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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.

Read our walks blog posts for more inspiring ideas and visit our walking pages for more tips and ideas.

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    20 April 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Elterwater's Slate Heritage

    This gentle walk leaves Elterwater Common towards Chapel Stile, then into a working slate quarry. Returning on quiet byways through native woodland.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Easy

  • 21 April 2018

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 24 April 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    This walk has been cancelled

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 26 April 2018

  • Green Gable

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwrights in a row. A steep climb to Grey Knotts, then on to Brandreth and Green Gable's summit, returning by Moses Trod.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 27 April 2018

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 April 2018

  • 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

  • 02 May 2018

  • Brockhole gardens with spring flowers


    Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into it's history, plants and seasonal highlights.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

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

    Guided Walk
    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave

    Circular walk from Seatoller through stunning Borrowdale including Castle Crag and a cave.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 05 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Dales Way from Staveley to Windermere

    Stroll along quiet lanes from Staveley on this panoramic linear walk. Continue over farmland before finishing at Windermere. Return by bus.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 06 May 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

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    A pleasant stroll along spectacular Coppermines Valley, following in the steps of miners from bygone days

    Location: Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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

  • 07 May 2018

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Walla Crag

    Guided Walk
    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge

    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

    20 April 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Elterwater's Slate Heritage

    This gentle walk leaves Elterwater Common towards Chapel Stile, then into a working slate quarry. Returning on quiet byways through native woodland.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Easy

  • 21 April 2018

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 24 April 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    This walk has been cancelled

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 26 April 2018

  • Green Gable

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwrights in a row. A steep climb to Grey Knotts, then on to Brandreth and Green Gable's summit, returning by Moses Trod.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 27 April 2018

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 April 2018

  • 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

  • 02 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave

    Circular walk from Seatoller through stunning Borrowdale including Castle Crag and a cave.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • Brockhole gardens with spring flowers


    Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into it's history, plants and seasonal highlights.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 05 May 2018

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Dales Way from Staveley to Windermere

    Stroll along quiet lanes from Staveley on this panoramic linear walk. Continue over farmland before finishing at Windermere. Return by bus.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 06 May 2018

  • 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

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    A pleasant stroll along spectacular Coppermines Valley, following in the steps of miners from bygone days

    Location: Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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

  • 07 May 2018

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Walla Crag

    Guided Walk
    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge

    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

  • 10 May 2018

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • 12 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn from Swirls

    Follow Helvellyn Gill up to the summit with its dramatic and wide-ranging views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Bluebells

    Guided Walk
    Secret Valley of the Bluebells

    This short and easy linear route to the east of Buttermere turns into the secret Rannerdale valley. If timed right a carpet of brilliant blue will delight your senses.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 13 May 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

  • 15 May 2018

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale

    Climb out of Elterwater village onto Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike before an exciting descent to Blea Tarn and Little Langdale, returning to Elterwater.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 16 May 2018

  • Brockhole gardens with spring flowers


    Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into it's history, plants and seasonal highlights.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 17 May 2018

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Walk around Loughrigg Fell on shore paths and low fells from the Grasmere valley to the Langdale valley.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

Shows and festivals in and around the National Park

Check out our Country shows and festivals page for details of events ranging from Marmalade Festivals to Crab Fairs!