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Best Walks in England

The Bell in Coniston

Over the coming months we will bring you a database of some of the Best Walks in England. From walks in the Mountains of the Lake District, including the highest mountain in England; Scafell Pike, through to lower level walks England has a range of inspiring routes for all ages and abilities. Please do regularly check this page as we will be adding a whole new range of walks very soon.

The Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular areas in England for walking holidays. It is famous for its array of mountains, including Helvellyn, Blencathra and Great Gable, however it also has a fantastic selection of lower level routes. Walks around some of its picturesque lakes from Windermere to Ullswater are not to be missed and provide a great journey in the outdoors for the less experienced walker or for those who prefer looking up at the towering mountains rather then being on them! Have a look at our selection of walks in The Lake District below:

The Old Man of Coniston The Old Man of Coniston
Standing at a height of 803m/2,634 feet, The Old Man of Coniston is one of the most iconic mountains of the Southern Lake District. Overlooking Coniston Water, this route takes you up The Old Man using the simplest and most direct way, ideal for those looking for a great mountain day.

The Fairfield Horseshoe The Fairfield Horseshoe - Extended
The Fairfield Horseshoe is a very well-known circular classic in the Lake District. This route is a slight extension of that popular horseshoe, ideal for those who enjoy the classic route but want to try something a bit more demanding. Starting and ending in Rydal, this route takes in 5 summits, including Fairfield (873m), before heading out to Patterdale, and finishing by using the Scandale Pass. A route of great mountain and lowland variety.

The Summit fo Skiddaw in Misty Weather Skiddaw
Standing at 931m, Skiddaw is one of the iconic mountains of the Northern Lake District and is the 6th highest mountain in England. This route is, however, an excellent route for the less experienced mountain walker (or for the experienced walker just wanting a simple day out). It has made the list of Best Walks in England because it is a great way to discover mountain walking in Britain.

The Summit of Helvellyn in the snow Helvellyn
Helvellyn is the 3rd highest summit in the Lake District, at 950m. This route takes you on circular walk from The Swirls car park over this famous and popular peak. An excellent route for those who wish to avoid the scrambles of Striding and Swirral Edge.

Grisedale Pike Summit with a little bit of snow Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head
This excellent circular walk starts near the small village of Braithwaite, which is near Keswick. It climbs over two famous mountains; Grisedale Pike (791m) and Hopegill Head (770) before descending to Cole Hause and out on a good wide track.

Walking can be a dangerous activity, all information provided here has been done so free of charge and we can take no responsibility for the accuracy of that information. Please make sure you do all your own research and understand how to equip yourself and know how to use a map and compass before undertaking any walk.
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