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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    21 April 2019

  • Red Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Catstycam by Red Tarn

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Blawith Beacon Trek

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

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 22 April 2019

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

    Guided Walk
    Ullswater's Eastern Vistas

    Discover wonderful views from the summit of Arthur's Pike.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Old Man

    Hike this iconic Lake district fell to bag a must-do Wainwright summit.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Hard

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 23 April 2019

  • Greenburn valley

    Guided Walk
    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 25 April 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

  • 26 April 2019

  • 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

  • 27 April 2019

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 April 2019

  • 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

  • 01 May 2019

  • 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

  • 04 May 2019

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    A lovely cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 05 May 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 06 May 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

  • 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

  • 08 May 2019

  • 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.

    Location: Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 09 May 2019

  • Kentmere

    Guided Walk
    Two Hilltop Tarns and a Craggy Wood

    A scenic walk, climbing through Craggy Woods and out onto the fells to visit Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 11 May 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

  • 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

  • Bluebells

    Guided Walk
    Secret Valley of the Bluebells

    This short and easy linear route to the east of Buttermere turns into the secret Rannerdale valley. If timed right a carpet of brilliant blue will delight your senses.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 12 May 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

  • 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

  • 18 May 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

  • 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

  • 19 May 2019

  • Catstycam - John Muir Trust

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn - a walk with John Muir Trust

    In partnership with the John Muir Trust. Join us on this challenging walk to one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District.

    Location: Glendridding

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

    21 April 2019

  • 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

  • Red Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Catstycam by Red Tarn

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 22 April 2019

  • Daffodils Ullswater

    Guided Walk
    A Host of Daffodils

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 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
    Ullswater's Eastern Vistas

    Discover wonderful views from the summit of Arthur's Pike.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Hard

  • 23 April 2019

  • Greenburn valley

    Guided Walk
    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag

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

    Location: Grasmere

    Grade: Hard

  • 25 April 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

  • 26 April 2019

  • 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

  • 27 April 2019

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 April 2019

  • 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

  • 01 May 2019

  • 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

  • 04 May 2019

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    A lovely cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 05 May 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

  • 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
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

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