The Lake District is an enchanting holiday destination for nature lovers. Offering some of the most amazing walks in the midst of forests, mountains and lakes, it looks like a melodious stanza from the poems of William Wordsworth.
Here we take a look at five of the best walks in the Lake District…
Borger Dalr, Borrowdale
Famous writer Alfred Wainwright described the Borger Dalr walk in Borrowdale as the most spectacular four-mile walk and compared it to a stroll in paradise. The small hill fort of Castle Craig offers the most breathtaking views; and you can experience pure tranquillity at the small summit of Peace How.
Corpse Road, Loweswater
The 3.6 mile walk, starting from the car park of Maggie’s Bridge, is an absolute delight. As the name suggests, this trail makes you feel as if you are following the innumerable people who have carried their loved ones to the their graves. Home to red squirrels, Loweswater is a serene small lake and the walk after the frequent rains to Holme Force Falls is the experience of a lifetime.
Buttermere to Rannerdale
The three mile walk starts from the car park of the National Trust area. As you walk along the Sentinels, the most photographed trees in the country, you reach the highest point along the falls in the Lake District, Scale Force. Here, you can have a picturesque picnic on its pretty pebbled beach.
Tom Gill towards Tarn Hows, Coniston
As you start the 1.6 miles walk, you experience the iconic manmade beauty created by a mill owner from Leeds in 1865. The walk is accessible for people with buggies and the disabled using mobile scooters; and people of all age groups can enjoy the leisurely trail. The more adventurous walkers can take the short steep approach to Tom Gill Beck to capture the picturesque landscape across Coniston fells and Wetherlam.
Coniston and Gondola
This is a 4.6 mile walk starting from Coniston pier. The gondolas take you on a boat ride through Bassenthwaite Lake. The trek to the peak of Old Man is a fun experience for walkers around the scenic beauty of the lake. And the hotspot is famous as the nearby Yew Tree Farm featured in the famous film ‘Miss Potter’ about the author behind Beatrix Potter, played by Renee Zellweger.
So there you have five of the best walks in the Lake District, which are perfect for people of all ages. Where’s your favourite spot to hike in the UK?