Lake District Walks

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of poet William Wordsworth on these five walks which were all special to him. While the Lake District is out of bounds more most of us during the government lockdown, we can use these walks as a inspiration for enjoying this countryside when it is safe to so.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Lake District is full of surprises - not least the number of its historic sites. Writer, photographer and walks expert Vivienne Crow shares some of her favourite hikes

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Since it launched 50 years ago, Milnthorpe publisher Cicerone has produced 400 walking guides. Here are five of their favourite routes.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Our canine correspondent shares ten of his favourite places to go for walkies

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Anyone harbouring romantic notions about running a hill farm in the wilds of northern England didn’t see shepherdess Alison O’Neill working her way through a 20ft snowdrift when the Beast from the East arrived.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Canicross is one of the fastest growing sports and it has arrived in the Lake District. Irene Rothery reports

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Monday, October 8, 2018

With the countryside turning stunning shades of red and gold, this is probably the best time to pull on your boots and go for a heavenly hike.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lake Windermere is over 10 miles long and is surrounded by a several beautiful fells, we pick some of our favourite walks that are ideal for anyone visiting the area.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lake District walks dominate the top ten of Britain’s 100 list.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

However many times you tackle Coniston’s iconic peak, a bright day never fails to inspire. John Lenehan takes the easy trail.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our walks man John Lenehan guides us on a trip through the lonely Longsleddale Valley and up to the summit of Kentmere Pike.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Escape the hurly-burly of Ambleside and take a hike to some of the region’s most stunning viewpoints. John Lenehan reports

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hundreds of tons of stone to be airlifted in to restore popular footpath

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This walk around Gummer’s How takes in some of the finest views in the south Lakes

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tens of thousands of people thunder past the Howgill Fells every day, but Keith Carter says there are good reasons to stop and explore

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Outdoors writer and photographer Vivienne Crow picks some of her favourite lowland Lake District walks for winter

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Keith Carter returns to an old favourite spot – and makes sure he wears the right clothes

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bill Birkett has just published his fourth Lake District walking book. We asked him to pick out a handful of his favourites for Lakeland Life readers

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Heading for the Lake District from the south usually means leaving the M6 at Junction 36 and using the A590. Those who are aiming for the fleshpots of Windermere and Ambleside keep their foot down but those wanting Newby Bridge and what the signposts insist on calling the Lake District Peninsulas turn off at the Levens interchange and set their course westwards.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Your guide to walking and unwinding in England's natural playground. Compiled by Barbara Waite

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Keith Carter explores a riverside walk through Kendal which takes in a castle, a ski slope and a remarkable number of bridges

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Carter shares a favourite walk around a lake virtually untouched by the tourism industry

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Carter takes a stroll around a huge outdoor art gallery in Grizedale Forest

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Carter leads a walk through Eskdale from the terminus of the famous La'al Ratty railway

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Carter explores one of the many superb walking routes around Grasmere

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Carter shares a favourite - and flat - walk from Keswick which ends with a boat trip

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