Biking in Coniston

Active Travel

Active travel refers to using your own body power to get around. This includes walking, cycling, scooting, and wheelchair use. It is about making everyday journeys in a way that gets you physically active.

Active travel is usually used for short trips, such as walking to the shops, cycling to work, or scooting to the park. Many of the journeys we make by car are under 5 miles, so there is a real opportunity to swap the car for a more active option.

Choosing active travel offers a range of advantages:

  • Improved health and well-being
  • Reduced air pollution
  • Safer and more pleasant streets
  • Less traffic congestion

The Lake District National Park Authority has secured £100,000 from Active Travel England. Read more about Active Travel funding. This funding will allow us to work with local communities to develop a plan for future active travel improvements. We are working closely with the active travel teams from Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council along with other key stakeholders on this project.

  • MWS 40

  • Cyclists by lakeshore copyright Charlie Hedley

    Cyclists by lakeshore

  • Walkers along West Windermere Way

  • Bikes

Share your thoughts...

We're excited to announce our new online mapping platform that empowers you to directly contribute to active travel improvements in the Lake District!

We want to hear from residents and communities. There's no need to sign up, simply drop a pin and tell us about:

  • New active travel routes you would like to see developed.
  • Existing active travel routes that need improvements.

The information you provide will be invaluable in the prioritisation of future active travel projects when funding becomes available. While we can't guarantee every suggestion will be implemented, your input is crucial in shaping how we improve and maintain trails and footpaths across the Lake District.

Share your ideas using the interactive map and help us create an even better active travel experience for everyone in the Lake District!

Please submit your active travel routes by the 15th September 2024.

You may also be interested in one of our current live projects, the K2T linking routes. Please visit our webpage to find out more and complete our survey.

Please visit the right of way webpage to report a problem on rights of way.

Previously summitted active travel proposals: