Outdoor activities in the Lake District
If outdoor activities float your boat, then a visit to the Lake District is a must. Challenge yourself with one of the region's walking or cycling trails through dramatic landscapes, or choose something a bit more gentle in rolling parkland. You'll also find things to do on the area's many lakes – from canoeing and sailing to relaxing pleasure boat rides.
Head off on foot or by bike to explore the Lake District's dramatic landscapes.
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.
Get a glimpse of what Aira Force and Ullswater have to offer, including walks with far-reaching views, red squirrels, picnic spots, a natural play area and water sports.
From relaxing lakeshore strolls to fell-top expeditions, when it comes to walking you’re spoilt for choice here in Grasmere. Here are some popular walks to get you started.
Escape the pace of modern life in Ennerdale with a lakeshore stroll, a hike up to some of the most famous Lake District mountain peaks or a bike ride along the forest roads.
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.
Head to the Langdales for stunning walking and cycling trails and discover rare trees and shrubs from around the world at High Close Estate and Arboretum.
Find out more about how to prepare for climbing Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain peak, and follow safety procedures.
Boating, fishing, swimming and pleasure boat rides – take full advantage of the Lakes' most famous features
Take to the water for a spot of canoeing, paddleboarding or paddling. The islands of Derwent Water are waiting to be discovered
Find out how to get boating and fishing permits for the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater before your visit.
Claife Viewing Station offers endless lake views surrounded by lakeside strolls, longer bike rides and wildlife in the woodland. Leave the car behind and make the most of your trip.
Fell Foot is the perfect place to try out a new activity on Windermere, England's largest lake. With easy access to the water, the park is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. See what’s on offer.
Whether you organise group climbing sessions or long-distance runs, we want to work with you. Get in touch to discuss how we can work together in the Lakes.