Winter walks in the Lakes

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 are a selection of our favourite walks this season.

Walkers at Blea Tarn in Langdale

Our top walks in Langdale

Enjoy the countryside in all its glory on one of our walks in the dramatic Langdale Valley. Choose from short, serene low-level walks to fell top expeditions. Combine your adventure with a trip to our pub Sticklebarn for the perfect pit-stop and a hearty meal.

walkers and bare trees low sun shining on green moss

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 visitor explores the Tarn Hows accessible trail using a tramper mobility scooter

Tramper routes at Tarn Hows 

Explore the accessible routes at Tarn Hows and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Lakes. Call ahead to hire a Tramper, one of our all-terrain mobility scooters.

Tarn Hows near Coniston, Cumbria
Walking trail

Tom Gill to Tarn Hows  

This one is quite steep - but if you've the energy to make it to Tarn Hows at the top, the return route offers spectacular views of the high fells of Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man.

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

Visitors in the grounds at Wray Castle, Cumbria
Walking trail

Windermere western shore 

This is a wonderful linear low-level lakeshore walk, through woodland and parkland. It features great views of the islands, interesting woodland archaeology and the Victorian Gothic Wray Castle.

Great Langdale in the Lake District
Walking trail

Mickleden Valley trail  

Discover the valley of Mickleden in Great Langdale. This is an easy walk along a stony track, taking you to the bottom of two ancient mountain passes.

The 12th-century church in the hamlet of Isel, Cumbria
Walking trail

Explore from Wordsworth House 

Try this lengthy circular walk from Wordsworth House in Cockermouth – the birthplace and childhood home of poet William Wordsworth. Take in fantastic wintry views. Remember to wear your muddy boots for this one. (The house itself is now closed for winter.)

Remains of a disused lime kiln, Coniston, Cumbria
Walking trail

Yewdale Valley 

A great circular route from the centre of Coniston. This route climbs high enough to take in in picturesque views, but it's low-level enough not to be too hard work!