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. Also you might wish to take a look at our Rights of Way Temporary Closures to check your route is open.

Walking routes

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

Walks blog

For top walking tips and route recommendations from our fabulous volunteer walk leaders, check out our walks blog.

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

Win the ultimate Lake District break!

Heart of the Lakes competition

Fancy a luxury cottage break for four with spa vouchers, a day out at Coniston Boating Centre and a delicious afternoon tea at Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre?

Enter the Lake District National Park/Heart of the Lakes competition (opens in new window). Competition closes 31 August 2014.