This is a lovely 2.5 mile walk from Troutbeck, in the South Lakes up to Wansfell Pike (a Wainwright fell), above Ambleside and with wide ranging views across Helvellyn, Coniston Old Man, Red Screes, Garburn Pass, Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere and Morecambe Bay. It can easily be extended to include Baystones (another Wainwright) which adds another 1 – 1.5 miles onto the walk.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve is an outstanding coastal dune habitat on the Duddon Estuary which supports a wealth of unique wildlife and boasts stunning views of the Lake District Fells. We had an absolutely amazing day, walking along the shoreline, climbing up and sliding down the sand dunes, building sandcastles, splashing in the water (at high tide) and picnic’ing. You could also go beach combing, fly a kite, skim stones or bird watch.
Rannerdale is commonly known as the Valley of the Bluebells, although it is a fantastic walk at any time of year. If you want to go when the bluebells are out, you’ll need to go at some point in May. There are three options available on this walk: 1) an easy, mostly flat 0.5 mile out and back (1 mile in total) to see the bluebells. 2) a moderate 3 mile circular walk which doesn’t take in Rannerdale Knotts summit but does go through the bluebells or 3) a steep, quite tricky but very rewarding 2.6 mile route that takes in the bluebells and Rannerdale Knotts summit, which is a Wainwright Fell.
This 3 mile family walk takes in Ashness Bridge, Surprise View and Lodore Falls. With an optional visit to the delicious Mary Mount hotel and pub, on the shores of Derwentwater.
Kettlewell is a beautiful little picnic spot just off the Borrowdale Road, on the south east shores of Derwentwater. Free for National Trust members, and offering a pretty little beach and local walks.
Today’s walk through Borrowdale was a truly amazing family adventure! It had everything that the kids (and adults alike) loved… a cave, large boulders to clamber over, stepping stones across a river, shoreline to throw stones in, an exciting scree slope climb, toasting marshmallows on an open fire and amazing views over the Borrowdale valley and Derwentwater. This walk is definitely one our family favourites so far.
Fell Foot Park is an absolutely fantastic picnic spot on the shores of southern Windermere. In fact, it’s more than just a picnic spot, it’s a whole day out of you want it to be.
Blea Tarn is a beautiful and quiet spot in between Little Langdale and Great Langdale. We did a circular 3 mile walk, taking in Blea Tarn and Side Pike, which offered amazing 360 degree views.