• Elterwater walk

    Summer in the Lake District, what a perfect time to get your walking boots on and head to the hills. We really are spoilt for choice with gentle low-level ambles around tarns, to high ridge walks that will challenge even the fittest of walkers and everything inbetween.

    If you are new to walking, unfamiliar with the area or would just like to enjoy the hills in the company of others, then take advantage of The Lake District National Park guided walks. No need to worry about navigation or choosing the best route, one of their volunteers will lead the way giving you insider knowledge and letting you just relax and enjoy the scenery. There are numerous dates throughout the summer so you can choose from a short stroll to a more strenuous full day out.

    Here are some of the walks coming up in the next few weeks.

    Wednesday 26th July
    Walla Crag (near Keswick) - a gentle lakeshore ascent to a stunning view.

    Monday 31st July
    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater (Ambleside) - a scenic walk from the Langdale Valley to Loughrigg Tarn to extensive views over Grasmere and the Langdales.

    Sunday 6th August
    Helvellyn from Swirls (near Thirlmere) - a full day of walking with some occasionally challenging, rocky and very steep terrain. Expect some scrambling.

    Friday 11th August
    Coffins. caves and crags (Ambleside) - Three tarns, a cave, a crag and tales of old Lakeland. A medium walk on hilly ground.


    Miles Without Stiles

    One of the great things about the Lake District is there is something for everyone, and you don’t have to climb the highest fells to have a fabulous day out. We have 48 accessible routes so if you have limited mobility or are maybe a family with a pushchair, then these walks are a perfect way to explore the countryside.

    They are graded as suitable for either ‘all’, ‘many’ or ‘some’, based on gradients and terrain conditions, and all include detailed descriptions from an interactive map.

    Here are just a few to try when you visit us at Lakes Lodge:

    Kentmere: 2.3 or 5.3 miles
    Venture into the Kentmere valley and look out for Buzzards, Ravens and Peregrine Falcons.
    Some rough stone tracks in places and occasional steep sections.

    Staveley riverside: 0.8 miles
    A level path following the River Kent, one of England’s fastest flowing rivers. Watch out for Kingfishers and Dippers along the way. Start and finish at Staveley Mill Yard where you can drop in for refreshments at either Wilfs or More Bakery.

    Windermere’s western shore: 5.5 miles
    Tarmac road and smooth stone track lead you to the quiet shore away from the crowds. Great picnic spots along the route as you weave your way through woodlands and open meadows and pass by fantastic lake views.

    Take a look at our last minute deals, pack those walking boots and come and join us in the lovely Lake District.


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