Lake District Walking Tours: Why You Should Do One

Bridge at  Side House farm, Great Langdale | John Millen
Bridge at Side House farm, Great Langdale | John Millen

Lake District Walking Tours: Why You Should Do One

A walking tour of England's famed Lake District is the best way to see this celebrated landscape, hailed over the years by the likes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter poets, they have all left their mark and now you too can follow in their footsteps. Whether you choose to walk a self-guided tour at your own pace or join a like-minded group of travellers on a small guided trip, you're bound to have an unforgettable experience in the Lake District in England.
Here are some of the highlights of a walking tour in the Lake District.
1. The first National Park in the UK to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, inscribed to protect a landscape that has been “greatly appreciated from the 18th century onwards”.
Hikers above Grizedale Tarn in the Lake District |  <i>John Millen</i>

2. Follow the shores of quintessentially English lakes and find out why larger bodies of water are generally named as ‘mere’ or ‘water’, whilst smaller ones are denoted by ‘tarn’.

3. Walk through sensational woodlands and forests that provide habitat for native English wildlife, including the red squirrel, one of the UK’s best-loved species.

Enjoy the spectacular views above Patterdale on the Coast to Coast walk

4. Cross typical stiles and ‘kissing gates’ along the footpaths on your way to tiny, centuries old hamlets and traditional lively market towns, such as Ulverston and Keswick.

5. Visit the traditional fell village of Caldbeck, where many of its old mill buildings are still in use and pass Skiddaw House, England’s remotest youth hostel and a former shooting lodge.
Bridge over the River Greta |  <i>John Millen</i>

6. Go over High Pike, the highest point on the Cumbrian Way, and follow the fast-flowing Caldbeck and Caldew rivers all the way to Carlisle.

7. Cosy handpicked accommodation throughout, including traditional pubs and rural family-owned guesthouses.
Chapel Stile, near Langdale |  <i>John Millen</i>
Browse our fantastic range of walking tours in England's Lake District.
Have you experienced the Lake District? What did you make of it? Let us know in the comment section below.
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