The English Lake District is one of our favourite places for a walking holiday, especially when other areas of Europe are still blanketed in snow. The routes are spectacular and the charming villages dotted around the Lakes make the entire holiday a wonderful experience.

(17.3km, 992m, 6.5-8.25h)

Looking down on Tiny Town on Newland's Horseshoe Walk

This is a wonderful walk close to Keswick. With spectacular views all along the route, especially the end walking down from Catbells, we love this hike!

(16.1km, 923m, 6.5-8.25h)

Looking down on Wast Water on Mosedale Horseshoe

Mosedale Horseshoe is a stunning walk in an isolated corner of the Lake District. The drive here is worth the trip, let alone the route in itself, however the stunning scenery and the fine summits of Black Crag and Pillar make this hike a true joy.

(15.6km, 754m, 5-6.25h)

Angle Tarn on Roman Road Walk

This fine walk takes you through an untouched valley then up to the summit of Thornthwaite Crag. From there, explore the wonderful views on a great walk along an ancient Roman Road to the stunning Angle Tarn.

(8.1km, 505m, 2.5-3.25h)

Innonimate Tarn

Haystacks is one of the gems in the Lake District and has a unique feel compared to most of the other walks in the area. It is noted as one of the favourite places for Lakes pioneer Alfred Wainwright.

(14.8km, 896m, 6-7.5h)

View from Scafell Pike

This wonderful walk to the highest peak in England is much prettier and more interesting than the quicker route from Wasdale Head. A lot of variety for a big day in the Lakes!

(18.0km, 928m, 6-7.5h)

Looking back on Ambleside on the Fairfield Horseshoe walk

Any day you can wake up and walk directly from your lodging to the trail is a great one! This wonderful route explores the peaks that surround Ambleside and is a great trip at the Lakes!

(13.4km, 284m, 2.5-3.25h)

Looking down the beautiful Langstrath Valley

The walk to the hidden Langstrath Valley is a favourite low-level walk in the Lake District. Get stunning views without the strenuous uphill the Lake District is famous for.

(13.2km, 835m, 4.5-5.75h)

Ridges on the Old Man of Coniston Circuit

Walking up to Old Man of Coniston is one of the classics of the Lake District. Rather than retrace your steps back down, take this circuit and grab a few more peaks!

(6.3km, 259m, 2-2.5h)

Looking at the path on Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts is a great day trip. The drive to Buttermere is exciting and once walking you get wonderful views throughout the walk.

(12.9km, 842m, 5.5-7h)

Looking back at Glenridding on the ascent of Helvellyn

The walk up Helvellyn is one of the classics of the Lake District. Those who don’t like heights or using their hands may not be huge fans however, as it takes the scrambly Striding Edge on the way up and Swirral Edge on the way down.