading up to Penrith Beacon for some lovely views over the area. It's only about a 1.5 mile walk up to the beacon from the town centre but it is a moderately challenging climb, reaching a height of over 900ft at the top. View Full Details>>
Pillar from Wasdale Head7 miles (11.5 km)Climb to this prominent Lakeland Fell on this popular circular route. The mountain stands at 892metres (2,927feet) making it the eighth highest in the Lake District.On the walk you'll enjoy splendid views of the valleys ofEnnerdale and Wasdale. View Full Details>>
Ravenstonedale4 miles (6 km)There are lots of nice walks to try around the pretty Cumbrian village of Ravenstonedale. The village sits within the Yorkshire Dales National Parkon the watershed between theRiver LuneandRiver Eden.There's lovely views of the Howgills, riverside paths, limestone pavements and challenging hill climbs to try in this beautiful area. View Full Details>>
Red Screes4 miles (6 km)This circular route takes you up Red Screes fell in the Lake District National Park. The walk begins in the popular town of Ambleside and ascends to Scandale Fell and Scandale Pass along the Scandale Beck. From Scandale Pass you turn east to the summit of Red Screes. Here you will find cairns, a circular stone shelter and the pretty Red Screes tarn. There are magnificent views of the coast, Helvellyn, Dove Crag, Fairfield and over Deepdale Hause. To the west you can see the Coniston, Bowfell and Scafell fells. You descend passing Raven Crag to Snarker Moss where the ground can be quite boggy. You continue to Snarker Pike before reaching the Kirkstone Road which will take you back into Ambleside. View Full Details>>
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve4 miles (6 km)Explore the sandy estuary of the River Duddon with the backdrop of Lake District mountains in this National Trust run nature reserve in Cumbria. View Full Details>>
Scafell Pike5 miles (8.2 km)Climb the highest mountain in England on this spectacular walk in the Lake District. Scafell pike stands at a height of 978 metres (3,209ft) between Eskdale and Wasdale, at the northern end of Wast Water. The route below is the shortest, most direct way to the summit. Although very challenging it is probably the easiest route up Scafell Pike. It starts from the car park in Wasdale Head village and heads to Lingmell Gill, Lingmell Scars and Hollow Stones before finishing at the highest point where you will find an Ordnance Survey triangulation column beside a huge cairn. The views are stunning with the coast, the Isle of Man and Snowdonia all visible on a clear day. View Full Details>>
Scafell Pike from Borrowdale9 miles (14.5 km)This walk takes you to the highest mountain in England along one of the most popular and scenic routes to the summit. The challenging climb from Seathwaite in beautiful Borrowdale takes in Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn and the famous Corridor Route. View Full Details>>
Scafell Pike from Langdale12 miles (19.5 km)This is one of the longer and more challenging routes to the top of England's highest mountain. There's several challenging sections with steep scrambles so this route is only really suitable for more experienced hikers. Along the way you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Langdale Valley and Langdale Pikes. View Full Details>>
Scale Force5 miles (8.5 km)This walk visits Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District. The waterfall, though narrow, drops from a height of 170 feet in a deep wooden gorge. It's an impressive sight and well worth the short climb from Buttermere. View Full Details>>
Seat Sandal4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk climbs to Seat Sandal fell near Grasmere in the Lake District National Park. You can start the walk from the layby parking just off the A591 at Mill Bridge. Head north from layby, crossing Tongue Gill before picking up the footpaths heading north east. The first section follows Wainwright's Coast to Coast along Tongue Gill to the Farfield Iron Mine. The route continues al the C2C to Grisedale Hause where you turn south west towards the Seat Sandal summit. From the 736m (2,415ft) summit you can see the Helvellyn and Fairfield ranges, the Solway Firth, the Scottish mountains and Morecambe Bay to the south. After taking in the views you descend back to the start point on the western side of Great Tongue. You could also descend on a section of the C2C via Little Tongue Gill. View Full Details>>
Sedbergh Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)The Cumbrian town of Sedbergh is a good base for walkers with direct access to the Howgill Fells. It sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has been officially recognised as Walkers are Welcome town. View Full Details>>
Silver How2 miles (3 km)This is a fairly easy climb to Silver How fell in the Lake District. It's a short circular walk starting in Grasmere and a nice one to try if you're looking for an introduction to fell walking. The walk passes the National Trust owned Allan Bank, the former home of William Wordsworth. It's a lovely place to stop for a drink or go for a stroll in the pretty garden. From the Silver How summit there are super views of Grasmere village and lake. Many of the famous fells are also visible such as Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Heron Pike and Fairfield. The walk descends from the summit with a woodland section taking you back to Grasmere. View Full Details>>
Sizergh Castle2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a short walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh Castle in the Lake District. There are 1,600-acres to explore including limestone pasture, orchards and semi-natural woodland. The beautiful gardens contain a pond, a lake, and a limestone rock garden. There are also fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Skiddaw13 miles (21 km)This challenging walk guides you up Skiddaw from Keswick in the Lake District. Skiddaw is the 4th highest mountain in England and is a popular climb with hill walkers. This route makes use of the Allerdale Ramble way-marked walking trail so is well defined and easy to follow. View Full Details>>
Smardale Gill Viadiuct3 miles (5 km)This walk takes you through the pretty Smardale Gill along the trackbed of a disused railway line. It leads to magnificent Smardale Viaduct. The viaduct was part of theSouth Durham and Lancashire Union Railway and has 14 arches, is 90ft (27m) high and 550ft (170m) long. It's an impressive sight with the structure surrounded by the lovely countryside of the Cumbrian hills and the pretty Smardale Beck which runs through the gill. View Full Details>>
Solway Coast23 miles (37 km)This long walk makes use of the Cumbria Coastal Way and the Hadrian's Wall Path to explore the Solway Coast AONB. The route runs from Silloth to Bowness-on-Solway taking you through some beautiful scenery using a series of waymarked paths. In Silloth you can visit the Solway Coast Discovery Centre to learn all about the area before you begin your exercise. View Full Details>>
South Tyne Trail23 miles (37 km)Travel through the fabulous North Pennines AONB and enjoy some spectaular scenery on this shared walking and cycle path. View Full Details>>
St Bees Head6 miles (9 km)Enjoy a coastal walk on this beautiful headland near Whitehaven. The walk along the cliff top path from St Bees is an exhilarating experience with fabulous views of the Isle of Man and the Cumbrian mountains and coast. The area is also an RSPB Nature Reserve with the largest seabird colonyin north-west England. These include Guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars and razorbills. You may also see dolphins and porpoises. View Full Details>>
St Sunday Crag8 miles (13 km)This challenging walk from Patterdale climbs to this prominentfellon the north-eastern ridge of Fairfield. The circular walk climbs to Birks Fell and then onto the 841m (2,759ft) of St Sunday Crag. There's fabulous views of the Helvellyn range, High Street and the lake below. View Full Details>>
Stanley Ghyll Force1 miles (1.5 km)This lovely walk in Eskdale takes you to Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall. There is a small car parking area just to the north of the falls where you can start the walk. You could also start from the Dalegarth for Boot railway station on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. You can catch the great old steam train from Ravenglass and then head south to the falls. The trail runs for about half a mile along the River Esk through a narrow gorge with attractive woodland and rhododendrons. The 60 foot high falls are an impressive sight and one of the hidden gems of the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Stock Ghyll Force1 miles (1 km)This walk takes you to the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force waterfall in Ambleside, in the Lake District. The waterfall is just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. From here you walk to Stockgyhll Lane where there is a sign saying 'To the Waterfalls'. Bear left here to enter Stock Ghyll Woods where you follow shady paths along Stock Ghyll Beck to the main falls. Here you will find a railed viewpoint from which you can watch the spectacular 70 foot high waterfall.It's a lovely wooded climb with a series of smaller waterfalls to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>
Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits these two pretty tarns in the beautiful Borrowdale area of the Lake District. There's great views of Great Gable and Great Endas you make your way to the tarns. The route also passes the impressive Taylor Gill Forcewaterfall which is one of the highest falls in the national park. You'll probably see lots of other walkers as they climb to Scafell Pike via Styhead Tarn. View Full Details>>
Talkin Tarn Country Park1 miles (2 km)Explore this 165 acre country park in Brampton, and enjoy the large glacial tarn, mature woodland and gentle meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop. The park includes a well maintained path around the tarn and three other way-marked trails taking you through the surrounding woodland and fields. Facilities include a tearoom, gift shop and row boats available for hire on the tarn. View Full Details>>
Tarn Hows2 miles (3.5 km)This popular beauty spot is perfect for a peaceful walk in beautiful surroundings. The area is run by the National Trust and consists of a large picturesquetarn surrounded by woodland. There are well surfaced tracks taking you around the tarn and into the woodland. From the high points there are lovely views of the Lake District Mountains and the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Dove Crag. View Full Details>>
Teesdale Way92 miles (148 km)Follow the River Tees from Dufton, in Cumbria, to Redcar on the North Yorkshire coast. View Full Details>>
The Calf from Sedbergh7 miles (11.2 km)Climb to the highest top in the Howgills on this challenging walk from Sedbergh. The walk follows a section of the Dales High Way long distance trail so takes place on good paths. It's about a 3.5 mile hike heading north from the town centre. View Full Details>>
Thirlmere Reservoir9 miles (15 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle around the lovely Thirlmere Reservoir in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at Wythburn at the southern end of the lake and then follows the National Cycle Network route on the western side of the lake. On the return on the eastern side of the lake walkers can follow the woodland trail at the lower part of Helvellyn. Cyclists can follow the A591 which runs right alongside the lake for a couple of miles. View Full Details>>
Ullswater Way20 miles (32 km)Explore the area around Ullswater Lake on this waymarked circular walk in the Lake District National Park. The route includes a mixture of easy lakeside sections and some more challenging climbs above the lake into the surrounding hills. There's fabulous views of the Helvellyn range on the section from Howtown to Glenridding. This part of the route on the southern side of the lake is considered to be the finest lakeside walk in the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Ulverston Canal1 miles (2 km)This short canal runs from the centre of the Cumbrian town of Ulverston to the coast at Morcambe Bay. At just over a mile long it makes for a nice easy stroll with lovely coastal views to enjoy at the end. There's also nice views of the Lake District fells and water loving wildlife to look out for on the water. View Full Details>>
Ulverston to Coniston15 miles (24 km)This is the first leg of the Cumbria Way taking you from Ulverston to Coniston. View Full Details>>
Wainwright's Coast to Coast183 miles (294 km)Travel from the west coast of England to the east along this breathtaking route devised by Alfred Wainwright. The walk passes through three of England's most beautiful National Parks taking you on a tour of some of the most incredible scenery in the country. View Full Details>>
Walla Crag2 miles (4 km)This circular walk on Derwentwater climbs to Walla Crag and explores Great Wood in the Lake District. It's a short but rewarding climb with wonderful views over the lake below. View Full Details>>
Wansfell Pike6 miles (10 km)This circular walk in the Lake District takes you up Wansfell Pike fell to Troutbeck, and then back through Skelghyll woods. It's popular with walkers as it begins and ends in the accessible town of Ambleside. View Full Details>>
Wast Water7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a circular walk around one of the most stunning lakes in the Lake District National Park. Wast Water is the deepest of all the lakes and is surrounded by some of the highest mountains - Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain). In 2007 the public voted Wast Water Britain’s favourite view in an ITV television program. Although the complete route below is suitable for walkers, a quiet country road runs along the western edge of the lake so you can enjoy an excellent waterside cycle ride too. View Full Details>>
Watchtree Nature Reserve2 miles (4 km)This super Nature Reserve near Carlisle has a series of cycling and walking trails to try. The area consists of reedbeds, lagoons, woodland, wild flower meadows and an elemental garden. Look out for a variety of birdlife including Skylarks, Meadow Pipit and Stonechat in the meadows. Curlew, Snipe and Oystercatcher can be seen around the wetlands area. You can also see Roe Deer, Fox and Red Squirell in the woodland. View Full Details>>
Watendlath Tarn2 miles (3 km)This is a lovely waterside walk to the delightful Watendlath Tarn near Derwent Water, Keswick. The walk starts at the Suprise Hill car park towards the southern end of the lake. This splendid viewpoint looks out over Derwent Water, Keswick, and beyond to Bassenthwaite Lake. You then follow woodland trails through Ashness Wood to Watendlath Beck where you pick up a super waterside trail which leads to the tarn. The pretty hamlet of Watendlath has an old packhorse bridge, and a National Trust tea-room, where you can sit outside and enjoy the wonderful views. View Full Details>>
Whinfell Forest5 miles (8 km)This walk visits the Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve before following woodland trails into the adjacent Whinfell Forest. Much of the area is taken up by the Center Parcs but there are public footpaths through the forest as well. You can park at the Cliburn Moss car park and explore the reserve first. It has some nice waymarked footpaths taking you to fen, bog, heath and woods. Look out for wildlife including red squirrels, blackcaps and willow warblers. After exploring the reserve you can head north and skirt around the edge of the holiday village in Whinfell Forest. View Full Details>>
Whinlatter Forest Park7 miles (11 km)Enjoy some fantastic walking and cycling trails in this huge park in the Lake District. There are fantastic views of Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick as you make your way through the mixed species forest and peaceful glades. The park also has two fantastic purpose built mountain bike trails with cycle hire available within the park. The red graded Altura Trail is a challenging 19km mountain singletrack, the Quercus Trail is an easier 7.5km trail. The C2C cycle route also runs through the park so you could continue your ride on the Whitehaven to Keswick or Whitehaven to Penrith cycle route. View Full Details>>
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve7 miles (11 km)Enjoy wonderful limestone scenery, ancient woodland and rich ground flora in this nature reserve near Witherslack in the Lake District National Park. The walk starts at Mill Side and heads to Whitbarrow Scar on footpaths and quiet country lanes. You then climb to the high point known as the Lord's seat where you will find a large obelisk shaped cairn. From here there are marvellous panoramic views of the River Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay. The return leg is a gentle descent along woodland paths passing Wakebarrow, Rough Hill Wood, Windy Howe and Watson's Wood before returning to Mill Side. View Full Details>>
White Moss Walks1 miles (2 km)This walk follows the footpaths around White Moss Common in the Lake District. The area consists of a series of nice footpaths taking you through woodland and meadows. View Full Details>>
Wild Boar Fell9 miles (14.5 km)This circular walk climbs Wild Boar Fell in the Mallerstangarea of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. View Full Details>>
Windermere Way41 miles (66 km)A circular walk around Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. The route takes you along various footpaths and quiet lanes visiting several of the pretty settlements surrounding the lake. View Full Details>>
Wray Castle3 miles (5.4 km)This walk takes you around the grounds of the National Trust owned Wray Castle and then up to the nearby Blelham Tarn. The Mock-Gothic castle is located on the shores of Lake Windermere so the trail includes a lovely waterside section at the start. The grounds also include pretty gardens and woodland with a tree trail which is great for children. View Full Details>>

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