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.

Browse our calendar of activities and things to do. Just click on event titles to find out more. Many are free or low-cost. 

Our guided walks and navigation days run from 2 April - 31 October 2019.

Dates, details and online booking for our  guided walks.

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    26 March 2019

  • Adult art and craft courses at Brockhole


    Creative Workshops for adults January - March

    An inspiring varied programme of creative workshops, including print-making, textiles, mosaics and more! Sessions are offered as 2-hour classes or 2 part short courses.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 27 March 2019

  • Adult art and craft courses at Brockhole


    Creative Workshops for adults January - March

    An inspiring varied programme of creative workshops, including print-making, textiles, mosaics and more! Sessions are offered as 2-hour classes or 2 part short courses.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 28 March 2019

  • Adult art and craft courses at Brockhole


    Creative Workshops for adults January - March

    An inspiring varied programme of creative workshops, including print-making, textiles, mosaics and more! Sessions are offered as 2-hour classes or 2 part short courses.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 29 March 2019

  • Adult art and craft courses at Brockhole


    Creative Workshops for adults January - March

    An inspiring varied programme of creative workshops, including print-making, textiles, mosaics and more! Sessions are offered as 2-hour classes or 2 part short courses.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 30 March 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 31 March 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 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

  • 01 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 02 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 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

  • 03 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 04 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 05 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 06 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Cathedral Cave

    Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 07 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • Coppermines view

    Guided Walk
    Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 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

  • 09 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 10 April 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

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

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit

    Walk along the old railway and paths through Brundholme Woods before a gradual ascent to Latrigg, for panoramic views. Popular walk! Sign in on arrival.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 11 April 2019

  • Holme Fell

    Guided Walk
    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell

    A delightful walk over Holme Fell with views over Yewdale and Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 12 April 2019

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Catch the bus to Rosthwaite, then walk over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwent Water.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 13 April 2019

  • 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead

    Discover Wordsworth's Hawkshead and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead - Afternoon

    Discover Wordsworth's Hawkshead and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • 15 April 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

  • 16 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Woods, Tarns and Gills

    Through Guards Wood to Boon Crag and by woods to Tarn Hows, returning down beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 18 April 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

  • 19 April 2019

  • Coppermines family

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 20 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Castlerigg

    Guided Walk
    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    A gradual ascent to ancient Castlerigg stone circle in its awe-inspiring setting. Panoramic views of the surrounding fells. One of Britain's earliest stone circles.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    A pleasant stroll along spectacular Coppermines Valley, in the steps of miners of yesteryear, to visit the remains of the copper ore processing mills.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 21 April 2019

  • Red Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Catstycam by Red Tarn

    Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and the drama of Red Tarn. Reach the peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Blawith Beacon Trek

    A walk over Torver Common to the summit of the Beacon with panoramic views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 April 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

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 23 April 2019

  • Greenburn valley

    Guided Walk
    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

    01 December 2018

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    The winter skills day courses, based in the Lake District National Park, are taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 12 January 2019

  • Adult art and craft courses at Brockhole


    Creative Workshops for adults January - March

    An inspiring varied programme of creative workshops, including print-making, textiles, mosaics and more! Sessions are offered as 2-hour classes or 2 part short courses.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 31 March 2019

  • 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

  • 02 April 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

  • 06 April 2019

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Family Walk - Cathedral Cave

    Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 07 April 2019

  • Coppermines view

    Guided Walk
    Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 April 2019

  • 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

  • 10 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Latrigg Summit

    Walk along the old railway and paths through Brundholme Woods before a gradual ascent to Latrigg, for panoramic views. Popular walk! Sign in on arrival.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 11 April 2019

  • Holme Fell

    Guided Walk
    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell

    A delightful walk over Holme Fell with views over Yewdale and Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 12 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Catch the bus to Rosthwaite, then walk over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwent Water.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 13 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead - Afternoon

    Discover Wordsworth's Hawkshead and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Hawkshead

    Discover Wordsworth's Hawkshead and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

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