The UK’s Lake District is one of our favorite places for a walking holiday. Not only are the walks here achingly beautiful, but they also allow you world-class walking when the big mountains in North America and Europe are still snow covered. The Lake District’s hiking trails are spectacular, with the best walks mostly intermediate and advanced routes. With a number of ridge-top walks, charming villages, and stunning views, we’re sure a hiking trip to the Lake District should be on any outdoor lovers’ bucket list.
(16.1km, 923m, 6.5-8.25h)
While finding your way to the trailhead may not be the best part of most hikes, on the Mosedale Horseshoe route we definitely disagree. The drive up the steep and narrow Hardknott Pass to get to the trail itself is great. The highlight is this stunning walk in this quiet corner of the Lake District. We love the Mosedale Horseshoe walk in the Lake District.
(15.6km, 754m, 5-6.25h)
The Roman High Street Circuit walk brings you up through the untouched beauty of a stunning valley to the summit of the Thornthwaite Crag. From here you can take in a number of breathtaking views, and enjoy a great walk along the historic Roman Road to the magnificent Angle Tarn.
(18.0km, 928m, 6-7.5h)
Dreaming of waking up at a quaint English lodge and heading from your doorstep directly out on the trail? The Fairfield Horseshoe hike is just for you! This wonderful route in the Lake District takes you around a number of peaks that surround Ambleside – a perfect day out.
(13.4km, 284m, 2.5-3.25h)
If you’re looking for minimal elevation gain and the feeling of exploring a secretive, hidden valley, then we think the Langstrath hike is a great option. Here you can be rewarded with stunning natural views, without the strenuous uphill exertion the Lake District is famous for.