Posted Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by




Summer is upon us already and although it may seem like this year is going far too quickly the advent of summer does mean that the area near Beech Hill is more vibrant and colourful than at any other time in the year. We can’t wait to get out and explore.


It’s no revelation that the Lake District is gorgeous. From the Cumbrian fells to the sands of Morecambe bay, this part of the world offers some of the most impressive viewpoints in the country and one thing that our breathtaking setting has to offer in spades is country walks. Yes, whether it’s a pleasant gander or a more arduous trek, there are hoards of walks for you to choose from. Indeed, the sheer beauty and diversity of walking activities available to visitors has been the key reason why tourists never tire of coming back to these green pastures.


Let us talk you through some of our favourites, all of which are a short distance from  Lake Windermere:


For a pleasant stroll, check out Loughrigg Tarn.


This walk begins in a lovely wooded glade, which once completed leads you onto the relaxing banks of the Tarn. On a clear day you can see the Langdale Pikes in all their splendour, while you relax on the dreamy shores of the Tarn. This area is also a prime location for picnicking, so don’t forget your hampers!


If its trepidation you’re after, check out the Corniston Fells walk, it may be a stiff climb in places but as always the scenery is second to none.


The walk begins  with the ridge walk between The Old Man Of Coniston and Swirl How, there is some rough bits of terrain so do make sure you arrive well equipped with solid hiking boots. The stiff climb to the Old Man, the ridge and then the exciting crossing of the Prison Band to Wetherlam makes this walk a memorable one!


For the more experienced hiker and those looking to sink their teeth into a challenge, The Fairfield Great Rigg and Heron Pike Walk will satisfy your thirst. This 10 mile walk involves a steady climb from Mill Bridge on the A591 to Grisedale Tarn and then a steady climb up to the summit of Fairfield. From there the walk heads on to Great Rigg and Heron Point, where spectacular views lie in wait until the final descent to the outskirts of Rydal.


Here’s one for all the family; Elderwater Waterfalls Walk. This easy-going Lake District walk visits two aquatic forces, small compact Skelwith Force and the larger multi-spouted Colwith Force.


In addition there is a walk past shallow Elter Water and a brief fell climb to High Hacket. This gentle circular really does offer a wide variety of outdoor features. The best time to do this walk is just after a period of low pressure when the waterfalls are at their most powerful. You will be sure to hear them before you see them!


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