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Walking holidays in the Lake District

Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn in Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria
Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn, Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria | © National Trust Images / Paul Harris

With its craggy peaks, lush valleys and miles of woodland, the Lake District has a well deserved reputation as the walking capital of the UK. Every one of our holiday cottages and campsites boasts direct access to a range of walking routes to suit your preferred level of adventure.

Whether you prefer a long day out on England's highest peaks or a gentle amble along a lakeshore, you'll find something for you. Some of our places are close to the well-trodden routes around Windermere or Ambleside, whilst others give immediate access to wild and remote places where you'll barely see a soul all day.

Walk the high fells

A woman sitting and admiring the view, Great Langdale in the Lake District

Walk from Great Langdale Campsite 

A relaxed, natural site in the Langdales, a paradise for all kinds of adventures, from meandering trails to major peaks.

Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn in Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria

Walk from Bird How 

Head up England's highest summit, Scafell Pike on the less well-known trail from Bird How in the Eskdale Valley. Other adventurous routes can be tackled from this cottage too.

Explore low fells and valley floors

The exterior of Rose Castle Cottage, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria

Walk from Rose Castle Cottage 

Far from the holiday crowds, there are lots of gentle mountains to explore from this cottage, as well as the iconic Tarn Hows.

The exterior of Silverthwaite, Ambleside, Cumbria

Walk from Silverthwaite 

This cottage offers great walks over Loughrigg to the bustling lakeland town of Ambleside or the smaller village of Grasmere. It's also perfectly placed for circular walks to Coniston and Langdale.

Summer House holiday cottage near Wray Castle

Walk from Summer House 

This is a fabulous location from which to walk over the gently undulating hills towards Hawkshead and Sawrey, Beatrix Potter country, or the nearby fell of Latterbarrow where you can enjoy 360 degree views.

Wander through woodlands

Local view at Holme Wood Bothy, Loweswater, Lake District

Walk from Holme Wood Bothy 

You can enjoy lakeshore woodland walking from your door at Holme Wood and have the chance to see red squirrels and a rarely-visited waterfall of great beauty.

The exterior of Holeslack Farmhouse, Cumbria

Walk from Holeslack Farmhouse 

The Sizergh estate is an ideal base for woodland and lower level walking with the added bonus of being close to Kendal, a vibrant festival town.

View of Buttermere and Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria

Start planning in your next adventure

Our Lake District campsites are the perfect base for climbing, fell walking and outdoor family adventures in stunning scenery.