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.
We're already busy planning next year's activities so you can start planning your dream trip to the Lakes. Here’s how we can help you create a memorable trip you’ll never forget.
More than seventy inspiring volunteers lead Lake District walks. Come and meet our local heroes (and some from further away!) and discover why they are so passionate about the Park.
Their experience of the Lakes is amazing and each has their own stories and anecdotes to share with you. John (pictured right) leads the team of leaders in the southwest of the Park. He not only leads walks but volunteers for the National Park in a range of roles.
In 2013, we awarded John the prestigious Bryan Stilling National Park award for his outstanding contributions.
The Lake District National Park is the perfect place to experience a sense of freedom and well-being. And walking is a great way to get your fitness up.
We attract around 3,000 people a year on our activities, so you don't have to go it alone. Our walks vary in duration from two hours to full day hikes so you can choose your own personal challenge. Join us in 2017 and walk your way to good health.
We aim to cater for all ages and abilities. Our Mini Trekkers nature activity walk is designed to introduce children from ages three to eight to safe walking in the countryside. Our walks include:
Activities run during the week and most weekends. We also offer tailored walks for groups.
We’re bidding for World Heritage status in 2017.
If we’re successful we’ll join an elite list of World Heritage sites – from Egypt’s pyramids and the Taj Mahal to Hadrian’s Wall.
We’ll find out in July so fingers crossed! All our walks are designed to showcase the evolving masterpiece that is the Lake District.
Our leaders want to share that story with you so come along and celebrate the identity, inspiration and conservation of this spectacular cultural landscape.
Have you backed the bid? Join more than 8,000 people who have!
All income raised on our activities goes back into looking after the National Park.
Your investment now will help secure the future of this spectacular landscape for generations to come. Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you in 2017.
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