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.

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.

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.

woman walking along old miners track towards Castle Crag

Castle Crag from Seatoller - the scenic route

Castle Crag was dedicated as a memorial after the First World War. The route from Seatoller, after an initial climb, follows an undulating contour route giving you great views right down the valley.

A landscape view of the Lythe Valley and South Lakes from Arnside Knott

Arnside and Silverdale

The mixed woodland at Arnside Knott transforms into a patchwork of reds, browns and yellows in autumn. Enjoy a walk to the top of the hill and admire the views across the rolls and peaks of the Lakeland Fells and the Yorkshire Dales. As the leaves begin to fall keep an eye out for wildlife among the branches.

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.