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There are 8 waymarked walks and 5 waymarked cycle trails, plus the North Face trail, in the Grizedale Forest Park. Further information is available from the visitor centre where maps for all the trails can be purchased.


Member of Cumbria Tourism

Kirkby Stephen

The famous Coast to Coast Packhorse has eased the way for thousands of walkers from all over the world for several years.



For beginners who want a flavour of the mountains, or for experienced walkers who want to tackle something a bit more adventurous.


Association of Mountaineering Instructors


Bespoke hill walking day(s), from gentle walks to more challenging days, we set the day depending on your fitness level and aspirations/experience.



This four day walk through North-East Lakeland from Keswick on Derwentwater to Pooley Bridge on Ullswater, will inspire you with some of the best scenery the UK has to offer.



The North-Western Lake District is the most remote and least visited part of Lakeland.



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



The Wainwright Memorial Walk follows his original route starting from Windermere and ending in Ambleside.



The fells just west of Ambleside are gentler than the higher fells and offer a good introduction to those new to the Lake District.

Walk Route: Ambleside - Elterwater

  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Miles: 5


As the A591 winds its way north from Ambleside to Keswick it passes close to the shores of Rydal Water and Grasmere offering glimpses of these two beautiful lakes.

Walk Route: Ambleside - Grasmere

  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Miles: 4


The great peaks of Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes rise up like a fortress wall and fill the skyline with dark craggy crests.

Walk Route: Ambleside - Elterwater

  • Duration: 8 - 9 hours
  • Miles: 14


It's time to leave the Queens Hotel but day two is really quiet and restful taking in the old lanes and bridleways which weave in and out of all the interesting corners of Rydal, Grasmere, Loughrigg, Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater.

Walk Route: Ambleside - Elterwater

  • Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Miles: 7


The Fairfield Horseshoe is probably the most famous of the classic Lake District rounds - this classic walk takes in all the peaks that surround Rydal.

  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours
  • Miles: 11


Cutting deeply into the hills on the northern side of Ambleside, the wild and lonely valley of Scandale is a real surprise.

Walk Route: Ambleside - Sweden Bridge - Ambleside

  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Miles: 3


Discover the much loved, inspirational scenery of the central lakes with time to sit back and reflect with a pint of Jennings Real Ale!

Walk Route: Ambleside - Elterwater - Grasmere - Ambleside

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Miles: 30

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