We found ourselves in Barrow-in-Furness, to the south of the Lake District, on a beautiful sunny afternoon. We’d heard about Furness Abbey, but never visited. What an amazing hidden gem! The place is amazing! Huge ruins of the old abbey. The children absolutely loved clambering over and through it. They played games and we stayed for several hours, with our picnic.
Today’s 2 mile family walk took us up a “Wainwright”… Holme Fell, which lies between Skelwith Bridge and Coniston. Views from the top stretch right out over Coniston Water in one direction and the Langdale Pikes in the other.
Rydal Hall is a beautiful, and often quiet place, in the sometimes very busy Lakes, which provides everything required for a fantastic fun family walk. With waterfalls, formal gardens, woodland, fairy trails, the sculpture path and no entry fee, we have always wondered why no one has ever truly discovered this secret gem!
Today we did a short, fun, adventurous 1.3 mile geocache walk round Helsington Barrows, just outside of Kendal and very close to Scout Scar…
Although technically not a family walk in the Lake District, this was a fantastic family day out, which also involved a walk along the wide, safe prom. You could walk as little or as far as you liked! The day involved some time at Happy Mount Park in the splash park and a stint on the beach.
Today’s walk was a fun and easy 2-2.5 mile out and back (or loop) walk up to the Pepperpot monument in Eaves Wood, Silverdale. The views from the top reach as far as Ingleborough, Morecambe, Warton Crag, Arnside Knott, Morecambe, Heysham, the Blackpool Tower, Barrow and beyond.
School Knott is a great little walk, offering beautiful views over Windermere Town and the lake. You can start this walk from Windermere or Bowness, but to keep it easy for little legs, we parked near Windermere Golf Club and did the 2.5 mile lollipop loop from there.
A new adventure playground has opened at Brockhole-on-Windermere (Feb-18). There’s plenty of things to see, do and enjoy here, including a nice cafe and lakeshore.