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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    19 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 22 August 2019

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Cruise the lake walk back to Keswick. Lovely lakeshore views.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 24 August 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

  • 28 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

  • 31 August 2019

  • Gleneramackin

    Guided Walk
    Another Waynwright Day - Souther Fell

    A lovely walk beside the Glenderamackin, to Mousethwaite Col then the top of Souther Fell.

    Location: Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 05 September 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

  • 11 September 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

  • 17 September 2019

  • 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

  • 19 September 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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 stunning Borrowdale including Castle Crag and a cave.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 21 October 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Autumn Walk Above Derwent Water

    Stunning autumn colours on this easy, family walk through Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and the lake shore.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy plus

    19 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 22 August 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

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Cruise the lake walk back to Keswick. Lovely lakeshore views.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

  • 23 August 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

  • 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

  • 24 August 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 Grasmere

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

  • High Spy

    Guided Walk
    High Spy Ridge and Valleys

    A peaceful walk by River Derwent before ascending under High Spy for a ridge walk with panoramic views of the northern fells.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 25 August 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26 August 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

    22 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

    Cruise the lake walk back to Keswick. Lovely lakeshore views.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

  • 23 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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
    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

  • 24 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

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

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • High Spy

    Guided Walk
    High Spy Ridge and Valleys

    A peaceful walk by River Derwent before ascending under High Spy for a ridge walk with panoramic views of the northern fells.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: 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

  • 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 Grasmere

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Easy

  • 25 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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

  • 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

  • 27 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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

  • 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 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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

  • Family Ramble

    Guided Walk
    Brockhole Family Ramble

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

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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

  • Eskdale Mill

    Guided Walk
    Eskdale Family Wander

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

    Location: Boot

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 29 August 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick


  • 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Dales Way from Staveley to Windermere

    Stroll along quiet lanes from Staveley on this panoramic linear walk. Continue over farmland before finishing at Windermere. Return by bus.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 30 August 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

  • 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

  • 31 August 2019

  • Dow Crag and the Coniston Fells

    Guided Walk
    Another Waynwright Day - Dow Crag

    A fabulous walk to the summit of this iconic Lake District Fell.

    Location: Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Gleneramackin

    Guided Walk
    Another Waynwright Day - Souther Fell

    A lovely walk beside the Glenderamackin, to Mousethwaite Col then the top of Souther Fell.

    Location: Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • View of Great Gable and Green Gable

    Guided Walk
    Another Waynwright Day - Green Gable, Brandreth and Grey Knotts

    We will be summiting these three fantastic Wainwrights on one walk. We will set out as one group but will split up so that we have people on each summit at the same time at 1pm.

    Location: Langdales

    Grade: Hard

  • View from Lingmoor

    Guided Walk
    Another Waynwright Day - Lingmoor Fell

    An ascent of Lingmoor offering spectacular views of the Langdale and Coniston Fells.

    Location: Near Borrowdale

    Grade: Moderate

  • 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

  • 01 September 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn Avoiding the Ridges

    Join us on this challenging walk to one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • 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

  • 03 September 2019

  • 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

  • 05 September 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

  • 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

  • 06 September 2019

  • 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

  • 07 September 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

  • 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

  • 08 September 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

  • 11 September 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

  • 13 September 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

  • 14 September 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 15 September 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

  • 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 September 2019

  • 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

  • 19 September 2019

  • Himalayan Highlands exhibition


    Himalayan Highlands Exhibition

    Crafts, gifts and clothing from Nepal, sold in aid of a wide range of community projects in Nepal.

    Location: Keswick

  • 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 stunning Borrowdale including Castle Crag and a cave.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

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