Walking in the Lake District

Walking in the Lake District

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Going for a short break in the Lake District can be one of the most tranquil getaways to choose from in the UK but to really get the most out of your trip and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, it is best to leave your chosen accommodation and go on one of the many famous trails on offer.

Here is a list of some of the walks you will want to get lost on:

Corpse Road, Loweswater – Starting at Maggie’s Bridge car park, this morbid fascination has lured many walkers in the past along its winding thoroughfares where the footsteps of thousands have tread. The remote communities that line this walk are a massive part of the deep history entrenched in the trail and are something to really marvel at during your time here.

Greendale and Middle Fell, Western Fells – Deep within the western valleys of the Lake District you will be hard pushed to find any company, if this is the aim of your visit you will find yourself drawn to Greendale and Middle Fells. The practically untouched natural beauty creates a sense of serenity unlike any other. The ancient Roman history is of particular interest in the area as the remnants of the primordial culture can be spotted throughout the region.

Ash Landing and Claife Heights, Windermere – This trail is not for the faint hearted, at a massive 7.5 miles you might be a couple of hours, but once you are out there you will agree, it is most definitely worth it. Make sure you take a pick-nick if it is a nice day, you will not be very hard pushed to find a grassy knoll with a stunning view to take a break on this walk.  Claife Heights is a famous landmark on the western shore of Windermere where a quaint Victorian viewing station can be found.

Glenridding, Cumbria, England - June 2009
Lake DistrictDiliff / Foter / CC BY-SA

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