Discover the Most Spectacular Views in England.

There are hundreds of beautiful walks near to Windermere and the lakeshore that are within easy reach of the accommodation. Whether you are looking for a gentle woodland stroll, a ramble exploring Lakeland heritage or a vigorous hike up some beautiful fells, there always a walk to suit you.

We have selected some of the finest walks in the Lake District for you. Details of all walks available on arrival.


This is a quiet lake with many small bays and a mix of wooded and reedy shorelines. Look out for wildfowl, including mallards, coots and moorhens.

The path goes through woodland and leads to an open meadow. At the end, go through a gate into woodland and on to dramatic Woodburn Bridge. Erected in 2006 and named after a Skelwith Parish Council chairman, its location is fantastic. Resting high above Great Langdale Beck, the roar of Skelwith Force entices you on.

Continue past the bridge and along a smooth, stone path above Skelwith Force. The rocky gorge and volume of water in the falls are very impressive. Another 200 metres brings you out at Skelwith Bridge and a welcome rest at Chesters By The River Café.

Grubbins Point

A stunning, secluded and short walk from Low Graythwaite Hall Country House, to the shores of Lake Windermere. Enjoy a relaxing break on the perfectly placed bench and take in the views all the way up the Lake.

Gummer’s How

Enjoy wonderful views over Lake Windermere on this short climb to Gummers How. Nearest Postcode to Car Park: LA11 6NR. You will see all the way down the Lake and also the coast. Park in the car park and the walk is signposted. From here, it is a short drive to the famous Mason’s Arms Pub (Postcode for Pub:  LA11 6NW).

Tarn Hows

Stunning walk with 360 degree views, creating an idyllic scene, even in the depths of winter. It is a beauty spot that must not be missed, yet is not entirely typical of the local landscape, for the tarn is partly artificial, being three tarns joined together in the 19th Century, and most of the trees surrounding it are conifers. The attraction is its sheer beauty, surrounded by thick woodland, and views towards Wetherlam, the Helvellyn range and the Langdale Pikes. There is a 1.5 mile path round the tarn that is level and well maintained and therefore suitable for prams/ wheelchairs.

Coniston Old Man

Coniston village is located adjacent to Coniston water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man is the most famous. Walk beside high tarns and copper-mining relics to a magical fell-top view.

Great Langdale

The Great Langdale valley is some 12,170 acres, much of it in the care of the National Trust. The valley stretches from Ambleside through Clappersgate, Skelwith bridge, Elterwater, Chapel Stile, to the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and the glaciated valley of Mickleden. The surrounding fells include Pike O’Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Rossett Pike, and the Langdale Pikes – Pike O’Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark. The walk up to Stickle Tarn is a favourite.