Activities, events and walks in the Lake District

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

Our guided walks run from March - October each year. The 2020 program will be ready to book online in February.

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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.

  • 01 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Eycott Hill

    Discover this nationally important upland nature reserve, its geology, rare habitats and fantastic plant and wildlife species. Amazing views with little height gain!

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 05 April 2020

  • 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

  • 09 April 2020

  • 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. Meet at 10.00 to catch the 10.25 train.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Rydal

    Walk from Dove Cottage, stop for tea at Rydal Hall. A joint walk with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 11 April 2020

  • 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

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Ride 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. Prompt start to catch the bus!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 13 April 2020

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls and to the site of Wordsworth's golden daffodils. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 15 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Rydal

    Walk from Dove Cottage, stop for tea at Rydal Hall. A joint walk with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 18 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time. Relive the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 19 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Fairfield Horseshoe

    A circular hike on one of Lakeland's most iconic horseshoe routes. Stunning views on a clear day.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 23 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwright summits 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

  • 25 April 2020

  • 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.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 03 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lowther Loop

    Discover this beautiful and tranquil walk in a less-visited area of the Lake District.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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. All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 04 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    Walk along Coppermines Valley and learn about the fascinating industrial history and archaeology of this beautiful part of Lakeland. Hear stories of the many men, women and children who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 06 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    High Dam Hike

    A fabulous walk away from the crowds with panoramic views.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Majestic Great Gable

    Ascend from Honister over Gillercombe and Green Gable and visit the summit war memorial and Westmorland cairn, for stunning views of Wasdale, returning by Moses Trod path.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 10 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Sticks Pass and Raise - a walk with John Muir Trust

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust, join us in this spectacular landscape and learn more about the important work they are doing in the area to help keep it special. Walking up to Sticks Pass and onto Raise we will look at different habitats and species, from juniper and heather to Britain’s smallest tree growing on the summit ridge.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 14 May 2020

  • 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 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Eycott Hill

    Discover this nationally important upland nature reserve, its geology, rare habitats and fantastic plant and wildlife species. Amazing views with little height gain!

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 17 May 2020

  • 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

  • 21 May 2020

  • Castlerigg

    Guided Walk
    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    From Keswick a gradual ascent to ancient Castlerigg stone circle in its awe-inspiring setting. Panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 25 May 2020

  • 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. Return via Goat's Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Very hard

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 26 May 2020

  • 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. Includes a Wainwright summit.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 28 May 2020

  • 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. Meet at 10.00 to catch the 10.25 train.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 May 2020

  • 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

  • 30 May 2020

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk to Blencathra's summit via Bannerdale Crags and Glenderamackin Coll. Return via Scales Fell. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 31 May 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Sticks Pass and Raise - a walk with John Muir Trust

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust, join us in this spectacular landscape and learn more about the important work they are doing in the area to help keep it special. Walking up to Sticks Pass and onto Raise we will look at different habitats and species, from juniper and heather to Britain’s smallest tree growing on the summit ridge.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 10 June 2020

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 11 June 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lord's Seat and Barf

    Take a walk through delightful Whinlatter Forest to Lord's Seat and Barf, for fabulous views of Bassenthwaite Lake.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 13 June 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    High Dam and Bobbin Mill

    A lovely walk to a local beauty spot. A visit to Stott Park Bobbin mill optional. Refreshments available to purchase.

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 14 June 2020

  • 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 2020

  • 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.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 19 June 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Grisedale Pike from Whinlatter

    Hike through the gorgeous Whinlatter Forest to the summit of this distinctive Wainwright Summit for stunning views.

    Grade: Hard

  • 21 June 2020

  • 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 Wainwright peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 27 June 2020

  • 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

  • 28 June 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Classic Catbells

    Climb this classic Lakeland fell for stunning views. Steep in places. Catch the Keswick Launch to Hawes End and return by boat from High Brandlehow.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 July 2020

  • 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, a Wainwright summit, for a breath-taking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 03 July 2020

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale

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

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 04 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Red Tarn and Catstycam - a walk with John Muir Trust

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust, join us in this spectacular landscape and learn more about the important work we’re doing in the area to help keep it special. Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn. Learn all about the special flora of this unique place. Includes a walk to the Wainwright peak of Catstycam.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 05 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    Walk along Coppermines Valley and learn about the fascinating industrial history and archaeology of this beautiful part of Lakeland. Hear stories of the many men, women and children who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 11 July 2020

  • 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

  • 12 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Kirkstone Descent

    Take the bus to Kirkstone Pass Inn. Descend into the valley passing a 'tragic' water and a little gem of 17th century lakeland inn.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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. Return along woodland paths by Hodge Close. All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 18 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Fairfield Horseshoe

    A circular hike on one of Lakeland's most iconic horseshoe routes. Stunning views on a clear day.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Eycott Hill

    Discover this nationally important upland nature reserve, its geology, rare habitats and fantastic plant and wildlife species. Amazing views with little height gain!

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 19 July 2020

  • 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. Descend by Birk Side returning by the forest path above Thirlmere. Includes one Wainwright.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • 21 July 2020

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Follow the estuary upstream to discover plants, wildlife and landscape of this stunning coastal area. Return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 23 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Miterdale to Eskdale

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale. Return by Blea Tarn. Stunning views along the route.

    Location: Eskdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 24 July 2020

  • Ullock Pike

    Guided Walk
    Ullock Pike under Skiddaw

    Bag four Wainwrights on this steep but stunning circular hike for panoramic views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite.

    Grade: Very hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Yew Beauty!

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

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 25 July 2020

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk to Blencathra's summit via Bannerdale Crags and Glenderamackin Coll. Return via Scales Fell. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • Coppermines view

    Guided Walk
    Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

    Walk through the fascinating Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 26 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Place Fell Panorama

    Hike to the panoramic viewpoint of Place Fell and then take the Ullswater Steamer back from Howtown.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Olympics: Five Rings Walk

    Follow in the footsteps, not of ancient Greeks, but of ancient Britons! Discover the archaeology of Torver High Common on this Olympic themed walk.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 27 July 2020

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Walk around Loughrigg Fell on shore paths and low fells from the Grasmere valley to the Langdale valley.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 July 2020

  • Roman Fort

    Guided Walk
    Romans and Tall Trees

    Stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning uphill through Skelghyll Wood. Includes a short, steep ascent. Includes a visit to a Tall Tree Trail.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 29 July 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    High Dam Hike

    A fabulous walk away from the crowds with panoramic views.

    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 over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time. Relive the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 August 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Buttermere Trio

    An unmissable high fell ridge walk to the Wainwright summits of High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike. Fabulous views will reward you on this challenging hike.

    Location: Buttermere

    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

  • 04 August 2020

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Ride 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. Prompt start to catch the bus!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 05 August 2020

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale. Return includes a visit to Angle Tarn Crags.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 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

  • 06 August 2020

  • Loughrigg Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Mere, Tarn and Water

    Walk around Loughrigg Fell on shore paths and low fells from the Grasmere valley to the Langdale valley.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 07 August 2020

  • 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

    Enjoy an uphill walk along this historic route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 08 August 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lowther Loop

    Discover this beautiful and tranquil walk in a less-visited area of the Lake District.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 09 August 2020

  • 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. Return via Goat's Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Very hard

  • 10 August 2020

  • 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! All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Bowness

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 15 August 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater Overview

    Take the steamer to Aira Force to view the waterfall before enjoying splendid views of Ullswater from Gowbarrow on the return to Pooley Bridge.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • 17 August 2020

  • Esk Estuary

    Guided Walk
    Esk Estuary Escapade

    Follow the estuary upstream to discover plants, wildlife and landscape of this stunning coastal area. Return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 19 August 2020

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

    easy walks
  • 21 August 2020

  • 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. Return via Goat's Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Very hard

  • 22 August 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time. Relive the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 23 August 2020

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk to Blencathra's summit via Bannerdale Crags and Glenderamackin Coll. Return via Scales Fell. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 26 August 2020

  • 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

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites including Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest water-powered mills in England. Entrance to mill not included. All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 28 August 2020

  • 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. Includes two Wainwrights.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 August 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Kirkstone Descent

    Take the bus to Kirkstone Pass Inn. Descend into the valley passing a 'tragic' water and a little gem of 17th century lakeland inn.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag

    Hike these iconic Lake District fells to bag two must-do Wainwright summits!

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Very hard

  • 30 August 2020

  • 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. All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Wasdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 31 August 2020

  • 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. Descend by Birk Side returning by the forest path above Thirlmere. Includes one Wainwright.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • 04 September 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Elterwater's Slate Heritage

    This gentle walk leaves Elterwater Common towards Chapel Stile, then into a working slate quarry. Returning on quiet byways through native woodland.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Easy

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  • 05 September 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lowther Loop

    Discover this beautiful and tranquil walk in a less-visited area of the Lake District.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 06 September 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Red Tarn and Catstycam - a walk with John Muir Trust

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust, join us in this spectacular landscape and learn more about the important work we’re doing in the area to help keep it special. Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn. Learn all about the special flora of this unique place. Includes a walk to the Wainwright peak of Catstycam.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 07 September 2020

  • Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale

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

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Hard

  • 09 September 2020

  • 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, a Wainwright summit, for a breath-taking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 12 September 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Eycott Hill

    Discover this nationally important upland nature reserve, its geology, rare habitats and fantastic plant and wildlife species. Amazing views with little height gain!

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 15 September 2020

  • Castlerigg

    Guided Walk
    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    From Keswick a gradual ascent to ancient Castlerigg stone circle in its awe-inspiring setting. Panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 16 September 2020

  • Silver How

    Guided Walk
    Silver How and Easedale Tarn

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 20 September 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave

    Circular walk from Seatoller through the stunning Borrowdale valley to Castle Crag and Millican Dalton's cave. Includes a Wainwright summit. Route not suitable for large dogs. Prompt start as we catch the bus.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    One Tarn and Two Waters

    Up to Angle Tarn and then to Hayeswater, tucked under High Street. Finally, descend to idyllic Hartsop and Brothers Water. Returning through Patterdale valley. Includes two Wainwrights (optional visit).

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 21 September 2020

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 03 October 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lowther Loop

    Discover this beautiful and tranquil walk in a less-visited area of the Lake District.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 10 October 2020

  • 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. Includes two Wainwrights.

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 14 October 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Kentmere - a Valley with a Past

    Enjoy a scenic circular walk in the Kentmere valley and learn about its fascinating history.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 October 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Lord's Seat and Barf

    Take a walk through delightful Whinlatter Forest to Lord's Seat and Barf, for fabulous views of Bassenthwaite Lake.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 24 October 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Copper Mills and Miners

    Walk along Coppermines Valley and learn about the fascinating industrial history and archaeology of this beautiful part of Lakeland. Hear stories of the many men, women and children who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 25 October 2020

  • 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

  • 27 October 2020

  • 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, a Wainwright summit, by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 October 2020

  • 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

  • 29 October 2020

  • 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

  • 31 October 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Woods, Tarns and Gills

    Ascend beautiful Tom Gill to Tarn Hows. Walk around the tarn to visit the Scott Memorial. Return via Hill Fell and Monk Coniston estate.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 December 2019

  • Felltop Assessors climbing Helvellyn


    Winter Skills Courses

    Location: Glenridding and Helvellyn

  • 01 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Eycott Hill

    Discover this nationally important upland nature reserve, its geology, rare habitats and fantastic plant and wildlife species. Amazing views with little height gain!

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 05 April 2020

  • 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

  • 09 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Rydal

    Walk from Dove Cottage, stop for tea at Rydal Hall. A joint walk with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 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. Meet at 10.00 to catch the 10.25 train.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 11 April 2020

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Hill Walkers

    Head outdoors in the Lake District to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups. Map and compass provided. Adults only. Booking essential

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Watendlath

    Guided Walk
    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath

    Ride 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. Prompt start to catch the bus!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 13 April 2020

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls and to the site of Wordsworth's golden daffodils. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 15 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Wordsworth's Rydal

    Walk from Dove Cottage, stop for tea at Rydal Hall. A joint walk with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

    Grade: Easy plus

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  • 18 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time. Relive the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 19 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Fairfield Horseshoe

    A circular hike on one of Lakeland's most iconic horseshoe routes. Stunning views on a clear day.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 23 April 2020

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

    Guided Walk
    Glorious Green Gable

    Three Wainwright summits 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

  • 25 April 2020

  • 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.

    Grade: Moderate

  • 03 May 2020

  • 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. All welcome, not just families.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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