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Activities, events and walks in the Lakes

There are lots of events and activities happening in the National Park celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. From fabulous family days out to high fell hikes. Events take place across the National Park so no matter where you are, you'll find something nearby.

Browse our calendar of activities and things to do. Just click on event titles to find out more. Many are free or low-cost. 

Guided walks and navigation days run from around Easter to end of October. You can book below or read our reviews on tripadvisor.

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    21 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    Walk to Grasmere on the hillside above Rydal Water visitng Rydal Caves. Returning along the coffin Route with a stop at Rydal Hall.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 22 July 2018

  • Kentmere

    Guided Walk
    Two Hilltop Tarns and a Craggy Wood

    A scenic walk, climbing through Craggy Woods and out onto the fells to visit Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 24 July 2018

  • Monk Coniston

    Guided Walk
    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit - Afternoon

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites including Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest water-powered mills in England (currently being refurbished).

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hartsop

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Steamer on Ullswater


    Ullswater's Knights and Tall Tales Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • 26 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 27 July 2018

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 28 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Dales and Place Fell

    Cruise to Howtown then walk back to Glenridding over the summit of Place Fell and Boredale Hause.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

    21 July 2018

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    Walk to Grasmere on the hillside above Rydal Water visitng Rydal Caves. Returning along the coffin Route with a stop at Rydal Hall.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 July 2018

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • Kentmere

    Guided Walk
    Two Hilltop Tarns and a Craggy Wood

    A scenic walk, climbing through Craggy Woods and out onto the fells to visit Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 24 July 2018

  • Monk Coniston

    Guided Walk
    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 July 2018

  • Steamer on Ullswater


    Ullswater's Knights and Tall Tales Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hartsop

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites including Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest water-powered mills in England (currently being refurbished).

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit - Afternoon

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 26 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 27 July 2018

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 28 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Dales and Place Fell

    Cruise to Howtown then walk back to Glenridding over the summit of Place Fell and Boredale Hause.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    One Tarn and Two Waters

    Up to Angle Tarn and then to Hayeswater, tucked under High Street. Finally, descend to idyllic Hartsop and Brothers Water. Returning through Patterdale valley.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Coppermines view

    Guided Walk
    Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Family cycle


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Visiting a Castle and a Tarn

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle and a tarn

    Location: Near Windermere

  • 01 August 2018

  • Steamer on Ullswater


    Ullswater's Lakes and Mountains Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    High Above Glencoyne

    Take the bus to Aira Force, then walk back over the fells to Glenridding

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Walla Crag - Afternoon

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • Brockhole hi five

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. A fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking. Suitable for age 7+.

    Location: Near Windermere

    Grade:

  • Family cycle


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Visiting a Castle and a Tarn

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle and a tarn

    Location: Near Windermere

  • 02 August 2018

  • Laal Ratty

    Guided Walk
    Steam to the Hills

    Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 03 August 2018

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 04 August 2018

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Discover the plants, wildlife and landscape of this coastal area. Includes short river crossings by volunteer ferry and by ford (bring old spare footwear) and return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    Unbelievable Ullswater!

    A circular walk up to the Cockpit between Barton Fell and Askham Fell, with a national park ranger, to discover what makes Ullswater special.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 05 August 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    Apologies, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature

    A circular walk up, over and around High Rigg in St John's-in-the-Vale, with panoramic views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 06 August 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    My First Fell - Bowness Family Walk

    Discover the joy of climbing a Lake District fell on this family walk to the summit of Brantfell. Spectacular views from the top!

    Location: Bowness

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 07 August 2018

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Catch the bus to Rosthwaite, then walk over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwent Water.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 August 2018

  • Steamer on Ullswater


    Ullswater's History and Heritage Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Brockhole hi five

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. A fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking. Suitable for age 7+.

    Location: Near Windermere

    Grade:

  • Guided bike rides in the Lake District


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Windermere with a Castle

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle

    Location: Near Windermere

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites including Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest water-powered mills in England (currently being refurbished).

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 09 August 2018

  • Brockhole hi five

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. A fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking. Suitable for age 7+.

    Location: Near Windermere

    Grade:

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Majestic Great Gable

    Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and the drama of Red Tarn. Reach the peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 10 August 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Yew Beauty!

    An short walk through beautiful National Trust owned Yewdale Woods, returning along the Cumbria Way to Coniston.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 11 August 2018

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Guided Walk
    Steamer, Dale and Fell

    Cruise to Howtown then walk over Beda Fell to view the ancient deer forest of Bannerdale. Return by Boredale Hause.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills. Map and compass provided. Adult women only.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate

    A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 12 August 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn Avoiding the Ridges

    Join us on this challenging walk to one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • Old Man of Coniston

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag

    Hike these iconic Lake district fells to bag two must-do Wainwright summits!

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Family cycle


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Visiting a Castle and a Tarn

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle and a tarn

    Location: Near Windermere

  • 13 August 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead

    Discover Wordsworth's Hawkshead and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead - Afternoon

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • 14 August 2018

  • Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    Unbelievable Ullswater!

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 15 August 2018

  • Steamer on Ullswater


    Ullswater's Wildlife Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Brockhole hi five

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. A fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking. Suitable for age 7+.

    Location: Near Windermere

    Grade:

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hartsop

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • Family cycle


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Visiting a Castle and a Tarn

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle and a tarn

    Location: Near Windermere

  • 16 August 2018

  • Greenburn valley

    Guided Walk
    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 17 August 2018

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 18 August 2018

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Discover the plants, wildlife and landscape of this coastal area. Includes short river crossings by volunteer ferry and by ford (bring old spare footwear) and return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

  • High Spy

    Guided Walk
    High Spy Ridge and Valleys

    A peaceful walk by River Derwent before ascending under High Spy for a ridge walk with panoramic views of the northern fells.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    One Tarn and Two Waters

    Up to Angle Tarn and then to Hayeswater, tucked under High Street. Finally, descend to idyllic Hartsop and Brothers Water. Returning through Patterdale valley.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Grasmere

    Discover Wordsworth's Grasmere and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Easy

    21 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    Walk to Grasmere on the hillside above Rydal Water visitng Rydal Caves. Returning along the coffin Route with a stop at Rydal Hall.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 22 July 2018

  • Kentmere

    Guided Walk
    Two Hilltop Tarns and a Craggy Wood

    A scenic walk, climbing through Craggy Woods and out onto the fells to visit Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 24 July 2018

  • Monk Coniston

    Guided Walk
    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit - Afternoon

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites including Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest water-powered mills in England (currently being refurbished).

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hartsop

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • 26 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 27 July 2018

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 28 July 2018

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Dales and Place Fell

    Cruise to Howtown then walk back to Glenridding over the summit of Place Fell and Boredale Hause.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 July 2018

  • Coppermines view

    Guided Walk
    Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    One Tarn and Two Waters

    Up to Angle Tarn and then to Hayeswater, tucked under High Street. Finally, descend to idyllic Hartsop and Brothers Water. Returning through Patterdale valley.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

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