There are a total of 28 outstanding circular walks in the lake district national park from 3 to 10 miles with easytofollow route descriptions, clear ordnance survey route maps, gps waypoints, where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route. Walks in the lake district the old man of coniston. Day walks in the lake district vertebrate publishing. Waterhead is the only town house hotel in the lake district offering stylish boutique accommodation on the shore of lake windermere. Its a fairly easy stroll around the lake, through gorgeous grassy moors and lovely views of lakeland fells. Tour of the lake district cicerone guide jim reid on.
Easy circular lake district fell walks for beginners low. Terry marsh walking in the lake district is a pastime that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, fitness and interests. Covering walks through the whole of the lake district both popular and little know scenic routes including windermere and braithwaite. Day walks in the lake district by stephen goodwin showcases 20 circular routes between 5 and miles 8 km and 21 km in length, suitable for hillwalkers of different abilities. Day walks in the lake district is the second title in vertebrate publishings series of compact and portable hillwalking guidebooks. Mar 01, 2020 read our insiders guide to the best walks in the lake district, as recommended by telegraph travel. Stephen goodwin is the author of lake district climbs and scrambles 2015, vertebrate publishing and day walks in the lake district 2009, vertebrate publishing. I bought it for a friend who likes walking but isnt likely to be doing the big routes all the time and it will just suit her needs. The lake district walker mountain activities hiking in.
The lake district is best known for its fell walks and wainwrights, but there are easier and low level walks that are suitable for all abilities. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. The 20 circular routes in this book have been chosen and researched specifically for dog walkers, then tried and tested by our willing canine friends. These walks are some of the highest fells in the lake district, including englands highest mountain. Read our insiders guide to the best walks in the lake district, as recommended by telegraph travel. Best easy and low level walks in the lake district low. It is truly, as wordsworth said a sort of national property, in which every man has a right and an interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy, and the best way to both perceive and enjoy it is to follow its extensive and varied footpaths. This book covers the lake district with a variety of walks of all lengths. Walks in the lake district all free to print off or download. The lakes inn way is a 90 mile circular walk starting and finishing in the popular tourist town of ambleside.
Lake district outstanding circular walks pathfinder guides. This circular walk takes you deep into the heart of the english lake district. Theres a steep climb, and you may need to do a little scrambling, but the ridge walk is simply spectacular. Clicking the gpx or kml link above will download all the routes in one file. The inn way to the english lake district the second book in the series and takes the reader on a 90mile circular journey through some of the most beautiful corners of the lake district calling at 44 traditional lakeland inns along the way. My own preference is to get the steepest parts of the routes over earlier in the day as steep descents can be unexpectedly arduous. The lake district is a unesco world heritage site with incredible natural landscapes, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views. Its one the most popular and scenic areas of the lake district with. Dont let the name scare you the coffin route is a glorious woodland walk between ambleside and grasmere in the lake district national park. Our circular walks in the lake district explore the best parts of cumbria, with maps, guidebooks, cosy accommodation and daily luggage transfers provided. Ordnance survey outstanding circular walks 60 lake district. Mar 28, 2012 with so many spectacular walks in the lake district, its a tough job narrowing the list down to just 10. The walk follows a circular route from a parking area on walna scar road, near coniston in the lake district.
Woodland walks in the lake district national trust. Seven ways to bring the lake district to you during lockdown whats on in the lake district. Discover lake district with this outstanding circular walks guide book. Everyone knows how spectacularly good the lake district is for walking. Guided walks in the lake district, hadrians wall and cumbria. Pub walks and circular walks in the lake district compass. All lake district walks are free to download and print and all routes have gps files. From ambleside, the route heads west over the borrowdale fells then turns south through the mountains and. There are a total of 28 outstanding circular walks in the lake district. Pathfinder lake district covering coniston, kewswick and devoke water. It includes walks from the main tourist bases, such as keswick and ambleside, as well as sought after peaks, such as seafell pike, great gable, blencathra and helvellyn. The following guided walks in carlisle, whitehaven and the lake district are just a small selection of the type of lowlevel guided walks i can offer. It provides not just the popular obvious routes but others less well known which is a bonus. The individual maps for each individual walk were good and adequate for the.
To view and download individual routes please select from the map list on the right. The old man of coniston is one of the most iconic peaks in the lake district, and this circular route is rightly one of the. This trail takes in some of the more remote corners of the lake district, and takes you through the lake districts stunning deep sided valleys, along lake shores and over remote mountain passes as well as past over 40 traditional lakeland inns. Winter walks in the lake district vertebrate publishing. Day walks in the lake district old man of coniston circuit. An inspirational guidebook to 50 challenging walks on the high fells of the lake district. Buy short circular walks in the lake district by john n. While march and april, depending upon where you live. This easy walk is suitable for families with children of all ages, and is an excellent way to introduce kids to the delights of walking in the lake district. This 10day trek visits all the principal valleys of the lake district, making use of the ancient trade routes and drovers trails that connect them. It includes walks from the main tourist bases, such as keswick and ambleside, as well as soughtafter peaks, such as scafell pike, great gable, blencathra and helvellyn. Tackle the three highest peaks of the lake district via three beautiful circular walks, alongside a whole heap of great people one incredible bank holiday weekend to remember. Turn right onto it and follow it past the farmhouse and then turn left onto the track marked path.
The newlands horseshoe is one of the more challenging walks in the lake district, but this route remains a firm favorite among hikers. A choice of downloadable walking routes in the beautiful borrowdale valley close to keswick, the lake district, including routes over to watendlath, into the. A collection of circular walks taking in wainwrights fells in the lake district national park. First time walking in the lake district, this book really helped with starting easy walks to moderate. A selection of short lake district walks starting from keswick town centre including castlehead, friars crag, castlerigg stone circle and applethwaite and millbeck. Short circular walks in the lake district by john n. This handy, pocket size book explores ten short circular routes on the best high fells in the lake district. There are many considerations to take into account when. Lake district walking guidebook high level and cicerone press. An easy circular walk near hartsop village around one of the lake districts enigmatic waters. So, get yourself a lake district walks book and a lake district walks map and experience the gorgeous lake district views for yourself.
Explore windermere with a cruise and walk windermere. Find expert advice on historic routes and lesserknown scenic paths through the county. Lake district walks and selfguided walking holidays. May 25, 2009 day walks in the lake district is the second title in vertebrate publishings series of compact and portable hillwalking guidebooks. Hundreds of detailed free walks with proper maps, photos, and gps waypoints along with hotels, cottages, and other places to stay for your holiday. Probably the most climbed hill in all of the lake district. Pathfinder have teamed up with ordnance survey to bring you 28 beautiful walks with. Circular walks of wainwrights fells in the lake district. The lake has a delightful walking path running along most of the shoreline making for an idyllic waterside stroll. The best walks in the lake district telegraph travel. We do that by searching out the best walks we can find from gentle to challenging and also by putting you in touch with other people who have walked in the lake district via our forum if you want you can keep track of your walks using our web site and log how many hills youve climbed and of what type, be they. I recommend all the walks i feature and you can read about the highlights of each walk on each walk page. Wandering aengus treks lake district walking holidays. Coronavirus status you can buy books and ebooks to plan, enjoy and dream.
Our countryside rangers work outside all day and know the landscape like the back of their hands. Starting in the busy lakeland town of ambleside this walk follows a medieval corpse road that was once used to transport dead bodies to their final resting place at st oswalds church in grasmere. Bow fell is one of the highest fells in the lake district walk 19. Here are a selection of circular walks in the lake district we can heartily recommend, along with nearby and sometimes enroute eateries. Lake district views are legendary and taking a circular walk in the lake district is the best way to experience them. At the turn of the millennium after a career as a political journalist on the independent and the times, he quit the surreal westminster village for a real village in cumbria. You can find out more about the work of nurture lakeland on their website external link. But where are the best places to walk your dog in the lake district.
All of these walks are also available in our discovery walks booklet that can be bought from any of our piers or information centres. Join one of our local experts on a guided walk and you could enjoy summiting world famous peaks like scafell pike, explore caves and caverns, stare up at wild waterfalls and of course, look out onto the beautiful lakes that give this special place its name. Welcome to wainwright routes a website featuring walks in the english lake district, routes to the summits of the 214 fells described in the seven volume pictorial guide to the lakeland fells by alfred wainwright. Covering walks through the whole of the lake district both popular and little. Whether youre interested in literary heritage, staggering scenery, or lakeside rambling, contours have created an itinerary for you. Walks in the lake district the old man of coniston circular. Short walks lake district covering parts of keswick, patterdale and hawkshead. A family friendly walk to the most visited tarn in the lake district, one of victorian design. This is a fine circular walk around the beautiful buttermere lake in the lake district national park. It sets off in a westerly direction along walna scar road itself, which is now a track, before turning northwards to start the real climbing over brown pike, buck pike and dow crag.
A breathtaking view of tarn hows lake in the lake district, england dreamstime start off your lake district walking tour with one of the regions classic routes. Walking in the lake district lake district national park. Its one the most popular and scenic areas of the lake district with the lake surrounded by several fells. Lake district walks, windermere walks, uk english lakes. This amazing trail takes you along the river dove to milldale, allowing you to take in the impressive limestone features of lovers leap, tissington spires and dove holes. Rangers favourite autumn walks in the lake district. On the majority of days on this tour there are options to follow a lowlevel trail, or to take a. The pictures in the book, look just like the real views.
This book showcases 20 circular routes in the lake district, between 5 and miles 8 km and 21 km in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. Lake district walks english lake district walking guides. The lake district pathfinder walking routes guidebook has carefully selected 28. As the routes are all circular, starting and finishing at the same points, its as well to remember that all the height gained has sooner or later to be lost. Lake district pathfinder walks guidebook ordnance survey shop. The walks include all the major summits and wainwrights in the lake district national park including scafell pike the highest mountain in england. We do that by searching out the best walks we can find from gentle to challenging and also by putting you in touch with other people who have walked in the lake district via our forum. Walking is one of britains favourite leisure activities, and this guide to the lake district features 50 mapped walks from 2 to 10 miles, to suit all abilities. The book contains a total of 160 miles of walking amid the majestic fells. The walk drops down to goats hawse before heading to. Pathfinder guide outstanding circular lake district walks. By using an occasional short transfer and circular walk options, we are able to showcase a large area of the lake district without the need to change your hotel on every day.
For walks from low wood bay a diversion has been put in. This selection offers interest and regional variety in the lake district, providing the best short walks in the area. Lake district walks our aim at walklakes is to help you make the most of walking in the lake district. We cant think of anyone better to ask for their autumn walk recommendations. Walks page for john dawsons lake district web site.
Lake district circular walks contours walking holidays. Jan 04, 2018 stephen goodwin is the author of lake district climbs and scrambles 2015, vertebrate publishing and day walks in the lake district 2009, vertebrate publishing. With so many spectacular walks in the lake district, its a tough job narrowing the list down to just 10. I recommend this book for people new to the lake district. Book through carlisle tourist information centre 01228 598596. Our aim at walklakes is to help you make the most of walking in the lake district. The old man of coniston is one of the most iconic peaks in the lake district, and this circular route is rightly one of the most popular walks in the park. With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you dont need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the lake district this autumn. The book features all the practical detail you need, including. Lake district three peaks challenge explorers connect. The graded circular routes, between 4 and 14 miles in length, cover classic lakeland summits like fairfield, scafell pike, great gable and blencathra, to the lesserknown high spy, kings how and brund fell.
So we sought expert advice and asked national trust cumbrias mike innerdale to tell us. Previous article yha membership sign up and save money. What is more, our team is always ready to offer you private guided walks in the lake district, tailored to the needs of your group. The lakeland fells have inspired writers, artists and. A magical circular walk in peak district 10adventures. A guidebook to walking a scenic, sevenday circular route 93 miles around. They are not to be tackled lightly, and you should be adequately prepared with the right equipment and abilities before attempting their summits.556 425 1253 233 530 712 1216 1181 513 829 1010 794 21 626 1609 985 833 1404 497 496 986 315 322 1351 270 465 1316 370 1197 24 809 1164 1247 1044 939 914 1485 666 313 1448