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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 544 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 20.8 km
Duration 6:15 h
Ascent 906 m
Descent 891 m

A challenging walk over open fell descending into a broad glacial valley, then up and over into the picturesque Eskdale Valley.

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Hiking trail · Copeland
Boot to Buttermere
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 964 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 573 m
Descent 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, eventually ...

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Hiking trail · Allerdale
Keswick to Patterdale
Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.7 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 940 m
Descent 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
Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 522 m
Descent 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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