Best trail running trails in Ambleside, Cumbria

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Explore the most popular running 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 trail running trails in Ambleside, Cumbria
Top trails (30)
#1 - Loughrigg Fell Circular
Moss Rigg Wood
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Enjoy this 12km trail around Loughrigg Fell, it's amazing park and nature all around. There are many activities and amazing views, a great place to disconnect and enjoy with friends and family. The route is suitable for dogs in some parts and there are great views of the lakes and surrounding mountains. The climb to the peak is not too hard and well worth the effort.Show more
#2 - Langdale Pikes: Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike Of Stickle
Lake District National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
A great route taking in 3 of the Langdale Pikes - Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike Of Stickle. Not very far in terms of distance, but a lot of up and down over rocky terrain.Show more
#3 - 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
#4 - Easedale Tarn Round
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
When William Wordsworth was residing at Allen Bank his sister Dorothy wrote of Easedale -  'wherever we turn there is nothing more beautiful than we see from our windows, while the treasures of Easedale lie as it were at our door'. The Easedale Tarn walk must be 'The Most Popular' walk from Grasmere on account of its accessibility from the village and its appeal to old and young alike. Leaving Grasmere by the Easedale road the footbridge is crossed at the bend beyond 'Goody Bridge'. The going used to be wet here but recent 'pitching' of the path has seen much improvement. All is on the level with Sourmilk Gill ahead but there is much rough ground for the unwary. Climbing starts in earnest alongside the gill, but the waterfalls add an extra distraction. Beyond the falls is another rough track before the tarn is reached. The return path can be seen on the opposite side of the gill. If wanting to shorten the walk (missing out the tarn) you cut across the gill above the falls to gain this return path. After appreciation of the scene, cross the outfall and follow the return path which slants away towards 'Far Easedale' and the footbridge at Stythwaite Steps. The way back to Grasmere is part of the 'Coast to Coast' route, and is initially stony in places.Show more
#5 - Lingmoor and Side Pike
Ambleside, Cumbria, England
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
The name Elterwater is shared by the lake and the village. Lingmoor is so named because of the 'Ling' or 'Heather' that adorns this fell. There are many easy routes to choose from. From the summit the Langdale Pikes can be seen in all their majesty, also Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Coniston Fells. The Brittania Inn has low ceilings and loads of creaky character. The Langdale Timeshare Estate was once a gunpowder factory opened in 1824 by local quarry owners, the Robinsons of Elterwater Hall. The works closed in 1920 and after a period of use as a caravan site was in 1981 converted to its present use.Show more
#6 - 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
#7 - Helms Crag and Easedale Tarn
Lake District National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
#8 - Elter Water and Loughrigg Tarn
Lake District National Park
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Two loops, starting at The Talbot Bar, Skelwith Bridge Hotel.Show more
#9 - Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Stone Arthur
Lake District National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
#10 - Pike of Stickle
Lake District National Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This is a steep climb out of Dungeon Gill up to Loft Crag and Pike of Stickle. There can be a lot of snow on this route depending on the time of year, so please be aware and have the appropriate gear. There are incredible panorama views of the stunning landscape.Show more
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