Find your perfect winter walk in Borrowdale

Make the most of the winter weather - frost crunching under foot, low winter sun making the moss glow green, waterfalls swollen and spectacular with winter rainfall. Here are some of our recommendations for great winter walking.

A couple and their dog sitting on the bench at Friar's Crag
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Stargazing walk to Friars Crag 

On a clear night leave the bright lights of Keswick behind for a short walk at Friar's Crag, a magical location for both stargazing and wildlife spotting.

two men in red coats walking along snowy track beneath craggy oak tree

Waymarked 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.

walkers and bare trees low sun shining on green moss
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Octavia Hill walk at Brandelhow Park, Derwent Water 

With winter sun in the morning and at midday, this easy lakeside amble follows the footsteps of National Trust founder and social housing campaigner Octavia Hill

Stone bench and green grass in foreground with lake and mountains in background

Peace How from High Brandelhow Jetty

Peace How is a tiny hill near Derwent Water, gifted in 1917 so that those affected by the hardships of the First World War could come and experience peace and tranquility

walkers in warm coats on a packhorse bridge, snowy mountain behind
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Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge walk 

This route will get winter sun in the afternoons - a moderate walk with fantastic views out over Derwent Water, Skiddaw and Cat Bells.

Early morning view from Castle Crag, Lake District
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Castle Crag from Seatoller - the scenic route 

Castle crag gives amazing views north over Derwent Water and south over Borrowdale and the high fells. This route, after an initial climb, follows an undulating route along the old miners track.

Julia Bradbury in front of Borrowdale view

Julia Bradbury's 'Best Walks with a View' in Borrowdale

Former Countryfile presenter and keen walker Julia Bradbury filmed in Borrowdale for her ITV series ‘Best Walks with a View’. Discover her favourite scenic landscapes from the Allerdale Ramble walk, and if you’ve been inspired to lace your boots you can read the route to follow in Julia’s footsteps.

Sourmilk Ghyll in spate, Seathwaite, Cumbria
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Seatoller to Sty Head Tarn 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.