Lake District National Park

Keswick, United Kingdom
 (12 votes, 12 reviews)
Skiddaw Summit
Have been visiting The Lakes 2 or 3 times a year now since 2000. Absolutely love the place, what more could you ask for? You have everything in one place, Mountains, Valleys, Lakes/Tarns, Forests even snow.
Favourite place, Keswick, favourite hike, Angle Tarn.
Skiddaw summit

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Wordsworth's Grasmere and Rydal
Grasmere was once the home of William Wordsworth.You can visit two of his former homes,Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount
Easy
7.9 mi/
12.7 km
Haystacks and Buttermere walk
8.3 mile trail near United Kingdom taking in Buttermere lake and a modest sized fell
Easy
8.3 mi/
13.4 km
The Vale of Rydal Cycle Route
A 12 mile circular mountain bike route around the scenic lakes of Rydal Water and Grassmere.
Easy
11.8 mi/
19.0 km
Windermere and Bowness
A 12 Mile circular cycle route.
Easy
11.9 mi/
19.2 km
Moderate
6.0 mi/
9.7 km
The Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale
A demanding 8.7 mile trail near Great Langdale in Cumbria.
Moderate
8.7 mi/
14.0 km
Grizdale Circular Mountain Bike Route
11 mile circular Mountain bike route split on/off road through Grizdale mountain trails.
Moderate
10.9 mi/
17.5 km
Moderate
23 mi/
37 km
Coledale round - lake district
9.7 mile trail near United Kingdom
Difficult
9.7 mi/
15.6 km
Pillar Rock and Great Gable
12.5 mile trail near Ennerdale, United Kingdom
Difficult
12.5 mi/
20 km
St Johns in the Vale circular walk from Thirlspot nr. Keswick
5.0 mile trail near Keswick, United Kingdom
n/a
5.0 mi/
8.0 km
10 in 10 Challenge rerun
16.7 mile trail near Cumbria, United Kingdom
n/a
16.7 mi/
27 km
Buttermere, Red Pike, Bleabury Tarn
7.9 mile trail near Buttermere, United Kingdom
n/a
7.9 mi/
12.7 km
A Skiddaw Circuit
7.0 mile trail near Keswick, United Kingdom
n/a
7.0 mi/
11.3 km
The Helvellyn Skyline
9.9 mile trail near Grasmere, United Kingdom
n/a
9.9 mi/
15.9 km
Guides
Circular cycle ride South West of Bowness on Windermere
Circular cycle ride South West of Bowness on Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere, England, United Kingdom
 
Moderate: 17.6 miles, 1-3 hours
Circular cycle route along side of Coniston Lake
Circular cycle route along side of Coniston Lake
Claife, England, United Kingdom
 
Moderate: 23 miles, Half day
23 Mile circular route
Claiffe Heights, Windermere circular cycle route
Claiffe Heights, Windermere circular cycle route
Claife Heights, Windermere
 
Easy: 10.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Glenridding to Howtown - A cycle route around Ulswater Lake
Glenridding to Howtown - A cycle route around Ulswater Lake
Patterdale, England, United Kingdom
 
Moderate: 21 miles, Half day
Grizdale Circular Mountain Bike Route
Grizdale Circular Mountain Bike Route
Hawkshead, England, United Kingdom
 
Moderate: 10.9 miles, 1-3 hours
11 mile circular Mountain bike route split on/off road through Grizdale mountain trails.
Windermere and Bowness
Windermere and Bowness
Windermere, England, United Kingdom
 
Easy: 11.9 miles, 1-3 hours
A 12 Mile circular cycle route.
10 in 10 Challenge rerun
10 in 10 Challenge rerun
Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
 
16.7 mile trail near Cumbria, United Kingdom
Haystacks and Buttermere walk
Haystacks and Buttermere walk
Buttermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom
 
Easy: 8.3 miles, Half day
8.3 mile trail near United Kingdom taking in Buttermere lake and a modest sized fell
The Vale of Rydal Cycle Route
The Vale of Rydal Cycle Route
Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
 
Easy: 11.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A 12 mile circular mountain bike route around the scenic lakes of Rydal Water and Grassmere.
Loughrigg Fell - Ambleside
Loughrigg Fell - Ambleside
Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
 
Moderate: 6.0 miles, Half day
Pillar Rock and Great Gable
Pillar Rock and Great Gable
Ennerdale, England, United Kingdom
Difficult: 12.5 miles, Full day
12.5 mile trail near Ennerdale, United Kingdom
Wordsworth's Grasmere and Rydal
Wordsworth's Grasmere and Rydal
Grasmere, England, United Kingdom
Easy: 7.9 miles, Full day
Grasmere was once the home of William Wordsworth.You can visit two of his former homes,Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount
Community Trips
Lake District Photo
Lake District Photo
Lake District Photo
Lake District Photo
Lake District - Scafell Pike
by michal_s on May 24, 2009
9.0 miles
Highest mountain in England conquered. Approach through corridor route and descent on the other side to create a small loop. Easy path most of the way.
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Scafell Pike from Wasdale via the Corridor Route
by TheSquare on May 11, 2009
Wasdale, England, United Kingdom
9.8 miles
This is a classic walk from Wasdale Head to Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route, Lamb Foot Dub & Great End, returning via Lingmell.
Helvellyn Summit (Wythburn, United Kingdom) Photo
Stridding Edge Helvellyn summit (Wythburn, United Kingdom) Photo
Thirlmere  (Wythburn, United Kingdom) Photo
Thirlmere  (Wythburn, United Kingdom) Photo
Helvellyn via Backdoor
by TonyW on Dec 13, 2009
Wythburn, England, United Kingdom
4.7 miles
Another one, off the beaten track this is not for the faint hearted it is a little toughy, it will sort the men from the boys. The destination is Brownrigg Well just to the west of Helvellyn summit. The summit can easily be added into the hike. The start takes you along the forest track and lulls one into a false sense of security. Once you leave the track by the bridge...
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Old Man of Coniston via Goats Water and Brim Fell
by payneb12 on Oct 17, 2009
Coniston, England, United Kingdom
7.8 miles
This walk is very popular - although not always via the route we took.Starting at Coniston village we skirted round the base of the 'Old Man' and continued up past Goats Water (with stunning views of Dow Crag), up onto the ridge of Goats Hause, slight detour north until we found the right past back over Brim Fell - and on to the top of Coniston Old Man. The decent was via...
Looking towards Blencathra from Walla Crag  (Keswick, United Kingdom) Photo
Looking down on Derwent WaterWalla Crag (Keswick, United Kingdom) Photo
Westward from Walla Crag  (Keswick, United Kingdom) Photo
Boat landings KeswickWalla  (Keswick, United Kingdom) Photo
Walla Crag via Ashness Bridge
by TonyW on Dec 11, 2009
Keswick, Cumbria UK, United Kingdom
6.8 miles
A nice leisuerly walk with a little easily attained hieght, With spectacular views in all directions. Blencathra and Skidaw dominate the northern skyline whilst to the west, Catbells, Causey Pike and Grisdale Pike rise above Derwent Water. Don't forget your camera.
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Lingmoor, Side Pike and Blea Tarn
by TheSquare on May 14, 2008
Langdale Valley, England, United Kingdom
3.2 miles
This is a great little walk from the National Trust car park opposite Blea Tarn.
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Grasmere Rydal Circuit
by gselmer on Dec 12, 2008
Grasmere, England, United Kingdom
7.5 miles
past the church Photo
crossing the river Photo
and it got steep Photo
At the top Photo
Great Hike in Ambleside, Lake District, England
by brodie on Jun 02, 2008
Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
3.3 miles
It was an awsome hike that got a little bit iffe at times. Read the full story at - http://www.brodiemcculloch.com/awsome-hike-in-ambleside-lake-district
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Coniston Old Man and Swirl How
by TheSquare on Oct 16, 2009
Coniston, England, United Kingdom
6.4 miles
An afternoon walk taking in the ridge from Coniston Old Man to Swirl How.
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Stickle and Caw 'figure of eight'
by Loweswatercam on Mar 13, 2010
Ulpha, Cumbria, United Kingdom
6.1 miles
A trip to the south west of the Cumbrian Lakes to climb two minor peaks.Despite their size, they are deserving of praise as the walking through undulating countryside and rough crags is of top quality.Full pictures and report @http://www.loweswatercam.co.uk/100313_Stickle_and_Caw.htm

Reviews
fisherman
A 3-night stay in Eskdale, one of the more remote Lakeland valleys. Good accommodation at King George IV in Eskdale Green which leaves you well placed to explore the fells in the area.
Visited on Nov 13, 2013

by fisherman on Nov 18, 2013
fisherman
Arguably the best place to walk in England. Fantastic mountain scenery and enough space to escape the crowds relatively quickly. If you like walking and can get to the Lakes relatively easily then pay a visit - it's extremely doubtful that you'd regret it whatever grade of walk that you want to undertake.
Visited on May 07, 2012

by fisherman on Jul 31, 2012
rdtoward21
Excellent, stunning location
Visited on Nov 23, 2011

by rdtoward21 on Dec 04, 2011
firesoul
Have been visiting The Lakes 2 or 3 times a year now since 2000. Absolutely love the place, what more could you ask for? You have everything in one place, Mountains, Valleys, Lakes/Tarns, Forests even snow.
Favourite place, Keswick, favourite hike, Angle Tarn.

Visited on Sep 10, 2011

by firesoul on Oct 11, 2012
Yorkie71
It was a great walk from Staveley to Windermere.
Visited on Jul 31, 2011

by Yorkie71 on Aug 14, 2011
mickwarren
The best place to be.
Visited on Jul 12, 2011

by mickwarren on Jul 31, 2011
Petres
Something for everyone in the Lake District National Park, truly one of Britain's number one national parks
Visited on Apr 02, 2011

by Petres on Apr 12, 2011
G6WTM
Just Fell Walking Heaven, Wainwright was right!
Visited on Aug 16, 2010

by G6WTM on Feb 14, 2012
yodaboy
Dont just be a sheep and go to the tourist spots. Be brave, go off the beaten track! theres some beautiful places up there to visit. Everyone should visit at some point in their life, get muddy boots, cold cheeks and memories that will never be forgotten. Oh yeah and obviously you will get wet
Visited on Jul 24, 2010

by yodaboy on Dec 08, 2012
JamesMillerss
It is one of my favorite spot in weekends .
Visited on Jun 17, 2010

by JamesMillerss on Nov 15, 2013
gday21
Great place to walk for all ages and dogs. Don't forget in the Lake District just because it's cloudy doesn't mean it will rain. So don't be put off by a bit of cloud enjoy the hills and the great pubs, local beer, and especially good locally sourced food. If your a cheese nut like me try some of the local cheeses.
Visited on Jul 09, 2009

by gday21 on Jul 30, 2011
widneslad
Fantastic day in God's country

by widneslad on Apr 17, 2011

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