Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

See lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus for latest coronavirus rules across the National Park and our services.

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Walkers on Wansfell overlooking Windermere copyright LDNPA

Walking and hiking around Windermere

There's a great variety of walks, from low-level lakeside ambles to felltop hikes where you feel on the roof of the world! Browse through some ideas here:

Short walks

The Greenwood Trails

A collection of walks in Rusland, an area that stretches between Winderemere and Coniston Water to the south of Grizedale forest. 

Longer routes

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Waterfront at Bowness Bay

We can help you with booking accommodation, tickets or attractions. See us on the south side of Bowness Bay, home to Bowness Information Centre.