Our fave Sunday strolls in the stunning Lake District
November is such a spectacular time to visit the Lake District. The trees and bracken-covered fells and are in full Autumn display. Walking routes and popular attractions are all pretty quiet and drizzle outside makes a fireside pint all the more cosy.
We feel like folding out an OS map and planning a relaxing Sunday stroll in the Lakes. Hope you join us! Here’s 5 of our fave walks in the Lake District.
1.) Friars Crag, Keswick
A short walk from Keswick centre for all abilities and John Ruskin’s most loved viewing point, looking out over Derwentwater. At this time of year, this view is quite magical. Warm up after this pleasant stroll in the Theatre by the Lake cafe.
2.) Loughrigg, Ambleside
One of the most famous fells in the Lake District, mainly due to its location in the heart of the Central Lake District fell range, this walk rewards walkers with 360 degree views from the heart of the National Park. Enjoy a post walk pint in the Badger Bar, Glen Rothay Hotel.
3.) Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside
A linear, pram and wheel-chair friendly walk taking in an iconic Lake District bridge and impressive waterfall that is all the more alluring at in Autumn following heavy rainfall. The highly regarded vegetarian cafe, Chesters by the River is a popular choice for lunch following this walk.
4.) Helm Crag, Grasmere
Also known as the Lion & the Lamb, the unusual summit rock formation on this walk is great for enticing kids into bagging their first Lake District fell. The Jumble Room in Grasmere is the place to head to for a warm welcome, entrancing music and delicious food.
5.) Castle Crag, Borrowdale
A true Lake District walk of volcanic rocky outcrops and dramatic viewpoints. Julia Bradbury’s “favourite walk with a view” !
Celebrity’s are certainly not immune to the magnetic draw of the Lake District – here are a few who have recently enjoyed a break in the Lakes. Rain or shine, there are always smiles aplenty when visiting the Lake District!