Lake District, UK

England, United Kingdom
 (20 votes, 20 reviews)
he Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a rural area in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes and its mountains (or fells), and its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets.
The central and most-visited part of the area is contained in the Lake District National Park, one of fourteen National Parks in the United Kingdom. It lies entirely within Cumbria, and is one of England's few mountainous regions. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

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
Excellent as always, despite some inclement weather! Never seen as much snow for the time of year, people skiing on Raise.
Visited on May 03, 2016

by fisherman on Jun 14, 2016
fisherman
Pleasant 4-day stay in The Lakes based in Keswick. Nice weather and plenty of snow on the fells!
Visited on Mar 26, 2014

by fisherman on Apr 18, 2014
sandra.drummond@tesco.net
Borrowdale Bash MTB Route - brilliant!
Visited on Jul 10, 2013

by sandra.drummond@tesco.net on Jul 13, 2013
davidogarr
The best place in the UK for walking and cycling!
Visited on Jun 27, 2013

by davidogarr on Aug 10, 2014
xcAndy
went to lake wast water to the camp site at the bottom of kirk fell, setup base for 5 days and climbed what we could. we did an awesome 11 mile walk over 4 of the fells, pure amazing. ill put the route on as soon as I can.
Visited on May 09, 2013

by xcAndy on Jun 30, 2013
fisherman
Bank Holiday weekends in the Lake District might not be everyones ideal choice but if you're going for a walk and want to avoid the crowds then don't be put off - there's plenty of places 'off the beaten track' if you aren't keen on spending your time with the masses! We had a great time, walked many a mile and didn't get stuck in any traffic jams on the fells!
Visited on May 07, 2012

by fisherman on Aug 23, 2012
Francis19630
The Salutaion Ambleside was a great hotel with good gym and health club facilities.
Visited on Mar 10, 2012

by Francis19630 on Mar 12, 2012
rdtoward21
Excellent and Stunning
Visited on Nov 23, 2011

by rdtoward21 on Dec 03, 2011
firesoul
Where do i begin? Absolutely love The Lakes. You have everything in one place, Mountains, Lakes, Valleys, Snow you cant ask for anymore. Favourite place, Keswick, Favourite hike, Angle Tarn.
Visited on Sep 10, 2011

by firesoul on Oct 11, 2012
rsfreitas
Amazing, beautiful. Great camping site, great views, great food and pubs. What else do you need?
Visited on Aug 20, 2011

by rsfreitas on Sep 29, 2011
Pfaffabouters
Our favorite area of England, fells, lakes and plenty of coffee shops. So many walks/hikes to choose from and the changeable weather means the scenery is different every time you visit.
Visited on Apr 24, 2011

by Pfaffabouters on Apr 26, 2011
fisherman
Great walking, great company, good food and a few drinks as well!
Visited on Apr 17, 2011

by fisherman on Feb 12, 2012
scubaclogger
Great walking, first time on the Wainwrights. Managed Nab Scar, Heron Pike and Stone Arthur on the first day followed by Silver How the next
Visited on Apr 01, 2011

by scubaclogger on Apr 01, 2011
G6WTM
A fantastic place for hill walking with a great variety of terrain.
Visited on Aug 16, 2010

by G6WTM on May 19, 2011
micknewman3
if I wasn't a Yorkshire man I could live in the lakes my 2nd favorite place.
Visited on Aug 16, 2010

by micknewman3 on May 09, 2011
pvdm
great experience, will do it again!
Visited on Jul 03, 2010

by pvdm on Apr 11, 2011
alcocol
YHA again, Also Camping in the Langdales at the National Trust site. Loverly Lakes, Hills and Forests ... just yummy, the beers ok also !!
Visited on Nov 30, 2009

by alcocol on Apr 06, 2011
neuromunger
Keswick hotels are pretty good and there are several good informal camping sites on the way.
Visited on Jul 18, 2001

by neuromunger on May 06, 2011
BigTam
Been to Keswick may times, love the area and its walks.

by BigTam on Apr 20, 2012
widneslad
ANOTHER TOP YOMP WITH THE LADS

by widneslad on Jul 27, 2011

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