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

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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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    18 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 19 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwrights in a row. A steep climb to Grey Knotts, then on to Brandreth and Green Gable's summit, returning by Moses Trod.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 20 July 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

  • 21 July 2019

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 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

  • 23 July 2019

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Follow the estuary upstream to discover plants, wildlife and landscape of this stunning coastal area.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 24 July 2019

  • Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    Unbelievable Ullswater!

    A circular walk up to the Cockpit between Barton Fell and Askham Fell to discover what makes Ullswater special.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites.

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 25 July 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

  • 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

  • 26 July 2019

  • 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
    Yew Beauty!

    An short walk through beautiful National Trust owned Yewdale Woods, returning along the Cumbria Way to Coniston.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 27 July 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

  • 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

  • 28 July 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

  • Wasdale

    Guided Walk
    Family Wasdale Wander

    Discover the wonders of this iconic landscape, on this family walk. Acclaimed by many to be Britain's best view.

    Location: Wasdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 29 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    My First Fell - Bowness Family Walk

    Discover the joy of climbing a Lake District fell on this family walk to the summit of Brantfell. Spectacular views from the top!

    Location: Bowness

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 31 July 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

  • 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

  • 01 August 2019


  • 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

  • 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

  • 02 August 2019

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 03 August 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

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Monk Coniston

    Guided Walk
    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 04 August 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
    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

  • 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

  • 05 August 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

  • 06 August 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

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Follow the estuary upstream to discover plants, wildlife and landscape of this stunning coastal area.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 07 August 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

  • Family Ramble

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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

  • 08 August 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Majestic Great Gable

    Hike this iconic fell for stunning views of Wasdale.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very 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

  • 09 August 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Grasmere

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Easy

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

    Guided Walk
    Yew Beauty!

    An short walk through beautiful National Trust owned Yewdale Woods, returning along the Cumbria Way to Coniston.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 10 August 2019

  • 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Historic Hawkshead

    A leisurely walk with spectacular views through the fields around Hawkshead, learning about its fascinating history.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Easy

  • Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    Unbelievable Ullswater!

    A circular walk up to the Cockpit between Barton Fell and Askham Fell to discover what makes Ullswater special.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 11 August 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12 August 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 13 August 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

    18 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 19 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwrights in a row. A steep climb to Grey Knotts, then on to Brandreth and Green Gable's summit, returning by Moses Trod.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 20 July 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

  • 21 July 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
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 23 July 2019

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Follow the estuary upstream to discover plants, wildlife and landscape of this stunning coastal area.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 24 July 2019

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites.

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    Unbelievable Ullswater!

    A circular walk up to the Cockpit between Barton Fell and Askham Fell to discover what makes Ullswater special.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • 25 July 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26 July 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Yew Beauty!

    An short walk through beautiful National Trust owned Yewdale Woods, returning along the Cumbria Way to Coniston.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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

  • 27 July 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

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