Although there are an array of activities to enjoy in the Lake District, what is probably the most fulfilling endeavour in the region is exploring the vast walking areas. With plenty of greenery to leave you awestruck, clean air to fill your lungs and quaint establishments to wander inside, making your way around on foot is bound to leave you feeling relaxed during your getaway.
Pack a small rucksack with a picnic to enjoy on one of the many routes available to you and ramble around some of these zones depending on your level of experience.
Distance: 5 Miles
Start: SD 615782
Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL2 Yorkshire Dales South & West.
Starting from Kirkby Lonsdale, there’s a beautiful walk that people can embark on alongside the River Lune. Wide and slow flowing, the river is famed for its peaceful nature and makes the perfect companion to your leisurely stroll. If you choose to pass through the quaint village of Whittington, you’re sure to be left in awe of the beautiful nature of the place with a church and quiet streets for you to enjoy.
Coming back to Kirkby Lonsdale, you can choose to explore the eclectic mix of tearooms, pubs and independent shops. If you’re interested in walking around this area, here’s a planned route that you may wish to follow.
Old Man of Coniston
Distance: 8 Miles
Start: SD 289970
Map: O/S 1:25,000. OL6 English Lakes: South-Western Area
If you’re a fan of classic novels from bygone times, the hike up the Old Man of Coniston is bound to make you feel in your element. With countryside that rambles for miles and a view that makes the hard work worthwhile once you reach the top, it really is one of the most famous walks in the Lake District, and for good reason!
You can see a suggested route here.
Fun for the Family
Distance: 3.7 Miles – 4.5 Miles
Map: O/S Explore Map OL 7
If you’re looking for something that the whole family can enjoy, the small hamlet of Rydal may be the perfect walking route for you. Victorian tourists used to visit the area after reading poetry from William Wordsworth, who lived in the area for a number of decades, and it’s still just as picturesque to this day.
With caves to explore and a range of terrains, it’s sure to be exciting for everyone.
You can download a PDF with suggested routes here.
Other Walking Routes
Choosing to stay in one of our luxury holiday cottages in the Lake District will put you in the heart of gorgeous scenery that you’ll be determined to explore.
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