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.

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

The starter post of the tree trail walk

Ambleside Champion Tree Trail

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

Townend in Troutbeck Village

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

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

Post Knott, Windermere Views Walk

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