Great walks around Ambleside and Windermere

From relaxing woodland strolls to fell-top expeditions, when it comes to walking we're spoiled for choice.

Here are a few of our favourite walks to get you started.

    Common Wood

    Common Wood overlooks busy Windermere yet is a tranquil place where a variety of wildlife can be spotted by a casual stroll through the moss-covered oak trees. A view over the lake will be your reward as you descend to the town for a well-earned tea and cake.

    Windermere to Townend

    Why not ditch the car and make your way to Townend by foot?

    This walk from Windermere railway station to Townend, a traditional 17th century farmhouse in Troutbeck, provides a fascinating insight into the local area with great views along the way.

    Post Knott

    This great little walk from Bowness is well worth the up hill effort, offering magnificent 360 degree views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. If you fancy an outdoor feast in lofty surroundings then Post Knott is definitely where you should head.

    Wansfell

    This trail takes you from Ambleside along lanes and tracks through woodland and open countryside with great views of the surrounding fells as you go. Once you reach the beautiful village of Troutbeck why not visit Townend, our 17th century farmhouse?

    If you’re feeling energetic, you can return to Ambleside via a more challenging route over Wansfell Pike.

    Champion trees at Skelghyll

    Did you know that Skelghyll Wood in Ambleside is home to the tallest tree in Cumbria?

    Our Champion Tree Trail is a 45 minute circular route through Skelghyll Wood. Just follow the tree symbols along the way and discover some of the tallest trees in England. Have a picnic with you? Bring it along, we've got picnic benches in all the best spots.