Lake District Round

This self guided circular walk takes you deep into the heart of the English Lake District. From the foot dipping charms of serene Windermere and Coniston Water the circuitous route travels onward traversing mountain passes through the rugged fells visiting eight of the famous lakes in total. Follow in the footsteps of the literary and artistic greats admiring the unfolding vistas immortalised by Wordsworth and Ruskin. 

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Hiking trail · South Lakeland
Ambleside to Coniston
moderate
19.2 km
5:30 h
544 m
543 m
A varied walk over open fells with splendid views, through mixed woodland and meadows, around scenic tarns and along quiet lanes.
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Hiking trail · South Lakeland
Coniston to Boot
difficult
20.8 km
6:15 h
906 m
891 m
A challenging walk over open fell descending into a broad glacial valley, then up and over into the picturesque Eskdale Valley.
2
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Hiking trail · Copeland
Boot to Buttermere
difficult
19.8 km
6:30 h
964 m
912 m
A challenging walk rewarded with some of the finest scenery the Lake District has to offer.
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Hiking trail · Allerdale
Buttermere to Keswick
moderate
22.5 km
6:30 h
573 m
602 m
A pleasant lakeside walk, followed by a gradual rocky scramble up to a ridge, before a long and steady descent to villages and farmland, ...
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Hiking trail · Allerdale
Keswick to Patterdale
moderate
22.7 km
6:45 h
940 m
882 m
A day of contrasts from a leisurely walk through pleasant farmland to a steep ascent, rewarded with stunning views.
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Hiking trail · Eden
Patterdale to Ambleside
moderate
18.9 km
5:30 h
522 m
605 m
A steady climb up to Grisdale Tarn, descending by Tongue Gill to Grasmere. Then a pleasant meander through fields and parkland into Ambleside.
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