Lake District

Description

The Lake District in northwestern England is one of the most popular hiking and holiday destinations of England. The contrast between the wild, sometimes rugged mountains, and the friendly valleys is striking. The lakes offer excellent holiday entertainment. Speaking about the Lake District, one should not forget to mention the romantic poet William Wordsworth. You may find copies of his writings in the villages.

Several long distance hikes traverse the region. The Coast to Coast Path chooses some of the best scenery. But there is much more to enjoy. The extended network of well marked trails is awaiting you.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 6. in United Kingdom
  • Henk Nouws July 2000
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Romantic. Great scenery.
  • Negative Some places are very busy.
  • Joke ter Weele July 2000
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Picturesque mountains and valleys, surprisingly wild and empty
  • Negative A bit rainy and misty
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Trails in this region

Books

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  • West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water OS Landranger Map 89 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 89 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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2018
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2018
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland`s coast-to-coast walk and the longest of the nation`s Great Trails. 215 miles long, it links the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick on the west coast with Cockburnspath, a little south of Dunbar, in the east. The walk is at times a strenuous one, crossing the remote high moorland of the Galloway Hills,... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk through Galloway and the Scottish Borders. One of Scotland's Great Trails, the 347km (215 mile) route links Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, through diverse landscapes and rich natural and historical interest. It can be completed in around a fortnight. Read more
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  • Lake District a Dog Walker`s Guide
  • There`s nowhere in the country to compare with the Lake District and now dogs and their owners can enjoy walking across this dramatic landscape with 20 stimulating circular walks chosen and researched specifically for dog walkers. The routes are mainly off-road, with easily passed stiles and avoiding grazing live-stock wherever possible, or... Read more
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  • Ridge Walks: The Finest High-Level Walks in the Lake District
  • One in the popular Lake District: Top 10 Walks series of pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts. This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest ridge walks in the Lake District National Park in a popular format. With clear information, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, eye-grabbing panoramic... Read more
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2018
  • Perthshire, Angus & Fife
  • Approaching the eastern part of central Scotland, where the Grampians dominate the horizon, it appears at first glance to be mountain country. In fact much of the area is low-lying, with flat woodland and agricultural land bordered by gentle, rounded hills and an attractive North Sea coastline. Perthshire has enough lochs to vie with Cumbria`s... Read more
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2013
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2013
  • Silverdale and Arnside Walks
  • Walking Guide for Silverdale and Arnside in a series from Cicerone. Guides are a smaller format and illustrated with OS mapping and colour photography. Very thorough route descriptions are given, with walk profile boxes summarizing essential data such as distance, height gain, grade, walking time, Ordnance Survey mapping references, and... Read more
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Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Walks in Silverdale and Arnside - rand van Lake District | Cicerone
  • The 21 easy day walks in this book will help you explore the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rugged coastal paths and enchanting woodland trails. There are routes through Leighton Moss (RSPB centre), Dallam Park, Arnside Knott, Hutton Roof and Morecambe Bay that are suitable for all abilities and every season. Read more
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2019
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2019
  • Wandelgids The Lake District Fells Langdale | Cicerone
  • Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 25 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Great Langdale valley, Ambleside and Grasmere, with highlights including Scafell Pike, Bowfell, the Langdale Pikes and Helm Crag (the Lion and the Lamb). Includes suggestions for longer ridge routes. Read more
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  • Peak District Year Round Walks
  • There just isn`t a bad time to walk in the Peak District, each season offers something new. The twenty circular walks in this book vary in length from 2 to 8 miles and are enjoyable all year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. In spring, the fields around Monyash are golden with cowslips and the... Read more
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  • Peak District Year Round Walks
  • There just isn`t a bad time to walk in the Peak District, each season offers something new. The twenty circular walks in this book vary in length from 2 to 8 miles and are enjoyable all year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. In spring, the fields around Monyash are golden with cowslips and the... Read more
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  • Central Fells - Book 3 (Revised Edition)
  • One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright`s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take walkers up the 214 principal hills and mountains of... Read more
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  • Far Eastern Fells - Book 2 (Readers Edition)
  • One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright`s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take walkers up the 214 principal hills and mountains of... Read more
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  • Cumbria Way (72 miles)
  • Cumbria Way (72 miles) is the Hillside mini guide to walking the well established long-distance route through the Lake District, from Ulverston to Carlisle, through the scenery of the Lake District National Park.Hillside Great Britain Mini Walking Guides series is a collection of mini guides by Paul Hannon to the walking country in Great... Read more
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Maps

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  • Coast to Coast West - St Bees to Keld Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Coast to Coast west | Harvey Maps
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
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  • Gerry Charnley Round
  • Bob Graham Round, a 63km / 38 mile approx. circuit in the fells of the Lake District presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The circuit, first devised in 1984, includes Scafell and Scafell Pike but provides a shorter alternative to the better known and more challenging Bob Graham Round. The... Read more
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  • Gerry Charnley Round in the Lakeland Fells
  • Bob Graham Round, a 63km / 38 mile approx. circuit in the fells of the Lake District presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The circuit, first devised in 1984, includes Scafell and Scafell Pike but provides a shorter alternative to the better known and more challenging Bob Graham Round. The... Read more
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  • The Cumbria Way
  • The waterproof Footprint map-guide to the Cumbria Way - the 73 mile (117km) route between Ulverstone and Carlisle. It generally follows well maintained paths and tracks through some of the Lake District`s finest scenery. This Footprint map is divided into 5 sections each portrayed on a separate panel. It is marked in miles, starting in... Read more
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  • Lake District North XT25
  • The northern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Cockermouth, Keswick, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, the peak of Skiddaw, etc, and... Read more
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  • Lake District North Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The northern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Cockermouth, Keswick, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, the peak of Skiddaw, etc, and extends south just beyond Ennerdale... Read more
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  • Lake District Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.The Lake District is a National Park and a Unesco World Heritage Site in northwest England. It is a region rich in natural beauty with breathtaking views... Read more
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  • Lake District A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.The Lake District is a National Park and a Unesco World Heritage Site in northwest England. It is a region rich in natural beauty with breathtaking views... Read more
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  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and... Read more
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  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny Bridge,... Read more
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  • Lake District East XT25
  • The eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from A66 in the north to Windermere and Staveley in the south, and includes Ullswater, Haweswater, Ambleside and the northern part of Lake... Read more
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  • Lake District East Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from A66 in the north to Windermere and Staveley in the south and includes Ullswater, Haweswater, Ambleside and the northern part of Lake Windermere, the peak of High Rise,... Read more
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  • Cumbria Way XT40
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey Read more
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  • Cumbria Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey’s series... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Cumbria Way | Harvey Maps
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey Read more
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  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title... Read more
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  • Lake District South East XT25
  • The south-eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston, Newby Bridge, Coniston Water, Lake Windermere, etc, and extends from Ambleside in the... Read more
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  • Lake District South East Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The south-eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston, Newby Bridge, Coniston Water, Lake Windermere, etc, and extends from Ambleside in the north to Newby Bridge in the... Read more
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  • Dales Way XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Dales Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Dales Way | Harvey Maps
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny... Read more
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  • Bob Graham Round in the Lakeland Fells
  • Bob Graham Round, a historic 106km / 66 mile circuit across the fells of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. First completed by Bob Graham in 1932 and now a popular challenge, the route which takes in 42 Lakeland summits is presented on four overlapping panels.Maps in... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Lake District Round
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. A circular walk that takes you deep into the heart of the English Lake District. Dip your feet in the charming lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water and walk over famous fells, such as Loughrigg and Coniston Old Man. This tour covers visits and views over eight of the... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • The Lake District in Comfort
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. Walk the Lake District Trail staying in impressive hotels. Follow the route from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick, an area noted for its literary pedigree. This self guided walking holiday... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Lake District Trail
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. The Lake District Trail takes you on an adventure from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick. The route leads you into peaceful valleys, along exhilarating mountain passes and past pristine... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cumbria Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the Cumbria Way through the heart of the Lake District. The Cumbria Way is a classic 76 mile walk across the Lake District from South to North. On your walk from Ulverston to Carlisle, though the natural beauty of the Lake District, you will follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southley and discover how... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Lake District Short Break
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. This route through the English Lake District follows trails along rugged fells, up dramatic mountain passes and past peaceful lakes and tarns. Every day includes exhilarating walks with spectacular views in every direction. Wainwright described Grasmere, one of the... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - New England & New York
  • Maak een rondreis door sfeervol New England met start in New York en einde in Niagara Falls. Een 'one way' van Amerika naar Canada, dat bespaart dus kilometers terug rijden. Verken 'the city that never sleeps' per fiets, dat is verrassend makkelijk over de vele vrijliggende fietspaden! Volg de kustlijn van Connecticut en Rhode Island via... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Southern Lake District
  • Je overnacht in het historische Monk Coniston Hall, schitterend gelegen op een 1.620 ha groot landgoed. In 1929 is het gekocht door Beatrix Potter en de National Trust. Het hotel bevindt zich in een gletsjerdal van het Lake District National Park met prachtig uitzicht op het meer Coniston Water. Om je heen een mozaïeklandschap van weilanden,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Northern Lake District
  • Overnacht in Derwent Bank, een Country House met het beste ‘waterfront’ en uitzicht op het meer Derwentwater. Het hotel is schitterend gelegen in een gletsjerdal van het Lake District National Park met prachtig uitzicht op het meer, het mozaïek van weilanden, hagen en hoge boomloze bergen met ongerepte heidevelden. Een landschap gemodelleerd... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Yorkshire Dales West
  • Je overnacht in een klein Manor House uit 1535. Dit ligt in het Garsdale aan de voet van de hoog oprijzende Howgill Fells, in een vredig hoekje van de Yorkshire Dales. Het is de mooiste plek om het glooiende, groene mozaïeklandschap te leren kennen: de vriendelijke valleien, weilanden, losse-stenenmuurtjes en boomloze, hoge heuvelrijen met... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Lake District
  • Het Lake District is een van Engelands favoriete wandelbestemmingen. Het landschap, met zijn stervormige patroon, kent steile, rotsachtige bergruggen en brede gletsjerdalen, veelal opgevuld met prachtige meren. De wandeltocht voert door de Tarn Hows, een van Lakelands ongerepte natuurgebieden. Je overnacht in gastvrije bed & breakfasts, veelal... Read more
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