Our guided walks led by local experts are carefully selected to show you the very best of our spectacular landscape. Here are five great reasons to join one of our inspiring walks this year.Book online
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Treat your mind and body to an outdoor workout while soaking up fabulous views. Walking is a great way to improve physical fitness and mental wellbeing.
We’ve routes to suit everyone from easy, leisurely strolls to high fell hikes. Many are bookable but you can just turn up on most walks.
Find your way with confidence on the fells. Your GPS might not always work so we always recommend that you know how to use a map and compass. Our special beginner sessions are designed to be fun and informal while you learn these essential skills.
Day sessions run from Grasmere (central lakes) and Ullswater (north east lakes) in stunning scenery.
Our women only courses are very popular and our Practise Your Skills days will allow you to test your new-found skills.
Our gentle Brockhole Family Rambles are short walks designed to introduce young people to route finding. Our leaders will show you how to use a map and compass as well as tips on what to take and wear on a walk. Walks run on Wednesdasy at 11am and 2pm throughout August.
Or join us on one our popular family strolls. Visit magnificent Cathedral Cave, as featured in the film Snow White and the Huntsman, or Wander in Wasdale – for many, people it’s Britain’s favourite view!
Experience magnificent Ullswater both on and off the water. Our friends at Ullswater Steamers are offering you a special half price fare on our joint walk and sail guided walks.
We're also introducing walks on the new Ullswater Way. Join our guides who will take you round the whole 20 mile route over two days:
July 29 and 30, August 12 and 13, September 23 and 24.
There’s so much more on offer so browse our events calendar and book your next adventure with us.
There's lots of information on our frequently asked questions page to help you make the most of your time with us.
All our guided walks and navigation days are led by volunteers who are passionate about the National Park.
All money raised on our activities, including donations, goes directly towards training and supporting our volunteer guides to help more people discover this spectacular landscape.
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29 June 2016
Discover the Ullswater Way
06 May 2016
18 March 2016
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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
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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
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26 June 2014