Our top spring walks in the Lake District

We can’t think of a better place to take to the fells, paths or lakeshores than here in the heart of the Lake District. Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here's a selection of our favourite walks this spring.

Family walking in the woodland at Box Hill, Surrey

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Fritillary butterfly on bracken
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Sizergh's wildlife walk 

Spot a buzzard or a Fritillary butterfly in this quiet and beautiful area just south of the Lake District. There's even a warm drink and slice of cake option to end the day in our café at Sizergh.

The Memorial Stone in Brandelhow Park, commemorating the first National Trust acquisition in the Lake District
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A lakeshore amble along Derwent Water  

This is a stroll along the quiet side of Derwent Water. Amble through the tranquil parkland at Brandelhow, the birthplace of the National Trust in the Lake District. Make it extra special by taking the boat to the starting point.

Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

Take the Blea Tarn trail  

Blea Tarn is a photographer's dream. It's even more special in the summer as the shores are awash with alpine flowers. This, plus brilliant views of Lingmoor and Pike of Blisco make this one of our favourite summer walks in the Langdales.

Visitors in the grounds at Wray Castle, Cumbria
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Wray Castle circular walk  

Taking in Blelham Tarn and returning via the Lake Windermere shoreline. This walk combines tranquil beauty, great views and fascinating stories from the past.

The view of Grasmere lake from Allan Bank

Walking in Grasmere  

Whether it's a relaxing lake-shore stroll or fell-top expedition you're after, we're spoiled for choice in Grasmere. Here's a few of our favourites...

Four visitors walking in Lyme Park

Spring walks in the North West 

Step in to spring and shake off the winter cobwebs with our pick of top spring walks. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the season as special places in the North West come to life.