Explore the stunning landscapes and spectacular views, whilst walking in the Lake District National Park. Your journey could take you alongside or over breathtaking mountains and into peaceful hidden valleys on paths that wind their way through pretty villages and market towns. The Lake District has some of the best walking on offer in the UK and is suitable both for those looking for a challenging walk or those who would like to enjoy a gentler walking holiday.
The Cumbria Way takes you through the heart of the Lake District, allowing you to explore both the high fells and the historic Cumbrian valleys of Langdale and Borrowdale.
The Inn Way to the Lake District is a great combination, taking in the busier valleys and towns of the central Lake District, such as Ambleside, Coniston, Langdale, and Borrowdale as well as the more remote, quieter places of the western Lake District, including Buttermere, Wasdale and Eskdale – a true cross section of what the Lakes has to offer.
The North Lakes Traverse is our bespoke Lake District walking holiday that offers a chance to explore the quieter and more peaceful areas of the National Park. With a high and low-level alternative the North Lakes Traverse is ideal for those wanting to "get off the beaten track" whilst still enjoying the mountains, valleys, woodlands, lakes and waterfalls.
The Cumbria Way bisects the Lake District National Park, travelling through some of Britain’s most iconic scenery. The route links the historic towns of Carlisle and Ulverston and winds its way in a north-south route through fells, over dales, across open countryside, along picturesque lakeside paths and through dense woodland habitat.
The Cumbria Way is a 72 mile (116 km) route in Cumbria. It cuts through the heart of the Lake District National Park linking the two historic Cumbrian towns of Ulverston, near the coast of Morecambe Bay in the south, to the historic city of Carlisle on the Scottish Border in the north.
The Cumbria Way was originally devised in the 1970s by local Ramblers’ Association members. The waymarking of the entire route was completed by volunteers and national park staff in May 2007, and the route cuts through classic Lakeland country via Coniston, Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water, Skiddaw Forest and Caldbeck.
It is a primarily a low-level long distance path, but it does contain some high-level exposed sections. The Cumbria Way uses the valley systems wherever possible and therefore over most of its length it avoids the high fells.There are two sections in the higher fells, both on well-established paths. These are between Langdale and Borrowdale, over Stakes Pass, and between Keswick and Caldbeck, over the flanks of Skiddaw.
Lakeshore paths, ancient green lanes, and paths at the bottom of steep sided valleys, all form part of this stunning route.
A challenging route through many of the Lakelands celebrated valleys, lake shores and mountain passes – a true cross section of what the Lakes has to offer for the walker – taking in some of the more remote corners of the Lake District.
The Inn Way to the Lake District – also known as the Lakes Inn Way – is a 90 mile (145 km) circular walk which starts and finishes in the popular town of Ambleside. This route takes in some of the more remote corners of the Lake District, guiding you through deep sided valleys, along lake shores, and over remote mountain passes.
You will experience the sights and sounds of many of the busier towns in this area such as Ambleside, Coniston and Langdale, as well as the more remote, quieter villages in the Western Lake District, including Buttermere, Wasdale, and Eskdale. You’ll also see some of the Lake District’s most impressive valleys – Borrowdale, Ennerdale, and Great Langdale – and you’ll also visit Wasdale Head, situated in the shadow of Scafell Pike, renowned as the highest mountain in England.
The Inn Way to the Lake District is known as such as the route passes many traditional inns and pubs every day. You can guarantee that your walking holiday will be awash with local ales and good food, often made with local produce.
Discover Northern Lakeland following lakeshores, fells, and mountain passes on a route that links the lakes of Ullswater, Thirlmere and Derwentwater. Take it all in on a traditional steamboat chugging through the tranquil lakes, or scale the highest mountains England has to offer and enjoy a jaw-dropping view. Make sure that you sample some of the famous Kendal Mint Cake too.
The North Lakes Traverse is a route that was originally created by Mickledore Walking Holidays given their inherent knowledge of this beautiful part of Britain. With lakes, mountains, delightful small towns, villages and hamlets set amongst the magnificent landscape of the Northern Lakes this is somewhere you can escape from the pressures of modern living.
Our North Lakes Traverse walking holiday winds around the Lakes – Ullswater, Thirlmere and Derwentwater – and then moves on to ascend the mountain passes that separate these bodies of water.
Along the way you will also take in the lake shores, fells and mountain passes of the Northern Lake District, and you can stop off at some of the prettiest villages along the way. During your walk you will also experience the quiet woodlands, plunging waterfalls and spectacular views as you make your way over the fells.
I have to say I was not disappointed, the Great Glen Way was wonderful, the variation in the walk from the high routes to the amble along the canal path and lochs was a time to savour. The Eagle, Red Squirrel and the siting of a giant Scottish Wood Ants Nest brought unforgettable pleasure. This was made even more pleasurable knowing that a hand-picked B&B, bed and a shower was in store. Never once was I disappointed, with a restful sleep followed by a sumptuous breakfast which was always devoured, to refuel for the day’s surprises and views of the Scottish landscape. Thank you.
Barrie Howes, UK
Great Glen Way
This was an excellent holiday and all the arrangements worked well. It was first rate, thanks.
Joe Nutman, UK
Coast to Coast
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