Activities, events and walks in the Lakes

There are lots of events and activities happening in the National Park celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. From fabulous family days out to high fell hikes. Events take place across the National Park so no matter where you are, you'll find something nearby.

Guided walks

You can book below or read our reviews on tripadvisor.

Make sure to check out our walking blog for some inspiration and visit our walking pages for more tips and ideas.

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    24 May 2019

  • Walla Crag

    Guided Walk
    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 May 2019

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 26 May 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater's Eastern Vistas

    Discover wonderful views from the summit of Arthur's Pike.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Old Man

    Hike this iconic Lake district fell to bag a must-do Wainwright summit.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Kids on bikes


    Guided Family Cycle Ride – a Castle and a Boat Ride

    Your adventure starts on the unique bike boat from Brockhole to Windermere’s western shore. You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to Wray Castle.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • 27 May 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater Overview

    Take the steamer to aira force then a walk to enjoy splendid views of Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 May 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • 30 May 2019

  • Laal Ratty

    Guided Walk
    Steam to the Hills

    Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 31 May 2019

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 June 2019

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

    A strenuous hike up The Band to Three Tarns and the Wainwright summit of mighty Bowfell.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 02 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Lakeshore, Falls and Fell

    A cruise and lakeshore walk before ascedning Place Fell.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Family cycle


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Visiting a Castle and a Tarn

    You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to secluded Blelham Tarn – an ideal picnic stop. On return there’s a visit to Wray Castle to explore the grounds before heading back to Brockhole.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • 04 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature

    A circular walk up, over and around High Rigg in St John's-in-the-Vale, with panoramic views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 05 June 2019

  • Elterwater walks

    Guided Walk
    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 08 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills. Map and compass provided. Adult women only.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 09 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn from Swirls

    Follow Helvellyn Gill up to the summit with its dramatic and wide-ranging views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • 10 June 2019

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale

    Climb out of Elterwater village onto Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike before an exciting descent to Blea Tarn and Little Langdale, returning to Elterwater.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 11 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate

    A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 13 June 2019

  • Scafell Pike

    Guided Walk
    Scafell Pike - England's Highest Peak

    A magnificent walk to the summit of England's highest peak.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 15 June 2019

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 16 June 2019

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    High Above Glencoyne

    Take the steamer to Aira Force, then walk back over the fells to Glenridding. Enjoy magnificent views on this lovely walk.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard


  • Guided Cycle Ride – Along the Hawkshead Trail

    You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to Hawkshead via Wray Castle. There will be a stop in historic Hawkshead with Beatrix Potter’s old haunts and lots of cafes. The return is along minor roads with views to the central fells.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Tom Gill

    Guided Walk
    Hills, Gills and Falls

    Delightful walk over Tom Heights to Colwith Force and Holme Fell with views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 17 June 2019

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coffins, Caves and Crags

    This guided walk takes in a lofty crag, three tarns, a cave and tales of old Lakeland.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

    24 May 2019

  • Walla Crag

    Guided Walk
    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 May 2019

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 26 May 2019

  • Kids on bikes


    Guided Family Cycle Ride – a Castle and a Boat Ride

    Your adventure starts on the unique bike boat from Brockhole to Windermere’s western shore. You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to Wray Castle.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Old Man

    Hike this iconic Lake district fell to bag a must-do Wainwright summit.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater's Eastern Vistas

    Discover wonderful views from the summit of Arthur's Pike.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • 27 May 2019

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater Overview

    Take the steamer to aira force then a walk to enjoy splendid views of Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 May 2019

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale Meander

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 30 May 2019

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • Laal Ratty

    Guided Walk
    Steam to the Hills

    Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 31 May 2019

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 June 2019

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

    A strenuous hike up The Band to Three Tarns and the Wainwright summit of mighty Bowfell.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

Shows and festivals in and around the National Park

Check out our Country shows and festivals page for details of events ranging from Marmalade Festivals to Crab Fairs!