Walking in the Lakes
Here are a few of our favourite walks in the Lake District. They range from comfortable strolls through the countryside to rugged hikes up some of England's highest mountains.
Buttermere. Easy. 5 Miles, 2 hours
A peaceful and easy walking route around the shores of Buttermere amidst classic lakeland scenery of mountains and deciduous trees.
Scaffell Pike. Difficult. 7 miles, 5 hours
Every year thousands of walkers set out to conquer England's highest mountain. Despite its lofty height, this strenuous route is achievable as long as you're fit, properly equipped and prepared for a steep slog.
Grasmere. Easy. 3.5 miles. 2 hours
Track the shores of Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water, before making an easy loop back behind Rydal Mount to St Oswald's Church in the village.
Ullswater. Moderate. 9.5 miles, 4hours
Explore the quieter region around Place Fell and Patterdale. An Ullswater Steamer trip is to be highly recommended - you could incorporate this into your walk.
Rydal Mount. Easy. 2.5 miles 2 hours
A flat gentle stroll through typical Lakeland countryside. Dorothy Wordsworth once walked these parts, and you can still spot a few places she mentions in her journals.
Catbells. Difficult. 3.5 miles, 3 hours
The miniature mountain of Catbells packs a punch considering its modest height. It is well known as one of the most family friendly Lakeland summits. Once you're at the top you'll be treated to a awesome view across Derwent Water.
If you’d like to give any of these walks a go, or if you want to plan any other walk, please ask reception for a map and guidance.