Find your perfect Borrowdale walk

Whether you want a family-friendly stroll or something a little more challenging, Borrowdale really has got it all.

Cairn on Castle Crag overlooking Upper Borrowdale, Cumbria.

Borger Dalr geology walk, Borrowdale

Explore the origins of Borrowdale as you walk from Grange to Castle Crag, an area that has been described as ‘the finest square mile in Lakeland’.

woman walking along old miners track towards Castle Crag

Castle Crag from Seatoller - the scenic route

Climbing Castle Crag from Seatoller starts with a bit of a climb, then follows a rolling contour route giving you great views right down the valley.

Boats and ducks on Watendlath Tarn, Lake District

Rosthwaite Round, fells, tarn and beck walk

Along this favourite walk that takes you to a Borrowdale gem - the hamlet of Watendlath, you'll discover oak woodland, two tarns (mountain ponds) and stunning Lakeland views.

Thorneythwaite valley with Thorneythwaite feel on the left, Borrowdale

Thorneythwaite picnic and waterfall walk

Discover a hidden valley and the perfect picnic spot beside a cascading fall

Skiddaw from Cat Bells Terrace Path

Beatrix Potter's Viewpoints 

Stand in the footprints of artist and author Beatrix Potter, and see the views that inspired her creativity

Sourmilk Ghyll in spate, Seathwaite, Cumbria

Seatoller to Sty Head and Grains Gill walk

This invigorating walk takes you into the heart of the Lake District hills on an ancient pack horse route with stunning mountain views.

Bark House bothy and Ashness Bridge, Keswick

Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge walk

Enjoy magnificent views in every season on this walk over Derwent Water, the ‘Jewel of the Lake District’.

Trees over hanging the River Derwent in Borrowdale

Downstream to Derwent walk

Follow Hause Gill from its source high on Honister Pass, as it joins the River Derwent and continues on to the village of Grange in Borrowdale.

The bench at the viewpoint at Friar's Crag, Derwent Water with hills reflected in the lake

Summer star gazing walk at Friar’s Crag

On a clear night see some 4,000 stars sparkling in our universe on a short walk at Friar's Crag, a magical location for both stargazing and wildlife spotting.

The Memorial Stone in Brandelhow Park, commemorating the first National Trust acquisition in the Lake District

Octavia Hill walk at Brandelhow Park, Derwent Water

An easy lakeside amble along Derwent Water in the Lake District, following in the footsteps of National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill.

Family and dogs walking in Stonethwaite, Borrowdale

Way-marked trails and approachable fells 

Borrowdale is a great place to walk in the Lake District without leaving civilisation too far behind, especially with our easy to follow way-marked trails.