Lake District walking

The Lake District is an excellent area to explore on foot, the area has plenty of footpaths and clearly marked bridleways for the visitor to enjoy. The Lakes has some of the best scenery in the world to provide panoramic views while enjoying your walk, hike or stroll. The Lakes also has many forests with footpaths and routes suitable for all ages and abilities.

The Lake District offers a wide range of walks from easy strolls along river banks to difficult routes up mountains and across fells, most are easily accessible from the many villages dotted around this wonderful landscape.

Popular Walks

The Windermere Way | The Dalesway | Gummers How | Tarn Hows | The Cumbria Way | The Cumbria Coastal Way


Many of the walks, especially near the main villages, have been made suitable for visitors with disabilities, flat and totally accessible for ease of use so everyone can enjoy this spectacular area.

Cockshott Point is easily accessible by wheelchair or for faimilies with children in push chairs, Cockshott Point is within Bowness Bay and has easy parking facilities nearby. Blea Tarn is another walk suitable for wheel/push chairs.

Accommodation for walkers

Honister House B & B in Keswick | The Melrose Guest House Ambleside | Greystone Cottage B&B in Windermere | Glencoe B&B Keswick | Thornthwaite Farm Self Catering Broughton in Furness

Tourist Stats

Tourist Statistics

Main Tourist Towns

Windermere Bowness on Windermere Ambleside Coniston Hawkshead Keswick

All Towns & Villages

Towns and Villages

Lake District Categories

Northern Lake District Southern Lake District Western Lake District Eastern Lake District

Lake District Lakes and Waters

Lake Windermere Coniston Water Derwent Water Ullswater