Lake District Walks from Lakeside

We have compiled a list of the best Lake District Walks, ideal for a day out.

Fell Foot – Gummers How
Direct route and return 1 1/2 hours, using forest paths via Chapel House Plantation and return 3 hours.

Gummer’s How is the subject in a Wainwright book
He describes it as “an old man’s mountain”, and says of it: “And when ancient legs can no longer climb it know ye that the sad day has come to hung up the boots for ever and take to slippers”.

Finsthwaite – High Dam – Steam Railway
A walk in the Lake District from Lakeside through pleasant woodlands and meadows to Finsthwaite – High Dam and Newby Bridge and Steam Railway. (ask for timetable).Walking Time: two and a half hours.

Lakeshore – Bowness to Lakeside
A walk on the quiet west shore using the Steamer/Launch to return. Three and a half hours walking via Finsthwaite, avoiding main roads.

Lakeshore, Cunsey and Sawrey
A Walk on the quiet west shore from Bowness using the traditional launch service from Pier 3. Approximately three hours walking from Ferry House (extended by 20 minutes to include Hill Top).

Wray Castle to the Ferry
A gentle stroll of no more than 1.5 hours along paths and tracks by the quiet western shore of Windermere, or detour for Claife ridge and the walk becomes 2.5 hours with magnificent views and varied, easy to follow, forest paths.

Roman Fort and River Banks to Ambleside or Rydal
A walk following lake shore, visiting Roman Fort “Galava” hand by river banks to Ambleside, approximately 1 hour circular route, or an extended walk including Rydal of 2 1/2 hours circular route.

Ambleside and Waterfalls
A circular walk of 2 to 2 1/2 hours through woodlands, the byways of Old Ambleside, waterfalls, riverbanks and lake shore.

Waterhead Pier to Orrest Head, Windermere and Bowness
A 4 1/2 hour walk through Woodlands and the Troutbeck Valley with spectacular Lake and Mountain views and a lakeshore path.

The Viewpoints Over Windermere
A short walk of one hour around Post Knott and Biskey Howe, or an extended walk of three to four hours including Post Knott,School Knott and Biskey Howe.

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