Heart of the Lake District

Enjoy gentle walks in the heart of the Lake District, based in Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. On this tour, we have carefully chosen some of the easier walks available in the region, so that you don't need to be an experienced hill-climber to still enjoy some of the most amazing views! From a relaxed walk along the shores of Lake Windermere to the famous home of Beatrix Potter, to an energising but short walk to the top of Cat Bells over Derwent Water - experience classic Lakeland at its best without too much of an effort! Staying in cosy B&B's and guesthouses, discover for yourself the landscapes which have influenced many poets and authors including Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge
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Top easy
14 km
4:00 h
209 m
222 m

A gentle walk along the shores of Lake Windermere before heading inland to Hill Top Farm. 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Top easy
6.3 km
2:00 h
92 m
82 m

Starting from Ambleside pass Rydal Hall and walk into Grasmere, following the "Coffin Road". 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Top easy
6.4 km
2:00 h
305 m
305 m

A loop walk from Grasmere up to Helm Crag, taking in the iconic "Lion and the Lamb".

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
10.7 km
3:10 h
282 m
284 m

Enjoy impressive views at the top of Walla Crag, pass the torrents of Ashford Gill and follow trails through woodland and a memorial to John Ruskin.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
8.2 km
2:40 h
339 m
354 m

A varied walk to the summit of Catbells, returning via woodland and the shores of Derwent Water on the Cumbria Way.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd