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Skiddaw

This mountain is one of the oldest formations in the Lake District (and indeed in Europe) and provides a variety of gentle ascents for even the most inexperienced walker. Skiddaw overlooks the popular market town of Keswick.

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Rosthwaite, CA

tel: 01539 822222

 
Skiddaw & Thirlmere

From the heights of Skiddaw at 3000ft (914m) to the silvan beauty of Thirlmere, one of Lakeland's major lakes, is an accessible area and a delight to explore.

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Scale Force

At 172 ft the highest fall in Lakeland. Hidden in tree-lined cleft. 2.5 miles from Buttermere car park - follow signs to fall. Care needed in scrambling to foot of fall.

Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

 
Galleny Force

Also know as Fairy Glen. Nr Stonethwaite. Collection of quite large pools and small falls, some wooded areas alongside the river.

Stonethwaite, Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, CA12 5XG

 
Bowness on Solway

The coastal village of Bowness on Solway is charming mix of pretty traditional Cumbrian cottages, house and farms, hugging the shoreline of the Solway Firth - part of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty.

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Bassenthwaite

The village of Bassenthwaite lies around 1 mile east of Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake is the most northerly of the lakes and is also one of the largest but the quietest in the Lake District, it is also home to it's own sailing club.

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4QG

tel: 01539 822222

 
Dungeon Ghyll Force

National Trust property in Great Langdale. 40ft vertical drop. Spectacular scenery. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle.

Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

 
Fairfield

Wandering Aengus are based in the Lake District and we are the specialists in self-guided Lake District walking holidays.

Wandering Aengus Treks, Fellside End, Fellside, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8HA

tel: 016974 78443

 
Derwentwater

Derwentwater is the widest of the lakes in Cumbria - the Lake District. Overlooked by the mighty Skiddaw and with the bustling market town of Keswick on its northern shore, it is a popular choice with visitors.

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Bootle to Corney

From Bootle village, nestling between the fells and coastal plain, climb out onto the broad flank of the fells above. The sky, sea and fells meet at far horizons and the views are breathtaking.

Cycle Route: Bootle, Millstones

  • Miles: 14

Bootle, Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5TJ

tel: 01539 822222

 
Best of Hadrian's Wall Path

Self guided walking holidays along the Hadrian's Wall path. We have itineraries that follow the whole path or the best preserved and most dramatic central section.

Mickledore Travel, 42 St. Johns Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AG

tel: 017687 72335

Lake District Foundation

 
Maryport

Maryport is a very pleasant town to discover on foot - built on a grid pattern in the 18thC, it is very easy to find your way around. Start at the harbour, recently refurbished to a high standard where pleasure craft are berthed.

Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6LW

tel: 01900 811450

 
Crummock Water

Crummock Water has unparalleled views. At 2.5 miles long, it is a clear, rocky bottomed lake flanked by steep fellsides of Skiddaw slate.

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Spout Force

Inbetween Lorton and Braithwaite, there is a car park at Scagill Bridge on the Whinlatter Pass Road. From here the falls are a 15 minutes walk.

Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TW

 
Taylor-Gill Force

Taylor Gill Force is situated at Stockley Bridge, Seathwaite, on the path between Seathwaite and Sty Head, at the head of the beautiful Borrowdale Valley.

Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XJ

 
Whitewater Dash, Dash Fells

Cascades totalling 246ft. From A591 up east side of Bassenthwaite Lake turn right to Orthwaite. Park near Peter House Farm and take road that becomes a track. About 5 mile easy round walk.

The Dash, Nr Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

 
Raise Beck Falls

Coming over Dunmail Raise between Thirlmere and Grasmere the falls can be viewed from the road at the top of the pass.

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Aspatria

Aspatria is a small town in the North West of Cumbria, situated within the area known as the Western Lake District between Maryport and Wigton.

Aspatria, Cumbria, CA5 3HB

tel: 01539 822222

 
Lodore Falls

In a ravine behind The Lodore Falls Hotel. This 40 ft fall is surrounded by woods and crags. Parking 0.5 mile from entrance to falls behind Hotel or take launch down Derwentwater. On property owned by hotel - small charge for access.

Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

 
C2C - Sea to Sea Cycle Route (NCN 71)

Cycle Route: Workington-Whitehaven-Cockermouth-Loweswater-Lorton-Braithwaite-Keswick-Threlkeld-Greystoke-Penrith-Langwathby-Kirkoswald-Melmerby-Alston-Garrigill-Nenthead

  • Miles: 140

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Sourmilk Ghyll

Long cascade over slabs, easily seen. Park at Seathwaite Farm. Steep path and scramble. About 0.5 mile walk.

Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria, CA12 5XJ

 
Ashness Bridge near Surprise View

Catch the launch on Derwentwater for Ashness Bridge or drive down the eastern side of the lake, head up the narrow lane past Ashness Bridge to reach Surprise View. Car park available.

Watendlath Lane, Derwentwater, Keswick, Cumbria, -