Countryside in the Lake District
Lace up your walking boots and explore the Lake District’s dramatic landscape. From majestic mountains – among them Scafell Pike, the tallest in England – to ancient woodland, hidden waterfalls, rugged coastline and, of course, its many lakes, there’s something for everyone. Look out for red squirrels, roe deer and birds of prey along the way.
Buttermere, Wasdale, Ennerdale – the Lake District has some spectacular countryside to explore around its famous lakes.
Explore the varied landscape of the Lake District around Tarn Hows and Coniston. With endless walk and cycle routes and a Tramper to borrow, there’s something for everyone.
Aira Force and Ullswater offer walks with far-reaching views, a stunning waterfall, red squirrels, picnic spots and a natural play area.
Visit the valley of Buttermere to experience works through rugged landscapes with panoramic views and thundering waterfalls.
Make the most of the lakeshore paths, lofty peaks and ancient woodlands in Ambleside with these recommended walks. Step back in time at the Roman fort and 17th-century Bridge House.
With rugged 19th century woodland grounds, formal lawns, an art gallery and surrounding countryside and lakes to explore, there’s plenty to see and do at Allan Bank and Grasmere.
Get closer to nature in the wild and remote Ennerdale Valley. It's home to more than 100 species of wildlife, including woodland and water birds, butterflies, deer, otter and rare red squirrels.
Explore Wasdale to discover England’s highest mountain peak and its deepest lake, and everything else that this area of the Lake District has to offer.
Mountains, wetlands, woodland and coast – the Lake District has more than lakeside landscapes to explore.
Explore Arnside and Silverdale, an area of national importance for wildlife including rare orchids and butterflies. These coastal villages offer great walks with far reaching views away from the crowds.
Notice nature with a walk through Sizergh’s woodland, wetland and farmland. Keep your eyes peeled as at this time of year the woodland floors are filled with delicate wildflowers, or stop off at the bird hide at Park End to see a variety of duck species and wading birds.
An adventure playground of rugged slopes, craggy summits and mountaintop tarns can be found in the Langdale Valley. With miles of walking and cycle trails, you can tackle major peaks or join an accessible route surrounded by beautiful views.
Spot a wealth of wildlife at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve and take in the panoramic views of the Duddon estuary and the Lake District fells beyond.
Enjoy a great experience in the Lakes by being properly prepared. Checking the weather, carrying the right kit and being confident you have the skills for your planned adventure are just three ways you can enjoy the outdoors safely. Visit Adventure Smart for more tips on how to keep yourself and others safe in the Lakes.