One of our favourite things to do in the Lake District is to wrap up warm, put on our walking boots and get outside and enjoy the fresh air with a nice walk.
Luckily, the Lake District is so diverse that no matter what your age or ability, there will be a lovely route for you to enjoy.
Let’s take a look at our three favourite tranquil walks, perfect for a leisurely stroll at the weekend.
Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge
This is a stunning walk taking in lakeside meadows, a roaring waterfall and great food if you want to stop for a break. It’s just 2.5 miles and suitable for most, especially for your four-legged friends as it has been listed in The Lake District: A Dog Walker’s Guide. You can park at the National Trust car park in Elterwater village, then head southeast along the River Brathay to Elterwater.
Little Town to Catbells
A walking route with exceptional views of Derwentwater and the surrounding hills. Catbells is extremely popular and the three mile route from Little Town takes you to the summit and back down via a different descent, with beautiful views of Skiddaw, Derwentwater and Keswick. It was once described by Alfred Wainwright as “a family fell where grandmothers and infants can climb the heights together.”
No visit to Grasmere would be complete without a peek around Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, and you won’t be able to resist fueling up on the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread before enjoying a walk. We love the Grasmere Riverside walk, which is a delightful path that takes you along the River Rothay and away from the busy streets of this popular village.
If you’re planning a walking holiday or a fun getaway for all the family, we have a fantastic range of attractions, hotels and restaurants to accommodate everything you might need for a weekend in the Lake District. We even have a number of exclusive offers to make your trip extra special, take a look here.