Winter walks in the Lake District

We can’t think of a better place to take to the snow capped fells, paths or lake shores 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 season.

View of Mickleden and Great Langdale from Side Pike at Sticklebarn

Our top walks in Langdale  

Enjoy the winter landscape 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 warming 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

Discover accessible routes at Tarn Hows  

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

Tarn Hows in winter, showing the Old Man of Coniston dusted in snow
Walking trail

Tom Gill to Tarn Hows  

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

Walkers along Windermere's western shore
Walking trail

Windermere western shore 

This is a wonderful linear low-level lakeshore walk, through woodland and parkland. With the trees, bare, make the most of the great views of the islands, interesting woodland archaeology and the Victorian Gothic Wray Castle.

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 – and take in fantastic wintry views. Remember to wear your muddy boots for this one as you'll walking along tracks and across fields. (The house itself is now closed for winter.)

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

Yewdale Valley walk  

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