Great Walks around Ambleside and Windermere

We've put together some enjoyable walks so that you can fully experience the spectacular Cumbria countryside, explore the central fells of the Lake District and take in some of the most dramatic views in the North West.

The starter post of the tree trail walk
Dicsover Cumbria's tallest tree National Trust / Ben Knipe

Ambleside Champion Tree Trail

Search for the tallest tree in Cumbria as you follow this circular walk through the woods.

Townend in Troutbeck Village
Combine your walk with a wander around Stagshaw Gardens National Trust Images / Robert Morris

Ambleside to Troutbeck and back via Wansfell

A discovery walk from Ambleside to Troutbeck along tracks and lanes through woods and fields with views from Wansfell Pike.

Woman and child walking along a path
Wander through Common Wood National Trust

Ambleside Common Wood Walk

Follow the trail and discover a variety of wildlife habitats, the babbling beck and hazel coppice.

A view of Windermere from Post Knott
The views from Post Knott are well worth the effort of getting there National Trust

Post Knott, Windermere Views Walk

Enjoy stunning views of Windermere whilst walking through the central fells of the Lake District.

Townend in Troutbeck Village
Combine your walk with a visit to Townend farmhouse National Trust Images / Matthew Antrobus

Windermere to Townend walk

Discover the area around Townend, a 17th century farmhouse a stones throw from Lake Windermere.