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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. 

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    19 August 2018

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Greenside and Keppel Cove

    A tour above ground of the extensive remains of Greenside mining activities, set amongst stunning mountain scenery.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 20 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hawkshead

    A leisurely walk with spectacular views through the fields around Hawkshead, learning about its fascinating history.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

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

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit

    Walk along the old railway and paths through Brundholme Woods before a gradual ascent to Latrigg, for panoramic views. Popular walk! Sign in on arrival.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 21 August 2018

  • 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

  • 22 August 2018

  • 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

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Apologies, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 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:

  • 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: Very Hard

  • 23 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

  • 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

  • 24 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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 August 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

  • 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

    19 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Greenside and Keppel Cove

    A tour above ground of the extensive remains of Greenside mining activities, set amongst stunning mountain scenery.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 20 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit

    Walk along the old railway and paths through Brundholme Woods before a gradual ascent to Latrigg, for panoramic views. Popular walk! Sign in on arrival.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hawkshead

    A leisurely walk with spectacular views through the fields around Hawkshead, learning about its fascinating history.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • 21 August 2018

  • 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

  • 22 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:

  • 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: Very Hard

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Apologies, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

  • 23 August 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 24 August 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 25 August 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

  • 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

  • 26 August 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

  • Wasdale

    Guided Walk
    Family Wasdale Wander

    Discover the wonders of this iconic landscape, on this family walk. Acclaimed by many to be Britain's best view.

    Location: Wasdale

    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

  • 27 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn from Swirls

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 28 August 2018

  • Holme Fell

    Guided Walk
    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell

    A delightful walk over Holme Fell with views over Yewdale and Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30 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

  • 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

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

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • 31 August 2018

  • Castlerigg

    Guided Walk
    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    A gradual ascent to ancient Castlerigg stone circle in its awe-inspiring setting. Panoramic views of the surrounding fells. One of Britain's earliest stone circles.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 01 September 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

  • 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

  • 02 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Greenside and Keppel Cove

    A tour above ground of the extensive remains of Greenside mining activities, set amongst stunning mountain scenery.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: 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

  • 03 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    A gentle walk along quiet lanes to Troutbeck, followed by a steep climb up to Wansfell, before returning to Brockhole.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 05 September 2018

  • 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

  • Family in an autumn garden


    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.

  • 06 September 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

  • 07 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Coffins, Caves and Crags

    This guided walk takes in a lofty crag, three tarns, a cave and tales of old Lakeland.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 September 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

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation - Practise Your Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to refresh and extend your map and compass skills.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • 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

  • 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

  • 09 September 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

  • 11 September 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

  • 12 September 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

  • 14 September 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

  • 15 September 2018

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16 September 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

  • 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

    19 August 2018

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Greenside and Keppel Cove

    A tour above ground of the extensive remains of Greenside mining activities, set amongst stunning mountain scenery.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 20 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hawkshead

    A leisurely walk with spectacular views through the fields around Hawkshead, learning about its fascinating history.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

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

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit

    Walk along the old railway and paths through Brundholme Woods before a gradual ascent to Latrigg, for panoramic views. Popular walk! Sign in on arrival.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 21 August 2018

  • 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

  • 22 August 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: Very Hard

  • 23 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

  • 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

  • 24 August 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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 August 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

  • 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

  • 26 August 2018

  • Wasdale

    Guided Walk
    Family Wasdale Wander

    Discover the wonders of this iconic landscape, on this family walk. Acclaimed by many to be Britain's best view.

    Location: Wasdale

    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

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