Lake District walks

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The Saddle of Coniston
distance 4.26km Vertical gain +208m Vertical drop -205m duration 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

Walking Elterwater Lakes ( Download : PDF )
distance 8.51km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -183m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

In contrast to the great lakes of the Lake District, here are three small lakes that lay south of Elterwater village.

distance 6.65km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -401m duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

distance 11.1km Vertical gain +368m Vertical drop -280m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.

distance 8.67km Vertical gain +784m Vertical drop -784m duration 4h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

To the west of the Cumbrian Mountains, both Great and Green Gable summits offer a pleasant hike.

distance 15.86km Vertical gain +897m Vertical drop -891m duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

An inevitable hike, to the most popular peak of the Lake District, Helwellyn. A hike made all the more pleasant by passing along two lakes: Red Tarn Lake and Grisedale Ran Lake.

distance 12.73km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -672m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.

Walking Langdale Pikes ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.58km Vertical gain +770m Vertical drop -770m duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

Walking Crinkle Crags ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.39km Vertical gain +740m Vertical drop -742m duration 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.

A circular walk around Tarn Hows
distance 2.62km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -45m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawkshead - Cumbria

A gentle walk in a beautiful setting, enjoyable in any weather. The walk is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs and is not too long for little legs.