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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    28 June 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

  • 29 June 2019

  • Catstycam - John Muir Trust

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

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust. Walk up Mires Beck, see views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn.

    Location: Glendridding

    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

  • 30 June 2019

  • 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.

    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

  • 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

  • 01 July 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

  • 04 July 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

  • 05 July 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

  • 06 July 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

  • 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

  • 07 July 2019

  • Catstycam - John Muir Trust

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

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust. Walk up Mires Beck, see views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn.

    Location: Glendridding

    Grade: Hard

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10 July 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

  • 12 July 2019

  • Bowfell

    Guided Walk
    Bowfell Circular

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

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • 13 July 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 learn basic navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 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

  • 14 July 2019

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    High Above Glencoyne

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard


  • Guided Cycle Ride – Along the Hawkshead Trail

    You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to Hawkshead via Wray Castle. There will be a stop in historic Hawkshead with Beatrix Potter’s old haunts and lots of cafes. The return is along minor roads with views to the central fells.Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • 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

  • 15 July 2019

  • Derwent Water

    Guided Walk
    Delightful Derwent Water

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

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Easy

  • 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

    28 June 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

  • 29 June 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

  • Catstycam - John Muir Trust

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

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust. Walk up Mires Beck, see views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn.

    Location: Glendridding

    Grade: Hard

  • 30 June 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
    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

  • 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.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 01 July 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

  • 04 July 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

  • 05 July 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

  • 06 July 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

  • 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

  • 07 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
    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

  • Catstycam - John Muir Trust

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

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust. Walk up Mires Beck, see views of Ullswater and experience the drama of Red Tarn.

    Location: Glendridding

    Grade: Hard

  • 10 July 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

Shows and festivals in and around the National Park

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