Lake District Walks

Lake District walks are so plentiful and so diverse most who enjoy the region never tire of returning time and time again. The enigmatic waters, contrasting backgrounds and multi-level trails appeal to all ages from all over the world. There are many easy and moderate walks available and also a long list of difficult walks to satisfy experienced trekkers. Throughout the area, Lake District attractions abound; Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Fell Foot Park in Windermere, and many more. The many great hotels in the Lake District make it possible to stay here for several days and explore miles of the trails.

The Borrowdale Valley is a favorite of Lake District walks. Keswick is the best portal to the valley and also a market town where beginning and ending a walk is ideal with lots of things to do during down time. There are pubs and restaurants, quaint shopping, and many other attractions. Keswick is also conveniently close to several other Lakeland areas, creating the perfect setting for an overnight stay.

Ambleside in Cumbria is the starting point for an easy walk to Grasmere, traversing via Rydal Water and by Rydal Cave and ending up at Dove Cottage. Loughrigg offers the chance to choose between several different walks; Skelwith Bridge, Loughrigg Tarn, Grasmere Lake, or Elterwater. At the south end, Todd Cragg presents spectacular views of Winermere Lake.

Windermere is one of the best known areas for Lake District walks. Trail names like Orrest Head, Kentmere, and Longsleddale are synonymous with Windermere’s immense popularity. There are also scores of excellent accommodation options throughout the area, and all lake areas, creating ample opportunity for extended vacations in the UK. To circumnavigate Lake Windermere, take Windermere Way along beautiful lake shore paths and many high points with terrific views.

The Coniston Fells are also permanently stamped with an array of walks. Old Man of Coniston is the prevailing choice, and is linked with several choices in extensions to customize any walk. Walna Scar, Wertherlam, Swirl How, and Dow Crag are a few of the possibilities for lengthening a Coniston walk.

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