Recommended Family Walks

Walking and hiking in the Lake District is world famous.  Picturesque beauty and dramatic landscapes all rolled into one.


When it comes to hill walking, we have to give a special mention to Alfred Wainwright; he has provided much inspiration to many people about routes and mountain choices in Lakeland.  Wainwright has documented and studied the Lakeland fells through a series of pictorial guides - it is these works of art that provide us with insight into a captivating landscape.  These books should be a primary source of information for any keen fell walker and we recommend looking into these when choosing where to go in the fells. 

Detailed here are some areas to walk and explore for families - offering shorter itineraries with lots of interest en route for the younger ones, allowing a fun, engaging and adventure filled hike in the Lake District.  

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This walk offers wooded trails, waterfalls, big tarns and a small summit with fantastic views. 


3-4 hours


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Loughrigg Tarn during Sunset, Lake Distr


Close to Ambleside and a conveient afternoon walk.  Head via the tarn, the terrace and caves on Rydal to experience the full adventure. 

3-4 hours

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Low water and Wetherlam from Coniston Ol


Accessible from Coniston, this is a great walk up and through the old mine workings of the valley. 

Mines, adits, old steel workings and cables provide an insight into the history of the area.


3-4 hours 

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Located close to Kewsick, this a great walk above Derwent Water.  Offering panoramic views acorss the park this is a factastic walk. 

Possible extensions onto sorrounding fells included. 

3-4 hours

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Panoramic view of Derwentwater in the La


Popular and accessible.  This is a walk for families and provides lots of interest for the younger ones. 

An earlier or later ascent pays to avoid the crowds and make the best of the light offered at these times of day. 

4-5 hours 


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