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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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    19 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Scout Scar - a Natural Limestone Garden

    A circular walk over Scout Scar, looking at the wildlife and special plants that grow on the limestone.

    Location: Near Kendal

    Grade: Moderate

  • 20 June 2018

  • Brockhole gardens with summer 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.

  • 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

  • 22 June 2018

  • 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

  • 23 June 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

  • Tom Gill

    Guided Walk
    Hills, Gills and Falls

    Delightful walk over Tom Heights to Colwith Force and Holme Fell with views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    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
    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

  • 24 June 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

  • 25 June 2018

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

    A strenuous hike up The Band to Three Tarns and the Wainwright summit of mighty Bowfell.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 27 June 2018

  • Elterwater walks

    Guided Walk
    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in an outdoors context.

    Location: Keswick

  • 29 June 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

  • 30 June 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

  • 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

    19 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Scout Scar - a Natural Limestone Garden

    A circular walk over Scout Scar, looking at the wildlife and special plants that grow on the limestone.

    Location: Near Kendal

    Grade: Moderate

  • 20 June 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

  • Brockhole gardens with summer 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.

  • 22 June 2018

  • 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

  • 23 June 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

  • 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

  • Tom Gill

    Guided Walk
    Hills, Gills and Falls

    Delightful walk over Tom Heights to Colwith Force and Holme Fell with views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 24 June 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

  • 25 June 2018

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

    A strenuous hike up The Band to Three Tarns and the Wainwright summit of mighty Bowfell.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 27 June 2018


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in an outdoors context.

    Location: Keswick

  • Elterwater walks

    Guided Walk
    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 June 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

  • 30 June 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

  • 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

  • 01 July 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
    Blawith Beacon Trek

    A walk over Torver Common to the summit of the Beacon with panoramic views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 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

  • 04 July 2018

  • Brockhole gardens with summer 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 July 2018

  • 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

  • 07 July 2018

  • Red Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Catstycam by Red Tarn

    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: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 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

  • 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

  • 08 July 2018

  • 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

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 11 July 2018

  • Scafell Pike

    Guided Walk
    Scafell Pike - England's Highest Peak

    A magnificent walk to the summit of England's highest peak.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 12 July 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

  • 13 July 2018


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in an outdoors context.

    Location: Kendal

  • 14 July 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 15 July 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

  • Keswick

    Guided Walk
    Discover Keswick

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Cathedral Cave

    Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit.

    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

  • 16 July 2018

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Cruise the lake walk back to Keswick. Lovely lakeshore views.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

    20 June 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

  • 22 June 2018

  • 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

  • 23 June 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

  • Tom Gill

    Guided Walk
    Hills, Gills and Falls

    Delightful walk over Tom Heights to Colwith Force and Holme Fell with views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    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
    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

  • 24 June 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

  • 25 June 2018

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

    A strenuous hike up The Band to Three Tarns and the Wainwright summit of mighty Bowfell.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 27 June 2018

  • Elterwater walks

    Guided Walk
    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in an outdoors context.

    Location: Keswick

  • 29 June 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

  • 30 June 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

  • 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

  • 01 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Blawith Beacon Trek

    A walk over Torver Common to the summit of the Beacon with panoramic views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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