Our volunteer guided walk leaders have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are only too happy to share that with you. Come rain or shine, very few walks are ever cancelled. Here's what people have said about them recently:
"Lovely, welcoming, knowledgeable, communicative guides."
"The guides are well-informed, I always come away knowing something new."
"Brilliantly led, excellent walk."
"Amazing guides…John and Bryan, in very good hands, loved it."
Let the leaders take the worry out of route-finding so you have more time to enjoy the walk – no map and compass necessary! All our leaders are trained in navigation and have years of experience walking the Lake District fells. They'll be happy to give you tips on safe walking if you ask them.
We can show you some of the lesser-known routes in our beautiful county. We carefully plan each route we offer to make sure you experience the best of lakeland. And we listen to your comments if we've not got it quite right. Feedback forms are offered on most walks or you can have your say here. You can also Tweet us or visit our Facebook page.
By donating on a guided walk you are directly helping to support conservation projects in the Lake District National Park. Many of our routes have been improved through projects such as Fix the Fells.
Guided walks are a fantastic way of meeting people and making new friends. Here's how two couples developed a great friendship after meeting on a guided walk. It's also a great way of spending quality time with friends or family.
We know walking is good for us. Why not try a walk that's a little more challenging? You'll have the support of the leaders who will talk through the route beforehand to make sure it's within your capability. They'll encourage you along the way too.
Learn about the amazing support we get from hundreds of people each year who give their time to care for the National Park and inspire people to return. Want to know more about volunteering?
Discover the wonderful Ullswater Valley at this year's Ullswater Outdoor Fest 23 September to 1 October 2017
12 September 2017
Wonderful walks from Windermere. Suitable for families.
07 August 2017
11 July 2017
30 June 2017
Ten great ideas for walks by water
23 June 2017
Early summer is a perfect time for walking in England’s largest National Park
23 June 2017
The Lake District is the perfect place for a springtime break. Here are five ideas for a wonderful spring walk
04 April 2017
Five great reasons to join a guided walk this year
30 January 2017
Walking is one of the most popular activities cited by visitors to the Lake District National Park. Our 'Discover, Explore, Inspire' programme of walks, navigation days and more is designed to help you make the most of this awe-inspiring destination
03 November 2016
Discover our special Wordsworth walks
29 June 2016
Discover the Ullswater Way
06 May 2016
18 March 2016
Our wonderful volunteer guides are ready and waiting to help you discover and explore the spectacular Lake District landscape. By boot, boat or bike, our events will take you to stunning vistas and secret places.
16 February 2016
Six superb walks to do in the North West of the Lake District. Joint Great British Walks with the National Trust.
10 September 2015
17 August 2015
Beatrix Potter based many of her tales on locations around Derwentwater in the Lake District. We offer several guided walks in the area.
28 July 2015
Blog post about Lake District's tarns. We feature Angle Tarn in Ullswater. Alfred Wainwright ranked it among the best in Lakeland.
01 May 2015
Top winter walking safety tips.
02 December 2014
Keswick's Mass Trespass
02 October 2014
Six great reasons to go on one of our Lake District guided walks, led by our fantastic team of volunteers.
29 August 2014
Seven great reasons to go on one of our Lake District guided walks, led by our fantastic team of volunteers.
11 July 2014
Volunteer walk leader Neil describes a walk up Catstycam
03 July 2014
Ambleside has long been a top tourist destination and a popular start point for a number of our favourite guided rambles.
26 June 2014