Best bird watching trails in Cumbria, England

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Cumbria 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 bird watching trails in Cumbria, England
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#1 - Loughrigg Fell Circular
Lake District National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
Note: As of September 10, 2020, users have reported that the path up to the top is being repaired at the moment. A superb walk around Loughrigg Fell with magnificent views across the southern half of the Lake District including Lake Grassmere, Rydal Water and the Langdale Pikes.Show more
#2 - Scafell Pike
Lake District National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 meters above sea level. Show more
#3 - Catbells via Allerdale Ramble
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
#4 - Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy
Lake District National Park
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
This route takes you along the ridge from Catbells, across Maiden Moor and on to High Spy, before dropping down to Dale Head Tarn and the long but beautiful trek back beside the infant Newlands Beck. A beautiful grand day out. Show more
#5 - Buttermere Circuit from Gatesgarth
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Please note: As per July 31, users have reported that the bridge over the water is currently closed and so requires a diversion onto a less paved, water laden path. Paths on this much used circuit have been improved over the years, so much so that some resemble highways! There is a short road section after Gatesgarth Farm and a short tunnel constructed by local slate miners to enable the owner of Hassness to walk around the lake. Hassness is now part of the Ramblers Countrywide Holiday organisation. A short scramble up Comb Gill was included to facilitate a more lofty viewpoint. The village of Buttermere became famous in a Victorian melodrama, for it was here at the Fish Inn run by her parents that Mary Robinson known as the Beauty of Buttermere was seduced and bigamously married to John Hatfield. Mary’s second marriage was happier and she lived to a ripe old age largely unaware that her story was famous in literature and portrayed on the London stage. Her tale has been the subject of a novel by Melvyn Bragg.Show more
#6 - Seathwaite Circular
Keswick, Cumbria, England
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Visit Lake District and explore one of the best trails in the Borrowdale valley. If you're up for an adventure and have a moderate level of fitness, you should definitely try this hike and enjoy the breathtaking views along the way. There's lots of rocks/pebbles so make sure to wear comfortable shoes/boots appropriate for hiking. You got to have energy to climb steep mountains but on the other hand, you will be mesmerised with the stunning landscape, waterfalls, wildlife and beautiful lakes. For more information and updates please visit: https://www.lakedistrict.gov.ukShow more
#7 - Old Man of Coniston Circuit
Lake District National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
This is a hard walk on good paths and tracks with steep inclines and declines. The walk follows a circular route from a parking area on Walna Scar road. It sets off in a westerly direction along Walna Scar road itself, before turning northwards to start the real climbing over Brown Pike, Buck Pike and Dow Crag. The walk drops down to Goat's Hawse before heading to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston, known by many as Coniston Old Man. From the summit there are excellent panoramic views of all surrounding hills and fells. From the summit, the walk zig-zags down to Low Water before returning to the parking area where you started. Show more
#8 - Hawes End, Cat Bells, and Derwent Circular
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#9 - Skiddaw
Lake District National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
#10 - Old Man Coniston from Walna Scar Road
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
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