Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Our page www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus has updates on our attractions and services affected by Coronavirus and how you can contact us.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

It is important that we follow government advice and stay at home. The Lake District National Park Authority car parks are now closed. They will remain only for use by our local communities, in populated areas for essential functions – such as attending GP appointments or for essential shopping.

A volunteer helping someone with a map on a woodland path

Navigation and map reading courses

Whatever kind of walking you do, having a basic understanding of how to use a map and a compass can give you a feeling of confidence when out on the fells, especially as weather can change very quickly in the Lake District! It can be easy to lose your way, even when following paths. Our basic navigation courses are run out in the fells, giving you a great introduction on learning how to navigate.

You can choose from our mixed group sessions, sessions for women only or family rambles to get your little ones excited about walking in the fells safely.

Map and compass course

Navigation Skills for Beginners

Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups. Map and compass provided.

Book a National Park Navigation Course

Navigation Courses for Women

Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups. Map and compass provided. Adult women only.

Family Rambles

Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. Fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking.

Meet our guided walk leaders

All our instructors are skilled and experienced volunteers who are passionate about helping you to enjoy walking in the fells safely.

Meet our volunteer walk leaders