This covers a wide range of activities and no better place to do it than the Lake District. Guided up them big summits, go off the traditional path following everyone else, try one of the famous ridges you may have seen on the telly.
- Rail station: Windermere/Oxenholme (7 miles)
- Parking: free
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
Another popular choice for the walker. Grisedale Pike offers fine views including Derwentwater with the Helvellyn Range in the distance.
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.
The long ridge of Black Combe rises almost from the sea and is linked to the Ulpha Fells which run north into the heart of the Lake District.
High Street is the name of the biggest mountain in the group of fells over which the Romans laid their road linking forts at Penrith and Ambleside.
Sca Fell is a little lower at 964m than Scafell Pike and is 1 km away, but the direct route from one to the other is a bit tricky -the views are great
Pillar (892m) lies at the head Mosedale and Ennerdale valleys and is named after, and famous for, the great butress of Pillar Rock.
Rumoured to be one of Chris Bonnington's favourites in the Lake District, Blencathra's (868m) highlights include Narrow and Sharp Edges.
Rising at the head of Langdale, Bowfell is a beautiful conical peak that has commanding views all around.
Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain at 978m. Its summit is marked by a huge cairn and thousands of people!
Great Gable is a mountain of perfect proportions so much so that it was chosen as the motif for the Lake District National Park.
Fairfield sits at the head of the valley immediately north of Ambleside. The Fairfield Horseshoe is a classic and popular walk.
For many people their first view of the Langdale Pikes is the famous one across Lake Windermere from the road approaching Ambleside - an awsome sight.
Helvellyn is one of the most famous mountains in the Lake District and has Striding Edge - the most popular section of walking in the lakes.