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.
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 about the area. Pick from short, scenic picnic strolls to full days through spectacular landscape. And they're usually free!
We run map-reading skills days to improve your navigation skills. We also run Children's Pathfinder sessions for 8 - 11 year olds, hunting for treasure using maps.
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.
Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window) on the shores of Windermere offers a great starting point, from just under a mile to longer routes.
Need inspiration? There are plenty of ideas in Adventures for children.
Check out our Checklist for walkers page for a handy guide of what to take.
There are hundreds of walking books and guides available. Why not pop into one of our Information Centres and have a browse?
Plus we will receive at least 5 per cent of your order, to go towards keeping this spectacular corner of England special.
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.
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
Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.