Walkers on Loughrigg fell overlooking Windermere copyright John Morrison
Walkers on Loughrigg fell overlooking Windermere

Walking

The Lake District National Park has walks for every ability from ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling - climbing over rocks without a rope.

Follow the leader

Why not follow one of our volunteers on a guided walk? You don't need to worry about navigation and can learn from a knowledgeable local. Pick from short, scenic picnic strolls to full days through spectacular landscape. And they're usually free!

Either browse the Events and guided walks calendar. Or use the events and guided walks search to find your ideal event.

Brush up your skills

Don't get lost, get confident! Learn how to use a map and compass and improve your walking experience:

Routes for all

If you find walking a challenge or your party includes a wheelchair or buggy, our Miles Without Stiles routes offer laidback routes through the countryside. You don't have to head onto the high fells to enjoy some fantastic views.

Heading to the hills

Check out our Checklist for walkers page for a handy guide of what to take.

Walking routes

There are hundreds of walking books and guides available. Why not pop into one of our Information Centres and have a browse?

Walking routes

Specific routes

Tread softly

Please avoid walking to the sides of paths or taking shortcuts. Trampled verges and shortcuts collapse and water can stream down them, widening paths into broad ugly scars. Remember, your boots are just one pair among millions on Lake District paths each year.

You can help fragile, eroded paths at Fix the Fells (opens in new window) by donating online.

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!

Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here

Want even more visitor information?

Cumbria Tourism logo - click to go to their website in a new window

Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.