Ambleside has long been a top tourist destination and a popular start point for a number of our favourite guided rambles. To tempt you we've a selection here but there's plenty more to choose from.
Remember to check details before joining us - on our events calendar or in our Events Guide, which you can pick up in one of our information centres. You'll have to join the walks if you want to know the exact routes!
The five hour plus guided walk takes in a lofty crag, three lakes, and Rydal cave (enter at your own risk!) Hear tales of old Lakeland and discover tranquil Lily Tarn.
Did you know? The Coffin road or route, which forms part of this walk, was so-called as it was the final journey made by the deceased folk of Rydal to their final resting place in Grasmere churchyard.
Just a few hours to spare? This lovely morning stroll winds through the narrow lanes of old Ambleside into the Scandale valley to an old packhorse bridge. Return is by the popular Fairfield Horseshoe path.
Did you know? Tiny 17th century Bridge House over Stock Beck in Ambleside was once an apple store for Ambleside Hall and even housed a family of eight!
Make a day of it and join the afternoon walk too. Includes a short, steep climb but you'll get a spectacular view of Lake Windermere and Great Langdale on a clear day.
Did you know? There used to be a nine hole golf course on Loughrigg Fell. It disappeared in the late 1950s. The old clubhouse still survives as a private house.
Crags, Farms and Woods is one of our popular, easier linear walks starting from Waterhead car park and finishing at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window). Our guides will take you through Skelghyll Wood to Jenkin's Crag. You can return to Waterhead under your own steam, by boot, bus or boat.
Did you know? Some of Cumbria's tallest trees can be found in these woods on The Champion Tree Trail.
Bag a Wainwright! This hard walk takes you along quiet back lanes to the pretty village of Troutbeck, followed by a steep climb up to Wansfell, before returning to Brockhole. It's a good six hour walk with stunning views of Windermere to reward walkers when they 'top out' on this well-known Wainwright.
Did you know? Wansfell has two 'summits.' The true and higher top is known as Baystones (487m).
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