Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks
Walking in the Lake District - Windermere, Grasmere and more
Guidebook to the best low-level walking in the Lake District, enjoying walks around the lakes, smaller fells and beauty spots such as Windermere, Grasmere and Tarn Hows. Routes from 7 to 17km and suitable for walkers of all abilities.
SeasonsAll year - each season holds its own delights, but there's a chance of encountering snow from December to March
CentresConiston, Hawkshead, Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Ambleside, Elterwater, Windermere, Boot, Buttermere, Loweswater, Keswick, Braithwaite, Glenridding, Patterdale, Pooley Bridge
DifficultyRoutes range from 7 to 17km and are suitable for walkers of all abilities. Each route is illustrated with OS map extracts and present no technical difficulties over terrain from wide constructed trails to narrow paths on open fell. Most of the walks easy to follow on the ground, although a few include short stretches of boggy moorland.
Must SeeBorrowdale's ancient woodland; beauty spots such as Tarn Hows and Orrest Head; tranquil lakeshore walks beside Ullswater, Windermere, Grasmere and Crummock Water; spectacular waterfalls including Aira Force; Hardknott Roman Fort and stone circles; breathtaking views from Wansfell Pike, Latterbarrow and Hallin Fell
This guidebook describes the best low-level walking in the Lake District, enjoying walks around the lakes, smaller fells and beauty spots such as Windermere, Wansfell Pike and Tarn Hows.
New visitors to the Lake District will be delighted by the selection of walks taking in some of the most picturesque parts of the National Park, such as Windermere, Grasmere, and Ambleside as well as quieter areas like Buttermere and Thirlmere. Even those who have done a lot of walking in the Lake District may have missed some of the beautiful low-level walks included in this book.
Routes range from 7 to 17km and are suitable for walkers of all abilities. Each route is illustrated with OS map extracts and present no technical difficulties over terrain from wide constructed trails to narrow paths on open fell.
Located across the whole of the Lake District, the walks are divided into five sections: South Lakes (Windermere, Coniston, Duddon and the south), Central Lakes (Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere), Western Valleys (Eskdale, Wasdale and the Buttermere area), North Lakes (Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater) and Eastern Lakes (Ullswater and Patterdale).
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Vivienne is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising in travel and the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, she abandoned the constraints of a desk job on regional newspapers in 2001 to go travelling. On her return to the UK, she decided to focus on the activities she loves the most - hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Based in north Cumbria, she has put her intimate knowledge of northern England to good use, writing more than a dozen popular walking guidebooks. She also contributes to a number of regional and national magazines, including several regular walking columns. Vivienne is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile
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