Summer 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 outside in the summer sun. Here's a selection of our favourite walks this summer.

Our walks

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting.

Fritillary butterfly on bracken

Sizergh's wildlife walk

Take in the castle and surrounding agricultural estate with stunning views across the countryside on this walk around Sizergh.

Two boys paddle in lake Windermere at Wray Castle

Cool off in England's largest lake at the end of this circular walk around the Wray Castle estate and Blelham Tarn.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Walks for all in Grasmere

With plenty of options for a relaxed lake-shore stroll or a walk up the fells, Grasmere is the place to come for a quick amble or a long day’s adventure. You bring the picnic, we’ve got the views.

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.

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.