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Walking Holidays in the Lake District

Explore the Lake District, stay in a holiday home or cottage in North West England

The Lake district in the North-West of England is one of Britain’s most well-loved national parks for walking enthusiasts and it is easy to see why, home to the highest mountain in England at Scarfell Pike, the longest and deepest lakes in England, as well plenty of outstanding spots of natural beauty, The Lake District makes for the perfect walking holiday. Perfectly suited to visitors with 15% of homes in the area being holiday rentals, you are certain to find something that suits your needs.

Fun for all ages, stay active with the family on your walking holiday

Walking holidays are ideal for families and ensuring that there is enough variety to keep the little ones entertained can often be a struggle. However, this will not be the case in The Lake District. Brockhole on Windermere is a park offering everything from 30 acres of gardens and woodland areas to the shores of Windermere. Why not do some boating, with a choice of paddling or rowing, you can tailor your hours of fun on the water to your group. Activities like archery, mini golf and a bike hire make Brockhole on Windermere a worthwhile day out regardless if you are with some friends or family.

The beauty of the Lake District is that many of the walking paths are easily manageable in an afternoon or slightly longer and depending on where you choose to go, you will encounter different landscapes and scenery that is easily accessible from your holiday home or cottage. Derwentwater in Keswick is around 9 miles long and will take you around a lake surrounded a vast expanse of rolling hills and lovely open scenery. A particularly peaceful route that won’t require wellies or an experienced group, it is ideal for families and those seeking a less challenging but equally rewarding hike.

Circular walks for straightforward day trips from your holiday home

Grasmere to Rydal will guide you past St Oswald’s church and the burial place of William Wordsworth, the famous Victorian poet. Alongside Coleridge and Southey, the “Lake Poets” have become extremely influential figures in English literature. Admire the scenery and be inspired by it as Wordsworth was. Among the main landmarks to look out for are Nab Scar, Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere. Dora’s Field is full of daffodils at the right time of year and serves as a fitting tribute to Wordsworth’s wife. By the end of a long hike you will have built up a large appetite and ending in Grasmere is probably the best idea if you are looking for some authentic pub grub to end your day.

Walla Crag is another walk that isn’t too challenging but will provide you with a great vantage point to appreciate your surroundings. If your holiday home or cottage isn’t that close then not to worry, the National Trust car park is the start of the route anyway! Along the way you will pass Falcon Crag, Ashness Bridge which is one of the most photographed in the Lake District.

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