Woodland walks in the Lake District

With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you don't need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the Lake District this autumn.

Woodland at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Allan Bank

Try Allan Bank's woodland walk. It's simply stunning in autumn, as the ground is carpeted with fallen leaves and the views out over Grasmere are awash with autumn colours.

Family walking with dogs in Borrowdale, Cumbria
Walking trail

Borrowdale Borger Dalr geology walk, Cumbria 

Head into Grange Wood, a craggy wooded knoll above the village of Grange in the Borrowdale valley, and discover a landscape which made a lasting impression on fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright. This circular walk will see you emerge from the trees to climb the summit of Castle Crag.

Aira Force in Ullswater Cumbria

Aira Force and Ullswater

Take an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. Keep an eye out for native red squirrels as you make your way upwards towards the tumbling 65ft waterfall. Combine a walk to the falls with a bite to eat in our cosy café.

The stunning rock garden at Sizergh


The Sizergh estate is awash with orange and reds in the autumn. Combine a walk in the woods with the rock garden, or wander round the stumpery, filled with unusal ferns and flowers.

High Close Wood in Cumbria

High Close Estate and Arboretum 

A wander around High Close is truly enchanting, with autumnal views that open up across Loughrigg Tarn and Elterwater. Perched between Elterwater and Grasmere, High Close is home to many rare trees and shrubs from all around the globe.