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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 September 2018

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 September 2018

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

    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
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites. This fascinating hike through history will bring the past back to life.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 23 September 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

  • Pikeawassa

    Guided Walk
    Pikeawassa and High Street

    Cruise to Howtown, then ascend Pikeawassa and Wether Hill, returning along the old Roman Road to Pooley Bridge.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Very hard

  • 24 September 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 25 September 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

  • 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

  • 26 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 27 September 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

  • 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

  • 28 September 2018

  • 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

    21 September 2018

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites. This fascinating hike through history will bring the past back to life.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • 23 September 2018

  • Pikeawassa

    Guided Walk
    Pikeawassa and High Street

    Cruise to Howtown, then ascend Pikeawassa and Wether Hill, returning along the old Roman Road to Pooley Bridge.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 24 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

  • 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

  • 25 September 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

  • 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

  • 26 September 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 27 September 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

  • 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

  • 28 September 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

  • 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

  • 29 September 2018

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    Over Glencoyne to Aira Force

    Walk from Glenridding to Aira force and catch the steamer back

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 30 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

  • 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

  • 03 October 2018

  • 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 October 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 07 October 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

  • 09 October 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

  • 11 October 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

  • 13 October 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

  • 14 October 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

  • 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

  • 17 October 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

  • 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.

  • 18 October 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

    21 September 2018

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Sorry, this walk has been cancelled

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 September 2018

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

    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
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites. This fascinating hike through history will bring the past back to life.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 23 September 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

  • Pikeawassa

    Guided Walk
    Pikeawassa and High Street

    Cruise to Howtown, then ascend Pikeawassa and Wether Hill, returning along the old Roman Road to Pooley Bridge.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Very hard

  • 24 September 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 25 September 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

  • 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

  • 26 September 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 27 September 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

  • 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

  • 28 September 2018

  • 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

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