Martindale from Hallin Fell

Spring walks in the Lake District

18 March 2016

March and April are perfect months for discovering and exploring the Lake District. Spring flowers, sparkling tarns and magical scenery make this a must-do destination for the discerning visitor.

Daffodils in the Lake DistrictExperience Lakeland's splendour and see why we are bidding for World Heritage status for our stunning cultural landscape. Whether you’re after a gentle ramble, an airy high fell hike or a gentle bike ride on quiet country lanes, our volunteer leaders are waiting to share their passion for the Lakes. And to show you the unique special qualities that make this a world class bucket list travel stop.

Here's just a small selection of what's on offer, whether you're a family group or a single traveller. We've activities for all ages and abilities too.


Families love our popular walk to Cathedral Cave where you can follow the tunnel to a Hollywood film set. Can you name the 2012 film in which it was featured?

Learn about Britain’s much-loved poet, William Wordsworth, on our leisurely In the Footsteps of Wordsworth 

We've teamed up with Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum to celebrate the life of this fascinating man.

The Lake District has a rich archaeological and industrial history. Journey back to the past on our new Miterdale Meander and visit ancient stone circles and old mine workings.


Feeling adventurous? Our volunteer leaders will show you some of our most iconic Lakeland fells. 

We love Avoiding the Old Man and the beautiful  Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag


Be inspired by tumbling waterfalls, cool pools and tranquil tarns. Refresh your senses with a riverside or lakeside walk. Here’s our pick for spring:

Hills, Gills and Falls Visit Colwith Force waterfall on this wonderful woodland walk.

Dales and Place Fell A cruise on an Ullswater steamer is a must-do activity. We traverse the lake for a bracing walk to the summit of Place Fell.

Group of walkers on LingmoorTake advantage of a special half price boat fare from the great folks at Ullswater Steamers You'll see some superb views from the top of this 657m high Wainwright

Little Langdale – Fells and Tarns A superb trek to the summit 

of Lingmoor for a classic view of the Langdale Pikes.

Many more walks in 2016!

We’ve so much more to offer so check out all our activities on our events calendar See you out and about!

Author: Belinda Turnbull

Volunteer Led Activity Coordinator
Lake District National Park

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