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Self-Guided Walks in the English Lake District

Welcome

Walk for Pleasure, Self-Guided in the English Lake District

The English Lake District lies in the county of Cumbria, in England’s north west corner. To most British people it is simply the Lake District, and they think of it as a dear friend! It is the largest of English National Parks, and is famous throughout the world for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. The mountains rise from sea level to heights of over 3000 feet (almost 1000 metres), and are intersected by lush green valleys, often containing lakes. There is also a wealth of history and heritage unrivalled in so small an area.

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Welcome

Walk for Pleasure, Self-Guided in the English Lake District

The English Lake District lies in the county of Cumbria, in England’s north west corner. To most British people it is simply the Lake District, and they think of it as a dear friend! It is the largest of English National Parks, and is famous throughout the world for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. The mountains rise from sea level to heights of over 3000 feet (almost 1000 metres), and are intersected by lush green valleys, often containing lakes. There is also a wealth of history and heritage unrivalled in so small an area.

Click here to view our routes.

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Heart of Lakeland

Heart of Lakeland

Either moderate or strenuous (participants’ choice), depending on use made of public transport. On Day Four, which is the second point to point walking day, there is no public transport available to shorten the distance: so that there is no need to walk more than 7 miles (11 kilometres), a taxi rendez-vous can be arranged… Continue Reading

Cross Lakes Ramble

Cross Lakes Ramble

This walk starts in Windermere and follows the first two linear walking days of the Heart of Lakeland, but from Eskdale, rather than going northwards to Wasdale and Keswick, it continues to the Cumbrian coast at Ravenglass where there is a station on the scenic Cumbrian coastal railway. It is possible to catch a train… Continue Reading

Just Walk

Just Walk

Just walk…. view, and return to the same base the following night! Forget packing your suitcase every morning, separating out what you need for the day, unpacking and settling in to a new accommodation base in the evening. You will be at a single base throughout your stay with enough walks to keep you occupied for… Continue Reading

Heart of Lakeland

Heart of Lakeland

Either moderate or strenuous (participants’ choice), depending on use made of public transport. On Day Four, which is the second point to point walking day, there is no public transport available to shorten the distance: so that there is no need to walk more than 7 miles (11 kilometres), a taxi rendez-vous can be arranged… Continue Reading

Cross Lakes Ramble

Cross Lakes Ramble

This walk starts in Windermere and follows the first two linear walking days of the Heart of Lakeland, but from Eskdale, rather than going northwards to Wasdale and Keswick, it continues to the Cumbrian coast at Ravenglass where there is a station on the scenic Cumbrian coastal railway. It is possible to catch a train… Continue Reading

Just Walk

Just Walk

Just walk…. view, and return to the same base the following night! Forget packing your suitcase every morning, separating out what you need for the day, unpacking and settling in to a new accommodation base in the evening. You will be at a single base throughout your stay with enough walks to keep you occupied for… Continue Reading

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About

About Your Host

English Lakeland Walks is operated and administered by Alan Heppenstall. Alan is a qualified Blue Badge Guide for Cumbria, and has lived in the area for over 35 years.

During much of the time I have lived and worked in this beautiful corner of England I have walked the fells and valleys, and in the process acquired a close knowledge of what to me is a uniquely wonderful area. I hope the routes I have chosen for English Lakeland Walks reflect the enthusiasm and passion I feel for them myself.

Both the point to point tours described start in Windermere. Windermere is accessible by train, and the journey takes as little as four hours from London, and under two hours from Manchester (airport or city centre). The nearest airport is Manchester, which is well served by both European and North American cities.

About the Walks                                                          

The Heart of Lakeland is a 6 day/7 night journey of discovery through this magical landscape. It starts in Windermere and ends with a boat ride into Keswick, after visiting Hawkshead, Coniston and the valleys of Dunnerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale and Borrowdale. From Keswick the preferred choice is to hop on one of the regular buses, probably a double-decker, for the return to Windermere through the central Lake District.

The Heart of Lakeland can be extended for a day to allow further exploration to take place in the valleys of Ennerdale, Buttermere and Newlands.

The Cross Lakes Ramble follows the Heart of Lakeland as far as Eskdale, then branches off to head down to the west coast, and ends at Ravenglass on the Cumbrian Coastal railway. From here it is possible to catch a train northwards, for Whitehaven, Carlisle, Scotland and destinations in NE England; or southwards for Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster, London and other destinations in England.

Just Walk is based in Grasmere, right at the centre of the Lake District. It is easily reached by train to Windermere, then a bus or taxi.

All three tours work well taken in combination with public transport. So why not leave the car behind, and let the trains do the work?

About

About Your Host

English Lakeland Walks is operated and administered by Alan Heppenstall. Alan is a qualified Blue Badge Guide for Cumbria, and has lived in the area for over 35 years.

During much of the time I have lived and worked in this beautiful corner of England I have walked the fells and valleys, and in the process acquired a close knowledge of what to me is a uniquely wonderful area. I hope the routes I have chosen for English Lakeland Walks reflect the enthusiasm and passion I feel for them myself.

Both the point to point tours described start in Windermere. Windermere is accessible by train, and the journey takes as little as four hours from London, and under two hours from Manchester (airport or city centre). The nearest airport is Manchester, which is well served by both European and North American cities.

About the Walks                                                          

The Heart of Lakeland is a 6 day/7 night journey of discovery through this magical landscape. It starts in Windermere and ends with a boat ride into Keswick, after visiting Hawkshead, Coniston and the valleys of Dunnerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale and Borrowdale. From Keswick the preferred choice is to hop on one of the regular buses, probably a double-decker, for the return to Windermere through the central Lake District.

The Heart of Lakeland can be extended for a day to allow further exploration to take place in the valleys of Ennerdale, Buttermere and Newlands.

The Cross Lakes Ramble follows the Heart of Lakeland as far as Eskdale, then branches off to head down to the west coast, and ends at Ravenglass on the Cumbrian Coastal railway. From here it is possible to catch a train northwards, for Whitehaven, Carlisle, Scotland and destinations in NE England; or southwards for Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster, London and other destinations in England.

Just Walk is based in Grasmere, right at the centre of the Lake District. It is easily reached by train to Windermere, then a bus or taxi.

All three tours work well taken in combination with public transport. So why not leave the car behind, and let the trains do the work?

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Hard Knott Roman Fort

Hard Knott Roman Fort

Hard Knott Roman Fort Perched on a shelf overlooking the valley of Eskdale is Hard Knott Roman Fort, built by the Romans during the years after their arrival in the north west of England in 79 A.D. The position is amazing, with superb views both down the valley towards the Irish Sea, and across the… Continue Reading