Best kid friendly trails in Ambleside, Cumbria

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Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Ambleside with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of kid friendly trails in Ambleside, Cumbria
Top trails (5)
#1 - Rydal Water Circular
Moss Rigg Wood
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
A circular walk from the village of Rydal in the Lake District, Cumbria. The walking route performs a loop around Rydal Water, a small lake covering an area of a third of a square kilometre. Rydal Water may be one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District, however what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in sheer beauty as it sits glistening at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. This area inspired much of Wordsworth's poetry and you will pass his former home. The lake is supplied and drained by the River Rothay, which flows from Grasmere upstream and towards Windermere downstream. You will enjoy beautiful woodlands, lakeside views and follow a stretch of the old coffin road plus Loughrigg Terrace, one of the most beautiful half-miles in lakeland. The walk includes a few climbs and descents throughout, with a couple of steep sections but nothing too long. The total ascent is only around 150 metres. If follows stretches of well-made stone paths and tracks for the most part. You will need to negotiate several gates and footbridges but there are no stiles. You will come across grazing sheep and there are two road crossings that need care.Show more
#2 - High Wray
Lake District National Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
This is a gorgeous flat walk along the west side of Lake Windermere for couple of miles. Then up through managed woodland on the east side of Latterbarrow. Latterbarrow is only 207m, but the top gives wonderful views of Hawkshead village, towards Tarn How's, Coniston Old Man, Waterhead, and a good stretch of Windermere. Show more
#3 - Elterwater Lake Circular Walk
Ambleside, Cumbria, England
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#4 - Claife Heights Circular Walk
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#5 - Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn Circular Walk
Ambleside, Cumbria, England
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m