Easy Walks in the Lake District: The Perfect Guide
Introducing a selection of short walks for all to enjoy. Filmed in the Lake District in and around the Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere area.
If you find yourself in the Lake District, you'll likely be aware that you have breathtaking landscapes right on your doorstep, but where would you even begin?
These are mostly low level walks that:
- Can be easily completed in an afternoon.
- Are accessible to many - especially suited to mixed ability groups and young families.
- Can be shortened or lengthened - perfect for keeping walks both leisurely and exciting.
- Can be easily accessed by bus from major towns in the area - avoiding parking issues.
- Have facilities and stops in mind.
If you find yourself based in and looking for short, easy walks in Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness or Grasmere, this guidebook is the perfect place to start.
Short Walks in the Lake District: Windermere Ambleside and Grasmere
Our authors have chosen 15 of the best short walks around Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on local beauty spots and tasty refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.More information
Walks include routes to Beatrix Potter's house – Hill Top in Near Sawrey, The Lion and the Lamb, Easedale Tarn, Elterwater, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount – homes of the poet Wordsworth, Wray Castle, Silver How, Troutbeck and Holehird Gardens.
Enjoy superb views from modest heights, while lakeside and riverside walks lead through woods and across pastures to visit local landmarks and places of interest – as well as fine cafes, pubs and picnic spots!
These are the routes included in the guidebook, purchase the guide, available in a compact book or eBook, for every detail on the routes!
|1. Bowness, Windermere and School Knott||2½hr||8.5km (5¼ miles)||Low fells, tarns and a viewpoint|
|2. Windermere, Orrest Head and Holehird Gardens||2¼hr||6.5km (4 miles)||Gardens, woodland and views|
|3. Near and Far Sawrey, and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top||2hr||7km (4½ miles)||Hill Top, woodland and scenic villages|
|4. Windermere’s western shore and Wray Castle||1¾hr||7km (4½ miles)||Lake views and a castle, optional lake cruise|
|5. Troutbeck village and upper valley||2½hr||9km (5½ miles)||Traditional Lakeland village in a beautiful valley|
|6. Wansfell, Troutbeck and Robin Lane||3½hr||11km (7 miles)||Waterfall, summit views and ancient village|
|7. High and Low Sweden Bridges from Ambleside||1¾hr||5.5km (3½ miles)||Low fells and ideal picnic spots|
|8. Lily Tarn, Windermere view and Galava Roman Fort||2¼hr||7.5km (4½ miles)||Pretty tarn, lake views and Roman fort|
|9. Loughrigg from Ambleside||3hr||10km (6¼ miles)||Summit, fine views and a cave|
|10. Ambleside to Elterwater||2hr||7.5km (4¾ miles)||Low fells, lakes and waterfalls|
|11. Elterwater and Red Bank||2½hr||6km (3¾ miles)||Low grassy fells, views, woodland|
|12. Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal||2½hr||10km (6¼ miles)||Wordsworth, museums, two lakes and views|
|13. Silver How from Grasmere||2¼hr||5km (3 miles)||Summit with panoramic views|
|14. Easedale Tarn||2¾hr||8km (5 miles)||Iconic tarn and stepping stones|
|15. Helm Crag – The Lion and the Lamb||2½hr||7.5km (4¾ miles)||Rewarding steep climb and great views|
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