These are 50 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, and the visually impaired. Use the interactive map below to explore the routes available or choose from the menu on the left.
Distances shown are in kilometres for a return trip unless otherwise stated. Path conditions can change and be damaged, or eroded, by rain and bad weather. We do our best to carry out repairs quickly, but occasionally a route is closed, or diverted, for essential repairs. Facilities such as toilets or bus timetables are subject to change.
Update 7 December 2021
Storm damage has left parts of some of our Miles Without Stiles routes blocked or dangerous. We're working through all our damaged routes to try and get them open as soon as we can. Please follow local signs and diversions.
As part of the celebrations for the Lake District National Park’s 70th birthday we have selected seven routes which we feel really show off the variety of landscapes and environments that the Lake District has to offer for all visitors, whilst encouraging people to explore those lesser known, yet equally beautiful, areas of the park. From Roman ruins to historic railway lines, hidden tarns to coastal villages, and plenty of lake shores in between, these seven routes are a must for anyone wanting to absorb what the Lake District really is.
The 7 routes are:
Our grading system: for 'all', 'many', or 'some', is based on gradients and surface conditions. The grades are a guide only, so please weigh up your route choice carefully.
Getting around for details on public transport. Please check with Traveline if the bus is wheelchair accessible.
Weatherline Lake District weather forecast - weather is changeable, no matter where you are. Be prepared. Wear appropriate footwear and consider taking waterproofs, food and a drink if you are tackling any of the longer routes.
TGA Mobility – a specialist provider of mobility scooters for off road terrain.
Please also let us have your comments on the routes, your feedback is invaluable.
Lake District National Park Authority
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Thanks to the many organisations who have helped us create these routes including:
Cumbria County Council, National Trust, Forestry Commission, Tourism and Conservation Partnership, Bassenthwaite Reflections, Environment Agency, Friends of the Lake District, United Utilities, Parish Councils and private landowners
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