The Lake District is a huge national park in the UK and it is a wonderful place to spend some time during the summer months this year. It is a quintessentially English area and it features all of the rolling hills, country pubs and cute cottages that you would come to expect from a trip to the UK.
If you don’t fancy forming out for a Turkey Visa this summer and you want to travel within the country, here are some of the best places you can hike in the Lake District and enjoy the fresh air.
Borger Dalr, Borrowdale
You will begin this hike by climbing Castle Crag, and you will be able to see these 2000-year-old ruins and marvel in the views over the hills. It is a fairly small summit to climb and therefore it is a perfect hike to bring the whole family on and to have a picnic when you get to the top. It is a relaxing walk and it can be a really great place to visit.
Corpse Road, Loweswater
This might sound very creepy, but the history behind these roads is fascinating and harrowing in the same breath. Corpse roads are roads which people would walk down with their dead relatives and friends to transport them to their final resting places. It might sound like a gloomy place, but the scenery at Loweswater is actually really stunning. You will even have the opportunity to see some red squirrels living in the are which is a triumph in itself!
Coniston water is a stunning little lake nestled not far from the much larger Windermere, but it is a lake which you should definitely take the time to walk around on a hot day. The water is a deep blue and the area is surrounded by woodland and stunning views. You can also take advantage of a hosted trip on the lake, because who could possibly visit the Lake District without taking a boat ride?
Grizedale is a wonderful area which has an expansive park which you can choose to either hike around or cycle around with a mountain bike. if you want a challenge which has a great reward you can head up through the intense walking path and right up to the summit of the park. The highest point here will offer you a 360 degree view which has to be seen to be believed. For a relaxing walk which will make you feel happy, this is the one.
Orrest Head, Windermere
Orrest Head is a pretty small hike in Windermere which gifts you with a 360 degree view of the whole area. It is a place which has a plaque atop the summit which shows you a detailed map of the surrounding peaks, all of which you can identify by looking out. It is a stunning area and is the ideal place to come at sunset on a sunny evening.
This area might be a little more tricky to get to than most, but it is the one place you have to make sure to go and see during your stay in the Lake District. Wastwater itself is the deepest lake in the entire national park and it is a stunning place to visit. It is one of the most popular places for photography in the entire area and you will see why when you step foot out of the car. Make sure that you take a camera with you because you will be able to see Scafell Pike!
Old Man of Coniston
If you want a fully immersive mountain hike to breathe some fresh air into your lungs this summer, the old man of Coniston is a great choice for all of the family. It is a long hike and one which does offer its challenges, however, it is also manageable for most children which makes it perfect for a family hike. You’ll start in the town, and climb a steep hill to reach the mountain path. You would then walk through the hills and fields and up to the mountainside. You’ll be able to encounter many sheep along the way. And once you get close to the top you will be able to see a wonderful view of the water below.
You cannot visit the Lake District without spending the day at its most popular lake. Windermere is a stunning lake which is the largest and most popular of the whole Lake District. It is a lake which is perfect for a boat ride, for stunning views, and to have a fun day out with the family. Starting at Bowness is ideal because you will be able to play in the arcade, take a look around the shops and also visit one of the many cafes on the hillside. If you have dogs you can take them on the boats and have a lovely trip across the water to Ambleside and to one of the restaurants on the waterfront.
Buttermere to Rannerdale
Buttermere is a stunning place to visit when you come to the Lake District and it offers the ideal opportunity to get close to the coast. You can walk around Buttermere and then down to Crummock Water which will give you a lovely pebbled beach as well as the opportunity to have a picnic with your family. There are many simple walks around this area which are easy for the whole family and it will make a great couple of days out for you all. You can also head up the Rannerdale Knotts which is a valley where Norman warriors were supposedly defeated long ago. If you love history, stunning scenery and walking then this is the ideal place for you.
Friar’s Crag, Keswick
Friar’s Crag is near Derwent Water and was the first part of the Lake District to be owned by the National Trust. It offers a gentle stroll around the lake which will suit absolutely anyone, and you will be able to see the stars in this area due to little pollution and stunning skies